Science Friday is a weekly two-hour science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide. Each week, the show focuses on science topics that are in the news and tries to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join host Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.
Airs on KQED Public Radio on Fridays from 11am to 1pm. Note: Topics for Science Friday may not appear below until the day of the broadcast.
Have texting and Twitter killed the period? Are hashtags and emoji becoming the new form of online punctuation? Join John Dankosky on Science Friday a look at the evolution of digital language. And as NASA continues to investigate manned travel to Mars, what are the health challenges astronauts could face along the way?
Recently on Science Friday:
A look at the problems with living in a political bubble, and the stories of women who wrote code for the Apollo 11 mission.
Will all research papers be open access in the future? Plus, we explore the robots of the past and how they might be designed in the future.
Repurposing mathematical models to track extremist networks on social media. Plus, finding nuggets of science in the new Ghostbusters.
How does racism affect the mental and physical health of people of color? Plus, sorting out your questions about reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Self-taught scientist and luthier Carleen Hutchins brought new scientific rigor to violin-making. Plus Apple patents a technology that could stop our phones from recording concerts, and an epidemiologist looks at how many deaths extreme heat could cause, and how we can prevent them.