The Best Of Science Friday, 2022
In a year of unpredictable news, science or otherwise, these are the stories that moved, inspired & fascinated Science Friday’s staff.
How Will AI Image Generators Affect Artists?
AI text-to-image generators, like DALL-E 2 and Midjourney, produce impressive and trippy images. But how will they change art and our society?
Scientists Discover What Makes Jazz Music Swing
Research mixing math and music finds what gives jazz that funky feeling.
A Nobel Prize For Chemistry Work ‘Totally Separate From Biology’
Nobel laureate Carolyn Bertozzi talks about her groundbreaking research and how it might be applied to advanced drug delivery.
Why Do Cats Purr? An Investigation Into A Purr-fect Mystery
One of the most wonderful sounds in the world is also one of the most mysterious. Here’s what scientists do and don’t know.
A Taste Of New York In A Hyper-Local Beer
Instead of hops, brewers traditionally crafted gruit-style beer from local herbs and spices, making each unique.
Burying Green: Eco-Friendly Death Care On The Rise
Can new regulations help make dying more eco-friendly? A mortician and the developer of a start-up remains company discuss grief and the choices everyone will eventually face.
Bright Idea: Join Science Friday’s Sun Camp!
Science Friday’s virtual Sun Camp is a great way for families and educators to explore STEM this fall with children ages 5-9.
Read ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ With The SciFri Book Club
‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ combines Potawatomi knowledge and scientific inquiry in a deep, reverent essay series. Read it with us this October.
Ukraine’s Ongoing Tragedy Inspires Teenage Inventor To Locate Landmines
There are 100 million unexploded landmines around the world. Igor Klymenko’s invention uses a drone to help find them.