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This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Whoa.<p>Isn't it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the …

How the Nazis Tried to Bomb New York

In the summer of 1928, a young engineering student named Eugen Sänger submitted his doctoral thesis to the Technical High School in Vienna. The …

Aviation

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

Rare Earth

Europa Or Bust: Searching For Life In Jupiter's Orbit

The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we’ve long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.<p>The search for alien life has recently taken a surprise twist away from Mars and toward Europa, an ice ball of a moon in orbit around Jupiter. To understand why, you just need to …

Astronomy

InspiroBot

So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

You're probably at least a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic. Most of us are.<p>Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests. Created by social psychologists at Harvard, the University of Washington, and the University of Virginia, they measure …

Murder, artistry and sex: the mysterious horrors of sleepwalking

As a student reveals that she ate an entire wheel of cheese while asleep, what are the weird realities of sleepwalking?<p>Sleep isn’t simply a nightly indulgence, but one of the great human mysteries. Scientists struggle to understand why we need sleep, and the brain’s night-time behaviour is largely …

March 2015

Diversity

James Randi: debunking the king of the debunkers

James Randi, star sceptic and subject of the documentary An Honest Liar, is dedicated to exposing magicians and spoonbenders. Is he guilty of a little sleight of hand himself?<p><b>There are few public figures who’ve had</b> decades of an almost perfectly positive press, as James Randi has. The 87-year-old …

Colonize A Hyper-Detailed Universe In Virtual Reality

'Elite: Dangerous' is almost too immersive for the goggles it's played on<p>Anyone who's tried on a consumer virtual reality headset in the last two decades knows how far short that technology has fallen from its promise. A good VR device should track head motion and alter the images relayed to each …