August 26, 2022
A growing body of openly autistic scientists are using their expertise and their own experiences to help shape the future of autism research. Plus, scientists are developing a new test for Lyme Disease. And why urban wildlife is so cool and how scientists study it.
August 19, 2022
Experts advise how to keep kids safe against COVID-19, polio, and monkeypox this fall. Plus, healthy seagrass growth in the Gulf of Mexico is good news for manatees. And NASA’s long-awaited Artemis Program will have a test launch at the end of the month.
August 12, 2022
Experts explain how monkeypox spreads and debunk common misconceptions about the virus. Plus, a saucy new book written from the perspective of the Milky Way. And an indie game-making festival asked participants to create games about climate change.
August 5, 2022
The surprise climate bill could be the biggest to fund fighting climate change in history—but only if it passes. Plus, what new steps have been made in cancer vaccines? And inside the effort to rebrand a fish for the dinner table.
July 29, 2022
A new book explores the vagina and the researchers who are finally making breakthroughs in our understanding of how they work. Plus, a blind scientist uses his own experience to design new and accessible technologies. And piping plovers face a myriad of threats, but volunteers are intervening to help them survive.
July 22, 2022
A geneticist on the growing evidence for earlier arrivals of the First Peoples to North and South America. Plus, whether gene editing could give some plants new defenses against climate change. And how breeding across species may give one toad a leg up in survival.
July 15, 2022
Mind-boggling photos of the universe, taken by the JWST, were released this week. Astronomers share their thoughts. Plus, what does the current COVID wave mean for reinfections? And our new SciFri Book Club pick explores a fictional world where gene editing is easy—and also a crime.
July 8, 2022
How did the Big Bang theory come about? Plus, maggots are more helpful than you think. And we dive deep into the world of invertebrate butts.
July 1, 2022
A Supreme Court decision could affect world efforts to combat climate change. Plus, climate researchers have felt ignored, but now a group of scientists are sounding the alarms in very public ways. And the best science books to read this summer.
June 24, 2022
Although gender-affirming care is safe and effective, there is more to learn about how to best care for trans people over the course of their entire lives. Plus, HIPAA is often cited when it’s not applicable. What’s covered and what’s not? And a new book dives into amazing animal sensory abilities.