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How SpaceX and Boeing plan to keep Nasa astronauts safe

To fly astronauts, private space companies must go through a series of rigorous tests – and make some morbid calculations. The Verge investigates.<p>Nearly a month after SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated en route to the International Space Station, CEO Elon Musk announced what brought the vehicle …

Space Travel

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

The Brain

Mason Foster, Dante Rosario among Bears' cuts

Inside linebackers Jonathan Anderson and John Timu, a pair of undrafted rookies, made plays in the Bears’ exhibition finale Thursday, and that probably made it easier for the team to release veteran linebacker Mason Foster.<p>Foster was informed Friday that his contract will be terminated, a source …

Exclusive Interview: Photographer Behind Those Gorgeous Smeared Skies

After we discovered Matt Molloy's gorgeous sky series created by stacking hundreds of timelapse photos, we knew we had to get in touch with the talented photographer to find out more about his creative process. Read that exclusive interview, below, while enjoying more of Molloy's surreal sky photos.<p>…

Photography

6 Ways to Get Sharp Hand-Held Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

The best way to get really sharp photos at slow shutter speeds it to use a tripod. Your second-best bet is to use a monopod. But what if you simply …

Tutorials

This is How You Make a Massive 4×5-Foot Print in the Darkroom

What’s the largest print you’ve ever made in a darkroom? If you’ve never done anything larger than the most common sizes, then you may find the video …

Google just added a fun new feature to Search… but we’re not sure why

Google unveiled its brand new logo earlier this week, and it hasn’t stopped rolling out new features ever since. We’ve seen new additions come to …

Maps

How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

We declare privacy!<p>Google Street View can be a lifesaver when you're traveling or moving to a new place. But let's face it: Sometimes things can get a little creepy, like if someone uses Street View to, say, stalk your house.<p>Celebrities like Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page have already asked Google …

Google Street View

Google 'Firsts' From the Company's Early Days

Long ago (in terms of internet history), before Google aspired to design self-driving cars and extend the human lifespan, it was just a search engine …

Samsung’s Gear S2 can make me a believer in smartwatches

This perfectly round smartwatch is like a porthole into the future<p><b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 review.<p>A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what stuck. Nothing did, …

Giant Dinosaur Sculptures Made of Recycled Rice Straw Pop Up in Japan

September in rural Japan means two things: farmers are harvesting their rice and the leftover straw is being used to make extraordinary works of art. Specifically, the resulting material is serving as a tool for an artist Amy Goda, who's creating some pretty terrifying dinosaur sculptures. The …

Sculpture

High-altitude kites could generate 2x as much energy as traditional wind turbines

Right now, the vast majority of the wind power generated on the planet comes from land-based turbines. That is, a wind turbine that stands a certain …

Renewable Energy

The Jaw-Dropping Laser-Cut Wood Art of Gabriel Schama

It all began with a few x-acto knives, cut paper, and mixed vintage materials. A kickstarter and a few years later, Oakland-based artist Gabriel …