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The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Autonomous Cars

49 Maps That Explain The USA For Dummies

The United States is mind-boggling. Right?!

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Mechanics

Neil deGrasse Tyson's New Show Is Hiring - CONAN on TBS

15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind

One of the most impactful ways data analysts and scientists can communicate their findings is through the increasingly popular media of data …

Communicate

How the American Museum of Natural History preserved the world's loneliest tortoise

Museums are using dead animals to help us appreciate the living ones<p>Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies and that was just half his troubles. The Pinta island tortoise spent a portion of his life being nudged to mate with a similar species, but all three clutches of eggs never developed …

Natural History

Stained Glass Windows That Double As Solar Panels

Transparent, colorful cells could decorate, and power, churches one day.<p>Solar panels usually get placed somewhere in the sun, but out of sight. Rooftops, deserts, mausoleums. But what if they were so beautiful we wanted to put them everywhere?<p>That could happen! Maybe. We've at least got the …

Stained Glass

Hippies and libertarians have become unlikely allies in a war against solar power

A weird thing is happening with solar power. For years derided as a sideshow energy source that was only for environmentalists, solar is now being seen as an imminent threat to both the mainline energy industry and at least one national economy. As a result, those harmless people with the shiny …

Solar Power

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

We come from the future.

Duncan Jones discusses the <i>Prez</i> movie that was never to be. Carol Danvers gets her ‘90s looks on in new <i>Captain Marvel</i> set pictures. <i>Black Panther</i>’s …

Comics

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6 Gifts for the BBQ-Loving Dad

Gone are the days when all dad needed to lord over the grill was a "Kiss the Chef" apron. Since fashion and technology now rule the outdoor cooking scene, here are six Father's Day gift picks to help dad remain the family's king of 'cue.

Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle?<p>That's what one analyst has claimed.<p>In an exhaustive 6,500-word article on the financial website Seeking Alpha, analyst Nathan Weiss lays out a case that the Model S …

The 10 Best Grill Gadgets for a Better BBQ

It's time to up your grill game.<p>Grilling isn't something you want to overcomplicate with too many gadgets or gimmicks, but a few well-chosen accessories can sometimes make grilling easier and more enjoyable. Here are a few options to consider if you're looking to expand your BBQ gear beyond the …