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Space That Never Was is one artist’s vision of a never-ending space race

Where else might we have gone?<p>There’s something appealing about space artwork, whether it’s the cover of a zany science fiction novel, or promotional art cooked up by NASA. Recently an art blog from Polish concept artist and illustrator Maciej Rebisz caught my eye. Titled Space that Never Was, it’s …

Space Exploration

NASA wrapped its most famous spacecraft in aluminum kitchen foil — a last-minute move that may have saved the mission

NASA launched its twin Voyager probes four decades ago, one of the most exalted missions in the space agency's history.<p>The Voyager mission explored Jupiter and Saturn more deeply than ever before, surveyed Uranus and Neptune for the first time, then left the solar system. The probes are now …

Space

Red Hydrogen: What we know about the $1,200 'holographic' phone

Yes, the same Red that makes cameras for Hollywood.<p>You may have never seen a Red camera in person -- but you've definitely seen the results. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "The Martian" and the latest "Transformers" are just a few of the films shot on Red. Also: popular TV series such as "Better …

Brad Pitt

Anyone Who Works Knows How These Tiny Sculptures Feel Today

Derrick Lin’s supremely satisfying vignettes turn our gripes about corporate culture into art.<p>Complaining online, whether through sarcastic memes or pronounced Twitter kvetching, has become something of an art form. In supremely satisfying Instagram vignettes, soon-to-become a photo book titled</i> …

Miniature

Octavia Butler’s Prescient Vision of a Zealot Elected to “Make America Great Again”

Octavia Butler’s tenth novel, “Parable of the Sower,” which was published in 1993, opens in Los Angeles in 2024. Global warming has brought drought and rising seawater. The middle class and working poor live in gated neighborhoods, where they fend off the homeless with guns and walls. Fresh water …

Books

Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels

The vertigo of an MC Escher drawing meets the human body in Miles Johnston's evocative art.<p>Repressed inner thoughts seem to explode from the bodies Swedish illustrator and Swedish Academy of Realist Art teacher Miles Johnston draws in the dysmorphic portraits he posts to his Instagram account. …

Drawing

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times?<p>Half a century ago, in the great hippie year of 1967, an acclaimed young American science fiction writer, Roger Zelazny, published his third …

Universal Basic Income

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of April 2017

Buckle up and lock yourself in for this month's streaming choices (they're pretty good).<p>April showers mean…well, that going outside kind of stinks. So why not stay home and stream, stream, stream away your rainy blues? The coming month is overflowing with classic movie options to keep you suitably …

Entertainment

Transform Your Analog SLR Into A DSLR Using I’m Back (video)

Samuel Mello Medeiros has unveiled the next generation of his hardware system that transforms old analog SLR cameras into digital DSLR systems.<p>The …

Raspberry Pi

New 'Enhanced Vision Telescope' Amplifies Cosmic Light for Skywatchers

A new backyard telescope accumulates and intensifies light, bringing the shapes and colors of cosmic objects into clearer view for amateur …

Awesome Art Picks: Jean Grey, Nightwing, Supergirl, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Images: A Fantastic Collection Of Stunning Sci-Fi And Fantasy Based Heavy Metal Comic Book Covers From The Early 1980’s

This is simply a fantastic feast of <i>Heavy Metal</i> comic book cover eye candy.<p><i>Heavy Metal</i> was a landmark adult comic book that featured some of the …

Apply Image Adjustments to Other Photos on Mac with Copy & Paste

If you have spent a while adjusting a picture to your liking in Photos app for Mac, you can easily apply those image adjustments and edits to other …

Tutorials

18 Best U.S. Summer Music Festivals: From Bonnaroo to EDC (PHOTOS)

Jean Trinh rounds up the best music festivals in the U.S., with artists like Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails.<p>Julie Jacobson/AP, Brian Spady/Spady …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …