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The author of Geek Physics answers your pop culture physics questions.
A citizen science project uncovers 30 new species of scuttle fly in Los Angeles.
This year’s SXSW Film festival highlighted our fears about emerging tech and concerns facing online and gaming communities.
This pristine white fungus might have neuroprotective properties.
An excerpt from The Undersea Network, by Nicole Starosielski.
Should we worry about the imminent rise of robots in our lives?
In the 1960s, curious computer scientists transformed computers into art machines.
Through fictional and documentary film-making approaches, we'll bring you true stories from scientists and innovators.
Cooking geek Jeff Potter cracks the code on easy-to-peel, hard-cooked eggs.
The spiraling protective packaging ensconces a single embryo and yolk sac.
This April Fool’s Day, put your BS-detector to the test. Can you spot the REAL hypothesis?
Icebergs in Greenland are flipping over like dominoes more often than they have in the past.
An excerpt from Michael Gazzaniga's Tales From Both Sides of the Brain.
The Science Friday Initiative has joined the 100Kin10 network.
Researchers discovered a new type of seadragon, bringing the total number of known species to a whopping three.
Science Friday web producer Chau Tu is in Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive + Film.
An excerpt from Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers, by Ian Stewart.
Methodically slice up four pies to reach the irrational number pi.
A nonprofit in Los Angeles opens the door on the secretive world of perfuming.
Plastic is melding with marine debris in Hawaii.
The field of neuroaesthetics uses techniques of neurology to understand our response to art.
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.
Take a video tour of the California-based prop shop Jadis, where technological curiosities both real and imagined intermingle.
Wilson Bentley brought the beauty of snow crystals to the public using a technique called photomicrography.
A combination of color and white balance, exposure, and computer displays likely play a role, as well as our own physical perception.
The Star Trek actor died on February 27, 2015. He spoke to SciFri about science fiction in this archival interview.
Though discarded after birth, the placenta builds the first vital connection between mother and fetus.
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.
A Canadian researcher is cultivating a ghastly looking fungal disease into a gourmet snack.
Ira Flatow and the SciFri team are headed to Brooklyn for a fun-filled night of science trivia.
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.
This bubblegum-pink sea slug is cropping up in areas where it's rarely seen in large numbers.
The Lost City of Z author David Grann answers questions from SciFri Book Club readers.
The interplay of light, bacteria, and water depth influence the dramatic colors at Yellowstone’s famous pool.
An excerpt from Joshua Davis' book Spare Parts.
New research shows that the electric fish operates like a Taser to immobilize prey.
The SciFri Book Club calls its first in-person meeting to order, at New York City's Explorers Club.
Sediment cores from around the Yucatán Peninsula support a theory as to what could have led to the Mayans' demise.
Journey into the Amazonian jungle with David Grann's The Lost City of Z.
You might be able to spot this bright, verdant comet with the naked eye.
Wouldn't you rather do the driving?
An excerpt from Bill Nye the Science Guy's new book, Undeniable.
The original meet-cute. When sperm and egg meet, sparks fly.
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.
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