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The public debate between Bill Nye and the president of a US creationist museum gives creationism a scientific legitimacy that it isn’t entitled to<p>Last night, we were treated to a two-and-a-half hour debate between noted science communicator Bill Nye, and the president of Kentucky’s Creation …

A Periodic Table Of Storytelling Tropes

The design of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements has been used to catalog many things besides atomic structures, from cocktail recipes to heavy metal bands. Now it’s being used to characterize all of the elements of storytelling in a tongue-in-cheek infographic put together by Design …

Storytelling

Crowdfunding Pushes Sea Architect's Exploration Platform Over the Top, So It Can Get to the Bottom

That's the SeaOrbiter, a 200-foot tall floating platform for aquatic exploration, and construction on it is due to begin this spring. It is the …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

5 Drinking Stories That Put Yours To Shame

<b>by Ian Lendler</b><p>Turns out, the best drinking stories in history are actually, well, historical. So raise a glass to your forefathers and marvel at …

Experimental Gene Therapy For Blindness Sees Some Promising Results

Study volunteer Jonathan Wyatt, for example, can now read three more lines on an optometrist's chart.<p>Jonathan Wyatt is less of a nuisance these days, his wife Diana told the BBC. Wyatt was the first volunteer to receive an experimental new gene therapy for a condition he has, choroideremia, that …

How Life Began: New Clues From New Worlds

The odds that the universe is bursting with life seem to be getting better all the time. Astronomers recently announced that there could be an …

We Interviewed the Founder of Yeezianity, the First Religion Based on Kanye West

This is the best religion of all time!<p>I often joke that, for me, listening to Kanye West is like a religious experience. Apparently, for some people, this is not a joke. Enter the best religion of all time: Yeezianity.<p>The church of Yeezus was founded about a month ago by a man who doesn’t want to …

This Collapsible, Camera-Toting Drone Surely Couldn't Spy On People

Ha ha. What a notion!<p>The Pocket Drone is a tiny, tiny drone that can quickly collapse and be concealed, but is also strong enough to carry a high-quality camera. What might people use this for? Oh, you know, recreation. Filming footage of bike rides or aerial shots of birthday parties. Not spying. …

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This Is What We Can Expect in Photography in 2014

Today we are going to look forward to the year ahead with some speculation, rumor and guesswork. But before we get ahead of ourselves lets take a …

Make a Cheap DIY Solar Filter for DSLR Cameras

While you can make a DIY solar filter for your camera using old CDs, that method can damage your camera and we don't recommend doing it on your new …

Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

Physicists come together to explore mechanics of collective motion

Despite what management gurus may say, it is not always necessary for a group to have a leader. Acting almost like a single body, a group may very well do without one.<p>Indeed, there are plenty of examples in nature. Shoals of sardines swim, tightly bunched, in the same direction and are quick to …

There are three main toothpaste ingredients that may be made of nano-sized particles, so let's brush up on the facts<p>The Consumer Products Inventory lists more than 1,600 products that are identified by the manufacturer as containing nanoparticles. So let's take a look at what's inside your …

Nanotech