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England Makes 3D Data of the Entire Country Free After Minecrafters Ask For It

Laser scanning has helped England do everything from discovering new things about Stonehenge to planning better flood infrastructure. Now, the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson stars in one of Reddit's first video AMAs

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Engineering Of Star Trek: Transparent Aluminum In The 21st Century

In <i>Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home</i>, the crew of the <i>USS Enterprise</i> travels back in time to find a humpback whale and transport this back to the 24th Century. In the absence of the 23rd Century technology that the crew were used to working with, the tank needed to be made of six-inch thick poly(methyl …

The Math Of Star Trek: How Trying To Solve Fermat's Last Theorem Revolutionized Mathematics

Here’s a scene from “The Royale,” an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that aired March 27, 1989. In it, Captain Jean-Luc Picard tells his First Officer, Commander Riker, about his work in trying to solve Fermat’s Last Theorem:<p>Who knew that Captain Jean-Luc Picard dabbled in mathematics in …

The Philosophy Of Star Trek: Is The Prime Directive Ethical?

Within the <i>Star Trek</i> universe, the Prime Directive is a crucial regulation that is binding on Starfleet personnel. How well does it work as an ethical rule?<p>The Prime Directive (officially Starfleet Order 1) is a prohibition on interference with the other cultures and civilizations representatives of …

Star Trek

The Philosophy of Star Trek: The Kobayashi Maru, No-Win Scenarios, And Ethical Leadership

Starfleet’s no-win scenario training exercise tests ethical decision-making and leadership. Part of that ethical leadership is recognizing the limits of your powers, and deciding what to do in the face of those limits.<p>The Kobayashi Maru is a training simulation in which Starfleet cadets encounter a …

Star Trek

Something Is Wrong With 'Minecraft.' This Game Has A Solution

In the past, I’ve speculated on the long term impact of the <i>Minecraft</i> craze. I suspect that the game’s narrative shift—away from a typical hero storyline, toward an emphasis on creativity and collectivity (when played on servers)—will significantly impact the way Generation Blockhead kids will …

Virtual Reality

Why Patrick Stewart Wants All Politicians To Watch 'Star Trek'

The actor wishes more officials were like his character, Jean-Luc Picard.<p>Sir Patrick Stewart has a wonderful suggestion for politicians across the globe: watch more "Star Trek."<p>The actor stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday along with the cast of his new Starz comedy, "Blunt Talk," which premieres …

6 Scientists Are About To Spend A Year On 'Mars'

It's not quite the red planet, but it's the next best thing.<p>The longest space travel simulation ever conducted on U.S. soil is about to begin on Hawaii's Big Island.<p>On Aug. 28, the fourth Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog and Simulation mission will begin, with six scientists spending a full year …

A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills

August 10, 2015<br>LearnToMod is a Minecraft add-on to help students learn coding and programming skills through creating interactive mods to the game. …

Education Technology

Northern Ireland's government recreates its country in Minecraft

Northern Ireland's government, in an attempt to simultaneously seem hip and educational, has recreated its region in Minecraft.<p>Finance minister …

Northern Ireland

Minecraft: 25 Mods You Absolutely Can't Play Without

1 of 25<p>Playing vanilla Minecraft is fun and all, but sometimes you just need something to spice things up a little or generally improve the gameplay …

Star Wars and Star Trek in Minecraft With Raspberry Jam Mod

Introduction: Star Wars and Star Trek in Minecraft With Raspberry Jam Mod<p>I'll explain how to (a) easily render Star Wars and Star Trek (and other) 3D …

Star Trek

Australian stuntman uses motorbike to surf waves in Tahiti

Robbie Maddison, an Australian motorcycle stuntman and James Bond double, spent two years preparing his motorbike to ride waves at Teahupoo in Tahiti<p>Robbie Maddison, an Australian stuntman, has surfed a series of waves in Tahiti while riding a purpose-built motorbike fitted to a pair of skis and a …

Kepler helps astronomers discover a new class of planet: the “Mega-Earth”

Kepler helps astronomers discover a new class of planet: the “Mega-Earth”<p>Kepler 10-c is a newly discovered exoplanet 17 times more massive than the …

This underwater Minecraft mod is like Jacques Cousteau’s Lego fever dream

<i>Minecraft</i> is no stranger to beautiful user-made worlds, but this recreation of the deep sea feels special, even by <i>Minecraft</i> standards.<p>It actually feels like you’re in a submarine, sinking deep beaneath the waves into an underewater world.<p>Deep Sea (appropriate title, right?) is an underwater …

I Use Star Trek in My Classroom to Have Difficult Conversations About Race and Gender

The television series <i>Star Trek: The Original Series</i> (1966–1969) debuted one year after my immediate family and I relocated from the Harlem district …

Science Fiction

That Physicist in Omaha Is Still Working on a Warp Drive in His Garage

And he's filed for a patent.<p>When David Pares works in his garage at night, he has to do it by flashlight. That's because he just doesn't have the power for lights with what he says he's building in there: the first-ever working warp motor, the holy grail of sci-fi technology.<p>Even as bold claims go, …

Physics

Buzz Aldrin shoots down moon landing conspiracy theorists

Astronaut took to Twitter to answer people who believe moon landing was faked<p>Buzz Aldrin has weighed in on the debate over the first moon landing after conspiracy theorists used the 46th anniversary of the event to suggest it was faked.<p>Professor Brian Cox was first to take on the landing deniers, …

Conspiracies

Incredible Worlds in Minecraft

This Abrams book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make whole worlds.<p>For all you Minecrafters out there, yes, all 36 million of you. This is the book you NEED. <i>Block City: How to Build Incredible Worlds in Minecraft</i> was written by minecraft devotee’s Kirsten Kearney, a games journalist …

Researchers Believe That Humans Originated From Another Planet

The American ecologist Dr. Ellis Silver has proposed an incredibly intriguing new thesis that suggests that human beings might not be indigenous to …

10 Bizarre Stories Of Nazi Archaeology

The National Socialists were obsessed with their bizarre racial theories and desperate to subvert the science of archaeology to support the notion of …

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British Comedian To Be Charged By Police After Throwing Cash At Sepp Blatter

The stunt was carried out by British comedian Simon Brodkin at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich. Update: Brodkin was arrested and is to be charged with trespassing.

Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of …

Mystery Of Amazonian Tribe's Head Shapes Solved

Culture may trigger rapid evolution of various human features, suggests new research into the marital practices of a tribe from the Brazilian …

Anthropology

Ian McKellen Admits He Tried To Talk Patrick Stewart Out Of Playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard In ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation'

We really can’t imagine anyone but Sir Patrick Stewart playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, but if his friend Sir Ian …

Science Fiction