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Google AI can rate photos based on aesthetic appeal

Photo apps can help you find objects in your pictures, but they don't tell you whether or not those images are worth sharing. For now, that's still up to you. If Google has its way, though, AI may serve as an art critic. It just detailed work on a Neural Image Assessment (NIMA) system that uses a …

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Physics

The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

The Golden Record is basically a 90-minute interstellar mixtape — a message of goodwill from the people of Earth to any extraterrestrial passersby who might stumble upon one of the two Voyager spaceships at some point over the next couple billion years.<p>But since it was made 40 years ago, the sounds …

Millions of stars

This image sequence from ESA’s billion-star surveyor – Gaia – looks toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy and captures some 2.8 million stars.<p>The …

Universe

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

We are all made of stars: half our bodies' atoms 'formed beyond the Milky Way'

Simulations reveal that up to half the material in our galaxy arrived from smaller galactic neighbours, as a result of powerful supernova explosions<p>Nearly half of the atoms that make up our bodies may have formed beyond the Milky Way and travelled to the solar system on intergalactic winds driven …

Scientists discover atmosphere around distant Earth-like planet

Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around the super Earth-like planet GJ 1132b, a discovery which could help pave the way to finding life outside our solar system.<p>A team of researchers led by Dr. John Southworth of Keele University in the U.K. used the ESO/MPG telescope in Chile to capture …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1% the speed of light

Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes only half an hour to complete one orbit.<p>To put that into perspective, it takes roughly 28 days for our Moon to do a single lap around our relatively tiny …

Why This Renowned Digital Design Agency Is Going Analog

The next frontier for the 1,500-person agency Huge? Meatspace.<p>In 2015, Huge did a funny thing. The design firm–best known for digital experiences like websites–opened a coffee shop.<p>A “modern, simple, clean” coffee shop, one Yelper puts it, with bare wood finishes and Japanese small plates that …

Digital Design

I've fallen in love with this crazy minimalist turntable

Some people marry the Eiffel Tower, some even their motorbike, but has anyone ever given thought to wedding the humble turntable?<p>Forget levitating turntables and forget Bluetooth lint brushes. Here is the "novelty" turntable I might even consider buying (if not actually commit bigamy for). The …

Audiophile

Pentagram And The Case Of The Forgotten Typeface

A branding project solves a design mystery involving a famous type designer, a bequeathed inheritance, and a shrewd rare books librarian.<p>Some branding projects are a blank slate—a system you can build from the ground up with a cohesive image. Upon commission, the project for rebranding Syracuse …

Typography

W.E.B. Du Bois Was A Master Of The Hand-Drawn Infographic

The activist, historian, and prolific author was also a skilled designer of infographics depicting black life post-Civil War.<p>The prominent civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois was also a historian and sociologist—a background that led him to a firm belief in the revolutionary power of empirical …

Black History

Our Most Popular Rooms in January Photos

January can feel cold, dreary, and way too long, but at the same time it pushes you to start fresh. And what better way to do so in your home than with a coat of paint? On Pinterest, you went straight for our color stories, whether it was our roundup of white kitchens or our guide to decorating …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

Physics

Four Planet System Directly Imaged In Motion

Located about 129 light years from Earth in the direction of the Pegasus constellation is the relatively young star system of HR 8799. Beginning in …

Make Sure Your Startup Name Is Legitimate with Viable

The importance of a short, unique, pertinent startup name cannot be understated. After all, it will be the first thing most potential customers see …

Netflix launches new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design with a stellar lineup

Netflix will premier a new original documentary series, <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i>, that introduces the work and creative process of eight leading …

There's lots to learn from these small house plans from the '60s

Every January, as we build up to the big International Builders Show, there are a million stories about model homes and dream house plans, all many …

A Rare Comet Is Zooming Past Earth Right Now, And You Should Be Able to See It With Binoculars

Surprise!<p>Forget the New Year's Eve fireworks, NASA has announced that a comet currently zooming through the inner Solar System will be so bright over …

Astronomy

Photo Shows Four Galaxies Colliding Near the Milky Way's Twin

About 300 million light-years away, four galaxies are colliding in a flurry of superheated gas and X-rays, and a Hungarian astrophotographer captured …

Universe

The First Photo of Earth From Space Was Taken 70 Years Ago Today

The camera that snapped the photo was launched on a German V-2 rocket seized from the Nazis after the end of World War II.<p>More than a decade before the launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, scientists at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico launched a camera on top of a Nazi …

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film <i>Borrowed Time</i> over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as …

Animation

Should We Be Trying to Colonise Venus Instead of Mars?

#teamvenus<p>Despite the fact that there's mounting evidence that Venus was once habitable, and was so similar to our own planet that it's been …

Astronomy

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …