Art, History & Culture

Aug. 28, 2015

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘The Soul of a New Machine’

the soul of a new machine, tracy kidder

Aug. 21, 2015

Museum Plays Art and Technology Matchmaker

lacma, art and technology

Aug. 21, 2015

A Play About Medical Ethics, Ripped From the Headlines

informed consent, play, genome, blood sample

Aug. 07, 2015

The SciFri Book Club Reads ‘The Soul of a New Machine’

book club, the soul of a new machine, tracy kidder, scifri book club

Jul. 24, 2015

A Twist in the Tale of Native American Origins

native americans, dna

Jul. 17, 2015

A Sci-Fi Writer Keeps His Eye on ‘Spaceship Earth’

aurora, kim stanley robinson, interstellar colonization

Jul. 10, 2015

The Ultimate Geek Road Trip

geek atlas, road trip, geed road trip, randal olson, big bang, john graham-cumming

Jun. 26, 2015

Author Ashlee Vance Explores the ‘Unified Theory of Elon Musk’

space x, tesla, elon musk, ashlee vance

Jun. 26, 2015

Meet Inside Out’s Emotion Coach

inside out, pixar, disney, cartoons, emotions

Jun. 19, 2015

Throw These Science Books in Your Beach Bag

books, reading, maria popova, lee billings, summer, summer reading, scifi, science books, sci-fi

May. 22, 2015

Retracted Research, 3.3 Million-Year-Old Stone Tool, and Panda Guts

panda, retraction, stone tool, yeast, opiate drugs, news roundup, rachel feltman

May. 22, 2015

The Small But Mighty Seed

seeds, kessler, wolfgang stuppy, climate change, seed bank, seeds of time, the triumphs of seeds

May. 15, 2015

Emoting With Emoji

emoji, emoticon, language, internet, thomas dimson, tyler schnoebelen, ana becker, linguistics

May. 14, 2015

Science Friday, Live From Huntsville

huntsville, alabama, space and rocket center

May. 08, 2015

Tales From ‘Big Pig’

barry estabrook, pig tales: an omnivore's quest for sustainable meat, pork

May. 08, 2015

Charting Music’s Big Revolutions

music evolution, hip hop, rap

May. 01, 2015

The Rise of the Celebrity Scientist

celebrities, carl sagan, neil degrasse tyson, bill nye, stephen hawking, declan fahy

May. 01, 2015

The Other Side of Oliver Sacks

oliver sacks, on the move, cancer

Apr. 24, 2015

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, ada lovelace, charles babbage, sydney padua

Apr. 17, 2015

Science on Screen, From Old to New

cinema, films, reels, science in the movies, science goes to hollywood

Apr. 10, 2015

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

robots, a.i., artificial intelligence, elon musk, bill gates, steve wozniack,

Apr. 03, 2015

Festival of Fake Hypotheses Generates Real Laughs

Zach Weinersmith, bah, bahfest, bad ad hoc hypothesis, bad ad hoc hypotheses, sarah hird

Mar. 27, 2015

Shaking Up the Climate Conversation, With Dance

dance, art, american museum of natural history, karole armitage, paul ehrlich, climate change

Mar. 27, 2015

Michael Gazzaniga: Tales from Both Sides of the Brain

brain, caltech, 60s, michael gazzaniga

Mar. 27, 2015

One Last Thing: Left to Right

perception, running, peter walker, psychology

Mar. 20, 2015

Writing Women Back Into Science History

women's history month, maria sibylla merian, marie tharp, dna, women in science, stem

Mar. 13, 2015

SciFri Celebrates π

pi, ian stewart, pi day

Mar. 13, 2015

How an 11-Year-Old Named a (Dwarf) Planet

pluto, venetia burney, dwarf planet

Mar. 06, 2015

Fossil Jaw Turns Back Clock on Human Evolution

homo sapiens, homo, australopithecus, science express, brian villmoare

Feb. 27, 2015

Which Scientific Ideas Must Die?

this idea must die, john brockman, sean carroll, seth lloyd

Feb. 27, 2015

NASA and Integration During the Civil Rights Movement

we could not fail: the first african americans in the space program; steven moss, richard paul, christine darden, Morgan Watson

Feb. 27, 2015

Future Crimes: The Next Generation of Security Threats

future crimes, future crime, marc goodman, technology

Feb. 13, 2015

A Love Story, Set in the Multiverse

constellations, broadway, nick payne, play, multiverse, love

Feb. 13, 2015

Tales of Broken Hearts

books, bar room brawl

Feb. 06, 2015

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘The Lost City of Z’

jeff vandermeer, lost city of z, amazon, book club, sarah parcak

Feb. 06, 2015

Uncovering the Amazon’s Real ‘Lost Cities’

amazon, lost city of z, book club, michael heckenberger

Jan. 30, 2015

The True Story Behind ‘Spare Parts’

spare parts, robots, underwater robots, ROVs, immigration policy, teenagers, undocumented residents, illegal immigrants,

Jan. 23, 2015

Behind the Scenes of the Explorers Club

explorers club, exploration, expedition

Jan. 16, 2015

Which Cyber Hacks Should We Worry About?

cyber attack, cyber hack, the coming swarm

Jan. 16, 2015

The Long Quest to Make Machines Talk

brad story, voder, siri, cortana, google now, alan black, rupal patel

Jan. 16, 2015

The SciFri Book Club Reads ‘The Lost City of Z’

the lost city of z, exploration

Jan. 09, 2015

A Broadway Hit, With an Autistic Math Whiz at Its Center

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, christopher boone, broadway

Jan. 09, 2015

Bill Nye on the Origins of Evolution

bill nye the science guy, evolution, bill nye

Jan. 02, 2015

Families Geek Out! Try These DIY Experiments at Home

bill nye the science guy, home science experiments, dad's book of awesome science experiments, diy, hacks

Dec. 26, 2014

SciFri Live: Science Movie Quiz

caltech, movie science, quiz

Dec. 19, 2014

Science Goes to the Movies: ‘The Imitation Game’

janna levin, simon sing, alan turing, the imitation game, benedict cumberbatch, german

Dec. 12, 2014

The Best Science Books of 2014

deborah blum, annalee newitz, books, reading

Dec. 05, 2014

How Long Does a President’s Legacy Last?

presidents, science, forgetting, memory, henry roedinger

Dec. 05, 2014

Paola Antonelli: ‘Design Is More Than Cute Chairs’

Museum of Modern Art, Paola Antonelli, moma, video games, art, modern art, museums

Nov. 28, 2014

Ig Nobel Prizes Salute Science’s Strange and Silly

ig nobel prizes, ig nobel awards, improbably research, marc abrahams

Nov. 28, 2014

An Art Movement Where Art and Science Collide

art-sci, artsci, science and art, Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art

Nov. 21, 2014

Would You Trust a Robot to Schedule Your Life?

Manoush Zomorodi, Alex Goldmark, amy, new tech city, machine, personal assistant, robot

Nov. 21, 2014

Ghosts of Early Language May Linger in the Brain

Fred Genesee, infants, brains, language, chinese, speaking, language processing, speech

Nov. 21, 2014

Into the Wormhole: The Science of 'Interstellar'

interstellar, christopher nolan, kip thorne, space, astronauts

Nov. 21, 2014

Meet The Brain Scoop’s Emily Graslie

emily graslie, brain scoop, field museum, chief curiosity correspondent, dissection, dissecting

Nov. 14, 2014

Lacking Funding, Some Scientists Turn to the Crowd

crowdfunding, kickstarter, cindy wu, ethan perlstein

Nov. 14, 2014

Horns, Claws, and Teeth: The Animal Weapons Arms Race

evolutionary arms race, evolution, animal weapons

Nov. 14, 2014

Mining Wikipedia Data to Track Disease

PLOS Computational Biology, dengue fever, wikipedia, wikipedia search, illness, sickness, flu, outbreak, ebola, sara del valle

Nov. 07, 2014

U.S. High-Speed Internet Lags Behind on Price, Cost

internet, internet speed, high speed internet, slow internet, download, upload

Nov. 07, 2014

Apple Science, From American Beauty to Zestar

apples, heritage apples, apple science

Oct. 31, 2014

Creature Double Feature

zombies, leeches, bloodsuckers, vampires, halloween

Oct. 31, 2014

Doctors ‘Unwrap’ a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy

mummy, mummies, scary, egyptian, egypt, egyptian mummies, washington university

Oct. 31, 2014

A Haunted House Turned Scientists’ Lab

fear, scary, scarehouse, haunted house, spooky, halloween

Oct. 31, 2014

Behind the Monster Music: Why Some Tunes Scare Us

scary, halloween, sounds, creepy music, scary music, horror film, sound effects

Oct. 24, 2014

You Observed...Everything

science club, observeeverything, #observeeverything

Oct. 17, 2014

More Than Cornflakes

kellogg, kellogg brothers, w.k. kellogg, john harvey kellogg, cereal, almond butter, peanut butter, artificial coffee, corn flakes

Oct. 17, 2014

The 'First' Battle of Gas Versus Electric

studebaker, gas, electric, vehicles, electric car, gas guzzler

Oct. 10, 2014

How Did the Violin Get Its Shape?

violin, viola, cello, wood, evolution, music

Oct. 03, 2014

Do Chimps Have Culture?

chimpanzees, chimps, culture, tools, tool use

Oct. 03, 2014

Mining the Internet for Clues to Chinese Censorship

censorship, china, social media

Oct. 03, 2014

Dance and Physics Collide in ‘Quantum’

quantum, physics, particles, gilles jobin

Sep. 26, 2014

Science Friday Science Club: Observe Everything

science club, observation

Sep. 19, 2014

‘Dr.Fill’ Vies for Crossword Solving Supremacy

dr.fill, dr. phil, matt ginsberg, will shortz, crosswords, crossword, crossword constructing, crossword solving

Sep. 19, 2014

Dissecting the Politics and Money Behind Health Care

The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry, paul ruggieri, health care

Sep. 12, 2014

The Science of ‘Sameness’: Developing Generic Medications

sameness, generic medications, generics, Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, jeremy a. greene

Sep. 05, 2014

To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Barbara Oakley, Benedict Carey, how we learn, a mind for numbers, learning, brain, thinking, diffuse learning focused learning

Sep. 05, 2014

Randall Munroe Asks, ‘What If?’

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, randall munroe, xkcd, comics, cartoons

Aug. 29, 2014

Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

la brea tar pits, mastodons, john harris, mammoth, saber-toothed cat

Aug. 29, 2014

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

avatar, digital actor, digital acting, stephen lang, paul Debevec

Aug. 22, 2014

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Dune’

dune, frank herbert, Sara Imari Walker, Kim Stanley Robinson

Aug. 22, 2014

Making ‘Masstransiscope’

Masstransiscope, film, art, sciarts

Aug. 22, 2014

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia

william davies, neanderthals, modern humans

Aug. 15, 2014

Sylvia Earle’s ‘Mission Blue’

mission blue, sylvia earle, oceans, ocean acidification, coral reefs, fisheries

Aug. 15, 2014

Bridging the Rift: Oculus' Answer to Virtual Reality

oculus rift, virtual reality, vr, tron, the matrix, headsets

Aug. 08, 2014

"Lucy" Debunked

lucy, movie, film, sci-fi, fiction, neuroscience, brain, neurobiology, r. douglas fields

Aug. 08, 2014

Can Science Build a Better Piano?

piano, music, instrument, wally boot, agnieszka roginska, music technology, alex case, steinway, bob berger, bill youse

Aug. 01, 2014

Tapping Into Musical Memory

alive inside, oliver sacks, dan cohen, music, memory, play, alzheimer's, dementia

Jul. 25, 2014

The SciFri Book Club Introduces Dune

dune, frank herbert, sci-fi, scifi, Kim Stanley Robinson, Sara Imari Walker

Jul. 25, 2014

New Online Tracking Tool Evades Privacy Settings

cookie, online, tracking, website, julia angwin, propublica, security

Jul. 18, 2014

Fashioning the Future

fashion, future, Adafruit Industries, Becky Stern, Juan Hinestroza, wearable tech

Jul. 18, 2014

Smarty Pants: Testing the Quality of Textiles

Sean Cormier, fit, fashion institute of technology, textiles, clothing, fashion, wearables, garments

Jul. 11, 2014

The Surprisingly Predictable Patterns of Random Choice

choice, behavior, chance, rock paper scissors, william poundstone, patterns, psychology, big data, hot hand, streaks

Jul. 04, 2014

Ben Franklin: Sonic Explorer

glass armonica, benjamin franklin, sonic experiments, renaissance man

Jul. 04, 2014

Do Your Patriotic Duty: Learn Math

math, math education, patriotism, edward frenkel

Jul. 04, 2014

A Web of Doubt

interent, charles seife, wikipedia, virtual unreality

Jun. 27, 2014

Making Art From the DNA You Leave Behind

heather dewey-hagborg, stranger visions, invisible, art, dna sequencing, sciarts, genetic privacy, genes

Jun. 20, 2014

What Happens After the Robot Apocalypse?

robogenesis, robopocalypse, robot, fiction, science fiction, daniel wilson, book

Jun. 13, 2014

Your Summer Science Book List

maria popova, lee billings, books, summer reading, sci-fi, science books

Jun. 13, 2014

‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Explores Dad's Influence

fathers, dads, father's day, paul raeburn, family

Jun. 06, 2014

It's a Material World

steel, metal, everyday objects, stuff, mark miodownik, materials

Jun. 06, 2014

Documenting the Oldest Living Things in the World

oldest living things in the world, rachel sussman, long life, llareta, organisms

May. 30, 2014

Why Do Some Songs Stick in Our Heads?

earworms, catchy tune, music, songs, tunes, music stuck in my head, elizabeth margulis

May. 30, 2014

What’s ‘I,’ and Why?

jennifer ouellette, me myself and why, book, selves, understanding ourselves, dropping acid, brain scan

May. 23, 2014

The Debate Over Net Neutrality

FCC, net neutrality, maggie reardon, gautham nagesh

May. 23, 2014

Why Science and the Humanities Are Better Together

walter isaacson, jefferson lecture, arts and science, art, science

May. 16, 2014

Can’t Read This Headline? It’s Written in Invisible Ink

invisible ink, spies, history, prisoners, codes, communication, kristie macrakis, writing

May. 09, 2014

Science Goes to the Movies: 'Transcendence'

transcendence, johnny depp, ai, a.i., artificial intelligence, christof koch, stuart russell

May. 09, 2014

The Serious Science of Humor

science of humor, scott weems, ha

May. 02, 2014

Forty Years of Mindbending Success with the Rubik’s Cube

Erno Rubik, rubik's cube, 40th anniversary of the rubik's cube, liberty science center

May. 02, 2014

Squarepusher Rocks with Bots

Tom Jenkinson, squarepusher, music, music for robots

May. 02, 2014

App Chat: Apps to Mind Your Money

finance apps, balancing checkbook, money, money management, money apps

Apr. 25, 2014

Thoreau, Climate Scientist

walden pond, massachusetts, richard primack, biology, climate change, global warming, henry david thoreau

Apr. 25, 2014

The Science Club Talks Art Machines

science club, machine art, tinkering, craft, diy, machine, tinkering studio, exploratorium, maker, karen wilkinson, mike petrich

Apr. 25, 2014

Can We Game Our Way to Better Health?

games, video games, games for health, neuroracer

Apr. 18, 2014

Amir Aczel: 'Why Science Does Not Disprove God'

amir aczel, new atheist, atheism, science, god, religion, richard dawkins, lawrence krauss

Apr. 04, 2014

The Origins of Violence

steven pinker, harold schechter, richard wrangham, crime, violence

Mar. 28, 2014

Join the Science Club: Build an Art Machine

science club, art machine, machine art, diy, project, maker, machine, art, project

Mar. 28, 2014

Movie Night for Scientists

movies, science movies, national evening of science on screen, soylent green, avatar

Mar. 21, 2014

Sculpting Science

paleontologist, rick potts, john curche, smithsonian, hall of human origins

Mar. 14, 2014

As the Web Turns 25, Where Is It Going Next?

www, world wide web, internet project at the pew research center, lee rainie, sir tim berners-lee

Mar. 14, 2014

Celebrating Irrational, Transcendental Pi

mathematician, Steven Strogatz, pi, pi day, irrational number, greek number

Mar. 14, 2014

SciFri’s Winter Nature Photo Contest Winner...Revealed!

winter nature photo contest, winter, nature, john weller, corn, cornfield, amateur photography, photography, tips, photo tips

Mar. 07, 2014

Michio Kaku Imagines ‘The Future of the Mind’

the future of the mind, michio kaku, brain, reality, future, science fiction

Mar. 07, 2014

‘Particle Fever’ Captures the Excitement of the Higgs Discovery

higgs boson, large hadron collider, cern, david kaplan, particle fever, search for the higgs boson, LHC

Feb. 28, 2014

On Social Media, the Kids Are All Right

it's complicated, internet, danah boyd, internet, social media, teens, texting

Feb. 28, 2014

Your Brain on Jazz

charles limb, brain, jazz, music, improvise, improvisation, jazz riff, musical conversation, communication

Feb. 21, 2014

The Science Behind the World’s Strangest Sounds

trevor cox, sound, acoustics, strange sounds, weird sounds

Feb. 14, 2014

Andy Weir: ‘The Martian’

the martian, andy weir, stranded on mars, surviving on mars, living on mars

Feb. 07, 2014

Meet Vermeer, the Engineer

tim, vermeet, tim jenison, johannes vermeer

Feb. 07, 2014

Can Gaming Make Us More Social?

gaming, user interface, avatar, video games, interaction, immersive

Jan. 31, 2014

At Sundance, Scientists and Screenwriters Are Judges

Jill Tarter, Kevin Hand, Jon Spaihts, park city, utah, sundance, sundance film festival, 2001: a space odyssey, movies, film, sci-fi, scifi

Jan. 24, 2014

Sara Paretsky: ‘Critical Mass’

sara paretsky, critical mass, detective, Marietta Blau

Jan. 24, 2014

A ‘Personal’ Computer Turns 30

macintosh, steve jobs, steven levy, andy herzfeld, apple, coputer, apple macintosh anniversary

Jan. 17, 2014

Science Goes to the Movies: ‘Her’

her, ai, a.i., artificial intelligence, her, joaquin phoenix, scarlett johansson

Jan. 17, 2014

Is the Universe Built on Math?

The Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, physicist, Max Tegmark, cosmos, universe, reality

Jan. 17, 2014

Scott Stossel: My Age of Anxiety

anxiety, panic, disorders, scott stossel

Jan. 10, 2014

An Antarctic Expedition, Frozen in Time

ross sea party, shackleton, lost at sea, ice, lost men

Jan. 10, 2014

2014 Consumer Electronics Show Round-Up

ces, consumer electronics show, smartwatches, the verge, tvs, chris zeigler, fuel-cell car

Jan. 03, 2014

Why Do Insects Bug Us?

insects, grasshoppers, fear, anxiety, entomologist, jeffrey lockwood, The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Love, and Loathe Insects

Dec. 27, 2013

Temple Grandin: ‘My Mind Works Like Google Images’

temple grandin, autism, animal rights, activism, animals in translation

Dec. 27, 2013

Oliver Sacks and the Search for the Giant Squid

oliver sacks, the island of the colorblind, giant squid, clyde roper, smithsonian

Dec. 13, 2013

This Doc's Miracle Drug? Exercise

jordan metzl, exercize, disease, ailments

Dec. 13, 2013

In a New Play, Trusty Sidekick Is a Supercomputer

the curious case of the watson intelligence, play, madeleine george

Dec. 13, 2013

Science Book Picks for 2013

deborah blum, maria popova, brainpickings, brain pickings, science, books, science books, holiday gifts presents, christmas, best books, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

Reggie Watts Builds a Synthesizer, Bit by Bit

reggie watts, synthesizer, diy, little bits, synth kit, comedian, comedy

Nov. 29, 2013

Annual Prizes Honor the Stranger Side of Science

ignobel prizes, ig nobel prizes, improbable research, marc abrahams

Nov. 29, 2013

Eating ‘Wilder’ Foods for a Healthier Diet

eating on the wild side, jo robinson, healthy diet, wild food, nutrition, flavor

Nov. 29, 2013

At STREB Action Lab, Dance and Physics Collide

lisa randall, dance, physics, forces, choreography, elizabeth streb, streb action lab

Nov. 22, 2013

Using Modern Ballistics to Crack ‘Cold Case JFK’

jfk, ballistics, assasination, 50 year anniversary, single bullet theory, grassy knoll

Nov. 22, 2013

How to Avoid ‘Food Failures’ This Thanksgiving

thanksgiving, turkey day, food failures, DIY, hacks, jeff potter, cooking for geeks

Nov. 15, 2013

‘Hatching Twitter’: A Tale of Booze and Backstabbing

twitter, nick bilton, social network, backstabbing

Nov. 15, 2013

Early Balloonists Took Science ‘Up, Up and Away’

falling upwards, richard holmes, balloon flight

Nov. 01, 2013

Einstein's Real Breakthrough? Quantum Theory

einstein, relativity, theory of general relativity, quantum theory, albert einstein, douglas stone, a douglas stone, swabian

Nov. 01, 2013

Chris Hadfield’s Lessons From Life in Orbit

an astronaut's guide to life on earth, astronaut, chris hadfield, space, zero gravity, gravity

Oct. 25, 2013

Uncovering the Brain of a Psychopath

The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey Into the Dark Side of the Brain, psychopath, james fallon, antisocial, sociopath

Oct. 25, 2013

Craig Venter: Life at the Speed of Light

j craig venter, DNA, genetics, human genome, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, dna

Oct. 25, 2013

Science Goes to the Movies: 'Gravity'

Jeffrey Hoffman, Don Pettit, astronauts, gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, 3d, space

Oct. 18, 2013

New Fossil May Trim Branches of Human Evolution

Adam Van Arsdale, homo sapiens, homo erectus, homo habilis, anthropology, skull, science magazine

Oct. 18, 2013

Logging In to the Brain’s Social Network

matthew lieberman, social networking, social

Oct. 18, 2013

Making Sense of Science Infographics

The Best American Infographics 2013, gareth cook, stephen kosslyn

Oct. 11, 2013

Baseball Postseason Predictions

Bruce Bukiet, baseball, baseball predictions, statistics, playoffs, world series

Oct. 11, 2013

‘Brave Genius’: A Tale of Two Nobelists

Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, brave genius, sean b. carol, albert camus, jacque monod

Oct. 04, 2013

DIY Halloween Hacks

Windell Oskay, Evil Mad Scientist, halloween, halloween hacks, DIY, pumpkins, specimen jars, candy, trick-or-treat, spooky, ghosts, goblins, homemade, crafts, do it yourself

Sep. 27, 2013

Modern Humans Still Evolving, and Faster Than Ever

human evolution, skin, cheese, digestion, enzymes, evolve, evolving, evolution, john hawks, paleoanthropology, paleontology, anthropology

Sep. 20, 2013

Science Fairs 2.0

science fairs, science, hands-on learning, students, science experiments, challenge, mary lou jepsen, peter rillero, michele glidden

Sep. 06, 2013

SciFri Snapshot: Monty Hall

monty hall, let's make a deal, risk, gameshow, prizes, goat, monty hall problem

Aug. 30, 2013

Diagnosing Self-Destruction

suicide, male, substance abuse, mental illness, suicide risk

Aug. 30, 2013

Ancient Beads with an Otherworldly Origin

Archaeometallurgy, Thilo Rehren, iron age, meteoric beads, egypt, jewelry

Aug. 23, 2013

Rebooting Science Museums for the 21st Century

stem, science education, science museums, science exhibits, learning, dioramas, dinosaurs

Aug. 16, 2013

The STEM Gender Gap

STEM, education, gender, sex. school, girls, women, females, Andresse St. Rose, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Linda Kekelis, Techbridge,

Aug. 16, 2013

Marina Abramovic: Experimenting on Consciousness, Through Art

art, artist, performance art, brain, consciousness, Marina Abramovic, Christof Koch, Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze, arts and sciences, experiment

Aug. 09, 2013

Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic . . . and Respect?

Marc Brackett, maurice elias, social learning, emotion, emotional, social emotional learning, bully, bullying, absenteeism, truancy

Aug. 09, 2013

Desktop Diaries: Tim White

University of California, Berkeley, Human Evolution Research Center, tim white, human evolution, evolution, geneology

Aug. 02, 2013

Smartening Your TV With Google Chromecast

google chromecast, web, television, tv, video, youtube, netflix, video streaming, larry magid

Aug. 02, 2013

Engineering in Service of a Dark Art

light, microscopes, shadow puppets, performance, art, Tom McDonagh, rockefeller university

Aug. 02, 2013

Teaching Newton's Laws Through Rhyme

rap, gza, music, science education, teaching science, stem, christopher emdin, science genius

Jul. 26, 2013

Melding Two Memories Into One

brain, memory, memories, mind, remembering, false memories, trauma, ptsd, Mark Mayford, steve ramirez, mit, scripps research insitutte, mice, mouse

Jul. 26, 2013

Phil Mickelson Takes a Swing at Science

golf, golfer, golfing, links, british open, pga, phil mickleson, golf ball, golf swing

Jul. 26, 2013

Uncovering the Mystery of J.K. Rowling’s Latest Novel

forensic stylometry, textual analysis, literary, book, detective work, harry potter, cuckoo's calling, j. k. rowling, patrick juola, duquesne university, mystery, forensics, forensic stylometry

Jul. 05, 2013

Writing Tunes to Tune In To

music, science friday theme, theme song, composer, b.j. liederman, notes

Jul. 05, 2013

Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Revolution

ben franklin, benjamin franklin, glass armonica, american revolution, independence day, 4th of july, jonathan lyons, The Society for Useful Knowledge

Jun. 14, 2013

Looking Back, and Up, at a Seattle Icon

space needle, world's fair, world's fair 1962, Knute Berger, Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, seattle

Jun. 14, 2013

Rolling Out Bamboo Bicycles

valid cycles, bike, bicycle, bamboo, bamboo bicycle, woodinville, washington

Jun. 07, 2013

Tracing the Origins of French Winemaking

archaeology, anthropology, drinks, wine, beer, mead, fermented, france, french, etruscans, Patrick McGovern

Jun. 07, 2013

How to Survive a Mass Extinction

catastrophe, extinction, survival, annalee newitz, scatter adapt and remember

May. 31, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

hiking, bill bryson, a walk in the woods, Appalachian trail, summer reading, books

May. 24, 2013

Tackling New Tech in the Golden Years

aging, senior citizens, technology, computers, mobile devices, online, robots

May. 17, 2013

Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says

food, nutrition, agriculture, eating bugs, entomophagy, eating insects, insects as food, Peter Menzel, man eating bugs, UN food and agriculture organization

May. 17, 2013

Desktop Diaries: Daniel Kahneman

desktop diary, desktop diaries, Daniel Kahneman, nobel prize, psychology, decision-making, desktop diaries

May. 10, 2013

Microexpressions: More Than Meets the Eye

david matsumoto, san francisco state university, micro expressions

May. 10, 2013

The Myth of Multitasking

multitasking, digital life, distractions, twitter, facebook, alerts, texts, texting, habits, clifford nass

May. 03, 2013

Living Inside the Box

Apr. 05, 2013

Tracking a Rise in ADHD Diagnosis

diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, pediatrics, neurology, ritalin, adderall, ADD, hyperactive, children, kids

Apr. 05, 2013

‘Drunk Tank Pink’ Finds Clues to Behavior

psychology, behavior, marketing, color, influence, decision-making, human behavior

Apr. 05, 2013

Searching for the Roots of 'Right' and 'Wrong'

empathy, morality, bonobo, apes, primates, primatology, anthropology

Mar. 29, 2013

Gripping Science Tales Need Not Be Science Fiction

science and storytelling, asuorigins, asu origins, lawrence krauss, brian greene, ian mcewen, ian mc ewen, plot, characters

Mar. 22, 2013

For Babies, It’s Better to Like What I Like

moral behavior, hatred, prejudice, differences, infant psychology, child psychology, human behavior, likes

Mar. 22, 2013

Grand Central: An Engine of Scientific Innovation

trains, grand central terminal, grant central station, transportation, history, engineering

Mar. 15, 2013

‘Bones’ Inspires a New Generation of Crime Fighters

bones, forensic science, Kathy Reichs, anthropology, forensic anthropology, skeleton, corpse, mystery fiction, detective fiction, Brendan Reichs, Tempe Brennan, Code: A Virals Novel, Tory Brennan

Mar. 15, 2013

And the Award for Best Picture Goes To...

photo contest, scifri photo contest, scifri winter nature photo contest, Clay Bolt, photo tips

Mar. 01, 2013

Rap Nerdy to Me

music, rap, hiphop, hip-hop, hip hop, rapper, nerd, nerdcore, geek

Feb. 22, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

Dian Fossey, fieldwork, gorillas, primates, chimpanzees, jane goodall, poaching, primatology

Feb. 15, 2013

Art Meets Geek at Toni Dove’s Studio

art, sculpture, geek, preformance

Feb. 15, 2013

A New View of Newton in "Isaac’s Eye"

play, rivalry, scientists, Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, history, theater, theatre

Feb. 08, 2013

Tracking Privacy and Ownership in an Online World

privacy, social media, location services, personal data, dna, genetics, medical information, ownership

Feb. 01, 2013

Preserving Science News in an Online World

communicating science, science news, online communities, discussion, social media, science online

Jan. 25, 2013

Canine Conundrum: How Dog Became Man's Best Friend

dog, canine, genetics, evolution, domestic animals, friend, wolf, wolves, dogs

Jan. 25, 2013

The Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

andromeda strain, book club, michael crichton, science fiction, astrobiology, space virus

Jan. 18, 2013

How Do You Fend Off the Flu?

flu, influenza, infection, pandemic, epidemic, sneezing, coughing, purell, disinfection, human contact, etiquette, manners

Jan. 18, 2013

Dementia Takes the Stage in 'The Other Place'

play, theatre, dementia, mental health, mental illness, theater

Jan. 18, 2013

Edward Tufte Wants You to See Better

edward tufte, data visualization, infographics, information, visualizing data, graphic representation

Jan. 11, 2013

Getting a Handle on Why Fingers Wrinkle

bath, bathing, fingers, wrinkled fingers, prune hands, shriveled, grip, evolution

Jan. 04, 2013

Science Looked Good in 2012

Catfish eating pigeons, water travelling uphill, a blue whale barrel roll,science cinema highlights, 2012 video year in review

Dec. 28, 2012

'Consider the Fork' Chronicles Evolution of Eating

food, eating, evolution, utensil. knife, fork, spoon, kitchen tools

Dec. 28, 2012

Book Challenges Kids With Science-Based Mysteries

science, math, stem, science education, mysteries, solve, puzzles, brain-teasers

Dec. 28, 2012

The Renaissance Man Who Got It All Wrong

science history, Athanasius Kircher, newton, plague, disease

Dec. 28, 2012

Making Resolutions That Stick

resolutions, promises, improvement, improve, psychology, psychologist

Dec. 21, 2012

Debunking Doomsday and Exploring Maya Science

mayan, archaeology, astronomy, 2012, apocolypse, end of the world, baktun

Dec. 21, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Tours 'The Planets'

planets, nasa, astronomy, planetary science, dava sobel

Dec. 14, 2012

Alan Alda’s Challenge to Scientists: What Is Time?

Alan Alda, The Flame Challenge, science communication, kid-friendly, explanation for a flame, time, video, stem, learning, education

Dec. 14, 2012

Is It Possible to Create a Mind?

mind, brain, knowledge, intelligence, artificial intelligence, ray kurzweil, singularity, nanotechnology, computers

Dec. 14, 2012

A View from the Flip Side

brain, vision, psychology, sight, upside down, marc abrahams

Dec. 14, 2012

‘Instant’ Looks at Polaroid’s Land

polaroid, camera, photography, invention, instant photography, instagram, art

Dec. 07, 2012

No Joke -- Why Even Tragedy Gets a Laugh

humor, laughter, brain, funny, psychology, neuroscience, stand-up comedy

Dec. 07, 2012

'Escape Fire' Exposes Flaws of American Healthcare

health care, army, military, pain management

Nov. 30, 2012

Photographer James Balog on Climate Change and 'Chasing Ice'

documentary, Chasing Ice, photographer James Balog, glaciers, climate change. film, global warming, melting

Nov. 30, 2012

SciFri Book Club Has 'The Right Stuff'

the right stuff, tom wolfe, test pilots, space flight, chuck yeager, sound barrier, astronauts, mercury, nasa

Nov. 23, 2012

Ig Nobel Prizes Celebrate Somewhat Suspect Science

ig nobel prizes, ignobel prizes, ignoble prizes, improbable research, marc abrahams, humor

Nov. 16, 2012

Are We Getting Dumber? Maybe, New Research Suggests

intelligence, genetics, evolution, gene mutation, emotion

Nov. 09, 2012

Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

oliver sacks, brain, hallucinations, drugs, visions, neuroscience

Nov. 09, 2012

Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

kingsolver, climate change, flight behavior, novel, fiction

Nov. 02, 2012

Past is Present in 'An Enemy of the People'

theater, play, whistle-blowers, Henrik Ibsen

Oct. 26, 2012

Scared to Death... Literally

cardiology, fright, fear, scared to death, frightened to death, heart attack, adrenaline, fight or flight

Oct. 26, 2012

Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite

monsters, vampires, zombies, Halloween, bats, literature, fiction, spooky science

Oct. 26, 2012

In Twitter We Trust: Can Social Media Sway Voters?

twitter, facebook, social media, elections, voting, psychology, persuasion, memes, social networks

Oct. 26, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Falls For Mr. Feynman

physics, physicist, richard feynman, nanotechnology, lockpicks, lawrence krauss, space shuttle challenger, bongos, tuva

Oct. 19, 2012

Making Sense of Presidential Polls

election, polling, polls, data, 538, obama, romney, presidential election, statistics

Oct. 19, 2012

How One Guy Raised $1.3 Million for a Tesla Museum

nikola tesla, thomas edison, the oatmeal, crowdfunding, wardenclyffe, crowdsourced donations, tesla museum, goddamn tesla museum

Oct. 12, 2012

Enter an Optical Illusion

optical illusion, gravity, art

Sep. 21, 2012

Can Government Bans Tackle Obesity?

food, obesity, nutrition, soda, sweetened drinks, new york city, department of health,

Sep. 21, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Visits ‘Flatland’

math, geometry, scifri book club, lines, flatland, flat land, edwin abbott, shapes, dimensions

Sep. 14, 2012

Detecting the 'Artful Dodge'

election, polling, voting, psychology, social networking, social networks, facebook, persuasion, dodging the question, politics, debating, debates, election campaign

Sep. 07, 2012

Seeing Through the Smoke -- The Secrets in a Cigarette

smoking, quitting smoking, tobacco, cigarettes, cigarette additives, how to quit smoking, cigarette ingredients, nicotine vaccine, addiction

Sep. 07, 2012

The Importance of Strange Science

improbable research, Ig Nobels, shrew, Marc Abrahams

Aug. 31, 2012

Meet Your Ancient Relatives -- The Denisovans

fossil, dna, neanderthal, neandertal, denisovan, hominid, hominin, human origins, anthropology

Aug. 31, 2012

Meet the Brains Behind 'Bones'

bones, forensic anthropology, forensic science, crime, detectives, murder mystery, television show

Aug. 24, 2012

Mapping the Birthplace of Modern Languages

language, linguistics, evolutionary biology, language evolution

Aug. 24, 2012

'Carbon Nation' Tackles Climate Change, By Ignoring It

energy, environment, global warming, climate change, energy efficiency, energy conservation

Aug. 24, 2012

David Eagleman Gets Inside Our Heads

incognito, neurology, neuroscience, perception, brain, consciousness

Aug. 17, 2012

Arbiter of 'Interestingness' Navigates the 'Net

brainpicker, brainpickings, memes, internet culture, blogs, curation, curator's code, web, world wide web

Aug. 10, 2012

Catching Up with Tom Swift a Century Later

books, science fiction, tom swift, child inventor, boy inventor, history

Aug. 10, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Monkey Mind’

anxiety, anxious, nervous, neurotic, psychology, psychological

Aug. 03, 2012

Making Movies That Zoom into Foreign Worlds

cinemicroscopy, microscope, microorganisms, microbiology

Jul. 13, 2012

The Nuts and Bolts of High-Speed Rail

high-speed rail, transportation, California, engineering, civil engineering, railroad, trains, high-speed trains

Jul. 06, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks Silent Spring

science friday book club, scifri book club, silent spring, rachel carson, ddt, pesticides, love canal, toxic chemicals, superfund site

Jun. 29, 2012

Alan Turing at 100

alan turing, computers, computing, mathematics, numbers, code, math, cryptography

Jun. 29, 2012

Spider-Man Gets a Physics Lesson

spider-man, spiderman, peter parker, radioactive spider, superhero, superheroes, physics

Jun. 22, 2012

Field Trip! Can You Stomach It?

museum, medical history, philadelphia, medical devices, medical oddities, history, tourism, tourists, Mütter Museum

Jun. 22, 2012

What Your Brain Looks Like When You Lose Self-Control

brain, neuroscience, control, desire, impulse, fmri, mri, human behavior, dieting

Jun. 15, 2012

Putting a Friendly Face on Statistics

statistics, data, psychology, understanding data, interpreting data

Jun. 15, 2012

Neanderthals: The Oldest Cave Painters?

cave art, archeology, anthropology, neanderthals, neandertals, spain, altamira cave, Altamira, El Castillo, Tito Bustillo, Uranium-series dating

Jun. 01, 2012

Remembering a Son in Immortal Bird

health care, doctors, medicine, tragedy, children, memoir, cardiac medicine, heart, organ transplant

May. 25, 2012

Humans, The World's 'Superomnivores'

food, taste, flavor, eating, culture, cultural heritage

May. 25, 2012

Breaking Out Of A Web Of Fear

fear, phobias, tarantulas, spiders, heights, flying, public speaking, psychology, scared

May. 18, 2012

The Itching Question That’s More Than Skin Deep

improbable research, silly, funny,

May. 11, 2012

Why Race Could Color the Vote Against Obama

election, race, psychology, prejudice, racial attitudes

May. 11, 2012

'The Garbage-Men' Rock a Trashy Sound

garbage, recycling, materials, musical instruments, music, diy

May. 04, 2012

Actress Mayim Bialik on TV, Science, and the Combo

child development, psychology

Apr. 27, 2012

A New Stage Play Tackles Athletes and Concussions

neurology, science and the arts, theater, concussion, athletes, brain, head trauma

Apr. 13, 2012

Engineering for Success by Building on Failure

engineering, bridges, invention, failure, Titanic, Challenger, Columbia, design, civil engineering

Apr. 13, 2012

Marc Abrahams Makes Science Improbably Funny

humor, evolution, improbable research, ig nobel

Apr. 13, 2012

Searching for Nature’s Time Machines in Relics

entomology, art, photography, evolution, genes

Apr. 06, 2012

New York City’s Mayor is a Geek at Heart

new york city, science policy, mayor, applied science, nycedc

Apr. 06, 2012

How Homo sapiens Became Masters of the Planet

paleontology, human origins, paleoanthropology, anthropology

Mar. 30, 2012

Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

kandel, brain, memory, art, vienna, learning

Mar. 23, 2012

‘Losing Control’ In The Movies

film movie comedy

Mar. 23, 2012

Picture An Embryo

video embryo dhuman development potw

Mar. 23, 2012

Archaeologists Revisit Iraq

iraq archaeology dig antiquities

Mar. 02, 2012

‘Galileo’ Lives In A New Production

art, play, theatre, galileo

Feb. 24, 2012

Weaving Around Web Privacy Controls

online privacy, security, cookies, tracking code

Feb. 10, 2012

Notes From A Former 'Guitar Zero'

guitar, music, brain, learning

Feb. 10, 2012

Why Vinyl Sounds Better Than CD, Or Not

music, sound, audio, engineering, data, compression, vinyl

Feb. 03, 2012

What Grosses You Out?

gross, disgusting, yucky, eeeewww

Jan. 27, 2012

Can Science Be Done Without Secrecy?

research, data, scientific process, scientific publishing, publication, peer review

Jan. 27, 2012

Ancient Skull Holds Clues to Dog Domestication

dog, canid, canine, animal domestication, anthropology

Jan. 20, 2012

Be Here Now: Meditation For The Body And Brain

brain, consciousness, meditation

Jan. 13, 2012

Get Inked For Science

body art, tattoos, art, ink, body modification

Jan. 13, 2012

Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

science coverage, news

Jan. 06, 2012

One Scholar’s Take On The Power of The Placebo

placebo, sugar pill, medicine, psychology

Dec. 30, 2011

Making Resolutions That Stick In 2012

new year, resolution, psychology, brain, effort

Dec. 23, 2011

The Science Behind ‘Breaking Bad’

chemistry, film, television, meth

Dec. 16, 2011

Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

music, brain, medicine, psychology, neurology, sacks

Dec. 09, 2011

Rats Show Empathy, By Freeing Trapped Companions

rat, empathy, brain, friend, social behavior

Dec. 02, 2011

Combatting Depression With Meditation, Diet

weil, health, happiness

Nov. 25, 2011

A Tale Of Two Addicts: Freud, Halsted And Cocaine

freud, cocaine, markel, history, psychology, brain, drug addiction

Nov. 18, 2011

Strangers Can Spot Genetic Disposition For Empathy

empathy, brain, genetics, oxytocin, caring

Nov. 11, 2011

Cure Winter Blues With Light Therapy--Or The Beach

seasonal affective disorder, sad, lightboxes, light therapy, depression

Nov. 11, 2011

Meet The MythBusters

discovery channel, science education, mythbusters, explosions

Nov. 04, 2011

A Researcher Asks: Are Dolphins Self-Aware?

dolphin communication brain learning

Oct. 07, 2011

Is Human Violence On The Wane?

pinker violence brain evolution

Sep. 30, 2011

David Attenborough Flies With The Pterosaurs

attenborough flying monsterd 3d movie pterosaurs nature

Sep. 30, 2011

Could A Lack Of Empathy Explain Cruelty?

evil empathy brain evolution

Sep. 30, 2011

The Real Virologist Behind €œContagion

virus contagion movie film outbreak

Sep. 16, 2011

Science Looks At The Sibling Effect

siblings, brothers, sisters, social science

Sep. 09, 2011

Examining Ancient Fossils for Clues to Human Origins

hominid, homo, fossil, berger, anthropology, paleoanthropology

Sep. 09, 2011

The Psychology of 9-11, Ten Years Later

disaster, ptsd, psychology, grief, trauma, terrorism

Aug. 26, 2011

A Look Back At 9/11 In ‘I Heard The Sirens Scream’

911, 9-11, 9/11, september 11, anthrax, terrorism

Aug. 19, 2011

Technology Aids Free Speech--And Its Suppression

communication, freedom of speech, censorship

Aug. 19, 2011

Weaving ‘Charlotte’s Web’

literature, art, writing, nature, farm, spiders

Aug. 12, 2011

How Fibonacci Introduced The World To Numbers

math fibonacci devlin history

Aug. 12, 2011

The Future Of Computer-Generated Sound Effects

sound acoustics technology film music video games

Jul. 29, 2011

Teaching A Chimp To Speak In ‘Project Nim’

chimp, language, brain, development, ethics

Jul. 22, 2011

The Experimental Traveler: Take A Science Vacation

travel, vacation, road trip

Jul. 15, 2011

Can Google Plus Compete With Facebook And Twitter?

google, social media, social networking, facebook, twitter, myspace

Jul. 08, 2011

Archaic Texan Rock Art Reveals Prehistoric Culture

cave art drawing rock art texas indian paleoglyphs cave painting

Jul. 01, 2011

Growing A Revolution: America’s Founding Gardeners

history president gardening botany jefferson

Jun. 24, 2011

Swaying Of Hammock Lulls Brain Into Deeper Sleep

brain waves slepp rocking hammock

Jun. 24, 2011

Author Of ‘Robopocalypse’ On The Future Of Robotics

fiction robot terminator sarah connor

Jun. 17, 2011

James Gleick On The History Of Information

information data history philosophy understanding

Jun. 03, 2011

Can Social Networking Move Beyond Facebook?

social media network online community

Jun. 03, 2011

Can Literature Make A Better Doctor?

medicine heath doctor

Jun. 03, 2011

Novelist, Doctor Chris Adrian On

medicine heatlh physician author literature

May. 27, 2011

Are Math Skills Built In To The Human Brain?

math geometry brain mathematics

May. 20, 2011

Making a List for Summer Science Reading

books reading summer literature

May. 06, 2011

Synth Music Pioneer Thomas Dolby Back With New EP

dolby, music, performance, art, blinded

Apr. 29, 2011

Annoying Book Probes The Science Of Irritations

flora palca annoying book

Apr. 15, 2011

Richard Leakey Reflects On Human Past--And Future

anthropology, human origins, turkana boy, fossil, hominid

Apr. 08, 2011

Connecting Science and Art

arts, krauss, authors, film

Apr. 01, 2011

Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar

joke, humor, funny, april fools, april fool's

Mar. 25, 2011

Hunting For Traces Of America's First Inhabitants

anthropology, archaeology, human origins, life, tools, ancestors

Mar. 11, 2011

High-Tech Opera Features Robots as Stars

music, art, opera, robots, mit

Feb. 25, 2011

Have We Grown Too Fond Of Technology?

turkle technology

Feb. 18, 2011

Could Gaming Be Good For You?

gaming, computers, games

Feb. 11, 2011

Defining a Data Deluge

data, information

Feb. 11, 2011

IBM Computer Faces Off Against Jeopardy Champs

computer, intelligence, data, ai, game

Feb. 11, 2011

The ‘Science Of Kissing’

kiss, love, emotion, valentine, heart

Jan. 28, 2011

An Earlier Departure Out Of Africa?

migration, archaeology, anthropology

Jan. 28, 2011

Digital Sampling and Remix Culture: Creativity or Criminality?

sampling, music, beats, copyright, remix, digital culture, dj

Jan. 14, 2011

Visual Biography Explores Love and Radium

curie radioactive radium art

Jan. 14, 2011

How Many Social Network Identities Is Too Many?

online, identity, privacy, profiles

Dec. 31, 2010

2010 Science Year In Review

review science biology health medicine news

Dec. 31, 2010

Amir Aczel Looks At The LHC

amir aczel cern lhc physics

Dec. 24, 2010

Jonathon Keats and "Virtual Words"

words, language, vocabulary, arts

Dec. 17, 2010

Internet Privacy

internet privacy, online behavior

Dec. 17, 2010

Taxidermy and 'A Kingdom Under Glass'

natural history, taxidermy, animals

Dec. 17, 2010

No Fear

fear, brain, amygdala, nervous, fright

Dec. 10, 2010

Imagined Eating

food diet eating psychology brain

Dec. 10, 2010

Isabella Rossellini's 'Seduce Me'

art, science, mating, attraction, green porno

Nov. 26, 2010

2010 Ig Nobel Prizes

ig nobel, silly, humor

Nov. 26, 2010

Holiday Tastes and Smells

smell, taste, holiday

Nov. 19, 2010

How Music Works

music, art, physics

Nov. 19, 2010

Video Pick: Rapunzel Hair Physics

physics, hair, rapunzel, movie

Nov. 05, 2010

'Photograph 51' Play

play, theater, arts, dna, genetics, double helix, franklin, watson, crick

Nov. 05, 2010

Science and Morality

morality, debate, ethics, right from wrong

Oct. 29, 2010

An Answer to the Chupacabra Legend?

legend, halloween, monster, chupacabra, goatsucker

Oct. 08, 2010

Tracking Truthy Ideas

meme, twitter, truthy, network, social,

Oct. 01, 2010

Carl Sagan's Cosmos

sagan space cosmos astronomy

Oct. 01, 2010

Video Pick: Mark Twain’s Scary Sci-Fi

twain, art, history, video, flora

Sep. 24, 2010

Forensic Art

art, forensics, composite sketch, crime scene, witness, police

Sep. 24, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Composite Sketch

art, forensics, composite sketch, crime scene, witness, police

Sep. 17, 2010

How We Pay Attention

attention, gorilla

Sep. 10, 2010

Video Pick: Gotta Dance

dance movement biomechanics video flora

Sep. 10, 2010


swarm insect behavior

Sep. 03, 2010

Mental Exercise and Dementia

mental health aging alzheimers dementia cognitive decline

Sep. 03, 2010

Technology and the Brain

communication, nass, technology

Aug. 27, 2010


bedbugs, bed bugs, insect, blood, psychology

Aug. 27, 2010

Science Fiction Technology

film, movie, science fiction

Aug. 20, 2010

Meditation and the Brain

brain, learning, meditation, neural

Aug. 20, 2010

Margaret Atwood: 'The Year of the Flood'

novel, scifi, arts, atwood, crake, oryx

Aug. 13, 2010

Study Suggests Earlier Meat Eating In Hominids

anthropology human evolution tools food

Aug. 06, 2010

Danica McKellar, Girls, and Math

math, girls, danica mckellar, algebra

Jul. 23, 2010

How Pleasure Works

pleasure art brain

Jul. 09, 2010


band music science brain

Jun. 25, 2010

A Relative for Lucy

lucy, skeleton, anthropology

Jun. 25, 2010

A Soft Life, With Rough Spots

psychology, brain, metaphor

Jun. 18, 2010

'Gasland' Film

gas, fracking, natural gas, environment

Jun. 04, 2010


genetic engineering, film, movie, scifi, science fiction

May. 14, 2010


stuff, hoarding, psychology

May. 14, 2010

MRIs and the Law

brain, fmri, iamging, lie detector, neurology

May. 07, 2010

Wash Your Hands of That Decision

psychology, handwashing, decisions, conflict

May. 07, 2010

Neanderthal Genome

dna, genome, ancestry, proteome, neanderthals, neandertal, genetics, evolution

Apr. 23, 2010

'Obselidia' Movie

movie, film, obselidia

Apr. 23, 2010

'Into Eternity' Film

nuclear, yucca mountian, waste,

Apr. 23, 2010

E.O. Wilson's 'Anthill'

ants, insects, social

Apr. 09, 2010

Weathercasters and Climate Change

climate change, weather, tv, communication

Apr. 02, 2010


insects, bugs, insectopedia

Mar. 26, 2010

A New Human Relative, From a DNA Sample?

anthropology, palontology, bone, genetics, dna

Mar. 19, 2010

The Future of 3D

film, television, 3d, 3-d, hubble, space, movie, imax

Mar. 19, 2010

New Play Lays Lenin to Rest

theater, theatre, play, embalmers, lenin, stalin, russia

Mar. 12, 2010

Cave Science

missouri, caves, geology

Mar. 05, 2010

Persuasion, Energy, and Behavior

energy, efficiency, energystar

Feb. 19, 2010

Communicating Science

news, blogs, communication, policy

Feb. 12, 2010

Jane Goodall

goodall, gombe, chimps, chimpanzees

Feb. 05, 2010

'Manufacturing Depression'

depression, mental health

Jan. 29, 2010

In 2010, A Space Opera

opera, art, music, planetarium, moon, space

Jan. 15, 2010

The Lifespan Of Couch Potatoes

obesity, weight, activity, exercise, television

Jan. 15, 2010

Science and Race

race, racial differences, prejudice

Jan. 01, 2010

Caffeine and Alcohol

coffee, alcohol, intoxication, sober

Jan. 01, 2010

The Psychology of Prices

psychology, pricng, retail

Jan. 01, 2010

One Minute Math Mysteries

math, education, mysteries

Dec. 25, 2009

Frank Oppenheimer Biography

history, physics, exploratorium

Dec. 25, 2009

Buying Happiness

psychology, happiness

Dec. 11, 2009

Erasing Fear Memories

fear, memory, brain, mental health

Dec. 04, 2009

The Science of Clinical Psychology

psychology, brain, psychothereapy

Nov. 27, 2009

2009 Ig Nobel Prizes

ig nobel awards, prize, humor

Nov. 27, 2009

They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science

perfchat, tmbg, giants, performance chat, music, art

Nov. 20, 2009

Big Bang Theory

big bang theory, television, tv, sitcom, cbs

Nov. 13, 2009

Two Personalities, One Brain?

mpd, multiple personalitiy disorder, dissociative identity disorder

Nov. 13, 2009

Science Through Graphic Novels

graphic novels, comic books, comics, russel, philosophy, biology, genetics

Nov. 13, 2009

One-Woman Show Presents Voices of the Health Care Debate

theater, art, actress, actor

Oct. 30, 2009

Running Research

running, race, speed, evolution, physiology

Oct. 30, 2009


meat, human, cannibal, halloween

Oct. 30, 2009

Science of Zombies

zombie, undead, halloween

Oct. 23, 2009

Are Humans Still Evolving?

evolution, humans, medicine

Oct. 23, 2009

Frans de Waal and 'The Age of Empathy'

empathy, primates, apes, de waal

Oct. 02, 2009

Early Hominid Fossil Find

ardi, fossil, hominid, evolution

Sep. 25, 2009


connected, social networks, behavior, social

Sep. 25, 2009

They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science

perfchat, tmbg, giants, performance chat, music, art

Sep. 11, 2009

Primate Music

music, art, monkeys, apes

Sep. 04, 2009

Who's Doing What Online?

network, computer, social, twitter, facebook

Aug. 28, 2009

How Cooking Made Us Human

cooking primates homo sapien

Aug. 21, 2009

Uncovering Hidden Paintings

art science painting x ray technology

Jul. 31, 2009

Who Owns Your Digital Data?

digital, privacy, ownership, information

Jul. 31, 2009

The Art of the Natural History Museum

art, artists, natural history, diorama

Jul. 24, 2009

Why We Trust

trust, brian, emotion, damasio

Jul. 24, 2009

The Science of Decision-Making

decision, brain, choices, psychology

Jul. 24, 2009

Moon Movie

moon, space, film

Jul. 03, 2009

Some Projects to Try on Your Summer Vacation (Or Perhaps Not)

diy, experiemnts, chemistry, physics, risk, dangerous

Jul. 03, 2009

A Conversation with Ocean Explorer Bob Ballard

ballard, ocean, titanic, undersea, water

Jun. 26, 2009

Summer Science Movies

science fiction, film, movies, art

Jun. 19, 2009

Same-Sex Behavior in the Animal Kingdom

same sex, homosexuality, sexual behavior, animals

Jun. 12, 2009

The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram

milgram, obedience

Jun. 12, 2009

Why Do We Have Fingerprints?

fingerprints, evolution

Jun. 05, 2009

Tickling Gorillas and the Evolution of Laughter

laughter, tickling, evolution, primates

Jun. 05, 2009

Newton and the Counterfeiter

newton, physics, history, levenson

May. 29, 2009

Keeping Up with Math


May. 29, 2009


dna, art, science, genetics

May. 15, 2009

What's Next In Web Searching

search, google, wolfram alpha

May. 15, 2009

The Modern Dog

dog, genetics, evolution, communnication

May. 08, 2009

The Hobbit Debate

hobbit, hominid, hominin, human ancestors, anthropology

May. 08, 2009

The Two Cultures, Fifty Years On

two cultures, cp snow,

Apr. 17, 2009

'End Days' Play

theater, play, drama, end days, arts

Mar. 27, 2009


watchmen, comic, physics

Mar. 06, 2009

Oldest Known Horse Farm

archaeology, horses, domestication, farming

Mar. 06, 2009

Don Johanson - Lucy's Legacy

lucy, anthropology, fossil, hominid, human

Feb. 20, 2009

Future of Animation

film, movies, animation, 3d

Feb. 13, 2009

Buying Experiences, Not Things, May Increase Happiness

psychology, brain, givt, presents

Feb. 13, 2009

Neil deGrasse Tyson

space, astronomy, tyson

Jan. 30, 2009

Comic Book Teaches Genetics, Biology

comics, art, science, graphic novel

Jan. 09, 2009


gullibility, psychology, scam

Jan. 02, 2009

Looking Forward to a Year of Science

science, celebration

Dec. 26, 2008

Making New Year's Resolutions Stick

new year, holiday, psychology

Dec. 26, 2008

Tweets from Frolleagues

jargon, art, tech

Dec. 26, 2008

Birdscapes Pop-up Book

birds, sounds, book

Dec. 19, 2008

2008 In Social Media

twitter, oreilly, facebook, web, internet

Dec. 12, 2008

Elephant Health

elephants, zoos, animal ethics, peta

Dec. 12, 2008

Computing Consumer Preferences

music, film, pandora, stores, shopping

Dec. 12, 2008

The Science of Shopping

shopping, psychology, marketing

Dec. 05, 2008

Smiling In Groups

happiness, social networks

Dec. 05, 2008

The Superorganism

ants, bees, wasps, social insects, superorganism

Nov. 28, 2008

Ig Nobel Awards

ignobel, ig nobel , awards, science humor

Nov. 28, 2008

Psychology of Food and Eating

food, eating, nutrition, psychology

Nov. 21, 2008

Secret of the Pyramid

egypt, pyramids, giza, brier

Nov. 14, 2008

Music and Cardiovascular Health

vascualr system, heart health, blood flow, music, endorphins

Nov. 14, 2008

Jane Goodall

chimpanzees, goodall, primates

Oct. 31, 2008

The Secret of The Mummy's DNA

mummy, dna, mitochondrial dna, evolution

Oct. 31, 2008

Vampire Bats and Other Blood-Suckers

blood, bats, vampires

Oct. 31, 2008

Beautiful Science

museum, art, science, manuscripts, drawings

Oct. 24, 2008

E-Voting Update

voting, election, voting machines, electronic voting

Oct. 24, 2008

The $3 Million Projector

planetarium, projector, campaing, election, education

Oct. 17, 2008

Who's An Expert?

expertise, experts, specialization, information, decision-making

Oct. 17, 2008

Dr. Atomic Opera

opera, art, atomic bomb, nuclear, trinity, manhattan project

Oct. 03, 2008

Flash of Genius

windshield wiper, patents, inventions, lawyers, film, movie

Oct. 03, 2008

Do You Want to Believe?

control, illusions, conspiracy

Sep. 26, 2008

Carl Djerassi's 'Taboos'

djerassi. theater, theatre, art, taboos, play, reproduction

Sep. 12, 2008

Spore and Evolution

spore, game, computer

Aug. 22, 2008

The Science of Getting a 'Yes'

persuasion, social psychology, yes, behavior

Aug. 22, 2008

How Undecided Are 'Undecided Voters?'

polling, decisionmaking, unconscious thought, bias, race

Aug. 22, 2008

Inventing the Movies: Edison to the iPod

movie, film, hollywood, invention, technology

Aug. 08, 2008


traffic cars automobiles engineering

Jul. 04, 2008

Nuclear Family Vacation

atomic, nuclear, defense, weaponry, cold war

Jul. 04, 2008

Science and Technology Tourism Destinations

travel, science, destinations

Jun. 27, 2008

The Sweet Smell of Science

smell, scent, aroma, olfaction, senses

Jun. 20, 2008

Art Conservation and Preservation

art conservation, art preservation, art restoration

Jun. 20, 2008

'Frequency Hopping' Stage Play

play, theater, theatre, lamarr, invention, patents, radio

Jun. 13, 2008

Tune Deafness and the Brain

music, brain, consciousness

Jun. 06, 2008

The Happening

movie, art, cinema, film, environment

Jun. 06, 2008

Will We Recognize The Future?

future, technology, singularity

Jun. 06, 2008

Richard Preston: Panic in Level 4

preston, ebola, biosafety,

May. 23, 2008

What's a Crystal Skull, Anyway?

archaeologist, archaeology

May. 09, 2008

Digital TV Transition

television, tv, broadcast

Mar. 21, 2008

Online Privacy

privacy, data, security, safety, internet, online

Mar. 14, 2008

A New Species, or Just Small Humans?

flores, pygmy, dwarf, human evolution, hominid, skeleton, fossils, anthropology

Mar. 14, 2008

Happy Pi Day

pi, math, mathematics, circle, geometry

Mar. 07, 2008

Persuasive Technologies

technology, captology, persuasion, psychology

Feb. 22, 2008

A Grammy in Math

music, recording, guthrie, mathematics

Feb. 22, 2008

Mapping Human Genetic Diversity

genetics, human evolution, migration, genome, diversity

Jan. 25, 2008

The Funny Side of Global Warming?

cartoons, art, humor

Jan. 25, 2008

Six Degrees

small worlds, six degrees, kevin bacon

Jan. 18, 2008

Touching the Invisible Sky

Braille, visually imapired, blind, astronomy, space

Jan. 11, 2008

The Farnsworth Invention

television, invention, farnsworth, theater, theatre, play

Dec. 28, 2007

Wildlife Safari

safari wildlife field work research sound photography

Dec. 28, 2007

What Would You Do For Science?

science experiment testing laboratory method culture

Dec. 21, 2007

The Body Has A Mind of Its Own

brain, neurology, psychology, maps

Dec. 07, 2007

Amir Aczel 'The Jesuit and the Skull'

skull, evolution, religion, Teilhard de Chardin

Dec. 07, 2007

Science Book Picks for 2007


Nov. 30, 2007

Green Energy at Google

energy, google

Nov. 23, 2007

The 2007 Ig Nobel Awards

ig nobel, ignobel, humor, comedy

Oct. 26, 2007

Political Snap Decisions

politics, face, snap decisions

Oct. 12, 2007

Space Rocks Auction

meteorite, space, moon, auction

Oct. 05, 2007

Online Office Applications

application, software, internet

Oct. 05, 2007


crime, television, mystery

Oct. 05, 2007

The Body Farm

anthropology, crime, mystery

Sep. 21, 2007

Women, Girls, and Math

math, women, girls, sex, gender

Aug. 10, 2007

New Fossil Find

hominids, evolution, human origins

Aug. 03, 2007

New FCC Rules Give Consumers More Choice

wireless, technology

Jul. 20, 2007

Why It's Hard To Admit To Being Wrong

brain, mistakes, social psychology

Jul. 06, 2007

Live Earth Concerts Kick Off Worldwide

climate change, concerts, al gore, global warming

Nov. 25, 2008

Beauty Scans

Sep. 19, 2008

Mars in Paint

mars art


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