Using Plastic Surgery To Keep Astronauts Human On Long Space Missions

A brief exchange in the back of last week's issue of New Scientist asks: "I understand that the lines and sagging skin we acquire as we age are due to the sun and gravity. If I lived in a space station in zero or microgravity away from the sun, would I stay looking young?" A perfectly innocuous, if even somewhat… » 4/21/14 5:41pm 4/21/14 5:41pm

The Untold History of Ugliness

We've all had that moment while perusing a flea market or junk store when you stumble across an item and have to yelp, "Good lord, that is ugly!" So ugly, in fact, you have to marvel that it even got made in the first place. » 3/21/14 1:00pm 3/21/14 1:00pm

Here's What Marketing Could Look Like in 2014

Since 2014 is only a few days away, design aesthetics probably won't be stunningly different come the new year. So that's all the more reason to make some predictions! Let's do this. » 12/22/13 5:52pm 12/22/13 5:52pm