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Researchers detected waves coming just after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.
Physicist Lawrence Krauss and Nobel Laureates Frank Wilczek and Brian Schmidt discuss current cosmic challenges.
How can scientists tell compelling stories without hyping or distorting the science?
The Science Friday Book Club discusses the classic book “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”
In his book, Krauss surveys modern cosmology and what it says about the past and future universe.
Was a star eaten by a massive black hole?
Cormac McCarthy, Werner Herzog, and Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art.
Physicist Lawrence Krauss writes about the life and science of Richard Feynman.
In this hour of Science Friday, we'll talk with philosophers and scientists about the origins of human values.
Are there some challenges that are beyond us, despite money, intelligence, and desire?
Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusted the minute hand of its Doomsday Clock, a measure of the world's vulnerability to catastrophe.
Ira talks with cosmologist Lawrence Krauss about whether a human expedition to Mars should involve a return trip to the Earth.
In this hour, we'll get an update on the very small--particle physics--and the very large--cosmology--and find out how these two fields of study fit together.
Fossil remains of an ancient pregnant whale suggest that the animal gave birth ...
Psychologist Diana Reiss discusses communication and cognition in dolphins.
Biologists are using data tags and a National Geographic Crittercam to study the...
What happens when a dolphin catches a cold? No, it's not a trick question. In th...
Underwater digital tags show humpback whales use bubbles to trap schools of fish...
Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.