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Watch Astronauts Harvest And Eat The First Space-Grown Salad

Will there be horrible consequences? Live video right here<p><i>Update, 11:35am: Although the space lettuce tasting was originally scheduled for 11:15 am EDT, a spacewalk on the ISS has gone into overtime. It should be over soon though.</i><p><i>Original Post</i><p>Space sounds like a pretty cool place to visit, but I’ve …

Alexander Heilner Turns Landscapes Into Abstract Art Through Aerial Photography

Growing up as the son of a commercial airline employee, Heilner would spend a sizeable amount of<p>Growing up as the son of a commercial airline employee, Heilner would spend a sizeable amount of time staring out the windows of a plane, as well as poring over maps of his destinations, cultivating a …

Justin Vernon confirms return of Bon Iver

There was a time when the future of Bon Iver appeared quite bleak. Following an extensive world tour behind the band’s self-titled sophomore album, …

Indie Music

Pentagon Considers Turning Cell Phones Into Walkie-Talkies During Emergencies

Let’s say it’s 2016 and the government has a message to get out to the public—ISIS is believed to be waging an attack on cell-phone towers in the …

7 Must-Visit Destinations in North America

It's a big world out there, so planning a vacation can be overwhelming (not to mention expensive and time consuming). But before you book an extravagant getaway abroad, first consider these seven locales, all of which are in North America. After all, it's easy to overlook the amazing places right …

How to Make the Best Egg Sandwich Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: The Eastman Egg Company gives us the insider tips on putting together an egg sandwich so good, you'll look</i> …

Make This Incredible Nutella Milkshake In Seconds - No Blender Required

"I would absolutely love a milkshake right now," is a thought that's crossed our mind at several times in our life--okay, and maybe even several points while writing this post. The only real thing standing in the way of us having a milkshake every single morning is our kitchen's lack of the …

Rocky Mountain High - Getting Stoned in Colorado

<i>Marijuana, ganja, hooch, grass, weed, whatever you call the green stuff you can now purchase it without the threat of handcuffs in Colorado.</i><p>Ok, I admit I'm a little late to the party (but I am over 21), the first retail cannabis stores opened in Colorado on January 1 in 2014 but a recent trip to …

10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national park.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/27/1427478158484/c953cf50-91e1-4a84-8a54-656560902bcf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Vintgar Gorge, Triglav national …

Star Wars planets like Tatooine could be common in universe

Previously scientists believed that only gas-giants could circle binary star systems but a new study suggests that many Earth-like planets could have two Suns<p>The image of Luke Skywalker staring at the double sunset of Tatooine captured the imagination of millions of cinemagoers.<p>But astrophysicists …

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …

These are the hand-painted models that brought Blade Runner to life

The best science fiction is often about building fully-realized worlds — futuristic cities full of details that are strangely familiar. For some sci-fi classics though, this isn't just a metaphor, these worlds wereactually built. This fantastic Imgur gallery of behind the scene photos from Ridley …

Super-fast 3D printing takes its cue from 'Terminator 2'

In a sense, 3D printing as you know it is a lie -- it's really stacking a series of 2D layers on top of each other, rather than forming a single object. That's where Carbon3D might come to the rescue. It just unveiled a 3D printing technique, Continuous Liquid Interface Production, that creates …

Google Plans Ranking Algorithm Change For Doorway Pages

Google today announced that it’s making a change in the future to how it ranks ‘doorway pages’ and is encouraging users to stop utilizing them ahead of the changes.<p>Doorway pages are used to help rank a website for a particular keyword or phrase that is not heavily mentioned on the site itself. …

SXSW 2015: AeroMobil Says It Will Put Its Flying Car On The Market In 2017

And once that's done? A self-flying car<p><i>Updated 3/16/2015, 4:33 p.m. ET.</i><p>In October 2014, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled a prototype vehicle that exhilarated <i>Back To The Future</i> fans, as well as pretty much everyone else: the long fantasized flying car. Dubbed AeroMobil 3.0, the car/plane hybrid …

You have Twelve Minutes to figure out what's going on in this game

Describing Luis Antonio's <i>Twelve Minutes</i> in traditional terms — "point-and-click," "adventure game," "top-down perspective" — may tell you about the <i>kind</i> of video game it is, but it does a poor job of explaining <i>what</i> it is.<p>"<i>Groundhog Day</i> + family mystery" is useful shorthand that comes closer. As in …

NASA Can Make 3 More Nuclear Batteries, And That's It

Plutonium-238 is still in really short supply<p>Few materials in the universe are in as short supply as plutonium-238--the hot, radioactive material NASA uses to power its pluckiest spacecraft. It's estimated only 77 pounds (35 kilograms) of the stuff remains available to NASA, yet only 37 pounds (17 …

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

Picture Stories<p>I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s …

Art

Firefly stars crowdfunding a new comedy series the studios can't cancel (Update: Funded!)

<b>Update:</b> The first goal has been reached hours after the campaign began.<p>Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk once starred in a show called <i>Firefly</i>. It was great. It was canceled. This is brought up online about every five minutes or so. If you haven't seen <i>Firefly</i>, what are you doing here? Go watch it, it's …

European Parks—Mountains

See photos of the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Europe (including alpine scenery, national parks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Valve boss Gabe Newell says 'zero percent of people' get nauseous using the Vive VR headset

The Oculus Rift was first announced in 2012. Backed by a Kickstarter campaign, it also kickstarted a surge of excitement for a new wave of virtual reality devices. Now three years later, and although excitement is still high, progress has been slow. Developers have the tech, but have blamed our own …

Valve's virtual reality headset is great, but its controllers are the real story

The HTC Vive (rhymes with "hive") headset was announced earlier this week at Mobile World Congress, where we tried it for the first time. It builds on years' worth of virtual reality research, focusing specifically on creating an experience that's ambulatory and interactive. Unlike the Oculus Rift, …

Virtual Reality

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

A JS Framework on Every Table

Most programming languages support a small number of popular, stable application frameworks. Objective-C and Swift apps use Apple’s excellent Cocoa …

How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict

<i>Max Ogles is the author of Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology and he writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and technology. Sign up to receive his free app guide, ‘117 Apps to Help You Create Good Habits,’ or receive free updates about his latest essays.</i><p>On …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

VR could cause 'neurologic change', warns Magic Leap CEO

Oculus Rift is dangerous. At least according to Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap, a rival that is pushing advances in augmented -- rather than virtual …

Augmented Reality

'The Order: 1886' Reminds Us That Perceived Value Is Personal, Not Some Industry-Wide Equation

Some (potentially inaccurate) reports are circulating that Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive <i>The Order: 1886</i> is a game that will take no longer than 5 hours to complete, leading to some impassioned discussions about perceived value in video games. The question that seems to reverberate through …

Social Media

Food for thought: Chewing to stave off disease | Health

<b>Tokyo, Japan</b> <b>-</b> Your grandmother was more correct than even she intuited when insisting you chew your food properly.<p>According to clinical results from a leading Japanese dental researcher, the act of chewing well can have a profound impact on your physical and mental health, especially as you advance …

The black hole imagery of 'Interstellar' is helping astrophysics

You may have heard that the representation of a black hole in <i>Interstellar</i> was not only based on real science, but might tackle researchers' problems depicting these gravitational points. Well, that just happened -- physicist Kip Thorne and visual effects outfit Double Negative have published papers …