Listen
Mar. 06, 2015

One Hundred Years of General Relativity

Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity on December 2, 1915.

Dawn Arrives at Ceres

Mission director and chief engineer Marc Rayman gives an update on the Dawn mission, scheduled to arrive in orbit around dwarf planet Ceres this week.

Avoid the Doctor—for Your Health

How much medical care is too much medical care?

The Interstellar Tourist’s Guide to Exoplanets

The Takeaway’s John Hockenberry takes Ira on a futuristic tour of exoplanet vacation destinations.

Fossil Jaw Turns Back Clock on Human Evolution

A newly discovered fossil jaw pushes the date of Homo's evolution back to 2.8 million years ago.

Balancing Surveillance: Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

Is it possible to keep our personal information secure in the digital age?

Mysteries of the Mars Plume

Wayne Jaescke, a patent attorney and amateur astronomer, captured a photo of a wispy cloud rising 120 miles into the Martian atmosphere.

Watch
Mar. 06, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015

Dawn of the Cyborg Bacteria

In a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, two robotocists have harnessed the sensing, swimming, and swarming abilities of bacteria to power microscopic robots.

Recent Digital Highlights
PICTURE OF THE WEEK

A Single Snowflake

VIDEO

Step Inside a Mad Scientist's Lab

OFF-AIR

The Problem With Computer Surveillance

SCI ARTS

Art Bots and Talking Blenders: A Stroll Through Ars Electronica

SCI ARTS

How to Build a Dinosaur

SCI ARTS

The Fallen Leaves

SCI ARTS

What Can We Learn From On-Screen Psychopaths?

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.

 

topics