Kyle Robertson

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Tiny Dragonfly Backpacks Reveal Mysteries of the Brain

Scientists are wiring the insects to better understand how motion is controlled.<p><b>In a windowless room in northern Virginia, neuroscientist Anthony Leonardo is about to open a door. Quickly. "There are thousands of fruit flies in there, and we don't want them all to escape," he says.</b><p>The fruit flies …

Halloween is a cross-quarter day

The 4 cross-quarter days fall between equinoxes and solstices. Halloween is the spookiest one – derived from a sacred festival of ancient Celts and …

Astronomy

The Mathematics Of Throwing A Curveball

A team of researchers used fluid dynamics to model Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright's curve.<p>The World Series is happening right now, which means: computational fluid dynamics! The direction of, say, a curveball is essentially a physics problem: a pitcher applies forces to the ball, like top spin, …

5 of the most practical Pokémon ever

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Pokémon is a series where kids travel and participate in glorified, superpowered cockfights with dangerous creatures. But in a world where every living thing …

The PlayStation 4 controller: What’s new with the buttons and triggers (part 3, exclusive)

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation. For the Xbox One version of this article, go here.</i><p><b>The PlayStation 4 controller:</b><p>Part 1: The weird stuff that could’ve been<br>• Part 2: What’s new with the analog sticks and D-pad• <b><br>Part 3: What’s new with the buttons</b> …

Money doesn't grow on trees, but there's gold in eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus could become a prospector's best friend: a team of researchers say they've proven once and for all that some trees' leaves contain tiny gold particles drawn from deep underground. In a study published in <i>Nature Communications</i>, a group led by Melvyn Lintern of Australia's national science …

Top 10 sci-fi movies

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18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …

24 Things You Never Knew About Beatles Songs

Just a warning, but the story behind the "egg man" line in "I Am the Walrus" is kinda gross.<p>The first draft of "Get Back" included the line "Don't dig no Pakistani taking all the people's jobs," but the line was cut when the band realized that the lyric, intended to be an ironic comment on …

Lost For 50 Years, Delightfully Weird Pinocchio Lizard Reappears In Ecuador

Thought to be extinct for more than 50 years, this anole is one of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet. It has a weird nose.<p>The Pinocchio lizard, horned anole, or Pinocchio anole (<i>Anolis proboscis</i>) was discovered in Ecuador in 1953. Sometime in the 1960s, we lost track of it, and …

How to make a Jedi lightsaber

It was hard to miss the disturbance in the force when scientists at Harvard and MIT declared they had turned light into molecules last week, prompting a collective air punch from the kind of folk who attend sci-fi conventions, for surely a working Jedi lightsaber was now close at hand.<p>The story …