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You could own this dilapidated 1960s NASA robot

Designed for testing space compression suits, but never deployed, this hydraulically powered option is looking for a new home.<p>The Power-Driven Articulated Dummy is a strange aside in NASA's space race story, and now you can own it. The space suit testing robot is going up for grabs as part of RR …

Robots

The revolutionary artists of the 60s’ colourful counterculture

The year was 1967 and Mike McInnerney had been asked to design the poster for the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, an event headlined by Pete Townshend, Pink Floyd and Yoko Ono.<p>The gig at London’s Alexandra Palace was an all-night “free-speech benefit” for Europe’s first underground newspaper, the</i> …

Posters

The Designer Behind the Android Logo Has a Raunchy Sense of Humor

Making art as a profession is fun, but doing it for yourself is even better—just ask graphic designer Irina Blok.<p>A smartphone display mimicking the look of a stock ticker is, in reality, a sailor-mouthed ribbon of reactions to the tumultuous nature of the markets. Helpful rhymes splashed across …

Graphic Design

Is There Water On Mars? Not Much, Says NASA Analysis

Last September, scientists from University of Arizona uncovered dark streaks while perusing images of Mars from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. …

Why Is American Political Science Blind On The Right Eye?

This Thursday thousands of (mostly) American political scientists will descend upon Philadelphia for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). A plurality, if not a majority, of those scholars works exclusively on American politics. While the rise of Donald Trump will …

Political Science
Science

A Lightning Strike Just Killed 300 Reindeer in Norway

RIP.<p>More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by a lighting strike in a Norwegian national park, and experts say they’ve never seen anything like …

New York Times
Space Travel

Did Anthropologists Just Solve the 3-Million-Year-Old Mystery of Lucy’s Death?

It happened in an instant; a sudden slip, perhaps due to an inattentive loss of balance. Within seconds, a typical treetop foray became a terrible, …

Coffee
Coffee

This Is How We'd Travel to the New Planet, Proxima B

With an Earth-like planet orbiting our closest neighbor star, it's about time we start talking about how we could send a spacecraft there.<p>In case you didn't hear, there is an Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to us—the red dwarf Proxima Centauri—and it is within the star's habitable zone …

Universe

Is Reality Trying To Tell You Something?

One of the greatest puzzles facing each of us is whether the events in our lives form a pattern, and if so, what does the pattern mean. We've all heard the phrase, "Everything happens for a reason." Some people say it in passing, others take it more seriously. But officially, if we accept the basic …

Finding better ways to get hydrogen fuel from water

With hydrogen power stations in California, a new Japanese consumer car and portable hydrogen fuel cells for electronics, hydrogen as a zero emission …

Why Do We Love Images Of Emptiness? Scientists And Artists Explain

Psychology reveals why wide open spaces appeal to the human eye.<p>Many of the most iconic photographs ever taken feature people as their subjects. But some photographs of empty spaces that are devoid of human life manage to freeze the echoes of human existence in a visually arresting way–and it can …

Framing

Proxima b: Could life exist on Earth-like planet in the solar system next door?

Last week, researchers confirmed the existence of a rocky—and possibly wet—planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. Dubbed …

Universe

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

Multiverse

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Earth Science

Hunt for ninth planet reveals new extremely distant solar system objects - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Washington, DC– In the race to discover a proposed ninth planet in our Solar System, Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of Northern …

New mini-moon discovered orbiting Earth

This isn’t April fools day, and we’re not pulling your leg – there is indeed a second rocky companion out in space orbiting Earth – besides our moon. …