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12 Years A Drought: Comic Con’s Latest Discovery Trailer Promises Star Trek For A New Generation

It’s comic con time in San Diego and one thing we’ve been waiting for was an extended trailer for Star Trek’s latest Discovery. Yes, this pun is …

Star Trek

The Great Moon Rush: How Private Companies Want To Kickstart Space Exploration

The moon is extremely important if humanity wants to colonize the solar system and people often times forget that a liftoff is happening very, very …

Space Exploration

Takeoff: The Oral History Of Nirvana’s Crossover Moment

A defining period of Kurt Cobain’s legacy, as told by the underground bands that witnessed it firsthand.<p>⋅⋅⋅<p><b>Friday, April 8, 1994.</b> I can still recall …

Kurt Cobain

Vintage Technology Daydreams: Byte Magazine's Extraordinary Cover Illustrations

Byte Magazine was the top computing magazine in the 1980's, thanks in part to these imaginative retro-futurist covers by Robert Tinney.<p>In the …

Programming

Beauty In The Blackboard Jumble

The photographs of Alejandro Guijarro show scientists who have made their mark.<p>Over three years, Spanish artist Alejandro Guijarro visited some of …

Science

One Night In Paris: Kengo Kuma Plans To Set A New Standard For Eco-Luxury Hotels

People once again start to appreciate greenery in architecture. Industry and architects are all trying to add lush green and wood to their projects, …

Hotels

Ataribox: Did Atari Do The Math?

I was one of the few who did the math back in 1994 when the console and (bit-) war was in full steam with many manufacturers trying to catch my …

Mobile Gaming

How We Learn To Read Another’s Mind By Looking Into Their Eyes

Eyes play a prominent role in our daily social encounters and are sometimes metaphorically referred to as windows to our souls. There now is …

The Brain

A Mammal's Guide To Stress-Free Living

From Rats in Cages to Primates in Paradise — The Scientific Story of Stress in Society.<p>The immediate need for basic income in recognition of the …

Basic Income

‘Solarpunk’, Or How To Be An Optimistic Radical

Punks (of the 70s and 80s kind) were not known for their optimism. Quite the opposite in fact. Raging against the establishment in various ways, …

Hayao Miyazaki

String Theorist Observed A Gravitational 'Deep Universe' Anomaly Here On Earth

Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality—especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical …

Physics

Scientists Confirm The Existence Of A Second Garbage Patch In The Pacific Ocean

The South Pacific patch may be as big as a million square miles, 1.5 times the size of Texas.<p>A team of scientists has confirmed the existence of …

Oceans

The 1,000 Floor Elevator: Why Most Designers Fail Google’s Infamous Interview Design Challenge

Design challenges are nothing new- plenty of companies use them in order to assess potential employees’ problem solving skills. But a Google …

Elevators

Clean Energy, Powered By Blockchains

Do blockchains hold the future to clean energy? Perhaps.<p><b>The entire world,</b> whether you are aware of it or not, is going through a remarkable shift. …

Clean Energy

Hey Map Collectors, Here’s A New Map Of Pluto!

On July 14th, 2015, the New Horizons mission made history when it became the first spacecraft to conduct a flyby of Pluto and its moons.<p>In the course …

Solar System

The Moon's Role In A Solar Eclipse

In the lead-up to a total solar eclipse, most of the attention is on the sun, but Earth's moon also has a starring role.<p>"A total eclipse is a dance …

Astronomy

Out To Lunch: The Magnum Opus Of A Masterful Visionary

In the days before I listened to lots of jazz, I listened to lots of Frank Zappa. Like everyone else I had a copy of Kind Of Blue but had no real …

Jazz

Is Life Possible In A Globular Cluster?

Most of these massive star clusters are found orbiting the center of a galaxy at large distances. With so many stars packed in such a relatively …

Universe

The future Of Artificial Intelligence: Two Experts Disagree

<i>Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to revolutionise our lives, drive our cars, diagnose our health problems, and lead us into a new future where</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Losing Dad Hits Kids Right To Their Cells

The absence of a father -- due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce -- has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing …

Longevity

How Do You Work Out If A Signal From Space Is A Message From Aliens?

Astronomers working at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico have detected a weird radio signal, spotted when pointing their telescope at the …

Aliens

Welcome To Our Plastic Dystopia: Production, Use, And Fate Of All Plastics Ever Made

Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of …

Recycling

The Unistellar Experience: New Telescope Promises To Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy

The SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar announced a partnership today to commercialize a new telescope that promises to deliver an …

Universe

Imagining New Colors: Going Beyond What We Can Only Perceive

I remember when I was little one of my friends asked me to close my eyes. In a dream-like tone she then told me to do something that I will never …

TED Talks

With A Little Help Of A Friend: What The Cute Int-Ball Can Do For Us In Space

The Japanese way of doing things sometimes is as adorable as the creation itself and the concept of <b>Kawai</b> has long become part of the foolishness of …

Aerospace

We Worked Out What It Would Take To Wipe Out All Life On A Planet – And It’s Good News For Alien Hunters

The first exoplanet was spotted in 1988. Since then more than 3,000 planets have been found outside our solar system, and it’s thought that around …

Planets

Flotation Tanks: The Weight Room For Your Mind

Why a device invented by a man who gave LSD to dolphins is now used by the world’s best basketball player.<p><b>Steph Curry emerges from the flotation …

Consciousness

Colossal Impact Could Explain Unique Features Of Mars

The origin and nature of Mars is mysterious. It has geologically distinct hemispheres, with smooth lowlands in the north and cratered, high-elevation …

Geology

The Science Behind Efficient Learning

For as long as we’ve lived, we’ve had to learn. We learnt how to talk and walk as toddlers, then how to read and write. We’ve developed skill after …

Learning

Everything I Needed To Know In Life I Learned Watching Star Trek

The Philosophy of Star Trek is a Roadmap For Our Future.<p>Born in 1969, I literally cut my teeth on Star Trek, The Original Series. The opening gave me …

Star Trek