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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.
An excerpt from Dr. Eric Topol's new book, The Patient Will See You Now
The cogs allow the planthopper nymph to synchronize movement of its hind legs.
An excerpt from Mama Gone Geek, by Lynn Brunelle.
SciFri staff members recommend their favorite stories from the past year.
Make a donation to help support Science Friday's programming into 2015.
Researchers have developed a blight-resistant species that's nearly identical to the American chestnut tree.
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.
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