by Maria Zilberman • September 30, 2015
Bosun’s Bass by artist Tim Hawkinson is a tide-activated sound work that will be on display in the public space in front of the Exploratorium at at Pier 15.
by Pearl Tesler • September 25, 2015
An oft-told tale holds that you can balance an egg on its end during the equinox. Let's crack open the real story.
by Adam Esposito • September 24, 2015
On Sunday, September 27, there will be a spectacular total lunar eclipse over the Bay Area and you may be able to see it if the weather cooperates.
by Paul Stepahin • September 21, 2015
Non-prime numbers, known as "composites", lend themselves to some interesting geometric arrangements. Here we take a closer look at the composites to explore fractals, "twin primes" and digital encryption.
by Amar Puri • September 21, 2015
Exploratorium biologist Caitlin Johnson takes a look at how much bacteria grows on surfaces near us.
Studio for Public Spaces
by Adam Green • September 17, 2015
One of the most fascinating elements of a creative studio is the notion of inspiration as process. We get asked "How do you come up with all those ideas?" all the time. A perfect example of this concept in action is something that happened to SPS's project director, Steve Gennrich, the other day.
by Maria Zilberman • September 11, 2015
Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for our food science series, Pairings. In the meantime, enjoy this salty lassi recipe.
by Maria Zilberman • September 10, 2015
Volunteer extraordinaire and Oppenheimer Circle member Herb Masters has been a regular face at the Exploratorium since 2005.
by Megan Pruiett • September 3, 2015
Human history has been powerfully shaped by sought-for, traded, taxed, hoarded, fought-for, fortune-making salt. How satisfying to think of bovine artists at work, gradually shaping emblems to our shared need for salt.
by Mary Miller • September 2, 2015
The whale strandings in California have been dwarfed by a record number in the Gulf of Alaska. It may be months or years before we know why.
by Amar Puri • August 31, 2015
A conversation with Chris McKinlay: Hacking OkCupid, the politics of data, and romantic love.
by Paul Stepahin • August 25, 2015
Do prime numbers "feel" different than the other numbers? Neurologist Oliver Sacks once treated a pair of autistic savant twins with a strange affection for primes, trading these special integers "like two connoisseurs wine-tasting."