Jul. 22, 2013
James Prosek paints the final moments of his saltwater subjects.
fish, fishing, art, painting, James Prosek, painter, artist, art exhibition
May. 01, 2013
Get ready to trail along with writer Bill Bryson.
A walk in the woods, bill bryson, Appalachian trail, hiker, hiking, scifri book club
Apr. 10, 2013
People can help monarch butterflies by planting milkweed, a plant the insects rely on for breeding and feeding.
milkweed, monarch butterflies, Lincoln Brower, Sweet Briar College, Monarch Watch
Apr. 05, 2013
A new book looks at how the way we think and behave can be shaped by forces we aren't aware of.
adam alter, drunk tank pink, nyu, stern business school
Mar. 29, 2013
Science Friday hits the desert trail to take in some springtime sights.
desert. Sonoran, Phoenix. Arizona, cactus, cacti, plants
Mar. 18, 2013
Jim Stroner's shot of a bear emerging from its den wins our 2013 Winter Nature Photo Contest.
Winter Nature Photo Contest, Jim Stroner, Lily bear, winner, finalists, photo contest
Mar. 07, 2013
Photographer Clay Bolt helps choose finalists out of hundreds of submissions.
Clay Bolt, photography, photographer, photo contest, winter, nature, photo, insects, macro photography
Feb. 28, 2013
Artist Klari Reis uses unconventional materials to create microbiologically inspired art.
art, artist, Klari Reis, painting, painter, petri dish, biology, microbiology
Feb. 22, 2013
Though mountain gorillas are critically endangered, their numbers are up from nearly 25 years ago.
mountain gorilla, Dian Fossey, Annette Lanjouw, Gorillas In the Mist, Mountain Gorillas: Biology, Conservation, and Coexistence
Feb. 20, 2013
Photographer Alex Wild shares some tips for getting those insect glamour shots.
Alex Wild, biology, photography, photographer, insects, macro photography, entomologist, entomology, ants, Nikon Coolpix 995, Canon DSLR, Thomas Shahan, Pentax DSLR
Feb. 15, 2013
Warm us up with your best winter nature shots.
contest, photography, winter, winter nature, photo contest
Feb. 07, 2013
Artist Katrina van Grouw looks past the feathers to see the beauty in birds.
art, birds, birding, feathers, avian, avian evolution, taxonomy, taxidermy, Katrina van Grouw
Jan. 31, 2013
The 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners are in...
National Science Foundation, Science, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
Jan. 29, 2013
Dian Fossey's memoir of her work with the gorillas is next on our reading list.
Jan. 25, 2013
Artist Greg Dunn combines his two passions: neuroscience and Asian-inspired painting.
brain, painting, neuroscience, artist, neurons
Jan. 18, 2013
In a new book, artists illustrate the big (and not-so-big) questions in science.
mystery, artist, illustrate, illustration, books, art
Jan. 08, 2013
A new book strips the meaning from the blooms.
flowers, gardening, Flower, Andrew Zuckerman, photography
Jan. 03, 2013
The Michael Crichton classic tops the reading list.
book, Crichton, The Andromeda Strain, Book Club, SciFri Book Club, Michael Crichton, Science Fiction
Dec. 19, 2012
Artist Megan Lee finds inspiration in a blank wall.
tesla, artist, Megan Lee, planets, solar system, design
Dec. 13, 2012
Photographer William Miller saw our call for Polaroids and sent these images from his 2011 project "Ruined Polaroids."
Polaroids, art, photography, William Miller, photographs
Dec. 11, 2012
Science Friday gets spacey, with Dava Sobel's homage to the solar system.
SciFri Book Club; Dava Sobel; books; reading; The Planets; astronomy; space
Dec. 06, 2012
Edwin H. Land changed the way we picture the world.
photography, Edwin Land, instagram,
Nov. 20, 2012
Fancy birds, beyond the Thanksgiving table.
birds, ornithology, cornell, birds of paradise, birding, nature, natural world
Nov. 15, 2012
Your photos...piled up.
leaf, leaves, pile, crowd-sourced art, leaf pile, photography
Nov. 14, 2012
From Da Vinci to Benz, the diagrams that changed the world.
100 Diagrams That Changed The World, DaVinci, Ikea, astronomy, books, art
Nov. 07, 2012
Artist Kelsey Brookes put his scientific background to work.
art, neuroscience, painting, creativity, biology
Nov. 06, 2012
The Tom Wolfe classic is on the reading list this month.
astronauts, NASA, Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff, space, space program, Mercury Program, Mercury Seven
Nov. 01, 2012
On the show this week, we'll be talking with actor Richard Thomas. Thomas is currently playing the role of Peter Stockmann in a new Broadway production of the Henrik Ibsen play An Enemy of the People.
Oct. 24, 2012
Hey leaf peepers: Instead of just raking leaves this year, let's put them to use in a leaf-themed, crowdsourced art project.
leaf, leaves, fall, colors, art project, crowd-source
Oct. 19, 2012
A new book looks at the face of nursing in America.
nurse, nursing, photography, carolyn jones, art
Oct. 12, 2012
A new photo book showcases the best of Nat Geo.
National Geographic, photography, culture, art, sciarts
Oct. 10, 2012
Singer Sarah Brightman to visit the ISS.
space travel, cosmonauts, sarah brightman, soprano, space travel
Oct. 10, 2012
Light up the night with the sweet sounds of... you.
sciarts, art, music, apps, astronomy, Franklin Institue, light, light installation,
Oct. 05, 2012
Here's what we're "falling" for this month.
book club, SciFri Book Club, read, books, book
Oct. 04, 2012
Math-inspired art, to get you primed for thinking about equations.
math, painting, Strogatz, numbers, sciarts, art
Oct. 03, 2012
It's little. It's funny. It's hard to believe we're talking about a math book.
calculus, coursera, Ghrist, Penn, sciarts, art
Sep. 25, 2012
In the late '50s, Berenice Abbott was hired by MIT to create photographs that could be used to teach physics in new ways.
photography, physics, MIT, Berenice Abbott, high-speed photography, art, sciarts
Sep. 19, 2012
Our favorite science Auto-Tuner is back with another instant classic.
autotune, Bill Nye, climate change, symphony of science, sciarts, music
Sep. 14, 2012
At the Northeast Mycological Federation's 36th Annual Foray, crafty types got a lesson in felting.
fungi, felt, mycological, felting, pillow, northeast mycological federation, craft, art, sciarts
Sep. 12, 2012
A new book features the work of ten artists who flesh out dino fossil finds.
dinosaurs, paleoartist, paleontology, Steve White, Luis Rey, John conway, Julius Csotonyi, Douglas Henderson, Raul Martin, art, sciarts
Sep. 06, 2012
Artist Taina Litwak makes insects beautiful.
field notes, biology, field biology, insects, painting, biodiversity, art, sciarts
Sep. 05, 2012
Glass sculptures add dimension to killer viruses.
virus, glass, sculpture, HIV, artist, Luke Jerram, art, sciartsglassblowing, SARS, AIDS, hantavirus, West Nile virus,
Aug. 31, 2012
Here's what we're reading...
Books, book, Book Club, SciFri Book Club, Flatland, dimensions, Edwin A. Abbott
Aug. 29, 2012
Proof that math isn't solely a man's world.
math, photography, women in science, mathematics, mathematician
Aug. 27, 2012
The Science Friday Book Club will meet again on September 21, 2012. We’ve decided to tackle another classic this month, but we need your help making our final selection.
Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Michael Crichton, Andromeda Strain, Book Club, Books, SciFri Book Club, Flatland, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Flatland, extra dimensions, space, science fiction
Aug. 22, 2012
The movie 'Carbon Nation' bills itself as a "climate change solutions movie that doesn't even care if you believe in climate change."
climate change, environment, energy, movie, energy savings, fossil fuels, carbon emissions
Aug. 20, 2012
Got some space music orbiting on your turntable? Share it here.
music, space, mars, bowie, pink floyd,
Aug. 15, 2012
Robert V. Moody wants to show mathematicians as they "really are."
math, photography, art, mathematician
Aug. 09, 2012
Can painting help those with Alzheimer's feel less alone?
alzheimer's, art, aging, painting, anxiety, fear, brain, dememtia, ARTZ
Aug. 03, 2012
Dive into the world of cinemicrography.
cinemicrography, photography, Vishniac, micrography, microscope, photomicrography, Roman Vishniac, Wim Van Egmond