Sushmita Pathak was Science Friday’s fall 2017 radio intern. She recently graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and majored in electronics and communication engineering in college. She sometimes misses poring over circuit diagrams.
Could Tweaking The Atmosphere Help Us Fight Climate Change?
A controversial technique for combating climate change has caught the Congress’ eye.
The Infinitely Surprising Career Of A Mathematician
Three mathematicians talk about the latest topics and their start in math.
When Science Takes The Freelance Route
An expert weighs the pros and cons of working in science in the gig economy.
It’s A Bee! It’s A Dragonfly! It’s A Robot!
A new insect-like robot can take off using—and from under—water.
The Health Risks That Follow A Wildfire
The recent Northern California wildfires have burned entire neighborhoods—a look at the potential health hazards of the resulting smoke and debris.
Could Lowering The P-Value Threshold Benefit Research?
The common statistic used to determine whether findings are statistically significant is being put under the microscope.
The World Of Bitcoin Economics
This summer, the value of one Bitcoin jumped to $5,000. Who’s investing in the cryptocurrency?
A Homecoming For The Whales
In New York, one of the world’s largest mammals makes its comeback.
Charles Darwin’s Lesser-Known Eccentric Exploits
Paddling a duck foot in water and other small experiments led to Darwin’s big theory of evolution.
The Downside Of A Quick And Easy Malaria Test
The malaria rapid diagnostic test can help manage the disease, but it also led to an unintended consequence in some countries.