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Information designer David McCandless uses beautiful, complex graphics to illuminate science, leaving the lowly pie chart in the dust.
An engineer and an artist are transforming pollution from coal mines into pigments used to tint paint.
This year’s SXSW Film festival highlighted our fears about emerging tech and concerns facing online and gaming communities.
In the 1960s, curious computer scientists transformed computers into art machines.
A nonprofit in Los Angeles opens the door on the secretive world of perfuming.
The field of neuroaesthetics uses techniques of neurology to understand our response to art.
Take a video tour of the California-based prop shop Jadis, where technological curiosities both real and imagined intermingle.
The puppets in the live stage production Walking With Dinosaurs evoke a convincing "dino-ness."
Every September, the Ars Electronica Festival draws artists, scientists, and technologists to Linz, Austria, to swap ideas and show off cutting-edge artworks.
Few psychopaths who terrorize the big screen could pass a reality check, but those who do can be used as teaching tools for aspiring psychiatrists.
The third discussion question for this summer's SciFri Book Club selection, Dune.
Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist and theoretical physicist Sara Imari Walker talk about returning to Frank Herbert’s Dune Planet.
This summer’s pick is a bona fide science fiction classic: Frank Herbert’s ecological epic Dune.
When it comes to explaining how modern transportation infrastructure works, Kate Ascher prefers to show, not tell.
A new compilation of indie rock music includes sounds collected from the Voyager space missions.
Artist Brandon Ballengée’s portraits of deformed frogs turn scientific specimens into “stained glass windows.”
Kai Sander's photograph of a snowy cornfield was the audience favorite in SciFri's Winter Nature Photo Contest.
This nature photographer is drawn to pictures that capture a subject's essence and tell a story.
Three documentaries raise important questions about Internet use, from its effect on our personal relationships to our right to access information.
Vote for your favorite winter snapshot in the contest.
This year, the Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier exhibition explored humanity's evolving relationship with technology.
The German graphic designer was a pioneer of popular science communication, using familiar objects as metaphors for biological processes.
Ira's conversation with Action Architect Elizabeth Streb continues.
Data visualizations are all the rage these days. Here's a sampler of science-based ones to feed both your brain and your eyes.
Stanley Greenberg takes pictures of giant structures used to study tiny particles.
James Prosek paints the final moments of his saltwater subjects.
A submerged piece of art will grow into an artificial reef while recording surrounding marine sounds.
An artist magnifies an overlooked environmental problem in sculptures that are larger than life.
Get ready to trail along with writer Bill Bryson.
Science Friday hits the desert trail to take in some springtime sights.
Jim Stroner's shot of a bear emerging from its den wins our 2013 Winter Nature Photo Contest.
Clay Bolt, co-founder of the Meet Your Neighbours photo project, shares some of his shots.
For a unique artistic style, there's nothing like an insect's feet to get the job done.
Pick your favorite photo from the 11 finalists.
Photographer Clay Bolt helps choose finalists out of hundreds of submissions.
Voting for your favorite Winter Nature Photo Contest submissions starts today at 2 p.m. EST.
Artist Klari Reis uses unconventional materials to create microbiologically inspired art.
Though mountain gorillas are critically endangered, their numbers are up from nearly 25 years ago.
Beat the February blues and jumpstart the creative process by writing photo-inspired haikus!
Photographer Alex Wild shares some tips for getting those insect glamour shots.
Warm us up with your best winter nature shots.
Artist Katrina van Grouw looks past the feathers to see the beauty in birds.
The 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners are in...
Artist Greg Dunn combines his two passions: neuroscience and Asian-inspired painting.
In a new book, artists illustrate the big (and not-so-big) questions in science.
A new book strips the meaning from the blooms.
What happens if you play music through squid cells?
Artist Megan Lee finds inspiration in a blank wall.
Photographer William Miller saw our call for Polaroids and sent these images from his 2011 project "Ruined Polaroids."
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