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Spectacular Saturn: Cassini's epic pictures using a one megapixel camera

During its 20-year mission to Saturn, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has captured some breathtaking images of the ringed planet and its moons, revealing many unexpected secrets. Here are some of the best

Astronomy

Recharging Your Creativity

Sometimes, the same old routine of sitting at the computer can be draining. This is especially so when you spend most of your time doing grunt work …

Web Design

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

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Why Dirty Sci-Fi Is The Best Sci-Fi

<i>This week Neil Calloway argues that one thing unites all the best science fiction…</i><p><b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b>, the original <b>Star Wars</b> movies, <b>Alien</b>, and</b> …

How to Become Insanely Productive.

I’m one of the most productive people I know, and I never procrastinate on what is important to me. How do I do it? Let me try to share what I think …

Time I

Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Humans Are Genetically Predisposed to Kill Each Other

“Step back and view our species objectively from the outside, the way a zoologist would carefully observe any other animal, or see us the way every …

Evolution

What is the Future of Front End Web Development?

I was asked to do a little session on this the other day. I'd say I'm underqualified to answer the question, as is any single person. If you really …

Livestreaming

Scientists Watch Star Become Black Hole, But They Were Expecting Supernova

Scientists expected to see an enormous star explode in a supernova but they may have watched it collapse into a black hole instead.<p>NASA’s Goddard …

Pictures of the Week 5.25.17

U.S. Elections

These arresting photographs by the young Stanley Kubrick show why he became a great director

From office lingerie models to Chicago street scenes, his camera caught it<p>The best filmmakers are often photographers. But not every snap shooter can …

How to Develop a Style and Trust For Your Implied Nude Clients

When it comes to shooting implied nudes, it is not as easy as simply stripping down as one might think. Soft posing, flattering light, and the trust …

Elon Musk wants name for new boring machine. Internet goes wild

Learning nothing for Boaty McBoatface, Tesla chief sought help naming a tunnelling machine and the public replied in kind<p>Elon Musk needs a name for his new digging machine – so he asked the internet. And we all know how much the internet likes naming things.<p>The Tesla CEO has a new venture called …

Elon Musk

Secret to brain success: Intelligent cognitive rest

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @srinipillayMany people do focused brain exercises to help develop their thinking. Some of these exercises work, while others do …

The Brain

The 5 Best Movies to Look Out for at Sundance London 2017

<i>Ben Robins with the five best movies to look out for at Sundance London 2017…</i><p>Storming back to London’s Picturehouse Central off the back of an …

Love Stories

Reinventing Rice for a World Transformed by Climate Change - MIT Technology Review

Pamela Ronald stands in front of two rows of rice plants, sprouting from black plastic pots, in a stifling greenhouse on the edge of the University …

Agriculture

Justin Trudeau wears 'Star Wars' socks to a meeting -- and the internet is having a field day

Chances are, someone has said "May the Fourth be with you" to you at least once today -- so even if you had forgotten, you now know it's "Star Wars Day." You know who needed no reminder, though? Justin Trudeau.<p>Per a photo the Canadian prime minister posted Thursday, he was rocking mismatched "Star …

NASA is offering a $15,000 prize if you can speed up its simulation code

NASA just announced several bounties to improve its FUN3D software, which is used to simulate fluid dynamics. The system is used internally at NASA, as well as by companies like Boeing and Lockheed, to develop and optimize new vehicles and engines.<p>The FUN3D project was started back in the 1980s, …

A Code Pink Protester Laughs Over a Trump Nominee and Is Convicted

A jury on Wednesday convicted three Code Pink activists on charges related to a protest at the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for attorney general — including a Virginia woman who said all she did was break out in laughter.<p>Each of the three protesters faces up to 12 months in jail, $2,000 in …

United States

NASA Releases Saturn Video From Cassini’s First Dive Over Saturn

With Cassini’s Grand Finale mission underway, we finally know what Saturn looks like up close. NASA released a half-minute video Wednesday, made from …

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'Stealthing' could be considered assault say experts about secret removal of condom during sex

Haley says she knows the trauma of sexual assault. The 20-year-old Edmonton woman says she has experienced multiple forms of it.<p>But when she …

China is getting its own state-sponsored Wikipedia next year

It’s been nearly 13 years since the Chinese government first blocked Wikipedia across the country, following which its ban has been lifted and restored several times, mostly owing to concerns around censorship.<p>Now, in a bid to offer a similar service while maintaining control over what’s published, …

world's largest starbucks coffee branch to open in chicago

apr 22, 2018<p>to learn more about the firm, designboom spoke with its founding partners who discussed their creative approach and some of the major …

Architecture

The 7 Things You Must Know about the Psychology of Calls to Action

The most effective call-to-action techniques use basic psychology. You can use some of these psychology methods in your calls to action to turn …

Your Blood Type Could Be Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Non-O blood groups, take note.<p>New research has found a link between having a non-O blood type and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.<p>An …

2 Key Facts About Driving While High On Marijuana

On Nov. 8 voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved ballot measures to legalize recreational cannabis. It is now legal in a …

how technology is dramatically changing sex and relationships

Speaking to Bryony Cole about how virtual reality and smart sex toys will revolutionise our lives and empower the next generation.<p>Bryony Cole spends a lot of time thinking about sex. Or, more specifically, talking about it. As host of the podcast <i>Future of Sex</i> she chats to sex entrepreneurs, …

Psychedelic drugs could reduce the risk of suicide

<b>New research suggests that psychedelics could be used to lower the risk of suicide.</b><p>Psychedelics could be used in treatment for a range of mental …