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11 New Cars That Come With the Craziest Wings

Here’s the first 3D glimpse of how DNA is packaged up in a single cell

The balled structure reveals organization, which is critical for gene activity.<p>In a first, researchers have worked out a way to unravel and model the …

Artists explain how 'The Witness' got its special look

As you walk through <i>The Witness</i>, solving puzzles and taking in the island's natural beauty, you might wonder how it all came together. Did gameplay take precedent, followed by artistic flair? Or were the two developed and balanced simultaneously? To shed a little light, artist Luis Antonio has …


Fantastic 1970 short film about a hyperkinetic short-order cook named Spider

Look at Spider go! In this short movie from 1970, we see an energetic short order cook experiencing full-blown Csikszentmihalyi flow state as he …

This incredible electron micrograph shows light as both a particle and a wave

The particle-wave nature of light has fascinated researchers for more than 200 years, but a new experiment has allowed researchers to visualize it like never before. This image was taken by turning an electron microscope on a laser-charged nanowire. Light moved down the wire in both directions, …

A Slick Macintosh Design, Inspired by the Very First Mac of All Time

Disclaimer: This isn’t a real iMac.<p>Though utterly convincing in its execution, the compact desktop computer you see here is a piece of fantasy design …

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How Aboriginal Australians Saw the Stars

First Australians tracked and predicted interstellar movements in highly sophisticated ways, looking up at the night with eyes intriguingly different to our own.<p>Indigenous Australia is the longest living continuous culture on earth, but modern researchers have just started to look at the wisdom …

Black truffles contain 'bliss molecules' not unlike those found in cannabis

From the Biodiversity Heritage Library.<p>So that's why piggies snort through so much dirt to find the coveted fungi: truffles contain compounds similar …

6 Gorgeous Disney Ladies As If They Were Oil Portraits

If it ain't Baroque... All art by Heather Theurer.

Artist Creates Coffee Brands That We Wish Existed

<b>Illarion Gordon</b>, an artist in Russia, creates "melancholic and existentialist designs that would never exist in real life from real coffee brands." …

Ukiyoe-fied Star Wars, Super Mario, and anime stars, by Takao Nakagawa

Takao Nakagawa,<br>Ukiyoe Character series 7: STAR WARS Darth Vader," 2014<p>Japanese illustrator Takao Nakagawa reimagines iconic science fiction, anime, …

This App Lets You Create Custom Shoes With Your Own Photos

Last Friday, Adidas introduced a new app called #miZXFLUX. A novel little iOS and Android app that lets you create custom shoes from your own …


Scientists discover the reason that batteries lose capacity over time: Nanocrystals! - ExtremeTech

By on May 30, 2014 at 10:23 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In the struggle to develop better …

17 People Who Took On The English Language And Lost

It's a tricky language. It's not THIS tricky a language.

Aleksandra Katsan's Stunning Watercolor Tattoos

<b>Aleksandra Katsan</b> is an artist at Tattooed Paradise, a tattoo studio in Kiev, Ukraine. Her style, like that of the previously featured Jan Mráz and …

Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy

Sean Carroll: Distant time and the hint of a multiverse

The hidden beauty of pollination | Louie Schwartzberg

Aaron O'Connell: Making sense of a visible quantum object

Building a dinosaur from a chicken | Jack Horner

Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure

Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

The demise of guys? | Philip Zimbardo

Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences

How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

Robin Ince: Science versus wonder?

Homaro Cantu + Ben Roche: Cooking as alchemy