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The former director of the New York Hall of Science was a champion for the public's understanding of and involvement with science.
Could new wind energy projects influence votes?
Being on set at the popular show left me starstruck.
When you find yourself wanting to re-read a book that you just finished, you gotta recommend it to others.
We had so much fun talking about Les Paul on the show.
Each tiny square is an LED.
This kid-produced video makes a case for the arthropods among us.
From the Silk Road to your front porch, moths are everywhere, coming in a variety of shapes and sizes.
James Prosek paints the final moments of his saltwater subjects.
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.
A new study suggests that a bevy of bacteria and other life could be dwelling in Lake Vostok.
A doodlebug-like creature appears in Star Wars. Who knew? Here's more about this and other insects known as neuropteroids.
High school students blend science, art, and arthropods.
Sometimes the old tech is the best tech.
Clay, scrap materials, and a camera help kids learn about insect habitats and morphology.
Very quietly, solar and wind technologies are making some important advances. Here are a couple examples.
Get ready to trail along with writer Bill Bryson.
Recently we were sent a book on hoverflies to review. And it was epic.
A new book looks at how the way we think and behave can be shaped by forces we aren't aware of.
A number of listeners have asked us what the end of Talk of the Nation means for us.
Bill Nye and I were on a panel discussing how to tell stories about science.
During a recent trip to the east coast, we visited with Kristie's grandma, the first female air traffic controller at LaGuardia airport.
Clay Bolt, co-founder of the Meet Your Neighbours photo project, shares some of his shots.
Pick your favorite photo from the 11 finalists.
An excerpt from The Future, by Al Gore
Photographer Clay Bolt helps choose finalists out of hundreds of submissions.
Visible With the Naked Eye
Artist Klari Reis uses unconventional materials to create microbiologically inspired art.
This Friday, we’ll talk with MC Frontalot, the self-proclaimed "world's 579th greatest rapper."
El proyecto Science Friday en Español, toma un descanso.
Though mountain gorillas are critically endangered, their numbers are up from nearly 25 years ago.
Science Friday invites Chairman Lamar Smith to discuss technology that will track objects such as asteroids that threaten Earth.
Photographer Alex Wild shares some tips for getting those insect glamour shots.
An excerpt from "Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You"
Warm us up with your best winter nature shots.
A roundup of live streams that will let you watch the approach of asteroid 2012 DA14 online.
War of the Currents Redux: Fuel Cells vs Batteries
Artist Katrina van Grouw looks past the feathers to see the beauty in birds.
"Step Into an Optical Illusion" was awarded top prize at Science Online’s Cyberscreen Film Festival. Congratulations Flora!
Whipping up a yummy Martian snack isn't as hard as it might seem.
The 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners are in...
Dian Fossey's memoir of her work with the gorillas is next on our reading list.
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.
Bacteria abound, even inside hailstones.
Here are some ideas to get the conversation started.
Artist Greg Dunn combines his two passions: neuroscience and Asian-inspired painting.
Once more, lots of intriguing stories making the news this week. Here are a few of my favorites.
In a new book, artists illustrate the big (and not-so-big) questions in science.
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