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Here Comes the Space Force? Mike Pence Outlines Steps To Create 6th Branch of the Military

The Trump Administration has been pushing for a Space Force, and we just learned a little more about what that would look like.<p>The Trump Administration has been pushing for the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus solely on U.S. dominance of space. Today, Vice President Mike Pence …

Mike Pence

The 12 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix

We browsed for the good stuff so you don't have to.<p>Netflix is a virtually endless gallery of cool movies and TV shows to watch, and an even more endless gallery of laughable bullshit that has absolutely no business attempting to entertain me or the people I care about. I can't tell you the number …

Movies

NASA signs off on SpaceX’s “load-and-go” procedure for crew launches

A prototype of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule completed a pad abort test at Cape Canaveral in May 2015. Credit: SpaceXThe NASA manager overseeing …

Space Travel

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

On This Day 25 Years Ago, the Web Became Public Domain

Profit or the Wild West? Tim Berners-Lee made a choice we're all still feeling.<p>Twenty-five years ago today, the World Wide Web announced that it was for everybody. On April 30, 1993, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) put the web into the public domain a decision that has …

CERN

We’re finally understanding why exercise is great for your heart

Another reason you should make yourself a frequent gym visitor<p>We’ve all been told that exercise is good for us. It reduces stress, keeps our muscles and bones healthy, and makes our hearts stronger. But the <i>exact</i> cardiovascular benefits are less clear. A big question has always been whether the …

Nature Communications

This is What a Solar Eclipse Looks Like to a Weather Satellite

Yesterday, we shared what a total solar eclipse looks like to a weather balloon floating in near space. If you want to zoom out even <i>more</i>, check out …

Pluto may be a planet again if these astronomers get their way — and Earth's moon, too

Pluto's status as a non-planet may be coming to an end.<p>Professor Mike Brown of Caltech ended Pluto's planetary status in 2006. But now, Kirby Runyon, a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, thinks it's time to cancel that demotion and restore it as our Solar System's ninth planet.<p>Pluto's …

Solar System

Could Bill Gates’ plan to tax robots really lead to a brighter future for all?

Bill Gates has stated in an interview that robots who take human jobs should pay taxes. This has some obvious attractions. Not only, as Gates says, …

NASA Just Discovered Seven New Exoplanets... So What?

On Wednesday, the scientists at NASA <i>kind of</i> freaked out. They announced the discovery of some seemingly Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, a group of rocky globes they’re calling ‘TRAPPIST-1.’<p>How far away are these newly-discovered worlds? They’re about 40 light years from Earth. That …

The Downfall Of YouTube’s Biggest Star Is A Symptom Of A Bigger Illness

The schadenfreude over YouTube star Felix Kjellberg’s sudden fall from grace overlooks a much bigger, more insidious pattern of young men testing boundaries in the angriest corners of the internet.

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

Astronomy

The World's First Pollinating Drone Could Help Us Survive The Bee-Pocalypse

Welcome to the future.<p>Researchers have developed a remote-controlled pollinator using a miniature drone equipped with a sticky gel, in what could be …

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Methylation

Fictionalized Landscapes Created From Strangers’ Old Photographs by j.frede | Colossal

<p>Artist j.frede composes flea market photographs into custom built frames, creating visual and narrative landscapes from the previously unassociated …

Flea Markets

A Tornado of Fire Filmed in Slow Motion | Colossal

<p>Gav and Dan over at the Slow Mo Guys are famous for creating bizarre (and usually explosive) events in front of powerful HD slow motion cameras. …

A Giant LED Star Pierces the Floors of a 4-Story Building in Malaysia | Colossal

<p>Malaysian artist Jun Hao Ong constructed this bright LED star that appears to shoot through the floors and ceilings of a 4-story concrete building …

The “Sea Organ” Makes Perpetual Music with Ocean Waves | Colossal

<p>While many of us are content to listen to the natural sounds of ocean waves, architect Nikola Bašić took things a step further and faciliated a …

Colossal

New Nail Sculptures by John Bisbee That Twist Across Floors and Walls | Colossal

<p>John Bisbee (previously) has worked with nails as a sculptural medium since he accidentally toppled a bucket of them years ago and was astonished to …

New Pet-Friendly Chunky Knits by Anna Mo | Colossal

<p>Anna Mo (previously) knits with chunky spools of wool, utilizing giant needles to produces the three-inch stitches that comprise her blankets, …

Riusuke Fukahori’s Lifelike Goldfish Painted in Acrylic Between Layers of Resin | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori (previously) returns to Joshua Liner Gallery this week for his second solo show, <i>Goldfish Salvation</i>. Fukahori has …

Space Glass: Extraordinary Solar Systems and Flowers Encased in Glass by Satoshi Tomizu | Colossal

<p>Glass artist Satoshi Tomizu sculpts small glass spheres that appear to contain entire solar systems and galaxies. Planets made of opals, flecks of …

Short Edition: A Short Story Vending Machine that Prints Free Stories On-Demand | Colossal

<p>Need to kill a few minutes while waiting for a bus or train? Instead of mindlessly staring at your phone or twiddling your thumbs, why not print out …

Colossal

Li-Hill’s Large-Scale Murals Resemble Ghostly Projections of Angels, Birds, and Foxes | Colossal

<p>In his towering public murals, Canadian visual artist Li-Hill paints ghostly depictions of angels, fencers, and animals with a sweeping sense of …

Art

Across the Sky: A Record-Breaking 500 Meter Slackline Walk in Utah | Colossal

<p>It’s not often we stop to consider feats of human strength and agility, but this is definitely worth an exception. On November 15, Théo Sanson …

Artwork is Work, Supporting the Arts Means Paying the Artists | Colossal

<p>Scott Beale over at Laughing Squid spotted this great bumper sticker the other day while traveling through Ohio. This is probably the first time …

Faig Ahmed Creates Glitched-Out Contemporary Rugs from Traditional Azerbaijani Textiles | Colossal

<p>Faig Ahmed distorts the patterns of traditional Azerbaijani rugs, dismantling their structure in order to build compositions that trick the eye by …

The Smithsonian’s ‘Wonder’ Exhibition Fills a Newly Renovated Gallery Floor-to-Ceiling with Artworks | Colossal

<p>WONDER, the first exhibition at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum since its two-year renovation, brings together nine …