Science Filter
  1. Science Friday

    Science Friday is more than a weekly radio program dedicated to all things science — it’s “brain fun, for curious people.”

    Education
    Photo by Global Panorama CC BY-SA 2.0)
  2. “The Backfire Effect” Is the Cognitive Concept of the Moment

    Listen to the podcast that inspired a popular comic about changing one’s beliefs.

    Comics
  3. A Natural History Lexicon: Lek

    Welcome to your guided tour of the Greater Sage Grouse’s lek, where male birds gather and show themselves off, hoping to be selected by a female. Brendan McGarry takes us inside a spectacle that’s at once ridiculous and utterly serious.

    Nature
  4. Taking a Trip Through Love Canal: The Residuum

    “That’s where we are at. As a society, our bodies and minds are in such a poor condition that we cannot touch our proverbial toes—we cannot control ourselves, yet we want to control something outside of ourselves.” Jack Caseros on environmental contamination, not climate change, as our most pressing environmental issue.

    Commentary
  5. What I Discovered After My Year In Space

    Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days circling Earth. Read an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.

    Authors
    Photo by Scott Kelly
  6. Letter to a Christian Climate Skeptic

    A thorough, well-reasoned, and data-supported response to American Christians who deny the reality of climate change, from theologian and scholar W. Bradford Littlejohn.

    Current Events
    Drought land
  7. Make Wealth History

    On his blog, UK-based writer Jeremy Williams publishes on sustainability, global inequality, and the need to “use less, want less, and be more generous” to protect our planet and its inhabitants.

    Commentary
  8. Scientists Build an Animal Fart Database

    Do animals fart? Why, yes, yes they do, but you might be surprised to learn that some do not! The blog of National Geographic Education compiles teaching ideas and resources around flatulence in the animal kingdom.

    Animals
  9. Building an Online Home: The Hub of a Science Journalist

    Explore the website of Julia Rosen, a freelance science journalist.

    Design
    Photo courtesy of Julia Rosen
  10. Big Night

    Jill Sisson Quinn’s essay, “Big Night” — on the process of adopting a child and her fascination with salamanders — was recently selected for the “Best American Essays 2016” anthology.

    Essay
    Illustration by Phillip Taylor
  11. Futurism

    A leading web destination for the latest news, infographics, and videos on the science and technology that are shaping our future, from artificial intelligence and robotics to virtual reality.

    Culture
  12. Charles Eisenstein

    Author and speaker Charles Eisenstein publishes thought-provoking essays on politics, current events, international issues, science, the environment, and more.

    Authors
  13. Simple Scimum

    How are jellyfish born? Why does exercise hurt? Next time your (or someone else’s) curious kid stumps you with a science-related question, head to Simple Scimum for accessible, thoughtful explanations.

    Education
  14. Prison Ecology

    “Inmates live together in cottages, not cells; in every cottage lives a huset far, or ‘house father’ who is in charge of loading the wood into the home’s furnace.” Writer Jennifer Bowen Hicks describes Bastøy, an environmentally aware prison in Norway.

    Environment
    Photo by yetdark
  15. Azimuth

    The official blog of the Azimuth Project explores mathematics and physics, earth science and biology, computer science, and more. The blog is focused around what scientists and others can do to help save our planet.

    Mathematics