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Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

This open-source Echo rival respects your privacy and doesn’t want to sell you anything

A speaker with the smarts of an Echo without the Amazon baggage<p><b>Crowdfund of the week: Mycroft Mark II</b><p>While a real butler will cost you a fortune in …

Mysterious object from deep space has entered the solar system

It was first seen just a month ago. A tiny blip of light was seen to be moving through the sky by the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii.<p>The number-crunching which followed was automatic. The results were unusual.<p>This object is in an odd position. It’s moving very fast. And it’s in what appears to be a …

Astronomy

Saudi Arabia is About to Invest $1 Billion in Branson's Virgin Galactic

Saudi Arabia plans to invest $1 billion in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic business.<p>The billion-dollar agreement between Branson’s private …

Russia's RT says Twitter pushed it for ads before election

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state-owned television station RT says Twitter had pushed it to spend millions on advertising ahead of the 2016 U.S. …

U.S. Presidential Election

What Stimulates Your Eyes?

I just read Lucretius “On the nature of things” and was interested — what stimulates your eyes, why, and how does it affect your visual perception, …

Street Photography

Failed Palm Springs golf course is being repurposed into a sustainable community filled with olive groves

A failed Palm Springs golf course is being reborn as an “eco-modern agrihood” located on 300 beautiful acres of desert landscape. The Miralon …

Pholio: A Hard Drive to Rescue Your Photos from Digital Limbo

Pholio is a hard drive that is able to collect all of your photos and videos from multiple devices into one place and then index them using modern …

NASA just discovered that Mars has a tail, and it’s incredibly unusual

Jupiter has a bunch of moons, Saturn has rings, and Earth has life (that’s pretty cool), but what about Mars? Well, as it turns out, the Red Planet …

Adobe Cloak is Content-Aware Fill for Video

Adobe demoed a number of technologies at Adobe MAX 2017 yesterday, including something called Cloak. It’s basically Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill …

North Korea's 'stressed' nuclear test mountain on verge of collapse

North Korea’s nuclear tests are not only raising fears around the world, they are causing the peak under which the bombs are being detonated to suffer “tired mountain syndrome.”<p>Analysts are seeing signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which the tests are conducted, is suffering …

Everything we know about the mysterious SR-72 — Lockheed Martin's successor to the fastest plane ever

In 2013, Lockheed Martin announced development of the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.<p>The SR-71 was capable of reaching speeds over three times the speed of sound, and the SR-72 is intended to have even more impressive specs. <i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><i>The SR-72 is the</i> …

Military Aircraft

Mars Has a Mysterious "Tail," According to New Find From NASA Spacecraft

At first glance, Elon Musk’s future home, Mars, looks like an overgrown litter box. But if the red planet has proven anything, it’s that it’s full of …

Kilonovas Are Some of the Biggest, Baddest Stellar Blasts in Space

When a massive star runs out of fuel and dies, it may go out in a blaze of glory, exploding as a supernova.<p>But supernovas aren't the only big booms …

Whales and dolphins live ‘human-like’ lives

They work together, talk to each other and use tools. A new study links the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their …

Scientists Have Made a Two-Dimensional Material That's Never Been Seen in Nature

Whoa.<p>A team of researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia has reportedly made a 'once-in-a-decade discovery' that will radically change …

Nanotech

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are …

Archaeology

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

After you die, your brain knows you’re dead, terrifying study reveals

Have you ever wondered what happens when you die?<p>You’ve probably heard about how those who have died and come back to life say they saw light at the …

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Graphic Design

Brooklyn waterfront condos launch sales from $1.5M

Four of the building’s eight condos have finally hit the market<p>It took a while, but the boutique condo development at 161 Columbia Street in Brooklyn is officially on the market.<p>The eight-unit project was due to launch sales back in May, but decided to hold off until the model unit (pictured here) …

BIG's T-shaped east harlem residential building tops out in new york

<b>a T-shaped residential building designed by bjarke ingels group (BIG) has topped out in east harlem, a neighborhood in upper manhattan.</b> titled ‘east …

Skyscrapers

Zaha Hadid's amenity spaces for 520 West 28th shown in new photos

Communal spaces available to the future residents of Zaha Hadid Architects' 520 West 28th project in New York's Chelsea are revealed in these images, …

6 Strategies Inspired by a Nobel Prize Winner That Will Help You Design Better Solutions

How the principles of behavioral economics can help you counter emotional biases that impact behavior.<p>Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for integrating psychology with economics. He has played a crucial role in the development of behavioral economics over the past 40 years, which …

Feldman Architecture incorporates garage-door windows into California home

Glazed garage doors surround this wood-clad residence by US firm Feldman Architecture in California's Sonoma Valley, an area that was recently …

Wildfires

Antony Gibbon's Lucent House is a serene minimalist retreat made of glass and stone

UK-based designer Antony Gibbon never ceases to amaze with his spectacular designs inspired by nature. His latest work, the Lucent House, combines …

Design

'Bone Music': The revival of making albums made from X-rays

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>Music etched onto the film of X-rays was the only way some rock-and-roll lovers in the former Soviet Union could listen to certain tunes. It’s called “bone music.” Now, people trade these old relics online and visit museums to see them.<p>And one Los Angeles record …

X-rays

9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers

These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as structural and design elements of modern homes.<p>The beauty of using shipping containers in construction projects may not be immediately obvious to the untrained eye, but …