Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.
‘Moth-ers’ Shine a Light on Nighttime Beauties
Much-maligned moths are more than the butterfly’s drab cousin.
The ‘Uncool’ Passion of Jonathan Franzen
The best-selling novelist has a soft spot for birds.
The One That Didn’t Get Away
James Prosek paints the final moments of his saltwater subjects.
Building a Liver From Stem Cells
Researchers say they have created a functional human liver using induced pluripotent stem cells.
Writing Tunes to Tune In To
A behind-the-notes look at the creation of Science Friday’s new theme music.
The evolution of safe and vault lock technology is on view in midtown Manhattan.
Not One, but Three ‘Goldilocks Planets’?
In a nearby solar system, astronomers say they found three planets that could support life.
‘Brainwashed’ Examines the Value of Brain Scans
What, if anything, can brain scans reveal about the mind at work?
Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Math
Some parents are skipping the bedtime stories and tucking kids in with equations.
E.O. Wilson’s Advice for Future Scientists
Math might not matter, and other musings on the makings of a great scientist.