Jul. 31, 2014

Animals Can Suffer From Mental Illness, Too

by Laurel Braitman

An excerpt from Laurel Braitman's Animal Madness.

Jul. 10, 2014

You Don't Need ESP to Predict Behavior

by William Poundstone

An excerpt from William Poundstone's Rock Breaks Scissors.

esp, william poundstone, rock, paper, scissors
Jul. 03, 2014

Sock Puppets on Steroids: The Internet's Fake Personalities

by Charles Seife

An excerpt from Virtual Unreality: Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do You Know It’s True?

Jun. 27, 2014

Goodies From #CephalopodWeek

by Brandon Echter

For the past week, Science Friday’s Cephalopod Week has celebrated these amazing, beautiful, and mysterious creatures. We’ve compiled all the SciFri stories we shared this week in one place.

Jun. 17, 2014

Fighting the Machines

by Daniel Wilson

An excerpt from Daniel Wilson's new novel, Robogenesis.

robots, fiction, war, daniel wilson, science fiction, sci fi, robogenesis
Jun. 12, 2014

Proving Dad's Worth (With Science)

by Paul Raeburn

An excerpt from Do Fathers Matter?

fathers, paul raeburn, dads, family
Jun. 05, 2014

Getting an Edge on Razors

by Mark Miodownik

An excerpt from Mark Miodownik's Stuff Matters.

May. 29, 2014

What Our Stuff Says About Us

by Jennifer Ouellette

An excerpt from Me, Myself and Why.

jennifer ouellette, me myself and why, book, objects, stuff, facebook, identity
May. 22, 2014

Beware the Antibiotic Winter

by Martin Blaser

An excerpt from Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues.

winter, antibiotic winter, obesity, modern plagues, obesity, autism
May. 15, 2014

A Recipe for Invisible Ink

by Kristie Macrakis

An excerpt from Prisoners, Lovers & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda.

May. 14, 2014

This Cryptocurrency Could Be an Answer to Bitcoin’s Privacy Problems

by Morgen Peck

A new cryptocurrency in development called ZeroCash claims to preserve its users’ anonymity. Here’s how it works.

May. 09, 2014

Why Are Elephant Ears So Big? And Other Pachyderm Questions

by Julie Leibach

Research scientist Joseph Soltis answers your elephant-related queries.

May. 08, 2014

Why Do We Find Things Funny?

by Scott Weems

An excerpt from Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why.

humor, why do we laugh, laughter, aristotle, freud, haha
May. 01, 2014

A Recipe for the Forager in You: Braised Beef, Dandelion Leaves, and Clear Noodles

by Tama Matsuoka Wong

A recipe from Tama Matsuoka Wong, using foraged ingredients.

daniel, foraging, foraged foods, dandelions, beef, clear noodles, recipe, recipes
Apr. 24, 2014

Farewell to Ice Skating

by Richard B. Primack

An excerpt from Walden Warming.

walden pond, henry thoreau, ice skating, Richard B. Primack
Apr. 18, 2014

An Unexplored Island in Mozambique

by Edward O. Wilson

An excerpt from A Window on Eternity.

e.o. wilson, gorongosa national park, africa
Apr. 17, 2014

The Birth of New Atheism

by Amir Aczel

An excerpt from Amir Aczel's book "Why Science Does Not Disprove God."

Apr. 10, 2014

A Whale Is Born

by Jean Craighead George

An excerpt from Jean Craighead George's Ice Whale.

Mar. 26, 2014

Robot Roundup

by Jordan Davidson

From personal assisting, to search and rescue operations, to laparoscopic surgery, robots are becoming an ever-growing part of human life.

robot, cloud robotics, surgery, da vinci surgical system, raven, robotmaid, cheetah

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