Andrew Escano

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PubMed Debuts A Commenting System For All Its Papers

The ultimate way to comment on science<p>So, about comments. PubMed, America's federally maintained database of scientific papers, is piloting a system that will allow scientists to leave online comments on papers. PubMed is huge—it includes 22 million citations in health, biology and chemistry—so its …

A Bamboo House That Weathers Storms

Vietnamese Firm H&P Architects builds a prototype house to keep inhabitants safe from floods, rainstorms, and more.<p>Every year, floods, storms, and landslides plague Vietnam’s cities and countryside. These natural disasters, though not always devastating enough to attract international media, take a …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Blueprint Health’s newest class of digital health startups tackle genetics, hospital waste, social need

It’s been a big week for digital health startups: On Tuesday, San Francisco-based Rock Health held its demo day and, today, New York’s Blueprint …

The Single Best Way to Build Your Abs

Crunching, churning, rotating, and splitting your way to better abs might not be the best path. According to research out of the University of South …

Topless Protestors Reveal Why They Ambushed Heidi Klum's 'Top Model' Finale

No one knew exactly why the two young women interrupted the show to display their chests inscribed with "Heidi Horror Picture Show."<p>But now, the women — known as "FEMEN" — have taken to their (NSFW) Facebook page to explain their actions and post further photos and video from the nude protest.<p>In …

Wired microbes turn sewage into electricity

A new way to generate electricity from sewage uses naturally occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants to produce electricity as they digest …

Biology

Big business funds effort to discredit climate science, warns UN official

Climate change,Climate change,Environment,Kyoto protocol,Global climate talks,Fossil fuels,Energy,Exxon Mobil,Business,General Motors,Climate change scepticism,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),Greenhouse gas emissions<p>Climate change summit braced for counterblast from sceptics as …

Waggling Phallic Scanner 3-D-Maps The Tower Of Pisa In 20 Minutes

The spring-mounted laser scanner does its work while sproinging around comically.<p>The Zebedee, created by Australia's national space agency, is a 3-D scanner, but it's not quite like any 3-D scanner we've ever seen before. But that might work in its favor: one person holding the Zebedee was able to …

Leidenfrost GIFfect From this video, demonstrating the Leidenfrost effect via a maze for some very jittery droplets. I just can’t get enough.

<b>Leidenfrost GIFfect</b><p>From this video, demonstrating the Leidenfrost effect via a maze for some very jittery droplets. I just can’t get enough.

Videography

The Science of Snobbery: How We're Duped Into Thinking Fancy Things Are Better

Wine snobs, string quartets, and the limits of intuition<p>Several months ago, this author sat at a classical music concert, trying to convince himself that wine is not bullshit.<p>That may seem like a strange thought to have while listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major. But Priceonomics had …