This week NASA Kepler mission scientists confirmed a record haul of exoplanets: 1,284. Plus, how an impoverished Indian clerk upended mathematics with strange and beautiful equations, and responses to the Science Club #TakeASample challenge.
What The Biggest Loser can teach us about how the body loses and maintains weight. Plus, Dean Regas shares tips for viewing the upcoming transit of Mercury, and other sights in the spring skies, and a look at camera traps for wildlife.
Has your GPS ever gotten you in trouble? It is so common in National Parks that rangers in Death Valley call it death by GPS. Plus, a look at a new robot that can perform sutures and other delicate operations completely autonomously.
Genomics pioneer Craig Venter revisits his predictions for the field from a SciFri conversation in 2003. Plus, DNA data storage, and a look at a growing group of apps, sensors, and other technologies that tell you when to water and fertilize, or even wh
How do you measure the IQ of an octopus? The trick, says primatologist Frans de Waal, is to measure animal intelligence not by human standards, but by octopus or elephant or chimpanzee standards. Plus, coral bleaching, and a roundup of science news.
Proponents of sonification hope that listening to data could lead to more scientific discoveries. Plus, how the emotion of emoji could be lost in translation, and how orchids use mimicry, fraud, and deception to attract pollinators.