Mark Shannon

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Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Watch a Mesmerizing Animation of NASA Satellites

NASA's Earth-observing satellites get the dubious honor of staring at us all day. Now, this video of the fleet zipping around the planet is just …

Astronomy

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …

NASA is about to open a 4.6-billion-year-old time capsule

I have been in love since the age of four. The object of my lifelong passion is the universe, which I first recognized when a meteor streaked through …

Litter To Your Heart’s Content With This Seed-Bomb Coffee Cup

America drinks an astonishing 400 million cups of coffee a day, putting 146 billion disposable coffee cups in landfills each year. Now, California environmental organization Reduce. Reuse. Grow. is using these post-consumer fibers to create biodegradable cups that not only decompose within 180 …

You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?

I’m just saying what a lot of people are thinking.<p>Few analysts or writers will outright say it, but I will: the Apple Watch is going to flop. And I bet a lot of other people are thinking the same thing for many good reasons.<p>Apple has become a perennial hit maker, the company other companies copy. …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

The Cosmological Limits of Information Storage

An important part of long-term thinking is the never-ending search for very long-lived methods of information storage. A perfect, eternal storage …

Going Urban With Your Landscapes: 7 Tips for Photographing Urban Landscapes

Let’s be honest, if someone mentions landscape photography to you, most people immediately think of beautiful sweeping vistas, majestic coastlines …

NASA Reshoots Iconic Image 20 Years Later. Releases Hubble's Largest Image Ever of Andromeda.

NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team<p>Twenty years ago NASA released an image which blew minds all over the world. Still regarded as one of …

Cosmology

How A Forgetful Mind Can Be A More Creative Mind

Inhibiting old ideas may have an “essential role” in developing new ones.<p>One of the best ways to get the creative juices flowing is to take a break from trying to get the creative juices flowing. By stepping away from a task, you prevent your mind from fixating on a single idea or solution, …