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The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

A story that went viral this week reports that astronomers finally found E.T., but those aren't the facts. CNET's Eric Mack talks with the astronomers involved about what is still a very interesting star.<p>This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could …

Astronomy

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Nasa Mars announcement: water found flowing on Red Planet could sustain life

Scientists have found evidence of briny water flowing on Mars during summertime on the Red Planet<p>Water exists in liquid form on the surface of Mars, Nasa scientists have said, making it possible for life to be sustained on the Red Planet.<p>Nasa hailed the “strongest evidence yet” of intermittent …

Geoscience

‘Alien warship’ spotted on NASA feed ‘blasting Earth with plasma’

<b>It’s a scene straight out of really bad science fiction – an alien warship ‘decloaks’ above a helpless planet before unleashing plasma blasts onto</b> …

Morpholio Releases 'Journal' Digital Sketchbook App

Is this the future of sketching?<p>Despite a myriad technological innovations, the pen and pad still seems the unwavering choice of designers, writers and artists of all mediums. The combination forms the grounds for creativity, the most raw and direct way of building reality from reverie. Morpholio …

Places where nature has won

Why We Love Objects With Moving Parts

We may envision the future as sleek and smooth, but we shouldn’t forget the value of cogs, switches, and buttons.<p>When we think of futuristic user interfaces, we often envision expansive, glossy, multi-touch surfaces. Whether we realize it or not, one of the most influential architects of these …

Star Trek

Amazon’s new Paperwhite introduces exclusive ‘Bookerly’ font and new typesetting engine

Amazon this morning announced a new version of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, with a higher-resolution screen and a new font, called “Bookerly” — …

Typography

The 25 Typefaces ‘Most Admired’ By World-Renowned Designers, Typographers

<i>Gotham</i><p><b>In each of</b> its issues, <i>8 Faces</i> magazine would ask eight leading designers this question, “If you could use just eight typefaces, which would you …

Typography

Kerning, the Trip to Italy

Faenza, Italy. Excellent wine, outstanding cuisine and, of course, typography. Sounds good, doesn’t it? :) Well, it is as good as it sounds. I went …

Briefcase Brand Identity Design by Anagrama

Brand identity design by agency Anagrama for Mexican industrial design studio Briefcase.<p>There it is, another successful branding project by Anagrama. …

Designer Creates A Font That Emulates The Frustrations Of Dyslexia

Unlike most fonts, which prioritize easy and swift readability, graphic designer Daniel Britton's recent creation does just the opposite. Meant to raise awareness for dyslexia, the font strips letters of their qualities that make them easily recognizable. An "A" is transformed to resemble an …

Typography

Here's How Mark Zuckerberg Explains Virtual Reality

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Virtual Reality

India’s only double coconut tree artificially pollinated

Scientists at the Indian Botanical Garden in West Bengal’s Howrah district have carried out artificial pollination of the only double coconut tree in …

Hobbit first edition with JRR Tolkien's inscription doubles sales record

Sold for £137,000, the book with inscription in Old English that talks of ‘marvels and strange beings’ was a gift to one of Tolkien’s students at Leeds<p>A first edition of The Hobbit given by JRR Tolkien to one of his former students in 1937 has more than doubled the world record for a copy of the …

Literature

Web Design Resources for Non-Designers

Most of you are too busy monitoring Google's latest algorithm updates, examining web analytics, and building links and content to stay up to date on …

Infographics

Silk Road founder: 'it ruined my life and destroyed my future'

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is facing life in prison for his role in facilitating the sale of more than $200m in drugs after being found guilty of multiple charges<p>The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled …

Designer shows why Apple is adopting San Francisco as its new system font

When Apple launched the Watch, it also designed a new system font to go with it: San Francisco. The typeface was specifically designed to combine a clean look with readability on the small display of the Apple Watch.<p>We exclusively revealed last week that Apple doesn’t intend to limit San Francisco …

PayPal penalised for 'deceptive' practices

<b>The online payment service PayPal has agreed to pay $25m (£16.1m) of fines and compensation in the US after being accused of deceiving its customers.</b><p>A government watchdog denounced the company for adding new members to a credit-card-like scheme without making them aware of the fact.<p>It also said …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Smartphones can detect eye cancer

You might have heard of this trick before, but take note — it’s literally a lifesaver. Retinoblastoma is a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that almost exclusively affects young children. It develops as a tumor in the retina but can be diagnosed with just a smartphone. Children who have the …

Cancer

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Marathons

Do You Have An Elastic Mind? 3 Traits Of Designers Who Do

Designers have gotten what they asked for: a seat at the corporate boardroom table. Now they have to adapt to a new working reality.<p>Walking around my studio, I see small teams collaborating at temporary, flexible workstations. There’s Eunji, a researcher, designer, and former high school teacher, …

Elasticity

Brick Street View renders Google Maps in Lego

You no longer need to imagine what the whole world would look like if it was made from Lego -- you can check it out in Google Street View.<p>Swedish …

Lego

10 Best Free Tools To Create Fonts for Web Designers

An article or any content can be given an extra edge if it has a unique and attractive font. A font can make a lot of difference to the content and …

'JetMan' Yves Rossy Soars Like a Superhero: The Future of Human Flight in Dubai

Looking up into the clear blue skies of Dubai there is a futuristic new wonder of the world, “Jetman” Yves Rossy soaring like a superhero in his jet-powered wings at up to 125 miles per hour.<p>Rossy once piloted fighter jets and passenger jets, but his passion is winged flight. He discovered this …

Aviation

The Psychology of Packing

<i>Why the way you pack shapes your journey.</i><p>For many travellers wheeled luggage is the most efficient way of getting from known-A to known-B. The …

Luggage

Beyond Helvetica: 9 More Résumé Fonts That Stand Out, According To Designers

Times New Roman -- the font found in 12-point size on term papers everywhere -- has officially been snubbed. According to an article on Bloomberg Business, the typeface is a big no-no for résumé, along with the flowery Zaphino and the comically wonky Comic Sans. Instead, the author urges readers to …

Typography