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Researchers detected waves coming just after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.
Physicist Lawrence Krauss and Nobel Laureates Frank Wilczek and Brian Schmidt discuss current cosmic challenges.
How can scientists tell compelling stories without hyping or distorting the science?
The Science Friday Book Club discusses the classic book “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”
In his book, Krauss surveys modern cosmology and what it says about the past and future universe.
Was a star eaten by a massive black hole?
Cormac McCarthy, Werner Herzog, and Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art.
Physicist Lawrence Krauss writes about the life and science of Richard Feynman.
In this hour of Science Friday, we'll talk with philosophers and scientists about the origins of human values.
Are there some challenges that are beyond us, despite money, intelligence, and desire?
Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusted the minute hand of its Doomsday Clock, a measure of the world's vulnerability to catastrophe.
Ira talks with cosmologist Lawrence Krauss about whether a human expedition to Mars should involve a return trip to the Earth.
In this hour, we'll get an update on the very small--particle physics--and the very large--cosmology--and find out how these two fields of study fit together.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.