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.
by Shannon Eliot • July 13, 2015
Have you been wondering why we've been seeing sharks in Santa Cruz? Heard about the massive toxic algal bloom off the West Coast? Well it turns out they are related and probably triggered by warm water off the coast.
by Mary Miller • July 8, 2015
What do Great White shark sightings near Santa Cruz, a toxic algae bloom from Santa Barbara to Seattle and the collapse of the salmon fishery have in common? They might all trace to a persistent blob of warm water that has been clinging to the west coast since last year.
by Amar Puri • July 3, 2015
Make your own liquid “fireworks” with this simple and safe activity!
by Shannon Eliot • July 2, 2015
At After Dark: RGB, be sure to catch these highglights of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Walk, a self-guided tour of exhibits that allows visitors to experience both visible and invisible electromagnetic phenomena.
by Danielle Wong • July 1, 2015
The Exploratorium’s Global Studios division recently created 16 exhibits for the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. Along the way, we learned a lot about what it means to bring hands-on science to a hospital.
by Maria Zilberman • June 30, 2015
Fourth of July weekend is your last chance to taste, touch, and take in the Exploratorium’s temporary exhibits at Fort Mason before they’re removed from the national park site.
by Adam Esposito • June 29, 2015
June 30 and July 1 will be a great time to see the two brightest planets in our night sky exceptionally close to each other.
by Rob Rothfarb • June 29, 2015
Former NASA astronaut and planetary scientist Tom Jones and Alan Boyle preview Asteroid Day, an occasion that highlights the threats and opportunities posed by near-Earth objects.
by Shannon Eliot • June 26, 2015
Get a recap of our favorite science news this week, including advances in heart valve treatments, laser surgery for mental illness, and volcanoes on Venus.