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Mar. 03, 2014

Pick the Winner of SciFri’s Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Annie Minoff

Time to choose your favorite winter snapshot out of our 10 finalists.

Dec. 05, 2013

Backstage at 'The Big Bang Theory'

by Ira Flatow

Being on set at the popular show left me starstruck.

Big Bang Theory
Jul. 22, 2013

The One That Didn't Get Away

by Annette Heist

James Prosek paints the final moments of his saltwater subjects.

fish, fishing, art, painting, James Prosek, painter, artist, art exhibition
Jun. 12, 2013

The Disappearing #1 in Sports

by Ira Flatow

Put the number 1 back in the scoreboard.

Jun. 03, 2013

Worth a Thousand Words

by The Bug Chicks

Clay, scrap materials, and a camera help kids learn about insect habitats and morphology.

insects, photography, art, imagination, science
May. 01, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Walk

by Annette Heist

Get ready to trail along with writer Bill Bryson.

A walk in the woods, bill bryson, Appalachian trail, hiker, hiking, scifri book club
Apr. 01, 2013

How to Get 6,000 People to Talk Science

by Ira Flatow

Bill Nye and I were on a panel discussing how to tell stories about science.

Mar. 29, 2013

Scene in the Sonoran

by Annette Heist

Science Friday hits the desert trail to take in some springtime sights.

desert. Sonoran, Phoenix. Arizona, cactus, cacti, plants
Mar. 14, 2013

Wildlife Portraits by Our Photo Contest Judge

by Leslie Taylor

Clay Bolt, co-founder of the Meet Your Neighbours photo project, shares some of his shots.

clay bolt, photo contest, winter nature photo contest, wildlife photography, field studio technique
Mar. 12, 2013

Painting by Insects

by Julie Leibach

For a unique artistic style, there's nothing like an insect's feet to get the job done.

Steven R. Kutcher, Steve Kutcher, insect artist, bugs, Steven Spielberg, insect art, art
Mar. 11, 2013

Vote for the Winner of the Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Julie Leibach

Pick your favorite photo from the 11 finalists.

winter nature photo contest, clay bolt, vote, favorite
Mar. 07, 2013

Meet the Judge of Our Winter Nature Photo Contest

by Annette Heist

Photographer Clay Bolt helps choose finalists out of hundreds of submissions.

Clay Bolt, photography, photographer, photo contest, winter, nature, photo, insects, macro photography
Mar. 01, 2013

Winter Nature Photo Contest: Vote for Your Favorites!

by Julie Leibach

Voting for your favorite Winter Nature Photo Contest submissions starts today at 2 p.m. EST.

Winter Nature Photo Contest, photo contest, nature, Science Friday Winter Nature Photo Contest, voting, vote, professional photographer, judge
Feb. 28, 2013

Petri Culture

by Annette Heist

Artist Klari Reis uses unconventional materials to create microbiologically inspired art.

art, artist, Klari Reis, painting, painter, petri dish, biology, microbiology
Feb. 22, 2013

Minding the Mountain Gorillas

by Annette Heist

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. 21, 2013

Arthropod-Inspired Haikus

by The Bug Chicks

Beat the February blues and jumpstart the creative process by writing photo-inspired haikus!

haiku, insects, science, entomology, The Bug Chicks, photography
Feb. 20, 2013

Wild Advice for Shutterbugs

by Annette Heist

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

Cold Snap: Our Winter Nature Photo Contest Returns

by Annette Heist

Warm us up with your best winter nature shots.

contest, photography, winter, winter nature, photo contest
Feb. 07, 2013

Below the Feathers

by Annette Heist

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

And the Award Goes To....

by Annette Heist

The 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners are in...

National Science Foundation, Science, International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
Jan. 29, 2013

Flatow File: Spider Webs, Tractor Beams, and Beer

by Ira Flatow

This week, I'm focusing on some really geeky -- I should say Benjie* -- research that caught my eye. Be ready for some gorgeous graphics and hi-tech talk.

Star Trek, Physics, Spider
Jan. 25, 2013

The Minimalist Brain

by Annette Heist

Artist Greg Dunn combines his two passions: neuroscience and Asian-inspired painting.

brain, painting, neuroscience, artist, neurons
Jan. 18, 2013

An Illustrated Guide to the Mysterious

by Annette Heist

In a new book, artists illustrate the big (and not-so-big) questions in science.

mystery, artist, illustrate, illustration, books, art
Jan. 08, 2013

Nothing but 'Flower'

by Annette Heist

A new book strips the meaning from the blooms.

flowers, gardening, Flower, Andrew Zuckerman, photography
Jan. 02, 2013

Playing Music -- Through a Squid

by Andreas von Bubnoff

What happens if you play music through squid cells?

music, art, biology, squid, chromatophores
Dec. 19, 2012

Pleasing Planets

by Annette Heist

Artist Megan Lee finds inspiration in a blank wall.

tesla, artist, Megan Lee, planets, solar system, design
Dec. 13, 2012

Ruined Polaroids

by Annette Heist

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. 13, 2012

MoMath: Exhibits for Ending Math Apathy

by Jon Chang

The first math museum in the U.S. opens its doors this week.

math, museum, math museum, science center, children's museum
Dec. 11, 2012

SciFri Book Club Tours 'The Planets'

by Annette Heist

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

The Land of Polaroid

by Annette Heist

Edwin H. Land changed the way we picture the world.

photography, Edwin Land, instagram,
Nov. 29, 2012

The Ice Chasers

by Denise Chow

James Balog photographs climate change.

photography, climate change, ice, glaciers, art
Nov. 20, 2012

Birds Gone Wild

by Annette Heist

Fancy birds, beyond the Thanksgiving table.

birds, ornithology, cornell, birds of paradise, birding, nature, natural world
Nov. 15, 2012

The Fallen Leaves

by Annette Heist

Your photos...piled up.

leaf, leaves, pile, crowd-sourced art, leaf pile, photography
Nov. 14, 2012

Start With a Diagram

by Annette Heist

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

Your Brain on... Art

by Annette Heist

Artist Kelsey Brookes put his scientific background to work.

art, neuroscience, painting, creativity, biology
Nov. 06, 2012

SciFri Book Club Has 'The Right Stuff'

by Annette Heist

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

Act Creative

by Annette Heist

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.

theater, arts
Oct. 24, 2012

The Leaf Pile

by Annette Heist

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

Capturing Nurses

by Annette Heist

A new book looks at the face of nursing in America.

nurse, nursing, photography, carolyn jones, art
Oct. 12, 2012

Color My World

by Annette Heist

A new photo book showcases the best of Nat Geo.

National Geographic, photography, culture, art, sciarts
Oct. 10, 2012

Another Star in the Sky

by Annette Heist

Singer Sarah Brightman to visit the ISS.

space travel, cosmonauts, sarah brightman, soprano, space travel
Oct. 10, 2012

Voices in the Sky

by Annette Heist

Light up the night with the sweet sounds of... you.

sciarts, art, music, apps, astronomy, Franklin Institue, light, light installation,
Oct. 04, 2012

Paint by Numbers

by Annette Heist

Math-inspired art, to get you primed for thinking about equations.

math, painting, Strogatz, numbers, sciarts, art
Oct. 03, 2012

Funny Little Math Book

by Annette Heist

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. 26, 2012

Video Games May Ease Treatment for Cancer Patients

by Denise Chow

Researchers developed a prototype video game to promote exercise and empowerment among pediatric cancer patients.

sciarts, video games, cancer, medicine
Sep. 25, 2012

Berenice Abbott's Physics Focus

by Annette Heist

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

Climate Change Gets a Tune-Up

by Annette Heist

Our favorite science Auto-Tuner is back with another instant classic.

autotune, Bill Nye, climate change, symphony of science, sciarts, music
Sep. 14, 2012

Fungi Fans 'Felt' the Love

by Annette Heist

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

Paleoartists Flesh out Fossil Finds

by Annette Heist

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

Glamour Pin-Ups from the USDA

by Annette Heist

Artist Taina Litwak makes insects beautiful.

field notes, biology, field biology, insects, painting, biodiversity, art, sciarts

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