Steven S. Vogt

Dec. 21, 2012

Could Life Exist on Newfound Alien Planet?

Astronomer Steven Vogt discusses a new discovery of a potentially habitable exoplanet.

astronomy, exoplanet, exosolar, extrasolar planets, alien life, astrobiology, seti

Oct. 01, 2010

A 'Goldilocks' Planet?

Planet hunters say they've identified the first planet orbiting a distant star with conditions right to sustain liquid water and, perhaps, life.

planet, habitable, geology, orbit, exosolar, extrasolar, seti


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

view more


Happy Thanksgiving!


Mystery Box

Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.


\t \t\t \t\t\tDownload MP4 | Watch on YouTube. \t


Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Science Friday® and SciFri® are registered service marks of Science Friday, Inc. Site design by Pentagram; engineering by Mediapolis.