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An excerpt from Atul Gawande's Being Mortal.
An excerpt from Internal Medicine by Terrence Holt.
Find out the answers—and backstories—to the SciFri-themed crossword puzzle.
An excerpt from Neal Stephenson's story in Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions For a Better Future.
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.
An excerpt from Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, by Jeremy A. Greene.
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.
An excerpt from Kristin Ohlson's book The Soil Will Save Us.
Use science to improve your latest spicy concoction.
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?
An excerpt from Laurel Braitman's Animal Madness.
An excerpt from William Poundstone's Rock Breaks Scissors.
An excerpt from Virtual Unreality: Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do You Know It’s True?
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.
An excerpt from Daniel Wilson's new novel, Robogenesis.
An excerpt from Do Fathers Matter?
An excerpt from Mark Miodownik's Stuff Matters.
An excerpt from Me, Myself and Why.
An excerpt from Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues.
An excerpt from Prisoners, Lovers & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda.
A new cryptocurrency in development called ZeroCash claims to preserve its users’ anonymity. Here’s how it works.
Research scientist Joseph Soltis answers your elephant-related queries.
An excerpt from Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why.
A recipe from Tama Matsuoka Wong, using foraged ingredients.
An excerpt from Walden Warming.
An excerpt from A Window on Eternity.
An excerpt from Amir Aczel's book "Why Science Does Not Disprove God."
An excerpt from Jean Craighead George's Ice Whale.
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