Rachel Alvelais

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NASA-funded program will use SPIDER robots to build a home for mankind in SPACE

TETHERS UNLIMITED The system uses arachnid-like droids to construct large objects in orbit around the Earth<p>The futuristic new system – dubbed …

A renegade sculptor has mounted a bust of Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park

Today, a renegade sculptor mounted a bust of Edward Snowden in a popular Brooklyn park. The bust was placed before dawn this morning near the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, atop a preexisting plinth at the southeast corner. Parks Department officials were unable to remove the …

How can black holes shine?

We hear that black holes absorb all the light that falls into them. And yet, we hear of black holes shining so brightly we can see them halfway …

My Power Outfit: Sofia Altuna, Account Strategist at Google

<i>This story originally appeared on Levo.com. For more stories like this, subscribe to Levo's "My Power Outfit" newsletter</i>.<p><b>Name:</b> Sofia</b> …

The Craft of Poetry: A Semester with Allen Ginsberg

<i>Elissa Schappell | The Paris Review | 1995 | 63 minutes (15,685 words)</i><p>We’re excited to reprint Elissa Schappell‘s essay, “The Craft of Poetry: A …

HBO's John Oliver hits Snowden hard on NSA leaks

Edward Snowden and an unlikely interviewer have squared-off on HBO over the leaks that exposed the National Security Agency's extensive surveillance programs.<p>Sunday's installment of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" included Oliver's trip to Russia to interview Snowden, the former NSA contractor …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

New study confirms ancient people of Chile died of slow poisoning from arsenic

Previous studies have established that people of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning …

This tiny animal can survive basically anything, including the vacuum of space

When we talk about 'extreme' animals, the tardigrade easily takes the cake: Also known as the water bear, the tardigrade is a microscopic critter (just 1.5 mm across, at most!) that can withstand <i>just about anything</i>. So it's no surprise that the water bear is the clear star of the American Natural …

NASA's Moonwalking Apollo Astronauts: Where Are They Now?

Only a handful of men have stood on the moon and looked up at Earth. NASA landed six missions and 12 astronauts on the moon during the Apollo …

NASA says wispy green objects in space are tens of thousands of light years long

NASA seems to always be taking images of some spectacular sights in the universe around us. A series of objects were photographed in deep space that …

Black Holes

The City Lights Books of Jack Kerouac

Most people think of <b>Jack Kerouac</b> as a novelist – and rightly so. His era-defining <b>On the Road</b>, foremost among a score of his other novels, is still in …

Free PSD Icons: 450+ Icons for Designers

New <b>free PSD icons</b> for UI design, perfect for web and app design. Highest quality icon sets with 450+ <b>free icons</b> available in Sketch, AI, SVG, EPS, PNG …

Graphic Design

Is Pietro Boselli ‘The Hottest Math Teacher in the World’?

When Pietro Boselli isn’t instilling the finer points of math into his class of university students, he’s showcasing his ripped body as a …

22 Best Wildlife Photos From National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

National Geographic Traveler Photo contest is coming to an end, so it’s high time we took a look at some of the best entries. The submissions will be …

5 Research Tools for Studying the Universe

For all its historic achievements, an area where NASA deserves more credit is the sheer volume of data it releases to the public, free of charge. …

Why this mysterious Mayan cave full of children’s bones may be evidence of ancient human trafficking

It began with screams of terror in the middle of the night.<p>By the time rescuers traced the wailing to its origin, they found themselves at the jagged mouth of an ancient cave deep in the Belizean countryside. Sixty feet below, down a sheer rockface, an injured looter lay crumpled on the limestone …

Top 10 breathtaking Mars pics taken from orbit

Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution …

12 Ways to Style Spring’s Hottest Accessory

Straw hats, floppy hats and larger-than-life top hats were the accessory of choice on the fashion runways for spring. If you are crazy about this look and want to take the trend from the runway to real life, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to dress up your cutoff shorts or want the …

NASA Finds ‘Monster’ Black Hole in Tiny Galaxy

Trending story found on www.jewsnews.co.il<p>The M60-UCD1, discovered by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2013, is one of the smallest known galaxies. …

Urban Spock: 20 Fascinating Leonard Nimoy Graffiti Tributes

Mr. Spock, played by the late Leonard Nimoy, was a logically legit pop culture icon. Just ask the many graffiti artists worldwide who have paid him …

Design by Fire • The unfortunate death of Helvetica

The unfortunate death of Helvetica <i>Oct 23rd, 2006</i><p>I’ve been holding off a while now writing a follow up to my Open Letter to John Warnock. Partly …

Photographer Captures Beautiful Close-Up Shots Of Ocean Waves

<b>Ray Collins</b> is an Australian photographer who specializes in seascape photography. Armed with his camera, he swims out to sea to capture powerful …

3 Key Lessons for My Kids About Becoming Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I come from a family of entrepreneurs -- my mother, father and stepfather all ran and managed their own businesses. Watching them work when I was young taught me fundamental skills that enabled me to bring success to the companies I …

Entrepreneurship

Researchers demonstrate desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Less than 1 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable. Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water—seawater—may help …

California Entrepreneur Invents Coffee Cups That Can Revive Forests

Your morning coffee could help give birth to a new generation of trees and plants.<p>Reduce. Reuse. Grow., a San Luis Obispo-based startup, has pioneered a new type of coffee cup — one encased with seeds. After you trash the cup (in a specified bin), the company will ensure that those cups are planted …