David Eagleman Gets Inside Our Heads
Neuroscientist David Eagleman exposes our unconscious minds in his latest book Incognito.
Science of Good Dancing
Evolutionary psychologist Nick Neave filmed men dancing, converted the videos into dancing avatars and asked women to rate the avatars’ dancing ability.
Arbiter of ‘Interestingness’ Navigates the ‘Net
Internet “curator” Maria Popova describes her brand of “combinatorial creativity.”
Catching Up with Tom Swift a Century Later
A look back at the fictional boy inventor and his 100 year legacy.
SciFri Book Club Talks ‘Monkey Mind’
Peer into the anxious mind of writer Daniel Smith with the SciFri Book Club.
Making Movies That Zoom into Foreign Worlds
The stars of these films usually have only one cell.
Spending the Holidays at a Toxic Waste Site
Where the typical tourist sees putrid wasteland, writer Andrew Blackwell sees magnificent scenery.
Microscopic Movie Stars
In the 1950s-1970s, Roman Vishniac made educational science films, featuring footage he shot through his microscope.
Sally Ride, Pioneer
A tribute to space pioneer Sally Ride, America’s first female astronaut
Getting a Leg Up: High Jump Explained
Jesus Dapena studies how humans reach great heights, biomechanically.