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January 15, 2021

In the absence of federal requirements, the U.S. has developed 50 different vaccination plans. Plus, the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine. And scientist and author Michael Mann explains why corporate change is needed to prevent a climate crisis.

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Building Social Robots

Sure, robots can weld car parts or stack cartons on an assembly line. But can they develop friendships with people? In this hour, Ira talks with inventors developing robots with personalities. How soon will it be before social, lovable robots enter our homes?

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Sputnik Anniversary

Fifty years ago, a little beeping ball stunned the world. Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a look back at Sputnik and its effect on the way we look at the world.

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