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An excerpt from Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers, by Ian Stewart.
Methodically slice up four pies to reach the irrational number pi.
An excerpt from H. Gilbert Welch's new book, Less Medicine, More Health.
An excerpt from Data and Goliath, the new book by Bruce Schneier.
The Star Trek actor died on February 27, 2015. He spoke to SciFri about science fiction in this archival interview.
An excerpt from Marc Goodman's Future Crimes.
Sean Carroll and Seth Lloyd tackle the question, "What scientific idea is ready for retirement?" in the book This Idea Must Die.
An excerpt from The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, by Rob Dunn.
SciFri asked real scientists to write love notes. Now you can share them with that special someone.
An excerpt from Joshua Davis' book Spare Parts.
An excerpt from Bill Nye the Science Guy's new book, Undeniable.
Learn about why leaves change colors in different seasons with this easy experiment from Mike Adamick, author of Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments.
An excerpt from Dr. Eric Topol's new book, The Patient Will See You Now
An excerpt from Mama Gone Geek, by Lynn Brunelle.
These kids’ books spark science curiosity with playful illustrations and facts to match.
How to make cookies that stay chewy on the inside with crispy outer edges.
An excerpt from Arthur I. Miller's new book, Colliding Worlds.
An excerpt from The Science of Interstellar, a new book by Kip Thorne.
More with the Field Museum's Chief Curiosity Correspondent and host of the “The Brain Scoop” on YouTube.
An excerpt from Animal Weapons, a book by Douglas Emlen.
An excerpt from James Gustave Speth's memoir Angels by the River.
An excerpt from Walter Isaacson's The Innovators.
In the book Lost Cat, two feline fans reveal how methodical observation and GPS technology helped solve a kitty mystery.
An excerpt from Atul Gawande's Being Mortal.
An excerpt from Internal Medicine by Terrence Holt.
Find out the answers—and backstories—to the SciFri-themed crossword puzzle.
An excerpt from Neal Stephenson's story in Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions For a Better Future.
Test your Science Friday knowledge with this crossword puzzle challenge by constructor Fred Piscop.
An excerpt from Mycophilia, by Eugenia Bone.
An excerpt from The Cost of Cutting by Paul Ruggieri.
An excerpt from Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, by Jeremy A. Greene.
An excerpt from xkcd creator Randall Munroe's book, What If?
An excerpt from A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley.
A quiz from Benedict Carey, author of How We Learn.
An excerpt from Kristin Ohlson's book The Soil Will Save Us.
Use science to improve your latest spicy concoction.
Even if it's cloudy or you can't get outside at night, you can still listen to the Perseid meteor shower using a simple FM radio setup or by building a radio telescope at home.
An excerpt from Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner, by Dr. Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell.
Can you solve this real-life medical mystery?
An excerpt from Laurel Braitman's Animal Madness.
An excerpt from William Poundstone's Rock Breaks Scissors.
An excerpt from Virtual Unreality: Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do You Know It’s True?
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.
An excerpt from Daniel Wilson's new novel, Robogenesis.
An excerpt from Do Fathers Matter?
An excerpt from Mark Miodownik's Stuff Matters.
An excerpt from Me, Myself and Why.
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