Citizen Scientists Are Helping NASA Map the Aurora Like Never Before

The aurora borealis that took place on St. Patrick's day was spectacular, but aside from being the strongest geomagnetic storm in a decade, there's another reason it was special. It was the first time that thousands of citizen scientists tweeted about the aurora to help NASA construct a detailed global map of the… » 3/29/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Too Bad, That Rumor About A New Star Trek TV Show Is Absolutely False

We'd all love to see a brand new Star Trek TV series, as the show warps towards its 50th anniversary. Almost everyone agrees Trek belongs on television, where thoughtful stories and optimism can flourish. But the latest rumor about a Star Trek TV show in the works? Is absolutely 100 percent false. » 3/28/15 5:57pm Yesterday 5:57pm

Man Plus Has The Kookiest And Therefore Greatest Plan To Colonize Mars

Between Mars One sounding fishy and Curiosity finding nitrogen, Mars is back in the news (if it ever really left). There's still an interest in colonizing "The Angry Red Planet," but that's still a long way off from happening. I can only presume that's because the folks at NASA and the other space exploration… » 3/28/15 3:24pm Yesterday 3:24pm

A Cheaper Non-Hovering Hoverboard Prop That Doesn't Feel Like a Rip-Off

Back in 2012 Mattel decided to toss Back to the Future II fans a futuristic bone in the form of a hoverboard replica that looked exactly like the one Marty McFly rode in the time-traveling sequel. The one feature it lacked, of course, was the ability to actually hover. That made its $130 price tag a little steep, but … » 3/28/15 1:40pm Yesterday 1:40pm

Social Media Can Make Standardized Test Questions Go Viral

When standardized tests are shared nationwide—as they now are, under the Common Core system that's been adopted in 46 states—cheating suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. Especially since teenagers now share just about everything on social media. » 3/28/15 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Add Some Popular Novels to Your Kindle for $3-$4 Each, Today Only

Today only, Amazon's got a nice little collection of Kindle novels on sale for $3-$4. The most popular of the bunch are probably Private Down Under by James Patterson, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, but be sure to check out the full list if you need any new reading material. [Gold Box] » 3/28/15 8:45am Yesterday 8:45am

The soothing art of hand making traditional wooden skis

It's the traditional, old school and almost forgotten methods of craftsmanship that always impress me the most. This video shows how traditional wooden skis are made in Norway and you get to see the entire process, the carving, shaving, shaping, bending and even the making of bindings from wood. » 3/28/15 8:17am Yesterday 8:17am

What's James Bond's Darkest Secret? First Teaser Trailer For SPECTRE!

The first teaser trailer for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, raises more questions than it answers. What's the secret that James Bond won't share with anyone, because he won't trust anyone? And why is James Bond venturing into the shadowy world of secret organizations? » 3/28/15 12:43am Yesterday 12:43am

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