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A newly discovered mite from Ohio is reminiscent of the caterpillar-like dragons of Chinese New Year’s fame.
An excerpt from A Window on Eternity.
A new compilation of indie rock music includes sounds collected from the Voyager space missions.
An excerpt from Amir Aczel's book "Why Science Does Not Disprove God."
The instrument is an early version of a training device popularized by optometrists.
An excerpt from Jean Craighead George's Ice Whale.
Research suggests that yogurt containing active bacterial cultures could have multiple health benefits.
A reusable tape made of micro fibers has the remarkable ability to self-clean.
Artist Brandon Ballengée’s portraits of deformed frogs turn scientific specimens into “stained glass windows.”
From personal assisting, to search and rescue operations, to laparoscopic surgery, robots are becoming an ever-growing part of human life.
This sea sponge challenges a popular idea of what triggered the evolution of animal life on earth.
Don't blame the polar vortex for this winter's cold weather woes.
The universe's oldest light is one of the great pieces of evidence for the Big Bang.
Kai Sander's photograph of a snowy cornfield was the audience favorite in SciFri's Winter Nature Photo Contest.
A simulator based on one of the oldest problems in geometrical probability approximates pi.
SciFri is in Austin to check out the latest in innovation.
An excerpt from "The Future of the Mind" by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.
The Salt Lake Valley's topography lends itself to a natural phenomenon called an inversion, which traps air pollution.
You'll need fiber, some weights, a motor, and a heat gun to get you started.
Time to choose your favorite winter snapshot out of our 10 finalists.
Scientists used a high speed camera to study how tiny carbon dioxide bubbles in beer rapidly expand and rise.
This excerpt from "It's Complicated" explores how advances in technology afford teens new ways of communicating secretively.
Dogs are helping improve our understanding of various human maladies and how we might treat them.
What might be considered a sound “defect” can be fascinating to listen to.
For Olympians, there’s interplay between natural athletic ability and suits that provide that extra edge.
A small Scottish island is now the sole source of Olympic curling stone granite.
This nature photographer is drawn to pictures that capture a subject's essence and tell a story.
Three documentaries raise important questions about Internet use, from its effect on our personal relationships to our right to access information.
This heart-shaped nanoparticle contains a trio of elements that helps drive the oxidation of ethanol in fuel cells.
An excerpt from the new novel, "The Martian."
SciFri tests out the cutting-edge virtual reality device at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Vote for your favorite winter snapshot in the contest.
This year, the Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier exhibition explored humanity's evolving relationship with technology.
The long-time SETI astronomer discusses the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and helping inspire a Carl Sagan novel.
Author Sara Paretsky describes the scientific influences on her new crime detective novel, Critical Mass.
Physicist Carl Haber helps resurrect sound from old audio files once thought lost to history.
SciFri staff members are checking in on the Sundance Film Festival's science offerings.
MIT physics professor Max Tegmark discusses how mathematics is integrated into every part of our universe.
Researchers have discovered an unprecedented diversity of glowing fish species.
An excerpt from My Age of Anxiety.
Fermentation experimentalist Sandor Ellix Katz describes his hybrid sauerkraut-kimchi dish, and offers a few fermentation tips.
A recently described 100 million-year-old fossil is the most complete flowering plant from the Cretaceous discovered.
We asked you to submit your own photos of the ice spike phenomenon.
Could new wind energy projects influence votes?
Humans' perception of insects is deeply rooted in our evolutionary past.
One experiment shows that this little understood phenomenon seems to perform better with distilled water.
The country's Christmas tree capital is Oregon, where Douglas and noble firs reign thanks to accommodating climate and soil.
From Rube Goldberg devices to jet packs, these books cover subjects that won't disappoint.
There's one simple thing you can start doing today to extend your life.
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