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This machine was a predecessor to the electronic calculator.
Help the SciFri Book Club pick its next book.
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.
Using data from a robot, scientists have created the first detailed, 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice thickness.
If you really want a space mission to happen, you’ve got to do more than hope. You’ve got to sit down and seriously plan like they did in the ’60s.
Two foodies offer baking ingredient twists—and scientific insight into why they work.
Seals sporting telemetry tags are providing scientists with data on the ocean environment.
A museum curator has discovered a box of beetles containing specimens collected during a famous expedition.
An excerpt from Arthur I. Miller's new book, Colliding Worlds.
Some tasty facts about the popular Thanksgiving treat.
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.
How will the midterm election results, climate change "debate," and trends in renewable energy affect the 2016 election?
While people in a vegetative state appear physically unresponsive, a new study reveals that some might be aware to a degree.
An excerpt from Animal Weapons, a book by Douglas Emlen.
The puppets in the live stage production Walking With Dinosaurs evoke a convincing "dino-ness."
An excerpt from James Gustave Speth's memoir Angels by the River.
A nebula and a star line up perfectly in the sky.
Allen Bard might be known for pioneering research in electrochemiluminescence, among other contributions to science, but he counts his students as his proudest achievement.
An exhibit at Philadelphia's Mütter Museum offers a peek through a forensic pathologist’s microscope.
A patient more than 3,000 years-old takes a turn through a CT scanner.
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.
This hard-scaled algae adapted to increased temperatures and acidification of the water—and continued absorbing CO2.
Video from Science Friday's live show at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Veterinary dentist Brook Niemiec treats an arc of animals, from man’s best friend to lions, tigers, and bears.
Photographer Alan Friedman documents the sun’s many faces using telescopes, filters, cameras, and computer software.
An excerpt from Atul Gawande's Being Mortal.
This rare type of meteorite offers insight into asteroid formation, as well as earth's geologic processes.
Monosodium glutamate has gotten a bad rap for causing allergies, but is it justified?
A special imaging technology peers inside a mouse eye, revealing the distinct roles that cells play in maintaining retinal health.
An excerpt from Internal Medicine by Terrence Holt.
Find out the answers—and backstories—to the SciFri-themed crossword puzzle.
The man of the hour is an octogenarian who claims more than 3,500 patents.
An excerpt from Neal Stephenson's story in Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions For a Better Future.
Every September, the Ars Electronica Festival draws artists, scientists, and technologists to Linz, Austria, to swap ideas and show off cutting-edge artworks.
This hybrid coral could withstand climate change better than its relatives.
Computer software and word databases are changing the crossword puzzle game.
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.
As the climate changes, this species could lose ground in its breeding range but gain wintering ground.
An excerpt from Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, by Jeremy A. Greene.
This spider, likely a member of the Thwaitesia genus, was photographed in Singapore.
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.
Discovered at La Brea Tar Pits, the pupa helps reveal clues to what the environment was like in Southern California during the Pleistocene Epoch.
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