Mar. 29, 2013
How can scientists tell compelling stories without hyping or distorting the science?
Oct. 26, 2012
The Science Friday Book Club discusses the classic book “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”
Jan. 13, 2012
In his book, Krauss surveys modern cosmology and what it says about the past and future universe.
Jun. 17, 2011
Was a star eaten by a massive black hole?
Apr. 08, 2011
Cormac McCarthy, Werner Herzog, and Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art.
Mar. 25, 2011
Physicist Lawrence Krauss writes about the life and science of Richard Feynman.
Nov. 05, 2010
In this hour of Science Friday, we'll talk with philosophers and scientists about the origins of human values.
Jun. 04, 2010
Are there some challenges that are beyond us, despite money, intelligence, and desire?
Jan. 15, 2010
Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusted the minute hand of its Doomsday Clock, a measure of the world's vulnerability to catastrophe.
Sep. 11, 2009
Ira talks with cosmologist Lawrence Krauss about whether a human expedition to Mars should involve a return trip to the Earth.
Apr. 03, 2009
In this hour, we'll get an update on the very small--particle physics--and the very large--cosmology--and find out how these two fields of study fit together.
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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food
We are fascinated by them, frightened by them, and can't live without them -- so...
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Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves?
- Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says
Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?...
- The Superorganism
Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants...
- Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
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Age of Wonder
Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'