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Independent of cultural background, people seem to share a sense of what makes certain color combinations aesthetically pleasing.
If you want flexibility, transparency, and decent health policies, it seems like working in tech pays off.
Rare and costly paints have shaped art history in unforeseen ways. Mummy brown caused one artist to bury his paint.
Automation technologies manufacture goods or provide labor with minimal human intervention. They can trace their origins as far back as the 16th century—and arguably further—but didn’t take off until the […]
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
Every organization needs the capacity to generate disruptive ideas. No one can afford to stand still and pretend that past habits will guarantee future success. If your organization isn’t ready […]
For a purely binary choice, wearing a ring either on the left or right hand can say a lot about the wearer.
If you want to know what the Universe is like, you have to look at it in the right way. Only by observing it can we know what the Universe is […]
"Our mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food technology by 2035," said Patrick O. Brown at the 2020 Web Summit.
Both views are equally spectacular, but unequally informative. Every so often, a creative amateur project highlights our professional achievements. This mosaic shows the region between the constellations of Cygnus and […]
If you thought it was just one rich region in space, look deeper and wider. Shining brilliantly in January’s skies is the Great Orion Nebula. By 10 PM every night in […]
For the cosmos, it’s all too easy being green. Stars come in a wide variety of colors, but never green. Stars form in a wide variety of sizes, colors and masses, […]
Halley’s comet only visits every ~76 years, but its meteors arrive twice each year. The most famous comet of all — Halley’s comet — returns to our inner Solar System every ~76 years. Halley’s comet […]
Philosopher Nick Bostrom's "singleton hypothesis" predicts the future of human societies.
The night sky is already noticeably different, and bigger changes are ahead. For all of human history until the launch of Sputnik, the only objects in the night sky were naturally […]
It’s not just for Earth-like planets around Sun-like stars. Not even close. Shortly after Earth first formed first formed, life quickly took hold, thriving ever since. Both reflected sunlight on a […]
It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.
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