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Aug. 01, 2014

The Science of the Silver Screen

by Christian Skotte

Science Friday headed to the movies!

science friday, los angeles, live event
May. 08, 2014

Alan Friedman, We Will Miss You

by Ira Flatow

The former director of the New York Hall of Science was a champion for the public's understanding of and involvement with science.

Jan. 03, 2014

Iowa Going Green: What Does It Mean for 2016?

by Ira Flatow

Could new wind energy projects influence votes?

Dec. 05, 2013

Backstage at 'The Big Bang Theory'

by Ira Flatow

Being on set at the popular show left me starstruck.

Big Bang Theory
Nov. 13, 2013

What You Didn't Know About Einstein

by Ira Flatow

When you find yourself wanting to re-read a book that you just finished, you gotta recommend it to others.

einstein, quantum theory, relativity, a. douglas stone
Sep. 30, 2013

Les Paul, Audio Pioneer

by Ira Flatow

We had so much fun talking about Les Paul on the show.

Les Paul, guitar, sound, recording, eight-track tape recorder
Sep. 03, 2013

This Is a 'Light Bulb'?

by Ira Flatow

Each tiny square is an LED.

LED, Invention, Technology, Light, light fixture
Aug. 05, 2013

The People's Court: Arthropod Edition

by The Bug Chicks

This kid-produced video makes a case for the arthropods among us.

video, documentary, camp, kids, education, research, The Bug Chicks
Jul. 24, 2013

Happy National Moth Week!

by The Bug Chicks

From the Silk Road to your front porch, moths are everywhere, coming in a variety of shapes and sizes.

National Moth Week, lepidoptera, The Bug Chicks,
Jul. 22, 2013

The One That Didn't Get Away

by Annette Heist

James Prosek paints the final moments of his saltwater subjects.

fish, fishing, art, painting, James Prosek, painter, artist, art exhibition
Jul. 10, 2013

Beyond the Stinger: Bee Body Crash Course

by The Bug Chicks

With so many recent news stories about massive honeybee die-offs, we thought we'd revisit one of our videos all about the specialized body parts of bees.

honeybee, morphology, pollination, agriculture, props, the bug chicks
Jul. 09, 2013

Rich Diversity of Life May Be Locked In Antarctic Lake

by Ira Flatow

A new study suggests that a bevy of bacteria and other life could be dwelling in Lake Vostok.

Antarctica, glacier, Lake Vostok, life
Jul. 03, 2013

George Lucas Could Thank This Insect Group for Inspiration

by The Bug Chicks

A doodlebug-like creature appears in Star Wars. Who knew? Here's more about this and other insects known as neuropteroids.

Star Wars, entomology, Neuroptera, science, insects, The Bug Chicks
Jun. 17, 2013

Putting the 'Art' in Arthropod

by The Bug Chicks

High school students blend science, art, and arthropods.

art, sciart, insects, high school, project, creative, bug chicks, riverdale high, portland, oregon
Jun. 12, 2013

The Disappearing #1 in Sports

by Ira Flatow

Put the number 1 back in the scoreboard.

Jun. 04, 2013

The Luddite: Dot Matrix Printers

by Ira Flatow

Sometimes the old tech is the best tech.

luddite, airlines, printers, technology, dot matrix printer
Jun. 03, 2013

Worth a Thousand Words

by The Bug Chicks

Clay, scrap materials, and a camera help kids learn about insect habitats and morphology.

insects, photography, art, imagination, science
May. 03, 2013

Black Silicon and Smart Wind Turbines

by Ira Flatow

Very quietly, solar and wind technologies are making some important advances. Here are a couple examples.

renewable energy wind solar power
May. 01, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Walk

by Annette Heist

Get ready to trail along with writer Bill Bryson.

A walk in the woods, bill bryson, Appalachian trail, hiker, hiking, scifri book club
May. 01, 2013

Book Review: Britain's Hoverflies

by The Bug Chicks

Recently we were sent a book on hoverflies to review. And it was epic.

Britain’s Hoverflies: An Introduction to the Hoverflies of Britain
Apr. 05, 2013

What's in a Label?

by Annette Heist

A new book looks at how the way we think and behave can be shaped by forces we aren't aware of.

adam alter, drunk tank pink, nyu, stern business school
Apr. 02, 2013

Building the Future of SciFri

by Danielle Dana

A number of listeners have asked us what the end of Talk of the Nation means for us.

"Science Friday" NPR "Talk of the Nation", science friday announcement
Apr. 01, 2013

How to Get 6,000 People to Talk Science

by Ira Flatow

Bill Nye and I were on a panel discussing how to tell stories about science.

Mar. 27, 2013

Roger That, Grandma

by The Bug Chicks

During a recent trip to the east coast, we visited with Kristie's grandma, the first female air traffic controller at LaGuardia airport.

STEM, careers, women, science, history
Mar. 14, 2013

Wildlife Portraits by Our Photo Contest Judge

by Leslie Taylor

Clay Bolt, co-founder of the Meet Your Neighbours photo project, shares some of his shots.

clay bolt, photo contest, winter nature photo contest, wildlife photography, field studio technique
Mar. 11, 2013

Vote for the Winner of the Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Julie Leibach

Pick your favorite photo from the 11 finalists.

winter nature photo contest, clay bolt, vote, favorite
Mar. 07, 2013

What Are the Drivers of Global Change?

by Al Gore

An excerpt from The Future, by Al Gore

Al Gore, climate change, book excerpt, global change
Mar. 07, 2013

Meet the Judge of Our Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Annette Heist

Photographer Clay Bolt helps choose finalists out of hundreds of submissions.

Clay Bolt, photography, photographer, photo contest, winter, nature, photo, insects, macro photography
Mar. 07, 2013

Don't Miss This Comet!

by Ira Flatow

Visible With the Naked Eye

comet, PANSTARR, space, astronomy
Feb. 28, 2013

Petri Culture

by Annette Heist

Artist Klari Reis uses unconventional materials to create microbiologically inspired art.

art, artist, Klari Reis, painting, painter, petri dish, biology, microbiology
Feb. 27, 2013

Nerdcore: Hip-Hop for SciFri Fans

by Christian Skotte

This Friday, we’ll talk with MC Frontalot, the self-proclaimed "world's 579th greatest rapper."

Nerdcore, MC Frontalot, Science Rap, Science Music
Feb. 22, 2013

Gracias y hasta luego, amigos.

by Danielle Dana

El proyecto Science Friday en Español, toma un descanso.

Feb. 22, 2013

Minding the Mountain Gorillas

by Annette Heist

Though mountain gorillas are critically endangered, their numbers are up from nearly 25 years ago.

mountain gorilla, Dian Fossey, Annette Lanjouw, Gorillas In the Mist, Mountain Gorillas: Biology, Conservation, and Coexistence
Feb. 20, 2013

Open Invitation to Lamar Smith, House Science Committee Chairman: Accepted

by Ira Flatow

Science Friday invites Chairman Lamar Smith to discuss technology that will track objects such as asteroids that threaten Earth.

asteroid 2012 DA14, Lamar Smith, House Science Committee, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Russia, meteor, Russian meteor, asteroid, asteroids, deflecting asteroid
Feb. 20, 2013

Wild Advice for Shutterbugs

by Annette Heist

Photographer Alex Wild shares some tips for getting those insect glamour shots.

Alex Wild, biology, photography, photographer, insects, macro photography, entomologist, entomology, ants, Nikon Coolpix 995, Canon DSLR, Thomas Shahan, Pentax DSLR
Feb. 15, 2013

Silence Is Noisy

by Katherine Bouton

An excerpt from "Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You"

book excerpt, Katherine Bouton, deafness, hearing, book excerpt
Feb. 15, 2013

Cold Snap: Our Winter Nature Photo Contest Returns

by Annette Heist

Warm us up with your best winter nature shots.

contest, photography, winter, winter nature, photo contest
Feb. 15, 2013

Watch the Asteroid Flyby Live

by Leslie Taylor

A roundup of live streams that will let you watch the approach of asteroid 2012 DA14 online.

asteroid, asteroid 2012 DA14, Earth, fly-by, live stream asteroid, live stream
Feb. 12, 2013

Battle of the Electric Cars: "Hydrogen Sucks," Says Elon Musk

by Ira Flatow

War of the Currents Redux: Fuel Cells vs Batteries

elon musk; Tesla; batteries; fuel cells; cars; hydrogen fuel; hydrogen; Edison; Westinghouse; current wars
Feb. 07, 2013

Below the Feathers

by Annette Heist

Artist Katrina van Grouw looks past the feathers to see the beauty in birds.

art, birds, birding, feathers, avian, avian evolution, taxonomy, taxidermy, Katrina van Grouw
Feb. 06, 2013

Our Award Winning Video

by Christian Skotte

"Step Into an Optical Illusion" was awarded top prize at Science Online’s Cyberscreen Film Festival. Congratulations Flora!

Flora Lichtman, optical illusion, science online, science video
Feb. 01, 2013

How to Cook on Mars

by Julie Leibach

Whipping up a yummy Martian snack isn't as hard as it might seem.

Mars, cooking, recipe, macaroni 'n cheese, gravity
Jan. 31, 2013

And the Award Goes To....

by Annette Heist

The 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners are in...

National Science Foundation, Science, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
Jan. 29, 2013

February Book Club Pick: Gorillas in the Mist

by Annette Heist

Dian Fossey's memoir of her work with the gorillas is next on our reading list.

Jan. 29, 2013

Flatow File: Spider Webs, Tractor Beams, and Beer

by Ira Flatow

This week, I'm focusing on some really geeky -- I should say Benjie* -- research that caught my eye. Be ready for some gorgeous graphics and hi-tech talk.

Star Trek, Physics, Spider
Jan. 25, 2013

Cloudy With a Chance of Bacteria

by Charles Bergquist

Bacteria abound, even inside hailstones.

hail, hailstones, clouds, cloud, bacterial, bacteria, soil, Tina Santl-Temkiv
Jan. 25, 2013

SciFri Book Club Open Thread: The Andromeda Strain

by Leslie Taylor

Here are some ideas to get the conversation started.

scifri book club, book club, The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton, Richard Preston, science fiction, scifri, outbreak, astrobiology
Jan. 25, 2013

The Minimalist Brain

by Annette Heist

Artist Greg Dunn combines his two passions: neuroscience and Asian-inspired painting.

brain, painting, neuroscience, artist, neurons
Jan. 22, 2013

Flatow File: Water on Mars, Sea Creatures, NFL Concussions

by Ira Flatow

Once more, lots of intriguing stories making the news this week. Here are a few of my favorites.

Jan. 18, 2013

An Illustrated Guide to the Mysterious

by Annette Heist

In a new book, artists illustrate the big (and not-so-big) questions in science.

mystery, artist, illustrate, illustration, books, art

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