Alan Bogdanovski

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A New Documentary Promises to Prove We're Not Alone in the Universe

Film distributor The Orchard just picked up the rights to release a documentary called <i>Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in Human</i> …

Handmade Bamboo Death Star Looks Better Than the Real Thing

Even woodworkers celebrate Star Wars day. For Frank Howarth, the project was obvious: construct a wooden Death Star.<p>Howarth is best known for his …

Sleep-Wake Cycle Controlled by Salts in the Brain

<b>Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a</b> …

Here's why you can't actually be a vegetarian

In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher.<p>Plants make up the base of every food chain …

Science May Have Just Unlocked The Key To The Female Orgasm

In the endless debate over the mystery of the female orgasm — and specifically, how a man’s penis size correlates to it — we’ve often heard the saying, “it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean.” If this new study is correct however, it might not be the size of the boat <i>or</i> the …

How to Sous Vide Your Own Medical Marijuana Edibles

If there is one thing an immersion circulator is good for, it is infusions. The precise temperature of the water bath gives you greater control over …

Cannabis

A Researcher Just Accidentally Developed A Battery That Could Last A Lifetime

Technology Photo credit: A nanowire compared to a human hair. Thai et al./UC Irvine via YouTubePoor battery life is the number one complaint when it …

Clean Energy

Hip-Hop

Teyana Taylor's 'K.T.S.E.' Is A Provocative R&B Album For Grown Folks<p>Cherise Johnson 06.26.18 22 hours ago<p>Kamasi Washington's Contemplative And Heady Epic<p>The renowned revivalist delivers a dense, adventurous collection of tunes with 'Heaven and Earth'<p>Aaron Williams 06.25.18 2 days ago<p>The Best New …

9 Creative Gift Ideas to Surprise Your Partner

If you want to show your partner how much you care, the best way to do that is to make a gift that will mean a lot them. Put some effort into it, for …

Love Stories

Does Pseudoscience Lead to Breakthroughs? It Did for Isaac Newton

Newton’s fascination with alchemy didn’t turn lead into gold, but it did lead to revelations about visible light.<p>When a few bad scientists have …

Photos: Colombia’s “lost city of marijuana”

The jungle around Toribío in southwestern Colombia is filled with vast pot plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see. At night, the greenhouse lights glow like a sea of fluorescent plankton.<p>Colombia’s 50-year civil war devastated this region. Fighting between the Colombian army and the …

South America

One man created an incredible update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

1/<p>This magically updated Game Boy started life as a standard Game Boy. Here it is after having two holes drilled out of its face:<p>2/<p>The drilling was …

Raspberry Pi

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

The state is known as 'quantum spin liquid' and it causes electrons — one of the fundamental, indivisible building blocks of matter — to break down into smaller quasiparticles.<p>Scientists had first predicted the existence of this state of matter in certain magnetic materials 40 years ago, but …

Quantum Physics

Amazing! Freddie Mercury’s voice is isolated into this vocal-only track of ‘We Are The Champions’

Best voice of the 20th century? It’s gotta be none other than rock royalty Freddie Mercury. His strong vocals (with his five-octave range) could move …

A New Gun Folds Up To Look Just Like A Smartphone

Its creator wanted a more discreet firearm to carry around.<p>This is not a smartphone. This is a gun.<p>It's the Ideal Conceal, a .380-caliber pistol that folds up into a box shape. The creator designed the firearm to look like a phone so people could carry it around in public without attracting …

Guns

Science Says Eat More Avocados, So Here's a Delicious Recipe for Salmon with Avocado Crema

As if we needed another reason to love the little green superfood avocado, recent studies have found that in addition to decreasing the risk of heart …

Seafood

Ingenious Lightbulb Hack Can Cause Seizures, Spy On 'Air-Gapped' Networks

It’s now a given: the Internet of Things is horribly broken.<p>Connected lightbulbs, though one of the few possibly-justifiable products in the gross melange that is the IoT market, are sometimes contributors to that rank unsecurity. And now researchers have shown just how evil attacks on lightbulbs …

Light Bulbs

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and …

The Ultimate List of Tokyo’s Unusual Museums

While the Edo Tokyo Museum or the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum are certainly cultural institutions everyone should visit if they have a chance, the …

A Scientist Has a Solution to Antibiotic Resistance—Genetically Modified Maggots

Wound-munching bugs could be the future of medicine<p>A world without antibiotics would drive us back to the Dark Ages. When we run out of bacteria-fighting drugs—a scenario that scientists say might come sooner than later—major surgery will be too risky to perform, and food will get more expensive. …

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and …

Employment

The Urine Wheel: A Medieval Approach to Curing What Ails You

What happens in the bathroom can tell us a lot about what’s happening with our bodies—which is exactly why we have to pee in those little cups at the …

Medieval

How A D.C. Museum Made People Give A Crap About Architecture

It started with a few games of minigolf.<p>Traditional architecture exhibitions are often boring and dense—just how many scale models, axonometric drawings, and jargon-stuffed manifestoes can one person endure? But over the last few years, the National Building Museum, in Washington, D.C., has taken a …

29 Salads That Won't Leave You Hungry

The word ‘salad’ makes most people moan, imaginations full of the wimpy lettuce leaves, soggy tomatoes and dried out cucumbers that are served in …

Healthy Eating

WATCH: The Tricks You Can Do With These Next-Gen Magnets Look Like Magic

Their north and south poles are on the SAME SIDE.<p>Sometimes all it takes is a little child-like wonder to remind you just how freaking cool magnetic …

The 3 best sci-fi movies ever according to an expert

Resembling early Steven Spielberg movies, "Midnight Special" follows a father and his son, who has special powers, as they race from authorities.<p>Along with strong performances from Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, and Adam Driver, the movie is a unique science-fiction tale that brings to mind …

Essential Oils Might Be Able to Cure Cancer, Science Finds

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …