Rachel Brunault

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The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.<p>At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

Once you have the images you are going to use selected, go ahead and open them up in Photoshop and make any minor tweaks and adjustments that need to …

Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them

Curl up by the fire and I'll tell you a ghost story. Don't be alarmed by the creak of the floorboards, the murmurs in the basement, the shrill ululations of a distant dog. Try not to be perturbed by the flickering candle, the fleeting shadows, the horned, hairy hand that appears at your elbow. …

Taking Photographs Weakens Memories, Psychological Study Finds

Here’s something that both photographers and the typical millennial have to look forward to in old age: Your memory is going to suck because of all …

Peugeot's Old-School Coffee Mills

Who knew that a half-century before they produced their first car, the Peugeot family was making coffee grinders? And would continue to, for over 100 …

Coffee Grinders

Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever*, In One Mindblowing Comparison Chart

Holy hell, that is a LOT of starships.<p>This comparison chart, compiled by DeviantARTist Dirk Loechel, presents what he says is an accurate …

Science Fiction

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …

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A Brief History of the Jetpack

From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.<p>From James Bond to JetLev, we trace humanity's quest to build this extremely unnatural way to get high.