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This Fearless 17-Year-Old Is America's Best Bet for Making It to Mars

“I wouldn't say I'd be ancient when I get back."<p>Like all teenagers, Alyssa Carson has had to make some hard choices. But as a 17-year-old in training …

Mars Mission

17 Rules of the Coen Brothers' Cinematic Universe

Enter the world of the Brothers Coen, a place "steeped in a slightly embellished reality."<p>If you tried to describe the work of directors Joel and …

Coen Brothers

Portland on a budget

Want to wine, dine and explore Stumptown, all while leaving your wallet intact? Portland’s pleasures span every price point, letting you make the …

Living Rooms

Electric Scooters in New York City? They Just Might Work

The dysfunctional subway system notwithstanding, there’s no shortage of ways to get around New York City these days — buses, bikes, taxis, mopeds, Uber, Lyft, Via, ferries, even roller skates. It’s a boon that has benefited residents and visitors alike.<p>It’d seem natural, then, to welcome warmly …

Bike Lanes

Want to Edit a Blockbuster? Stay Organized with This Free Premiere Pro Timeline Template

When the number of your project's video and audio tracks reaches the several dozens, staying organized is an absolute necessity.<p>As it typically goes, …

Filmmaking

It’s the end of the Earth as we know it. Read all about it! | Lucy Siegle

Achieving “cut through” is a nightmare for climate change science. It’s notoriously hard to get the mainstream engaged by changes in the concentration of an atmospheric gas, even if they’re life-or-death matters. So hats off to the crack team of Earth scientists, led by climate change professor …

Climate Change

Scientists Are Developing a Unique Identifier for Your Brain

Michaela Cordova, a research associate and lab manager at Oregon Health and Science University, begins by “de-metaling”: removing rings, watches, …

Facebook is a Warning of What Will Occur with AI

<b>The most insidious problem for society</b> is as many people have said, that we’ve built an attention economy optimized for clicks.<p>It’s not just that, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse – Eudaimonia and Co

You might say, having read some of my recent essays, “Umair! Don’t worry! Everything will be fine! It’s not that bad!” I would look at you politely, …

Is The Singularity Coming?

A term at one point most closely associated with Big Bang cosmology now refers to the deepest fear our digital luminaries have for the future. …

Singularity

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

“Only the paranoid survive.” — Andy Grove<p>Andy Grove was a Hungarian refugee who escaped communism, studied engineering, and ultimately led the …

BeAnotherLab

<b>“I’VE BEEN A GIRL, AN IMMIGRANT DANCER. FROM YOUNG TO OLD, I’VE BEING MANY, MANY PEOPLE.”</b><p><b>BE ANOTHER LAB</b> is an international, interdisciplinary …

Telepresence

The North Sense Intelligently Designed Evolution by Cyborg Nest

The North Sense provides the ability to sense the magnetic field of the planet. Knowing where north is has had great significance for humans across …

Native Americans

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers<p>The lifetime risk of developing it is about 1 in 63 for men, and 1 in 65 for women. This year, about 55,440 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the …

Cancer

SNES Party lets you play classic ROMs with friends online

Nintendo promised online play for the retro games it'll make available via the Switch's online service, but if you'd rather not wait until this September for that, there's an unofficial way to play games of yore over the internet. It's through an emulator called SNES Party. "SNES Party is an …

Retrogaming

This Pop Star Turned Her Orgasm Into a Song

When musician Von reflected on her close relationship with her vibrator, she decided to immortalize it by creating music using her orgasm's unique vibration patterns.<p>Growing up in a small Pennsylvania town with a conservative family, musician Von would get looks for wearing short shorts and …

Celebrity Gossip

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

How Jellyfish Rule the Seas Without a Brain

AnimalsWeird Animal Question of the Week<p>They have no brain and are mostly water, yet jellies have plenty of superpowers.<p>When we think of dangerous animals, a bag of water without a brain may not seem like it should be on the list. But if ocean bathers hear “jellyfish!” they’ll stand at attention …

Jellyfish

Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along</b></b> …

Consciousness

Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No

In every cup of coffee, there is a chemical linked to cancer.<p>That undisputed fact led a Los Angeles judge to rule this spring that coffee companies must provide cancer warnings to coffee drinkers. The ruling cast a shadow on a daily and often essential rite for more than 100 million Americans.<p>But …

Los Angeles

Mind blown: Oldest galaxies in the universe found

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....<p>But this isn't science fiction: Astronomers down here on Earth identified some of the oldest galaxies in the universe, a new study says. At 13 billion years old, the galaxies began to form "only" about 100 million years after the Big Bang.<p>The …

Universe

This Visual Effects Artist's Masterful Age-Reversal Skills Are the Closest Thing We Have to Time Travel

It’s a technique that’s often used for flashback sequences in movies when an older actor plays a much younger version of himself like Kurt Russell …

Time Travel

Surrealist art and Augmented Reality are a match made in museum heaven

Tech<p>RACHEL KRAUSAug 16, 2018<p>Long before face filters and dancing hot dogs could alter the way we see the world and ourselves, there was already a …

Art

How Your Personality Affects Your Paycheck

What makes really smart people tick? Why do some end up earning so much more than others? And how much do these disparate outcomes have to do with their personalities? A new study by Miriam Gensowski, at the University of Copenhagen, sheds fascinating light on these and other questions.<p>Gensowski …

Psychology

Hands on with the Arri SkyPanels - a single operator's perspective

Shares 17<p>At NAB 2015 Arri introduced the SkyPanel, a new line of LED fixtures. The SkyPanel range consists of two lights, the SC60 and SC30, and both …

Cinematography

This spaghetti-breaking problem stumped physicist Richard Feynman. Two MIT students have now solved it.

A quick Google search of the current biggest mysteries in physics turns up a daunting list of questions: What exactly is dark matter? Why does time only move in one direction? What happens inside a black hole?<p>But sometimes, as American physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman discovered decades …

Richard Feynman

Learn the 3 Stages of Using the Pancake Timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro

Learn how to master the Pancake Timeline technique in Premiere Pro.As a kid, I wanted to become a pilot. Although that never panned out, I found some …

Adobe Premiere

The Greatest Mistake In The History Of Physics

We all love our most cherished ideas about how the world and the Universe works. Our conception of reality is often inextricably intertwined with our ideas of who we are. But to be a scientist is to be prepared to doubt all of it each and every time we put it to the test. All it takes is one …

Physics

Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

<b>Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET</b><p>More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according to a tally by The Boston Globe.<p>The project was …

Journalism