Many films on the festival circuit feature science worth watching
Rockfalls without an obvious cause (like an earthquake or expanding ice) may be due to hot daily air temperatures expanding small cracks in cliff faces.
Mathematician and author Adam Kucharski talks about his new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (Basic Books, 2016).
How did one Titanic crew member survive the icy ocean water, all thanks to his favorite drink?
Why have cats taken over the Internet?
Mundane notes about daily life on 16 ceramic shards written about 600 B.C. at an ancient military fortress in the Negev Desert reveal that literacy had to be common.
Plastic in Apollo spacesuits, Andy Warhol paintings and other museum pieces is falling apart. Researchers are learning how to rescue the endangered treasures
Last month, the first day of the #SciArt Tweet Storm was bombarded with porn bots during the first few hours. Solving this problem led to an interesting insight into how bots and Twitter function (some vulgar language ahead)...
High-profile physicists and philosophers gathered to debate whether we are real or virtual—and what it means either way
The #SciArt Tweet Storm swept over Twitter last month with an astonishing number of tweets displaying the intersection of art and science. In this post Glendon crunches the numbers for the community...
Mad Art Cast, the podcast of the science-art site Mad Art Lab recently asked Symbiartic's Glendon Mellow to join them and discuss the #SciArt hashtag, the new material Vanta Black, and more...
Understanding the role of state-sanctioned killing does more than illuminate the social evolution of “premodern” cultures
The artist’s famous flowers are turning from bright yellow to brown, because sulfates he used degrade under light
The Japanese great tit combines two calls in a specific order and does not respond to a recording of the calls combined in reverse order, apparently demonstrating compositional syntax.
Ground-penetrating radar scan of the bard’s grave finds a headless skeleton
Scientists are helping to stop antisocial behaviour in the world's most popular online game. The next stop could be a kinder Internet
If you contribute to a culture that keeps sharing stolen works, someday there won't be enough art to go around.
Some scientists are calling for more data to be released before they can accept recent claims that King Tutankhamun's tomb contains hidden, undiscovered chambers
Here's science blogger and author Brian Switek speaking about his apex predator dinosaur tattoos as part of the Royal Ontario Museum's upcoming exhibit, Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. ..