Record summer temperatures and dry, searing winds triggered a devastating California wildfire season. Plus, stressed narwhals, jellyfish eaters, the microbiome of the space station, and a look at electrical safety for the holidays. About the “Science Friday” Podcast
Science Friday, as heard on NPR, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Watch the latest science videos from the Science Friday website.
From Oliver Sacks to graphic novels, Maria Popova and Deborah Blum discuss their favorite science books of the year. Plus, a curated list of engaging science books for kids (and babies too). About the “Science Friday” Podcast
Nearly half of people living with HIV in the US live in the South. A look at the underlying causes and interventions to stop the spread of the disease. Plus, Neolithic women performed enough manual labor that they were likely stronger than modern athletes. About the “Science Friday” Podcast
The internet grew for decades without 2015s net neutrality rules. So what happens if the FCC repeals them? Plus, two graduate students have developed an online calculator to estimate the effects of the House tax plan. And the Yeti may just be a collection of bears. About the “Science Friday” Podcast
The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes saluted the strange and silly in scientific studies. About the “Science Friday” Podcast