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Hubble spots a high-speed collision in an extragalactic jet

A high-speed, extragalactic jet of high velocity plasma has grown brighter over the last 20 years, and now scientists know why.<p>Using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were able to show that over the last two decades one glowing knot of material in the jet slammed into …

Universe

The History of Flower Crowns and the Women Who Wore Them: From Frida Kahlo to Kate Moss

Few accessories have aroused such commentary, for and against, than the flower crown, so trendy of late among the neo-hippie festival crowd. Despite detractors, these decorative headpieces, whose history in mythology and art can be traced back to ancient civilizations, show no signs of fading from …

Lana Del Rey

Dubai goes green! Plans unveiled for ambitious Sustainable City in the desert with a 100% solar-powered hotel, organic farms, recycled water and a grass amphitheatre

• <b>Intercontinental Hotels Group set to launch Hotel Indigo in Dubai's new eco-resort</b>• <b><br>As well as being powered entirely by solar energy, hotel will</b> …

Wastewater

Alien Life on Oily Exoplanets Could Have Ether-based 'DNA'

In the search for life beyond Earth, scientists have justifiably focused on water because all biology as we know it requires this fluid.<p>A wild card, …

Why Doesn't Your Butt Fall Through The Chair?

Everyone knows that space is big and empty. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, author of <i>Life, The Universe and Everything</i>: "Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the pharmacy, but that's just …

Physics

One Concept That Gives Physicists A Casper-Like Haunting

Here at 1<i>3.7: Cosmos & Culture,</i> we strive to bring you only the finest, most complete "big answers" to life's enduring "big questions."<p>And when there is more than one point of view to be explored, we lock our jaws onto the issue like a metaphysical pit bull and stay that way until someone calls …

Quantum Mechanics

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

Space in Motion: Watch Gorgeous GIFs of Mars Sunset, Spinning Giant Asteroid

Two of this week's most intriguing views of space combine NASA images into animated form.<p>NASA spacecraft recently beamed back stunning images that, when combined, bring to life two neighboring alien worlds. While Mars delights us with a surprising blue sky, Ceres continues to perplex us with its …

Arab Mars Probe May Resolve Red Planet's Atmospheric Puzzles

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency’s plan to send a compact car-sized probe into orbit around Mars appears to have a dual purpose. With last week’s announcement of its blueprints and science goals for the mission now set for launch in July 2020, the UAE signaled that the probe will secure …

Mars Mission

Life at the Limits: Amazing Species Gallery

Animals have some amazing abilities, from a Hercules beetle that can lift 80 times its weight to the microscopic water bear (or tardigrade) that can …

7 Ways To Compliment Boobs

New 3D Optical Illusion Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, is a master at creating optical illusion drawings that blur the line between art and reality. Bruin, who is mostly self-taught, brings his anamorphic drawings to life by photographing them at precise angles, making the subjects appear to pop right off the …

Digital Art

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November 17 when researchers got footage of this rare anglerfish—the first time this species has</b> …

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Dolby Atmos

NASA’s 'Remastered' View of Europa Is The Best Yet

Europa, Jupiter's sixth-closest moon, has long been a source of fascination and wonder for astronomers. Not only is it unique amongst its Jovian …

Astronomy

Intricately Detailed Millennium Falcon Model Made From Cardboard Boxes

Instead of tossing out a basement's worth of cardboard boxes, animation artist Thomas Richner gave them new life as an immaculately detailed model of the Millennium Falcon. The final product measures five feet in length, and was made entirely from cardboard, glue, and a little tape. Modelled after …

Millennium Falcon

Surfers ride massive waves at Nazaré in Portugal – in pictures

A selection of the best images as surfers including Britain’s Andrew Cotton and the USA’s Garrett McNamara tackle a huge swell off the Praia do Norte coast, near Nazaré. McNamara claims he broke his own world record there in 2013, catching a 100ft wave. Read about McNamara talking about Nazaré here

Retrato de Gonzaga Duque, Rodolfo Amoedo

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Webb Space Telescope promises astronomers new scientific adventures

Inside a very big and very clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., nearly 30 workers dressed in white protective suits, goggles and blue booties cluster around the parts of a time machine.<p>These parts — gold-covered mirrors, tennis-court-size sun shields, delicate …

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Cosmic coding with Ari Russo and Psychemagik

Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Ari Russo is going heavy on the tech for his latest project. A one-off collaboration with UK music producers and remix mavericks Psychemagik, titled <i>Cosmic Code</i>. The latter – who have made compiling "obscenely" rare records and samples their lifes’ work – will …

Music (UK)

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

The best optical illusions to bend your eyes and blow your mind – in pictures

Clive Gifford’s book Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing has just been crowned winner of the Royal Society Young People’s book prize 2014, which is judged by young people<p>Here Clive shares some his favourite optical illusions from the book

Why Read New Books?

Hasn’t it all been done before? Perhaps better than anyone today could ever do it? If so, why read contemporary novels, especially when so many of …