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Mikko Lagerstedt: Invisible by Day Captivating Night Landscapes

<i>All Images By Mikko Lagerstedt. Used with Permission.</i><p>“Certain aesthetics appeal to me when I shoot at night. It’s a lot about the mystery of long …

Photography

Nothing Is Solid & Everything Is Energy, According to New Research

<i>‘If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded</i> …

Quantum Physics

Obscura simplifies taking the perfect picture

Photography is the capture of emotion for reuse. I’m particularly fond of art – photography or otherwise – that makes me feel something on an …

Universe of Quantum Strangeness --The 'Reality' Boundary Grows Foggier

For the past 60 years, the best guide to that boundary has been a theorem called Bell's Inequality, but now a new paper shows that Bell's Inequality …

Déjà-vu, new theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle

A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s.<p>We owe a lot to dark matter – it is the …

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Where in your brain do <i>you</i> exist? Is your awareness of the world around you and of yourself as an individual the result of specific, focused changes …

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Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

A neurosurgeon calls this basic fact about the brain 'too strange to understand'

In his new book, "Do No Harm," Marsh vividly describes a brain surgery in which he's looking for a tumor that needs to be excised. "The idea that my [tool] is moving through thought itself, through emotion and reason, <b>that memories, dreams and reflections should consist of jelly, is simply too</b> …

Neurophilosophy

Neuroscientist, who says it’s possible to upload brains to computers, will change how you think about thinking

On an average working day, Dr. Hannah Critchlow has the privilege of watching the brain come alive in bright, electric lights. She maps its circuits, …

Mental Health

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Pluto's Heart-Shaped Landscape Is Weirder Than We Thought

Pics captured by New Horizons from just 48,000 miles away reveal the strange alien world<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed its flyby of Pluto three days ago, but the most incredible views of the dwarf planet are just coming to light now.<p>On Friday afternoon, NASA released new close-up imagery …

SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage

For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them <i>really</i> solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new …

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

19 tools to start your podcast from scratch

“Slack is starting a podcast for some reason.”<p>That was the headline of a recent Fortune.com article. Author Tom Huddleston, Jr. wondered why Slack, “a hot Silicon Valley company with a fast-growing valuation,” would “make the most of its ever-growing momentum” by launching a podcast.<p>But to content …

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Pocket for iOS adds the ability to listen to articles with new text-to-speech feature

Pocket, the popular app that allows users to save articles and read them later, has received an update that adds another way to consume saved articles. Announced in a blog post, Pocket for iOS now supports Listen, the company’s popular text-to-speech feature that was previously available only on …

Text-To-Speech

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

This Tiny Swimmer's Wrist Band Is a Life Preserver

Who needs a vest?<p>A hefty, bright-orange life preserver isn't the most flattering thing to sport while spending a day on the water, but, for safety's sake, we wear one anyway. However, now that there's an alternative—the Kingii, a new type of life-preserver alternative—we may be opting out of the …

THE INVERSION

"Infinity" Is An Audio-Visual Concoction That Will Shake Your Senses

BRDG's newest video is two-minute jolt to your senses—perfect for that afternoon office lull.<p>The Creators Project has been following the awesome exploits of Japanese VJ powerhouse group BRDG for a while, but their newest VJing endeavor is a particularly captivating A/V concoction. <i>Infinity,</i> viewable …

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This Hyperactive Acid Trip Is Actually Birdsong Visualized

Australian artist Andy Thomas recently built a visualizer for birdsongs, the latest in his fascinating line up of so-called "audio life forms." As …

Art Aquarium Is Tokyo’s Latest Craze

Exhibitions<p>Trendsetters drink and dance amid fish-filled sculptures.<p>,<p>What do you get when you mix contemporary art, traditional Japanese culture, and …

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, for example, believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.<p>Kevin Kelly, …

Virtual Reality

New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery

An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars …

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Researchers identify a brain 'switchboard' important in attention and sleep

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of individual nerve cells in a small part of …

This Is What Happiness Looks Like, According To Scientists

It turns out that the key to happiness can be summed up in a single formula:<p>In plain English, it means that happiness depends on your expectations.<p>"Our basic finding is that happiness depends not on how well things are going, but whether things are going better or worse than expected," said study …

The Vizzies: Now Accepting Your Mind-Blowing Science And Engineering Visualizations

Popular Science has partnered with the National Science Foundation to bring you The Vizzies! We're accepting entries through Sept. 30, 2014.<p><i>Update: We've announced the 2015 winners of the The Vizzies at popsci.com/2015-vizzies</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we’re big fans of visualizations—those often …

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