January 13, 2023
What are the technological trends to watch in 2023? Plus, what was the atmospheric cause of California’s recent storms. And what even makes a pest a ‘pest’?
January 6, 2023
How do you integrate science into standup comedy? Comedians Chuck Nice, Kasha Patel, and Kyle Marian Viterbo tell us how. Plus, more pharmacies can now seek permission to carry abortion pills, but local rules may affect availability.
December 30, 2022
A soundscape artist’s entire collection of work is going to the Library of Congress. Plus, how NASA’s team of food scientists makes food delicious, nutritious, and fit for spaceflight. And what happened in the aftermath of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs?
December 23, 2022
The eventful history of the North American beaver, and how bringing them back may soften future floods and fires. Plus, Tim Revell joins us to look back at the top science stories of 2022. And, meet shimmering science-fiction-like worlds crafted with DNA data.
December 16, 2022
New research shines a light on how the medical community can better serve the disabled community. Plus, a new promising treatment for multiple myeloma. And we talk about our favorite sci-fi games of 2022.
December 9, 2022
Psychedelics have been booming recently. Science Friday answers listener questions about psychedelic research. Plus, AI art is all the rage on your social media feed these days. But for artists, the technology presents tricky ethical issues. And can North America save its birds?
December 2, 2022
We dive into the science behind the 2022 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Plus, the latest advancements in pig-to-human organ transplants. And what’s the science behind “swing” in jazz music?
November 25, 2022
Find out about the year’s best science books for kids. Plus, an indigenous scientist on what it might mean to heal, rather than conserve, endangered landscapes. And the winners of this year’s silliest science awards show.
November 18, 2022
NASA’s Artemis mission finally launched to the moon. Plus, why didn’t Missouri tell its residents about contaminated drinking water? And the science behind your favorite Thanksgiving meals.
November 11, 2022
Dr. Anthony Fauci will step down as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in December. He reflects on his career. Plus, a conversation with the director and one of the NASA stars of the Mars film “Good Night Oppy.” And across the U.S. this week, people voted on topics like healthcare, climate change infrastructure, and abortion.