Why aren’t we more concerned about the increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters? A study published this week suggests that all that disaster coverage can, paradoxically, increase our “appetite for risk.” Uh oh. »
Key fobs have all but eliminated the difficulties in finding the key hole on a car door at night, but what if finding your actual car is the problem? If you parked somewhere dark and sketchy, BMW’s new 7 Series will make it easier to find your vehicle with a glowing pathway that leads right to its doors. »
The largest lake in California is slowly fading away, and that’s bad news for local residents. As the Salton Sea’s water sources dwindle, southern Californians are bracing themselves for toxic dust storms, noxious smells—and disease.
There are many advantages to being alive today, but there is one disadvantage—we missed out on seeing the best animal ever. Thirty-seven million years ago, the oceans and land were patrolled by a 6’8” penguin. »
Driverless cars are designed to cut down on traffic accidents, but that hasn’t stopped human-driven cars from crashing into them anyways. »
When we see new images showing how NASA is moving ahead with their Orion Program there is often a Project Apollo feeling, because of the similarities between the two US space mission. This new photo gives us such dejà vu too. »
Now that the X-Files is officially returning, Lego fans have decided that Minifig versions of Scully and Mulder are must-have additions to their collections. Lego has tried to suppress that truth, though, so Minifigures.com has stepped up to create tiny versions of the FBI’s best paranormal investigators. »
Stephen Hawking makes headlines with every utterance, whether he is making bets with colleagues, attending movie premieres, expounding on A.I., or slyly suggesting women are the ultimate mystery. Now he’s inspired a lyrical sonnet ruminating on relativity, quantum mechanics and (of course) black holes. »
This complex web of fibers is in fact a digital model of a small chunk of rat brain — containing 31,000 neurons, 37 million synapses and the ability to fire just like a living chunk of grey matter.
A math question posed to Scottish teenage students has received a great deal of criticism for being too hard. Can you solve it?
Robots are good at a lot of things, but their track record at picking up objects is poor. So just how hard is it to teach one to pick up an object on demand from a table full of clutter? »
The relationship between Russia and the West is becoming increasingly dangerous with potential flashpoints developing in both eastern Europe and Syria. After repeated incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes on bombing raids over Syria, NATO’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg warned Moscow that it… »