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Science: Where are the women? | @GrrlScientist

What can be done to increase the numbers of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- the so-called STEM fields? The Royal Society explores this very question in today’s video, which features physicist Dame Athene Donald FRS and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne …

Last Man On Earth Manages To Make The Apocalypse Both Dark And Charming

Will Forte and the directors of <i>The LEGO Movie</i> have pulled off something really difficult — and really special — with their new show <i>The Last Man on</i> …

LEGO movie

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The best movies of 2014

You may have noticed, but Polygon started writing about movies this year.<p>And what a year to expand our coverage: 2014 probably had more good or even great films than it had good or great games, at least where genre fiction is concerned.<p>Because we have no formal rating system for films, the …

This Is What GE Thinks Your Kitchen Will Look Like in 2025

The Jetsons would be jealous.<p>It's exciting to imagine the kind of comforts and improvements that technology will bring in the years to come — especially in a room as widely-used and adored as the kitchen. While appliances such as dishwashers and microwaves have already revolutionized the kitchen …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Land Rover

50 Killer Science Desktop Wallpapers

These are the wallpapers you've been looking for.<p>Looking to "smarten up" your desktop background? Here's 50 examples of science and technology-themed eye candy that'll satisfy both meanings of the verb.

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: assembly

Now that we’ve got all the parts for our Hackintosh, it’s time to put them all together. This is the really fun part of this project: You’re turning processors and chips and motherboards into a working computer that’s going to do all kinds of things for you.<p>You’ll get an incredible sense of …

Computer Hardware

Using A Blender, This Guy Executes The Coolest But Most Illegal DIY Project Ever

Advertisement<p>How many of you have heard about Moss Graffiti? Although the name explains it all, we were left a bit puzzled when we listened to it for …

Graffiti

There’s Actually A Scientific Reason You Sometimes Want To Eat Your Baby (or Puppy)

It's called cute aggression and the struggle is real.<p>This phenomenon has a name, and apparently, a sociological purpose. Commonly known as cute aggression, "dimorphous expressions" can be a helpful tool in controlling our emotions, according to findings by psychological scientists at Yale …

Linkio Smart Home Automation System Uses Existing Devices (video)

If you are looking for a way to add a smart home automation system to your life you might be interested in a new smart system, that has launched over …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Learning

Sony E-ink Watch Aims To Make Low–Power Screens The Next Big Thing In Fashion Fabric

Almost every tech hardware maker is basically racing smart watches out the door, but Sony is looking at how it can re-invent the basic timekeeping device itself with a new special project that was only just now revealed to be associated with the Japanese electronics giant, despite popping up on a …

It's a Personal Catastrophe

(<b>Lunarbaboon</b>)<p>Sorry, Boss, but there's nothing that I can do to escape these cuddles. I'll have to shelter in place until he wakes up. I'm sure that …

Photos Of The Best Cosplay From New York Comic Con 2014

<b>Head straight to the cosplay »</b><p>Dressing like your favorite character from comics, video games, anime, movies, or television is a favorite tradition of the Con — one that presents a unique opportunity to let your freak flag fly in a welcoming and safe environment.<p>Cosplay, if you don't already know, …

Comics

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

Code.org Launches 'Hour of Code' Crowdfunding Campaign

Code.org, a nonprofit that wants to make computer science widely available in schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring its ‘Hour of Code‘ to 100 million students.<p>The organisers are looking for $5 million before December 14 – when Computer Science Education Week comes to a …