Margaret Atwood: The War Against Climate Change Is Our Battle For Middle Earth

When I was asked to do a piece for Gizmodo and io9, I confess I went a bit silly. I had the idea of describing a Lord of the Rings parallel universe, using the climactic scene in which the Dark Tower tumbles down, the Nazguls perish, the Ring is destroyed, the good guys win, and a new day dawns. »Today 12:40pm12/01/15 12:40pm

10 Ways Geoengineering Could Save the World

The climate is changing. It was bound to happen, whether humans intervened or not. The Earth has gone through so many climate changes over its 4.5 billion years of life that it's enough to make your head spin — or melt, or get eroded by corrosive elements in the atmosphere, depending on what geological era you lived… »Yesterday 8:45pm11/30/15 8:45pm

These Science Photos Are So Beautiful They're Basically Art

The winners of the 2015 FASEB BioArt Image and Video Competition have been announced, and they’re amazing. Chosen from a diverse cross-section of biology, they feature everything from the proteins that make up the Ebola virus through to roundworms feasting on bacteria. Here’s the best, most beautful science photos the… »Yesterday 1:00pm11/30/15 1:00pm

What's Making Anne of Green Gables Turn Green in the Latest Google Doodle?

The latest Google Doodle celebrates Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 141st birthday with scenes from the life of her most famous creation, Anne of Green Gables. One shows Anne Shirley taste a cake and promptly turn green. Given the chemistry of the time, that may be more sinister than we imagine. »Yesterday 11:30am11/30/15 11:30am

This Cambridge Chapel's Light Display Is a Glorious Ode to Knowledge 

The interior of a Cambridge chapel comes alive with light in an eye-popping immersive project art installation. It’s the creation of artist Miguel Chevalier, and the installation was commissioned by the University of Cambridge for a fundraiser last month — the first time the university has invited an artist to do such… »Saturday 5:00pm11/28/15 5:00pm