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ToeJam & Earl Gets a Funky New Sequel In 2017

ToeJam & Earl are back for another crack at some old school roguelikelike shenanigans and funky grooves. Aided by a Kickstarter in 2015 and now …

The 'Balloon Chair' Will Elevate Your Home Decor Game

Japanese design studio h220430 takes furniture design to soaring new heights.<p>Taking a page from Larry Walters' schematics notebook, Japanese design studio h220430 takes an uplifting approach to their newest seating design, <i>Balloon Chair</i>. Seemingly suspended in midair, the wall-mounted seat isn't …

UK Design Profs Start Materials Re-Usage Website

Tracy Cordingley and Jamie Billing, product design professors at the UK's Nottingham Trent University, have launched a website that's something like …

Satellite Architects Design Temporary Facade Fusing Natural and Artificial Elements

Satellite Architects have designed a pixelated facade for Designjunction temporary exhibition space at Cubitt House in Kings Cross, London. The …

Brilliant Glitches That (Accidentally) Satirize Video Games

Making video games is a lot like making sex toys. You can construct them carefully, account for every type of user, and include very clear …

Nintendo’s best and most underrated one-hit wonders

Here’s a lost “Holy Grail” of my gaming childhood! It turned up in my first issue of <i>Nintendo Power</i>, I looked for this game everywhere, drawn in to …

SEGA’s Arcade Bags in Japan Have a Secret Hidden in Plain Sight

While arcade culture has largely died out in the United States, it’s doing much better over in Japan, and SEGA’s arcades seem to be among the best in …

A new study looks for the cortical conscious network

New research published in the New Journal of Physics tries to decompose the structural layers of the cortical network to different hierarchies …

Research

Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's and improves memory

LA JOLLA--Boosting levels of a specific protein in the brain alleviates hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model of the disorder, …

Why Einstein and Many Other Scientists Have Been Such Prominent Supporters of World Peace

Why Earth’s Preciousness Inspires Efforts to Prevent Global War<p>Some of the most active advocates for peace have been scientists. Albert Einstein, …

Biofuels increase, rather than decrease, heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions

A new study challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral.

The World’s Largest Pyramid Is Hidden Under a Mountain in Mexico

Sorry, Giza.<p>While Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza is by far the most talked-about pyramid in the world, it isn’t the biggest by a long shot. That title …

Everything you need to know about the new planet Proxima b (in gifs)

In case you haven't heard, scientists think they've found an exciting new planet — one right in our back yard, closer than any exoplanet ever found before. But as with any exciting science story, the hype is drowning out the facts. Here's what you need to know about this fabulous finding.<p><b>1. Proxima</b> …

Astronomy

Let’s see how deep the rabbit-hole goes

<b>We live inside an elegantly-designed Matrix — and in this article I will walk you behind the scenes to reveal the hidden blueprint driving our</b> …

NASA releases stunning retro-style space tourism posters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released these 14 stunning posters that showcase some of the finest travel destinations from our solar …

Scientists are researching mouthwash as a surprising cure for this common STD

Earlier this summer, medical researchers found evidence that gonorrhea was becoming resistant to the drugs that typically cure it — resulting in …

Surface water shifting around the Earth

<b>Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over 30 years.</b><p>They found that 115,000 sq km (44,000 sq miles) of land is now covered in water and 173,000 sq km (67,000 sq miles) of water has now become land.<p>The largest increase in water has been on …

Illegal drugs are changing the basis of the food chain in rivers

People are flushing so many illegal drugs down the toilet that they are altering the natural world.<p>Researchers tested streams in Baltimore in the US …

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says

Last month, geographer Richard Heede received a subpoena from Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House of Representatives Committee …

The Personality Traits You Need to Be a Great Friend, According to Science

If you want to make more friends, and hold on to the ones you’ve got, it all boils down to three key personality traits.<p>The study, published in the</i> …

Psychology

Patient HM review – a botched lobotomy that changed science

When Henry Molaison had his hippocampus removed, it left him with a profound memory deficit. Does Luke Dittrich, the surgeon’s grandson, have other secrets to reveal?<p>Poor Henry Molaison! In 1953, when he was in his 20s and suffering from devastating and seemingly intractable epilepsy, he was the …

Books

When Did Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ Become So Insufferable?

For Nye, science is a weapon wielded to advance a certain type of politics.<p>Bill Nye — “the Science Guy” — thinks that the recent deadly flooding in …

Clean Technology

A key theory of evolution has just been turned on its head

In Lewis Carroll’s book <i>Through the Looking Glass</i>, the Red Queen explains how a race works to Alice: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you …

Toxic time bomb: Here's the science that explains why microbeads are a disaster

In 1976 John Ugelstad did something only previously achieved by Nasa: he made a series of tiny, spherical polystyrene beads of exactly the same size. …

The Science Behind How We Convince Ourselves To Do Hard And Boring Tasks

Science proves the obvious (as usual). It’s easier to get hard things done when you’re in a good mood.<p>We’re all familiar with the hedonic principle, in which we avoid pain and seek out enjoyable experiences. It’s what makes you read Twitter when you should be working, or watch Netflix instead of …

Happiness

Science Says You Aren't Lazy--the Perception of Time Is Messing Everything Up

A slower view of time could be contributing to higher rates of workplace stress among Millennials.<p>Stress and the workplace appear to be inseparable bedfellows in the contemporary environment, with nearly 80 percent of workers saying they experience stress on the job and 50 percent admitting they …

Every Data Science Interview Boiled Down To Five Basic Questions

Data science interviews are notoriously complex, but most of what they throw at you will fall into one of these categories.<p>Data science interviews are daunting, complicated gauntlets for many. But despite the ways they’re evolving, the technical portion of the typical data science interview tends …

Weird Magnetic Bacteria Could Be Key in Targeting And Destroying Tumours

Magnets FTW.<p>Researchers have used bacteria that migrate towards magnetic fields to directly target tumours with cancer killing drugs.<p>Tumours can be …

Corporate Sponsors at Yosemite? The Case against Privatizing National Parks

The centennial of the National Park Service is inspiring an impressive amount of soul-searching about the agency and the lands for which it is …

SkySafari 5 Is Here: What You Need to Know to Pick Your App Level

This week saw the release of SkySafari 5 for Android, a major update for the popular astronomy app series. The three levels of the SkySafari app — …

Astronomy