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D.H. Lawrence on the Antidote to the Malady of Materialism

“Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease. One feels a sort of madness come over one, as if the world had become hell. But it is only superimposed: it is only a temporary disease. It can be cleaned away.”<p><i>“It is now the most vitally important thing for all of us… to try to</i> …

Bertrand Russell

This Book Is a Planetarium: A Pop-Up Masterpiece Translating the Laws of Physics into Playful and Poetic Tangibility

From light to time, magical hands-on demonstrations making concretely comprehensible the abstract forces and phenomena we experience but cannot ordinarily touch.<p>In her stunning poem “Planetarium,” Adrienne Rich wrote of translating “pulsations into images for the relief of the body and the …

Literature

Mitochondria Within Cells Could Be Way Hotter Than The Rest of Our Bodies

Tiny sizzling powerhouses.<p>Your body is hot. Depending on the time of day, and where the thermometer is placed, it runs somewhere between 35 to 38 …

The biotech co that sees itself as a software company

Ginkgo Bioworks is in the business of designing and printing microbes, but it recently raised $275 million — bringing its valuation to over $1 …

Biotechnology

Humans descended from sponge? New study says so

A team of scientists found out that the sponge-like creatures that lived 750 million years ago are our earliest ancestor.<p>One of the most heated …

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

Biology

Accidental heroes: a Mexican concrete master mix

‘Emotional architecture,’ muses Emmanuel Picault, enveloped in a cloud of cigarette smoke at his flat in the trendy Roma district of Mexico City, ‘is one we cannot plan.’ He is referring to the term coined by the German-born Mexican artist Mathias Goéritz in 1953, which describes an architecture …

Architecture

Why do we freeze when we're scared?

Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.<p>Most people are probably familiar with the classic fight or flight response to a feared stimulus. If a snake were to fall from the ceiling on top of you as you read this, you have two options: fight off the snake or get away from it as quickly as possible.<p>…

Psychology

Many colors that don't fade, made from one pigment

Scientists at the University of Akron in Ohio have developed a way to use a single pigment — melanin — to create a range of usable colors, reports …

Makeup

Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here's how worried you should be

The biggest global risk that Melinda Gates can imagine within the next 10 years is "most definitely" a bioterrorism attack.<p>"A bioterrorist event could spread so quickly, and we are so unprepared for it," she told Vox founder Ezra Klein in an interview at South by Southwest over the weekend.<p>"Think …

Bill Gates

See jerkface bacteria hiding in tumors and gobbling chemotherapy drugs | Ars Technica

They make cancers drug-resistant, but a dose of antibiotics may help, study suggests.<p>Of all the kinds of bacteria, some are charming and beneficial, …

Microbiology

This Critical Thinker's Letter to His Daughter Will Restore Your Hope For The Future

Powerful words to live by.<p>There are days when it feels like the world really is going to shit. And when that happens, we need to remember that …

Critical Thinking

Bacterial 'aphrodisiac' can trigger protist sex swarms - Futurity

A new discovery with single-celled marine organisms called choanoflagellates suggests why some organisms won't get it on in the lab.

Biology

Magnetic brain stimulation helps "unlearn" crippling fear of heights

Advances in technology over the last decade have led to a swift rise in the volume of research surrounding transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) …

Even more evidence that we’re eating all wrong

Forget fat, it’s carbs that might stick it to your ticker.<p>From the glorious gluttony that is the turducken, to the gustatory pleasures (#foodporn) that make up so many Instagram photos, Americans sure do know how to eat. <i>What to eat</i>—that is, what we should be eating to stay healthy—remains somewhat …

Holistic Medicine

A brief history of origin theories

From spontaneous materializing to a "warm little pond."<p>Ancient Greece<p>Leading thinkers conjecture that life arose spontaneously—just as maggots seem to appear on carcasses.<p>1871<p>Charles Darwin writes that life may have emerged in a “warm little pond” with the right mixture of light, heat, and …

Biology

What finding boron on Mars actually means in the hunt for alien life

We're getting closer.<p>Boron sounds boring, and not just because of the phonetic resemblance. It’s not an element that we use much, other than in some kinds of fiberglass. It’s not toxic or dangerous to humans. Really, the best thing you can say about it—on Earth, anyway—is that it can kill …

Biology

A timeline of Cassini's plunge of fiery doom on Friday

Here's how the planned crash into Saturn will go down.<p>After almost 20 years of exploration, discoveries and gorgeous pictures, it’s time to say goodbye to Cassini.<p>Launched in 1997, it took the Cassini spacecraft seven years to reach it’s ultimate destination—Saturn. For thirteen years, it has sent …

Astronomy

You don’t want these parasites to go extinct

Climate change won't just impact charismatic critters.<p>Humans might fantasize about a world without ticks, fleas or giant kidney worms. But parasites connect food webs and serve vital purposes in every ecosystem. And scientists aren't really sure what would happen if we lost them.<p>Biologist Colin …

Track Down

The dye whisperer: Meet the chemist giving biologists worldwide new colors | Ars Technica

They’re brighter, more stable, a little less clunky, and, for now, a steal.<p>You can never have enough photons.<p>Biologists, they always want more, says …

This Handheld Detector Spotted A Never-Before-Seen Physics Phenomenon

The Wallflower Particle<p>It sounds like the setup to a nerdy joke: “What did the physicists say when they saw a neutrino bump into a nucleus? …

Physics

After 43 years, gentle touch of a neutrino is finally observed | Ars Technica

We’re actually able to detect a bump from the lightest particle we know of.<p>Neutrinos are noted for being extremely reluctant to interact with other …

Physics

With genetic morph, a weird type of anthrax has emerged—and it’s on a rampage | Ars Technica

It’s killing wildlife in African rainforests and may wipe out some chimp populations.<p>After getting ahold of the genetic blueprints for molecular …

Biology

Scientists discover primordial asteroids

Scientists have discovered asteroids that are relics from the solar system's early history.<p>According to findings published in the journal Science, researchers have uncovered a previously unknown family of darkly colored asteroids, which may be the oldest objects in the known universe.<p>"We discovered …

Physicists Capture the Elusive Neutrino Smacking Into an Atom's Core

Every second of every day, trillions of tiny particles called neutrinos are raining down on your head. But unlike raindrops, hailstones, or bird …

Yemenite: A Totem Made Of Stackable Seating

For Shir Avraham’s final project by at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), she created the Yemenite Totem, a totem that’s actually made up of four …

Furniture

The "Science" That 1930s Automotive Designers Used to Determine Car Shapes

A demonstration of "Streamlines"<p>Here's a fascinating look inside Chevrolet's research facilities circa 1936. This is an era when the shapes of cars …

General Motors

10and2 Car Prints

10.and.2 is a beautifully designed collection of original illustrations featuring Matthew Hoss´s favorite vehicles as well as some bespoke pieces. As …

Could CRISPR Sniff Out Viruses?

The gene-editing tool known as CRISPR is fast becoming known for its potential to treat disease by snipping genetic mutations from DNA.<p>But genomic …

Genetics