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Nov. 30, 2012

SciFri Book Club Has 'The Right Stuff'

Join the SciFri Book Club regulars for a look back, er...up, at 'The Right Stuff.'

the right stuff, tom wolfe, test pilots, space flight, chuck yeager, sound barrier, astronauts, mercury, nasa

Feb. 22, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

Dian Fossey’s classic account of her fieldwork is on the reading list this month.

Dian Fossey, fieldwork, gorillas, primates, chimpanzees, jane goodall, poaching, primatology

Jul. 06, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks Silent Spring

Silent Spring revisited: Ira Flatow and Flora Lichtman host the first SciFri Book Club meeting.

science friday book club, scifri book club, silent spring, rachel carson, ddt, pesticides, love canal, toxic chemicals, superfund site

Aug. 10, 2012

SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Monkey Mind’

Peer into the anxious mind of writer Daniel Smith with the SciFri Book Club.

anxiety, anxious, nervous, neurotic, psychology, psychological

Dec. 21, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Tours 'The Planets'

The book club reviews Dava Sobel’s 2005 homage to the solar system.

planets, nasa, astronomy, planetary science, dava sobel

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

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.

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