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DARPA's Response to Mounting Robophobia is Adorable

It's called Robots4Us, and it's smarter than it sounds

In case you were wondering whether Steve Wozniak is afraid of robots, get this: He probably is. "Computers are going to take over from humans, no question," the Apple co-founder told the Australian Financial Review earlier this week. He also …


When A Meteorite Hits Snow It Forms A "Snow Carrot" Instead Of A Crater

What happens when a meteorite hits snow? Instead of forming classic impact craters, the fragments form strange funnels of dense snow diving into the …

Cool Stuff

Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal

Some NFL players spend their offseason working out. Others travel around the world. Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has done both …


Where Is the Emerald Isle?

“When Erin first rose from the dark swelling flood,
God bless’d the green island and saw it was good;
The em’rald of Europe, it sparkled and shone,
In …


Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease

How Do You Do the Dragon Dance? #1400 WONDER OF THE DAYWe hope you enjoy today’s fire-breathing Wonder of the Day!

Which City Has The Longest …


A Solar Flare and a Volcano Blizzard Are Among These Stellar Shots

The sun shoots out a powerful flare of radiation, a blizzard hits a Hawaiian volcano, NASA fires up its next-generation rocket booster and more in …

Science Museums

Did The Future Begin In 1610?

Scientists debate the start date of 'the age of man'

Time is a valuable commodity for humans. We like our news up to the minute and our technology up-to-date. But when it comes to some temporal boundaries scientists are still trying to figure out what's up.

There is no doubt that humanity is …

The Future

“Reach For the Stars (Mars Edition)” Sizzle Reel : foundation

“Reach for the Stars,” is about’s passion for science, technology and space exploration. This video is a behind the scenes look at the …


Man Puts His iPhone Inside A Guitar and Begins To Play. What It Captures? Stunning

This guy had an awesome idea, he took his iPhone and put it inside his guitar, turned on the camera, and started to play. He wanted to get a good …


Avis What Drives You – Leland Melvin

A Solar Panel You Wear On Your Arm

To continuously monitor your vital signs

This is so cool. But hot? But cool.

A team of engineers has developed a solar-powered, plastic armband that measures the wearer’s body temperature. You can set a threshold temperature for the device, so that an alarm goes off when your temperature rises too …


The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

10 Amazing Places to Hike before you Die

1. Nepal

Me in the Himalayas

Trekking in the majestic Himalayas is high on most hikers' bucket list. Just imagine walking a trail offering stunning …

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.”

This year, to celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have compiled 25 of the …


Short film tells the stories of three people who want to die on Mars

It takes a certain type of person to willfully leave behind life on Earth forever in hopes of colonizing a new planet.

Filmmaker Peter Savodnik and his short-form documentary company Stateless Media set out to explore such a mindset by telling the stories of three of the 660 people vying for a …


Astronaut Includes His Dogs in Official NASA Portrait

Who knew a NASA portrait could be so doggone cute?

The space program's traditional pose was temporarily upstaged when astronaut Leland Melvin turned his official NASA picture into an impromptu family photo session.

Clad in his orange NASA space suit, Melvin flashes a huge smile as he happily gets a …

10 Science news and breakthroughs in 2014

Let us go through some of the top science news and breakthroughs that created a big impact in the world of science and amazed people across the globe.

Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Gates to the A.I. panic of 2015.

During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit this past Wednesday, a user by the name of beastcoin asked the founder of Microsoft a rather …

Bill Gates

An Underwater Volcano Just Created A New Island

Easy come, easy go

There’s a new island in the Pacific Ocean, thanks to an underwater volcano eruption that’s been going on for the past month.

The new island is in the Tonga archipelago--a group of islands southeast of Fiji. Scientists discovered it on January 16, about a month into the volcano’s …

7 ways writing by hand can save your brain

It's time to put pen to paper.

Our tech-dependent society has put keyboards at the tips of our fingers at all times, from our smartphones to our laptops. But when was the last time you wrote by hand? Science shows that handwriting can benefit our minds in a number of ways.

We spoke to Dr. Marc …

The Brain

4 Things I’d Tell My Kid about an Engineering Career

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember my parents and other grown-ups always asking me this question when I was a kid. My desired …


Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this …

Film Festivals

Week's Best Space Pictures: Curiosity Drills, a Rocket Soars, and Dragon Docks

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races

In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

The Brain

Child Genius Episode 2 Preview Clip - Child Genius

Watch a preview for episode 2 of Child Genius. Airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Lifetime.

Watch a preview for episode 2 of Child Genius. Airs Tuesdays at …

John, the Questioner - Child Genius

Meet John, who intimidates his parents and teachers with his involved questions about the natural world, from Child Genius.

Meet John, who intimidates …

5 ways brand managers can use Flipboard

Pinterest, Snapchat and Tumblr are not the only social media apps and platforms that highlight visual media.

According to Entrepreneur, Flipboard has …

Child's Toy Design Could Help Humans Get to Mars

Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child's toy design may help …

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