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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.
Few psychopaths who terrorize the big screen could pass a reality check, but those who do can be used as teaching tools for aspiring psychiatrists.
Male great bowerbirds build these structures strictly to attract females for mating.
The primatologist chats about her adventures with the red ape, her affinity for the forest, and her advice to budding conservationists.
Biologists photograph the first days of a fiery orange starfish common to Brazil's rocky southern shores.
An excerpt from Kristin Ohlson's book The Soil Will Save Us.
The fourth and final discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.
Culinary scientist Ali Bouzari weighs in on the four ways to change the thickness of any sauce, soup, or liquid.
Record yourself reading your favorite quote from "Dune," and share it with SciFri.
Use science to improve your latest spicy concoction.
This ephemeral river may only last a few days a year, but it’s life sustaining.
The third discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.
Even if it's cloudy or you can't get outside at night, you can still listen to the Perseid meteor shower using a simple FM radio setup or by building a radio telescope at home.
An excerpt from Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner, by Dr. Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell.
Can you solve this real-life medical mystery?
Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist and theoretical physicist Sara Imari Walker talk about returning to Frank Herbert’s Dune Planet.
A researcher uses thermal imaging to study elephant mating behavior.
Ecologist Ned Dochtermann explains why the kangaroo mouse makes a perfect namesake for Dune’s hero, Paul Muad’Dib.
Science Friday headed to the movies!
The second discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.
An excerpt from Laurel Braitman's Animal Madness.
John Schoenherr's extraterrestrial illustrations piqued the curiosity of a well-known science journalist: Carl Zimmer.
Hubble's most recent photograph of the universe reveals more than 10,000 galaxies, including young ultraviolet ones.
The first discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.
This silk moth symbolizes National Moth Week, which has gone global.
This summer’s pick is a bona fide science fiction classic: Frank Herbert’s ecological epic Dune.
NOAA releases its State of the Climate Report for 2013.
These tiny black-and-white cylinders each host a life-sucking insect.
An excerpt from William Poundstone's Rock Breaks Scissors.
This tiny snail lives in one of the world’s deepest cave systems.
We're pitting two of our favorite topics against each other. Are you #TeamSpace or #TeamFood?
An excerpt from Virtual Unreality: Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do You Know It’s True?
This Indonesian volcano burns blue at night, but that’s not lava you’re seeing.
For the past week, Science Friday’s Cephalopod Week has celebrated these amazing, beautiful, and mysterious creatures. We’ve compiled all the SciFri stories we shared this week in one place.
This venomous octopus packs a punch, but it’s more likely to hide than launch a poisonous attack.
Some scientists predict that record numbers of fall Chinook will return to the Columbia River Basin this year.
Oregon leads the country in commercial truffle production, boasting several native culinary varieties. And the best way to find them is to enlist the help of man’s best friend.
An excerpt from Daniel Wilson's new novel, Robogenesis.
An excerpt from Do Fathers Matter?
The former director of the New York Hall of Science was a champion for the public's understanding of and involvement with science.
This small ray can breach several feet into the air, causing a loud slapping sound upon its return to the ocean that has earned it the nickname “tortilla.”
An excerpt from Mark Miodownik's Stuff Matters.
The Richat Structure, or the “Eye of the Sahara,” can be seen from space and might be 100 million-years-old.
An excerpt from Me, Myself and Why.
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