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Tech news

This Synthetic Leaf Turns Sunlight Into Drugs

The nature-inspired 'mini-factory' could produce drugs on the spot in the jungle, or on Mars, scientists say.
Maddie Bender
9.11.19
Asking for a friend

How Screwed Am I From Bad Sunburns I Got as a Kid?

About one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.
Nick Keppler
3.28.18
Asking for a friend

What Happens if I Spend All My Time in Artificial Light?

Nearly half of adults are so short on rays that they're deficient in vitamin D.
Kristen Dold
3.23.18
Health

What It's Like to Be Allergic to Sunlight

"Like some people are allergic to peanuts, I'm allergic to sunlight."
Alice Sanders
12.5.17
Feeling the Burn

Scientists Are Trying to Make Sunscreen Way Less Annoying

They'd like it to be as easy as swallowing a pill.
Denny Watkins
5.15.17
mental health

May Is Your Brain's Favorite Month

Even babies born in the spring are more likely to have an "excessively positive outlook on life."
Caroline Beaton
5.1.17
Photography

A Photographer Captures Plants’ Invisible UV Glow

Since 2014, photographer Craig Burrows has been practicing ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) photography.
Nathaniel Ainley
4.12.17
depression

How Scandinavians Deal With Long, Dark Winters

And what they can teach us about the relationship between our moods and natural light.
Linda Gettes
3.14.17
Art

3D-Printed Shadow Art Reveals a Hidden Haiku

Drzach & Suchy introduce a new kind of encrypted message.
Nathaniel Ainley
11.20.15
Features

Eating the Sun: Can Humans Be Hacked to Do Photosynthesis?

Several animals can already do photosynthesis. Will humans follow suit?​
Maddie Stone
2.10.15
Art

Before 39 Days of Night, A Magical Series of Sunset Photos

Bjørg-Elise Tuppen captures 'The Last Light' before the sun hides for more than a month behind the mountains of Northern Norway.
Becky Chung
1.19.15
Design

Weather-Sensing Walls Control This Kaleidoscopic Light Installation

A giant, wind-powered wall of lenses refracts kaleidoscoping sunlight into Simon Heijdens latest installation, 'Shade.'
Beckett Mufson
9.23.14
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