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The title-holder for strongest biological material goes to a small mollusk.
An excerpt from Neal Stephenson's new book, Seveneves.
An excerpt from The Triumph of Seeds, by Thor Hanson.
An engineer and an artist are transforming pollution from coal mines into pigments used to tint paint.
Researchers have figured how a toxin-spraying beetle packs its pulsing punch.
When the sun interacts with six-sided ice crystals, ethereal optical effects can occur.
An excerpt from Barry Estabrook's Pig Tales.
An excerpt from How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng.
A magnified look reveals the serrated edges that Fluffy uses to clean herself—and rasp meat off bones.
An excerpt from The New Celebrity Scientists, by Declan Fahy.
An excerpt from Jeffrey A. Lieberman's book Shrinks.
These quaking aspens are all clones of one mother stem.
For decades, Duke neurology professor Allen Roses has doggedly pursued a theory that dysfunctional mitochondria in the brain cause late-onset Alzheimer’s disease—and that beta-amyloid is just part of the disease’s pathology.
An excerpt from Sydney Padua's graphic novel The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage.
Two new versions of the iconic Hubble image commemorate the space telescope’s 25th anniversary.
The author of Geek Physics answers your pop culture physics questions.
A citizen science project uncovers 30 new species of scuttle fly in Los Angeles.
This year’s SXSW Film festival highlighted our fears about emerging tech and concerns facing online and gaming communities.
This pristine white fungus might have neuroprotective properties.
An excerpt from The Undersea Network, by Nicole Starosielski.
Should we worry about the imminent rise of robots in our lives?
In the 1960s, curious computer scientists transformed computers into art machines.
Through fictional and documentary film-making approaches, we'll bring you true stories from scientists and innovators.
Cooking geek Jeff Potter cracks the code on easy-to-peel, hard-cooked eggs.
The spiraling protective packaging ensconces a single embryo and yolk sac.
This April Fool’s Day, put your BS-detector to the test. Can you spot the REAL hypothesis?
Icebergs in Greenland are flipping over like dominoes more often than they have in the past.
An excerpt from Michael Gazzaniga's Tales From Both Sides of the Brain.
The Science Friday Initiative has joined the 100Kin10 network.
Researchers discovered a new type of seadragon, bringing the total number of known species to a whopping three.
Science Friday web producer Chau Tu is in Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive + Film.
An excerpt from Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers, by Ian Stewart.
Methodically slice up four pies to reach the irrational number pi.
A nonprofit in Los Angeles opens the door on the secretive world of perfuming.
Plastic is melding with marine debris in Hawaii.
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.
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