What science fiction and social science can contribute to how we think about our algorithmic present and future. Plus, a look at the wee beasties living in your pores. And a trip to the 2019 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony: a tribute to quirky scientific studies.
Science Friday’s Degrees of Change series continues, with scientists working to repair and rebuild the world’s endangered coral reefs. Plus, a new play unveils Marie Curie’s humanity—and introduces us to one of her closest friends.
Are you deciding which formula is best for your baby? We dive into what science has to say. Plus, the NIH has instigated investigations into dozens of scientists over concerns of spying, nearly all linked to China.
From web weaving to silk-slinging physics, spiders are full of secrets. Meet the scientists trying to unwind them. Plus, a look at the African American software engineers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the development of the internet.
Retreating from flooding caused by climate change may seem unappealing. But communities are increasingly embracing the idea. Plus, what the clam gardens of indigenous people in the Pacific Northwest can teach us about sustainable aquaculture.
Two botanists want you to make your own cocktail bitters with underappreciated ingredients—all in the name of conservation. Plus, a look at a troubling report from the UN about the state of the oceans and their future.