Each week Science Friday, hosted by Ira Flatow, focuses on science topics that are in the news and brings an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand.
A health care worker prepares syringes, including a vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), for a child's inoculations at the International Community Health Services Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Seattle. A recent measles outbreak has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, most in Washington state and, of those, most are concentrated in Clark County, just north of Portland, Oregon. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)
Teen brains require many z’s, for many reasons
Some middle and high schools in the area are starting their school days later, which experts say will result in healthier, less troublemaking students.
2 months ago
Why is creating electronic canes for the blind so hard?
People who are visually impaired know what works for them and what doesn’t. They’d rather innovate their own technologies.
4 months ago
Nation’s oldest organization of Black medical students convenes in Philly
After decades of efforts to increase the ranks of African-American doctors, Blacks are still underrepresented in the nation’s medical schools.
6 months ago
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