by Paul Stepahin • August 25, 2015
Do prime numbers "feel" different than the other numbers? Neurologist Oliver Sacks once treated a pair of idiot savant twins with a strange affection for primes, trading these special integers "like two connoisseurs wine-tasting."
by Guest Author • August 18, 2015
Josh Gutwill, Director of Visitor Research at the Exploratorium, led a study on the effect a single-visit to the museum can have on emerging adults.
by Maria Zilberman • August 17, 2015
Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for our food science series, Pairings. In the meantime, enjoy this recipe for Oven-Dried Tomatoes by Chef Loretta Keller.
by Hugh McDonald • August 14, 2015
hitchBOT is an intriguing mashup of technology and social psychology. What determines how we react to someone (or something) in need?
by Jackie Clay • August 13, 2015
What is romantic love? Our new exhibition The Really Big Questions explores that question.
Studio for Public Spaces
by Adam Green • August 12, 2015
We've made a lot of progress on the Buchanan Mall catalyst project, including unveiling the full scale prototype to the community. Next stop: full fabrication!
by Maria Zilberman • August 7, 2015
This week, we're reading about water striders, a Mars mission simulation, and the scientific legacy of the atomic bomb.
by Amar Puri • August 4, 2015
As part of The Really Big Questions exhibition, visitors are prompted to write their really big questions on a whiteboard, snap a photo, and share it on Instagram with #ReallyBigQuestions.
by Jackie Clay • July 27, 2015
Artist Alexa Meade paints live three-dimensional subjects and renders them -- for a moment or through the camera’s lens -- as two-dimensional expressionist works.
by Ellyn Hament • July 23, 2015
Back in the USSR in the ’50s and ’60s, people who wanted to hear Western music were either out of luck or in big trouble—until someone starting pressing music on to medical x rays.
by Kirstin Bach • July 21, 2015
Kirstin Bach of the Exploratorium's Center for Art & Inquiry discusses her recent visit to Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierras with Artist-in-Residence Ilana Halperin.
by Pearl Tesler • July 14, 2015
The New Horizons probe has zipped by Pluto and done what all good fast-moving tourists do--take pics.