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A Florida airport recently had to close its main runway to repaint directional signs, due to the changing location of magnetic north. We'll talk about the planet's magnetic field.
In A Planet of Viruses, Zimmer writes of viruses that cause cancer and others that cure disease.
Researchers are studying our moon's effects on the Earth to guide their search for habitable worlds elsewhere.
From barely-alive to bits of a biocomputer, a look at two different microbes and their unusual stories.
A new book looks at the mucus-filled world of some of the oceans’ oddest inhabitants.
Science museums aren't just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.
The money will be used to turn Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory into a museum.
In natural history museums around the world, art and science intersect in the de...
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too.
How do museums protect and preserve artistic and historic artifacts for the ages...
\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.