Steven Rivera

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The Orbit of Mars. How Long is a Year on Mars?

Mars and Earth have quite a few things in common. Both are terrestrial planets, both are located within the Sun’s habitable zone, both have polar ice …

Astronomy

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Untold Stories of Japanese Developers project aims to share the culture's 'holistic' approach to games

John Szczepaniak is afraid the Japanese-English language barrier is preventing us from mining the history of the Japanese video game industry, and as consoles — and people — pass on, we're in danger of losing it altogether.<p>That's why he has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a book about …

'I am sitting here in stunned silence' – The internet can’t even react to what just happened in Star Trek Discovery episode 11

Star Trek Discovery episode 11 was a wild ride. There was <i>finally</i> some confirmation of big fan theories, a couple of near-death experiences, reveals …

Indie RPGs developers call back to mechanics and tropes from the genre's birth

Recently the indie community has seen a rise in role-playing games, titles published through pub funds and funded through Kickstarter popularity. These developers are creating games that are unique to their personal experiences and interests, but all pull from the same era: the boom of Japanese …

The future of food is here. We found 10 3D-printed foods. http://www.brit.co/3d-printed-foods/

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in June

<b>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in June:</b><p><b>Fête de la Musique</b> (June 21) isn’t your average music festival…because anyone can perform! The festival was first held in <b>Paris</b> on the summer solstice with the idea of having “the …

Autumn on Titan, a hurricane on Saturn and fire on the international space station – in pictures | A month in space

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/31/titan-saturn-international-space-station-pictures<p>720<p>This month's roundup of the best …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

'Superfoods' shown to fight prostate cancer

Superfoods have been shown to fight prostate cancer, in a ground-breaking study.<p>Men who had been treated with surgery or radiotherapy for the disease were given a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli.<p>At the end of a six-month trial, their PSA levels - a …

Yes, nanoscience can enhance humans – but ethical guidelines must be agreed

Engineers are trained to try to figure out how to achieve things that humans cannot and in nanoscience and nanotechnology that challenge is no …

Watch A Terrifying, Beautiful Electrical Storm From A Plane Window

Terrifying for anyone on the plane, but an awesome video for us back on solid ground.<p>If you've got even the slightest fear of flying, this might not be what you want to see when you look out the window. We don't know too much about the circumstances, but apparently passengers on board a plane from …

FYI: Do We Really Get Cold Feet When We Have The Jitters?

Turns out the phrase "cold feet" actually has some, erm, scientific footing.<p>We all remember Julia Roberts in <i>Runaway Bride</i> and Matthew McConaughey in <i>The Wedding Planner</i>. Their stories may vary slightly, but they have one thing in common (well, besides the standard romantic comedy clichés): both …

'Killer robots' pose threat to peace and should be banned, UN warned

"Killer robots" that could attack targets autonomously without a human pulling the trigger pose a threat to international stability and should be …

Nobel Laureate Says Physics Is in Need of a Revolution

In the early 1970s, David J. Gross exposed the hidden structure of the atomic nucleus. He helped to reinvent string theory in the 1980s. In 2004, he …

Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

FYI: Why Do You Lose Your Tan In The Winter?

Whenever you decide to clean your house, you could be slowly but surely sweeping your tan right out the door.<p>Walk along a California beach on a warm summer day, and there are sure to be dozens of men and women, spread out on their towels, soaking in as much sun as they can. Sure enough, about six …

Map shows where entrepreneurs thrive in US

<b>U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) —</b> Researchers have identified regions in the United States where a feeling of entrepreneurial spirit is “most at home.”<p>Founders …

Fukushima seafood is safe to eat

<b>STONY BROOK (US) —</b> Eating bluefin tuna and other marine animals contaminated by radiation from the Fukushima accident in Japan poses little risk to …

What’s the difference between comets and asteroids?

Asteroids tend to be rockier or more metallic. Comets tend be icier. But some objects blur the distinction between asteroids and comets.<p>Asteroids are …

Astronomy

Does online dating lead to a happier marriage?

<b>U. CHICAGO (US) —</b> More than a third of marriages between 2005 and 2012 began online, and research suggests those couples appear to be happier and to …

How Will Police Regulate Stoned Driving?

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in two states, lawmakers and law enforcement have to grapple with how best to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers.<p>When Colorado and Washington state each passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use late last year, one legal challenge was …

With so many nice planets out there, why would aliens attack Earth?

They're baaaack: Movies about aliens are invading the theaters again — in forms ranging from the evil villains of "Pacific Rim" to the benign federation of "Star Trek Into Darkness."<p>The saga of extraterrestrials menacing Earth goes at least as far back as "War of the Worlds" — as in the 1898 H.G. …

Trust in science would be improved by study pre-registration

In an ideal world, scientific discoveries would be independent of what scientists <i>wanted</i> to discover. A good researcher would begin with an idea, …

5 Ways To Make Any Piece Of Tech Sexy

As companies move their sophisticated technologies from industry into the broader market, they need to take their design cues from consumer products.<p>Recently, I met with a senior manager of a business that builds very unsexy handheld analytical instruments. “My product is just an industrial …

Analyst Puts A Price Tag On Xbox One And PS4

Michael Pachter, the Wedbush Securities analyst who just loves making all sorts of predictions about videogames, is making a call about how much the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 are going to retail for. In a recent note to investors, he’s predicting that Microsoft‘s box will start at $399, and …

8 Ways to Have Cake for Breakfast

Sure, we can all savor our Greek yogurt and oatmeal in the morning, pretending it's exactly what we want, letting it fill us with the protein and the complex carbohydrates our bodies welcome with our morning coffee.<p>But come on. In the end, we all just want cake for breakfast.<p>Here are 8 excuses to …