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Voyager’s Golden Record For Aliens Now Available On SoundCloud

Because aliens like podcasts too<p>When the twin Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977, they carried with them two Golden Records encoded with the sounds of Earth. As the spacecraft flew past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and out to the edge of interstellar space, the Golden Records were intended to …

How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language

Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.<p>In Chinese, the word <i>computer</i> translates directly as <i>electric brain</i>.<p>In Icelandic, a <i>compass</i> is a <i>direction-shower</i>, and a <i>microscope</i> a <i>small-watcher</i>.<p>In Lakota, <i>horse</i> is literally <i>dog of wonder</i>.<p>These …

Apple refreshes iPod lineup with new colors and major upgrades to iPod touch

Apple hasn't given up on the iPod yet, announcing substantial upgrades to the iPod touch today alongside new color options for the iPod nano and iPod shuffle. The devices are being made available in dark blue, hot pink, and gold, in addition to the existing silver, black, and red options. Apart …

Hello Pluto: Nasa releases closest picture yet as probe approaches

New Horizons spacecraft captures sharp, close-up image as it approaches the dwarf planet on its flyby<p>By the standards of modern astronomical photography it might seem initially underwhelming – a grey-and-white sphere sitting amid the blackness – but make no mistake, this is a big moment for human …

Dwarf Planet

How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Improve Your Life

It’s really hard to believe, but I have to say that one of the most—and possibly <i>the</i> most—profound changes I’ve made in my life over the last several …

Albert Einstein’s Handwriting Turned into a Font

(Photo: Peat Bakke)<p>This is the earliest known appearance of Einstein’s most famous equation. It was written in Einstein’s own handwriting, which …

Typography

3D Printing Allows Blind Mother-To-Be To "See" Her Unborn Baby

In this genuinely heart-warming video from Huggies Brazil, blind mum-to-be Tatiana Guerra is 20 weeks pregnant and like every future mum she can't …

Artist Turns Old Keys And Coins Into Recycled Art

Even discarded keys and coins can be turned into beautiful art with some creativity and the right sort of know-how. Michael (or Moerkey), an artist …

Hoarding

Any Comb That Costs $115 Better Be Amazing

Can an ultra-expensive titanium comb do anything a regular comb can't?<p>Every once in a while a pitch lands in your inbox that makes you go "Hmmm…" and question the sanity of the people who sent it.<p>So when you get an email asking if you'd like a $115 titanium comb (yep), naturally, you bite and say …

Liberal Britain just got slaughtered

We're going to need a sequel.<p>The Liberal party's successors, the Liberal Democrats, got absolutely thrashed Thursday in Britain's general election. They are a centrist, socially liberal party that prides itself on sitting between the right and left flanks of British politics. One of its MPs …