Ken Stubbs-Gorman

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Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to …

Architecture

NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft snaps its first photo

TESS, NASA's new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft, has captured its first image ever, giving us a glimpse of what its powerful "eyes" can see. The spacecraft's science team used one of its four cameras to snap a two-second test exposure as part of their preparations now that TESS is only a month away …

Astronomy

The Best Architecture Reads this Spring: 19 New Books Selected by Metropolis Magazine

<i>Metropolis Magazine</i> has released a curated list of 19 new books to read this spring, with topics ranging from the evolution of social housing to …

Architecture

Whistler’s Mother review – a painting that’s not what it seems

A meticulous study of Anna Whistler, by Daniel E Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari, is a treasure trove of odd information<p>Over the last century and a half Whistler’s mother has been having a high old time. Perhaps 1934 was the giddiest year: Cole Porter name-checked her in “You’re the Top” while the …

Literature

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

Incredible Edible: Yorkshire town's food-growing scheme takes root worldwide

When two women began turning disused verges in the former mill town of Todmorden into free food plots, little did they realise they would inspire a global movement of growers<p>A deep mist hangs over Todmorden on a chilly spring morning. Only the birdsong and a few daffodils give the sign of …

Gardening

Why Nuclear Fusion Is Gaining Steam – Again

Back when I studied geology in grad school, the long-term future of energy had a single name: nuclear fusion. It was the 1970s. The physicists I …

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Blocking amino acid found in asparagus stifles breast cancer - Futurity

Restricting asparagine, an amino acid that our bodies make and is also in foods like asparagus, can stop breast cancer cells from spreading to other …

'Bony Labyrinth' Reveals Patterns of Ancient Human Migration Out of Africa

A weird body part is unexpectedly informative.<p>It’s very well established that the very first modern humans evolved and emerged in what’s now Africa, …

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

DARPA

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

What Was the Vietnam War About?

Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, or an imperialist counterrevolution to crush a movement of national liberation? Those competing interpretations ignited fiery debates in the 1960s and remain unresolved today. How …

Geopolitics

Incredible Sahara Forest Project to generate fresh water, solar power and crops in African desert

Can you imagine being able to produce enough water in the Sahara to grow crops there? Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power …

Seawater

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

The Revival of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Artisans Behind It

Today, in the era of smartphones, social media, virtual reality, and 3D printing, technology is evolving faster than ever. And although new technological advancements can be exciting, they can also become overwhelming. In the last few decades, increasingly sophisticated mass production methods have …

On the Frontiers of Physics, Math and Philosophy

Interview by Richard Marshall.Benjamin H Feintzeig focuses on the conceptual and mathematical foundations of physics, and the broader impacts of …

Quantum Mechanics

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

Luminale Festival Lights Up Frankfurt: Pictures

Europe

Researchers explore the voids between superclusters

An analysis of the cosmic microwave background has provided clues about the gas inside vast cosmic voids in space, between giant superclusters of …

Neanderthals Knew Something About Health Care That America Has Forgotten

Over 40,000 years ago a Neanderthal male — let’s call him Neanderthal Joe — between the ages of 25 and 40 suffered from a myriad of health issues in …

Quantum coherence–driven self-organized criticality and nonequilibrium light localization

• Nature Insight<p>, Complex systems.Nature 410, 241–284 (2001).<p>G. Nicolis, I. Prigogine, <i>Self-Organization in Nonequilibrium Systems: From Dissipative</i> …

8 Exercises to Beat Back Pain

Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More …

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

Ancient History

New understanding of mental health

Mental health issues could show up in the physiology of the brain, according to a study published recently in <i>Science</i>. Examining the brain cortex of a …

Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field

<b>The South Atlantic Anomaly</b><p>Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field. For the past 160 years, it's been weakening at an alarming …

Biologists Trace Genetic Roots Of Evolution, One Cell At A Time

Genetic mutations are the driving force of evolution, and now scientists have managed to study the effect of mutations in exquisite detail by watching what happens as they pop up in single cells.<p>Only about one percent of mutations were bad enough to kill off the cell, according to a report …

Biology

Nanowire-zapping lasers unlock micro-scale nuclear fusion efficiency record

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) have broken the efficiency record for nuclear fusion on the micro-scale. Using an ultra-fast, …

A Quirk of Quantum Physics Might Mean You Can Change the Past

When you deal with the smallest things in the universe — we're talking even smaller than individual atoms — the rules get a little wacky. This is the …