Science Friday

Fridays from 2pm to 4pm
  • Hosted by Ira Flatow

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide. Each week is focused on science topics that are in the news. The show is dedicated to bringing an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Call 1-800-989-8255 to join the conversation.

The High Energy Cost Of Bitcoin’s Rise

Dec 18, 2017

Preventing A ‘Digital Dark Age’

Dec 18, 2017

May Your Days Be Merry, But Less Bright

Dec 18, 2017

May Your Days Be Merry, But Less Bright

Dec 17, 2017

How Can Math Make Your Holidays Merrier?

Dec 17, 2017

Steering Toward Greener Transportation

Dec 17, 2017

The High Energy Cost Of Bitcoin’s Rise

Dec 17, 2017

Preventing A ‘Digital Dark Age’

Dec 17, 2017
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The heartbeats of most species, when frightened or stressed, tend to quicken. That is not so, however, for narwhals. When the marine mammals encounter stress, their heartbeats tend to, yes, lower — in spite of the fact that the creatures already have a staggeringly slow heartbeat of 10 beats per minute when in the act of diving down into icy waters to conserve oxygen and hold their breath for extended periods of time.

In DNA testing, ‘Yeti’ samples come up bears, bears, bears

Dec 16, 2017
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/valcker/14053511789/">Valcker</a>/<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a>. Image cropped.

Legend has it that a reclusive, ape-like creature roams the remote, snowy landscape of the Himalayas: the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman. But in a setback for Yeti hunters, scientists recently revealed that nine rumored Yeti samples from the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau region were — not quite.

Steering Toward Greener Transportation

Dec 16, 2017

May Your Days Be Merry, But Less Bright

Dec 16, 2017

The High Energy Cost Of Bitcoin’s Rise

Dec 16, 2017

Preventing A ‘Digital Dark Age’

Dec 16, 2017

How Can Math Make Your Holidays Merrier?

Dec 16, 2017

May Your Days Be Merry, But Less Bright

Dec 16, 2017

Steering Toward Greener Transportation

Dec 16, 2017

The High Energy Cost Of Bitcoin’s Rise

Dec 16, 2017

Preventing A ‘Digital Dark Age’

Dec 16, 2017

How Can Math Make Your Holidays Merrier?

Dec 16, 2017
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/35290925806">Lance Cheung/USDA</a>

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote to end “net neutrality” — rules that keep internet service providers (ISPs) from creating paid fast lanes for some content, while blocking or slowing downloading speeds for other content.

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