21st Century Cures Act Will Hasten Drug Approval
Patient advocates say the Act will get life-saving new drugs to patients faster. But critics contend that looser FDA regulations will raise the number of unsafe and ineffective drugs that make it to consumers.
Seeing The Patterns In Sound
A pair of artists finds ghostly imagery in sound vibrations.
The Science Club Challenges You to ‘Break It Down’
Sometimes taking something apart can reveal insight into how it works.
Introducing the Science Friday Educator Collaborative
Six inspiring science teachers have turned Science Friday media into innovative classroom resources.
Sorting Out the Numbers of Political Polls
What should you look for when reading a political poll?
These Black Women Helped Send Us To The Moon
Remembering the African American women mathematicians and engineers whose calculations got us into space.
Ancient Migrations, Summer Sea Ice, and Archaeological Algorithms
Homo sapiens worldwide may have descended from a single migration event out of Africa more than 50,000 years ago.
Five Back-To-School Books For Science-Loving Kids
A handful of good reads for the shark fans, budding architects, and other curious kids in your life.
How Much Math Should Everyone Know? (Show Your Work.)
Educators argue over how to shake up math education, like ditching pre-calculus and emphasizing real-world thinking.
Building Better Violins…With Science
Self-taught scientist and luthier Carleen Hutchins brought new scientific rigor to violin-making.