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In A Flash: Firefly Communication

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can make warm summer evenings feel magical, but there's more than magic going on behind their bioluminescent light show. For the 2,000 species of fireflies around the globe, their energy-...

Science Friday: Caring for Cuttlefish

Fostering the successful life cycle of a cuttlefish is an intensive process. From incubating new eggs in oxygenated recycled soda bottles, to transferring them to "Cuttle Cradles," to setting up their environments to ...

The Goat Brigade: Preventing Wildfires in Southern California

Goats have an insatiable appetite. Elite goats have an insatiable appetite and are independent, hearty, and trained to clear brush across California's hillsides. Science Friday joins Ian Newsam, owner of Brush Goats 4...

Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

Watch plants grow (with time lapse)... or specifically, learn more about cucumber plant tendril coil movement and why it was confounding to scientists for so long. From 2012, this is Science Friday's Unwinding the Cuc...

Science Friday: Suckers for Sap

Maple trees + good timing + basic chemistry = maple syrup. But Science Friday takes us behind the scenes of maple syrup research to show that there’s much more to it than that. While the tr...

Science Friday: The Other Golden Rule

Physiology, gravity, and fluid dynamics all come together in The Other Golden Rule from Science Friday. Learn how videos, data, equations, and fieldwork with creatures great and small helped re...

Science Friday: The Dark Art of Shadow Puppetry

Storytelling, shadows, and 3D viewing come together in this Science Friday report, Dark Art. Biology grad student Tom McDonagh tells of the first balloon trip across the English Channel in 1785, and how he and other p...

Science Friday: A Spacesuit Ballet

From Science Friday, behold A Spacesuit Ballet:  Of the suit he wore on the moon, Neil Armstrong wrote, “it was tough, reliable, and almost cuddly.” But that cuddly suit, made b...

Chladni Plate: Sand Vibration Patterns

Hey kids! Go rest your hands on a speaker playing loud music. Feel the sound vibrations? Good. Now you might want to adjust your volume for this one. Sound frequencies produce a variety of incre...

NPR Science Friday: Stroke Of The Water Strider

Food coloring tests and a robot water strider? We love @SciFri! Water striders don’t really stride, they row on the water. But their legs are spindly and don’t seem good for paddling. To find out exac...

Science Friday: Octopus Camouflage!

THAT camouflaged octopus! The story and science behind the famous animated gif.  From Science Friday. 

Gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface in slow motion

This video has no sound and that’s a good thing; Jello dropping onto a flat surface in slow motion needs nothing else to be entertaining. They’ll need to be played a few times, but the Kid Should See this ...