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A Synthetic Human Fights to Survive in Visually Stunning Scifi Short Seam

In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably humanlike “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested …

5 Forgotten Drug Fads

Some drugs have dynamite PR. Methamphetamine pervades pop culture, iconized by a scowling Walter White and his pork pie hat. Crack cocaine, a …

Holy Sepulchre

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Call for probe into Crossrail 'blacklisting' allegation

<b>The Scottish Affairs Committee says London's Crossrail project should be investigated after it heard "compelling evidence" of blacklisting of construction workers.</b><p>The committee has been taking evidence from the building industry and unions.<p>Its chairman, Ian Davidson, has written to Business …

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If you’re going to amass an army of face-painted followers, wouldn’t it make more sense to recruit bloodthirsty circus clowns? 

<b>#3. KISS</b><p>They’re not appreciating KISS ironically. KISS is a band best admired for their audacity. They’re a guilty pleasure, like putting Nutella on pizza, so indulgent and absurd that you have to drool, eat it, and then move on to food that won’t kill you. But most KISS fans think they really are part of the KISS Army. That such an army exists, and that it exists because KISS is the greatest band in the world.

Curiosity Sees the Red Planet

In this week’s Journeys Issue, Burkhard Bilger writes about <i>NASA</i>’s recent successful effort to send the rover Curiosity to Mars. “Mars has sunlight, water, carbon, and nitrogen,” Bilger writes. “Its surface is no more unpleasant than the inside of a volcanic vent, where bacteria thrive. It may yet …

Low Light Photography Tips

Low light photography is something that we all must deal with as photographers. Whether you’re taking photos with a point and shoot during an evening …