Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Scientists have traced the roots of languages like English and Spanish back to present-day Turkey.
A bilingual upbringing appears to outfit infants with more sensitive perceptive capabilities.
A conversation with evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker about language and what makes us tick.
A linguist unveils thousands of audio recordings of words and sentences from dying languages.
A study in PLoS Biology details how researchers decoded the brain’s electrical activity to reconstruct speech.
An new thermal infrared camera might make crime scene investigations easier.
Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?
Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassinatio...
A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
Forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs talks about her new novel "Bones...
\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.