Listen
Feb. 27, 2015

Airport Apiaries, Now Boarding

Several major airports have found a new use for open but restricted space alongside runways and hangars—as a home for beehives.

Which Scientific Ideas Must Die?

This Idea Must Die asks scientists and big thinkers which scientific theories they’d target for extinction.

Apps That Judge What's on Your Plate

A new class of food-coaching apps connects you to pros and peers who offer tips on healthy eating, based on descriptions and photos of what you eat.

Dawn of the Cyborg Bacteria

In a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, two roboticists have harnessed the sensing, swimming, and swarming abilities of bacteria to power microscopic robots.

NASA and Integration During the Civil Rights Movement

As part of Black History Month, Science Friday looks at the role of African-American scientists at NASA during the Civil Rights era.

Future Crimes: The Next Generation of Security Threats

In Future Crimes, author author Marc Goodman looks at how criminals are using emergent technology for their own benefit.

After Decades of Dietary Warnings, Eggs Make a Comeback

After decades of warnings, the advisory committee behind the U.S. government’s dietary guidelines drops its prohibition on cholesterol.

Watch
Feb. 27, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015

Dawn of the Cyborg Bacteria

In a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, two robotocists have harnessed the sensing, swimming, and swarming abilities of bacteria to power microscopic robots.

Recent Digital Highlights
PICTURE OF THE WEEK

The Ephemeral Organ

OFF-AIR

Should These Scientific Ideas Be Retired?

OFF-AIR

Is 'Brain Spyware' In Our Future?

SCI ARTS

Art Bots and Talking Blenders: A Stroll Through Ars Electronica

SCI ARTS

How to Build a Dinosaur

SCI ARTS

The Fallen Leaves

SCI ARTS

What Can We Learn From On-Screen Psychopaths?

Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Science Friday® and SciFri® are registered service marks of Science Friday, Inc. Site design by Pentagram; engineering by Mediapolis.

 

topics