As part of their research into bees, the United States Geological Survey has compiled a drop-dead gorgeous gallery of bees. From flufftastic fuzzballs to sleek torpedoes, the variety of bees is awe-inspiring. »
Where does gold come from? The answer: space, basically. Supernovae, specifically. Alchemy, sort of. So gold doesn’t actually originate from the core of Earth but actually from a star explosion that showers the universe with debris and well, gold. That means there’s not that much of it actually on Earth (all the gold… »
Russia’s Mi-24P “Hind” attack helicopters are now operating over Syria, as clearly shown in new videos. They showed up in force with intermediate level bombing with dumb-bombs and whipping around at a couple dozen feet above the ground, popping flares and firing on, well, something, with rockets and cannon fire.
Knowing just how high a river is flooding during severe storms or how empty it gets during a drought is absolutely essential for emergency managers to make informed decisions, but to get that data someone had to brave the rivers. »
Since most of us uncoordinated plebeians will never be able to even stand up on a surfboard, this is very probably the closest we’ll ever get to the unbelievable beauty that is riding through the barrel of the wave. Bruno Santos shows us a completely surreal view of what it’s like and man, it’s gorgeous. It’s like… »
Once again, a prominent researcher is revealed to be complicit in creating a culture of oppressive harassment that alienates women from science. Can we hurry up with the cultural revolution to ditch this bullshit already? »
Mr. Robot is a dark show kinda uncharacteristic for USA. After all, it’s same network that brought us breezy comedy-mysteries like Monk and Psych. Which were great! But Colony, the decades-old channel’s upcoming series, could continue down USA’s new path of somewhat twisted genre TV. I watched the pilot and it’s… »
Tanaga Island is a tiny patch of beauty, fire, and rock stranded in the Bering Sea. The picturesque island is a hidden gem of black rocks, dramatic waterfalls, velvety moss, and tendrils of fog in these fieldwork photographs from the U.S. Geological Survey. »
Australia’s Sunshine Coast was surprised yesterday when a pair of RAAF C-17A Globemaster III cargo jets came screaming in low, just off the beach, in a trailing tactical formation. The huge jets approached maneuvering hard and executed a tight turn right over the ocean side town of Noosa before continuing on their… »
A comprehensive suite of marijuana regulations were passed by California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday, creating much-needed government oversight over the state’s billion-dollar industry. The bill specifically addresses the environmental impact of growing marijuana, including water use during the drought.
In the near future of the short film Enhanced, people can undergo a procedure that blends their bodies with technology, becoming smarter, healthier, and less anxious. But one stand-up comic finds he’s uneasy with the promise of perfection. »
If you’re at New York Comic Con this weekend, you can see the founding editors of this very site, in our natural habitat. Including a panel with economist and science fiction guru Paul Krugman! »
Astronauts on the International Space Station have stepped up the entertainment factor of their fluid dynamics antics. They’ve added food colouring to the already-excellent combination of zero gravity, water droplet, and antacid tablet, creating a sparkly disco ball of pure joy. »
Oh, Volkswagen. Volkswagen, Volkswagen, Volkswagen. What’s up? Look, you’ve been caught. That means coming clean with everything. It’s just going to be worse if the EPA or anyone finds more defeat devices, you know, like suspicious coding in the engine controls. Just fess up already, to everything. »
So far, New York Comic Con has been a glorious amalgam of my favorite things: Pokémon cosplayers, convention center pretzels, unbridled fandom, and Mr. Robot. The techno thriller’s cast and creator took to the stage for a panel Friday afternoon, where we learned season two will be super dark, so BE READY FOR SEASON 1… »
While were all busy watching The Martian, three Nobel Prizes — “the Oscars of Science” — were announced this week, and we explained the significance of the winners in chemistry, physics and physiology or medicine. Meanwhile, Microsoft introduced a slew of new gadgets, including the latest Surface laptop and Windows… »