Fend off the post-holiday blues by enjoying the best science stories of the week. Forks! Volcanoes! The year in review!
How forks went from being a “weird, effeminate object” used mostly by Italians to a longstanding staple of the kitchen drawer. The first segment also explores how understanding the science of cooking can help you make better pies.
We’ve seen plenty of optical illusions, but our ears are much more difficult to fool. Close your eyes. Listen to the haircut in this Radio Lab piece. It’ll have you dodging imaginary scissors.
Emerging research shows that while we know our bodies will age, we refuse to admit that our identities, values and preferences will also change with time.
NOVA takes you inside the belly of the beast.
Our friends at Science Friday review the best science stories of the year (premieres 1/4).