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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.
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.
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