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This Algorithm Creates Its Own Alien Alphabets
The magic of mathematics makes a mysterious glyph that would make Tolkien or Klingon fans proud.
The Clean Energy Debate Is Fueling One of the Most Vitriolic Fights in Science Publishing
A Stanford scientist says one of America's best science journals published a paper "riddled with intentional misinformation" from the fossil fuel industry.
How the Humble CPU Launched NASA’s Golden Age of Space Exploration
Even today, retro-computing is carrying humanity to the edge of interstellar space.
Car Makers Hedge Against the Future with Ridesharing Investments
Toyota, GM, and Ford must adjust to a future which on-demand rides are a big part of how people get around.
This Fabrication Technique Uses Individual Electrons to Make Metal Velcro
Using a low-power electron laser, researchers use a weird effect of physics to make dozens of tiny hooks quickly. Or, clearly witchcraft.
Scientists Use Play-Doh to Understand the Feeding Habits of an Ancient Reptile
The hammerhead-shaped, zipper-teethed mouth of the Atopentatus was used to scrape algae off rocks and slurp it up.
This Holographic, Flexible Smartphone Makes 'Angry Birds' Way Better
For now, it’s still pretty primitive. But the future could hold some truly fantastic things for this mini 3D projector.
YouTube Copyright Claim Strips Audio Out of Conference on Surveillance Overreach
Georgetown’s Color of Surveillance conference produced productive dialog on racist surveillance policies. A YouTube copyright claim silenced it.
Stop Blaming Everything On Planet Nine
Blaming everything on a planet we haven't officially discovered yet is a little premature.
We Just Found Dozens of Never-Before-Seen Galaxies in Our Backyard
This inches toward figuring out the “Great Attractor” mysteriously pulling at us.
Analysis of Ancient Poop Indicates That Roman Plumbing Was Highly Overrated
Parasitic diseases persisted despite the increased sanitation efforts.
Watch An Ancient, Voracious Galaxy Finally Settle Down Into Its Quieter Years
The former quasar settles into its retirement years.