The key? A computational flattening algorithm.
Cold War meets Star Wars in this cut-away of a 1950 “rubber bubble,” the first line of defense against nuclear sneak attack.
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
User-driven sites lead to user-based bias.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
It uses radio waves to pinpoint items, even when they're hidden from view.
Why you’ve probably never heard of Computer Space, which launched the video game industry 50 years ago
Computer Space lacked a critical ingredient that the other games possessed: gravity.
Long before the Wordle mania, there was the crossword puzzle craze. And newspapers around the world condemned them as an “invasive weed” that caused mental illnesses and even murder.
From the Notre Dame to Buddhist statues, dozens of irreplaceable artifacts are destroyed every year by both man and nature.
We still don’t know what dark matter is, but at least we now know what it’s not. When it comes to science, we often say that it only takes a single […]
NASA will use energy from Earth's gravity to launch the Lucy spacecraft in October of this year.
Gallup found that in 2019, movie attendance didn't even come close to library visits.
What value does wit hold in genres defined by brute strength?
Although equal parts Hollywood blockbuster and Putinist propaganda, "Trotsky" still manages to capture the good, the bad, and the ugly of Russia’s revolutionary past.
We're safeguarding the world's seeds in the Arctic, why not our most precious data?
She was walking down the forest path with a roll of white cloth in her hands. It was trailing behind her like a long veil. It was sweeping needles, leaves […]
Undiagnosed brain disease or divine inspiration? The origins of the French composer’s most provocative composition remain up for debate.
The 2020 election cycle is not yet as wild as the 1876 election that made Rutherford B. Hayes president.
And which ones are probably examples where we’ve fooled ourselves? Every once in a while — multiple times per year — a new research finding fails to line up with our theoretical expectations. In […]
You can’t control external threats, but you can manage how you prepare and respond to the risk.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
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