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."
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.