A Year of Ups and Downs for Science

46:26 minutes

The first neutrinos from outer space. A landmark ruling on gene patents. And a science shutdown. Ira Flatow and a panel of editors and bloggers discuss the year’s biggest science stories, and a few predictions that didn’t pan out.

Segment Guests

Mariette DiChristina

Mariette DiChristina is editor-in-chief of Scientific American in New York, New York.

Paul Raeburn

Paul Raeburn is author of Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked (Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014) and chief media critic at the Knight Science Journalism Tracker at MIT in New York, New York.

Joshua Topolsky

Joshua Topolsky was the editor in chief of The Verge in New York, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.