Getting a Leg Up: High Jump Explained
Jesus Dapena studies how humans reach great heights, biomechanically.
The Nuts and Bolts of High-Speed Rail
After years on the slow track, Americaâ€™s high-speed rail may finally be building momentum.
Peering into the Dark Side of Scientific Discovery
Why scientists have come to blows — literally — over who gets the glory for a discovery.
SciFri Book Club Talks Silent Spring
Silent Spring revisited: Ira Flatow and Flora Lichtman host the first SciFri Book Club meeting.
Alan Turing at 100
A look at the man who helped create the modern world–and was promptly forgotten by it.
Spider-Man Gets a Physics Lesson
Do the laws of physics apply to superheroes? Sort of, says James Kakalios.
Field Trip! Can You Stomach It?
Philadelphiaâ€™s MÃ¼tter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too.
What Your Brain Looks Like When You Lose Self-Control
New pictures show what happens in the brain when you pass up the pie, but later eat the pudding.
Bones, Books, and Bell Jars
In her new book, Bones Books and Bell Jars, physician and photographer Andrea Baldeck documents the collection of medical texts, instruments, and specimens at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum.
Neanderthals: The Oldest Cave Painters?
A red disk painted in a Spanish cave over 40,800 years ago could be the work of Neanderthals.