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Highspeed Video of Liquid Art

Highspeed Video of Liquid Art

Water sculptures—a marriage of liquids, photography, and timing—are spectacular form of fluid dynamics as art. Artist Markus Reugels is a master of the form.

November 6, 2013 — Carin Bondar
Five questions that (should) keep chemists awake at night

Five questions that (should) keep chemists awake at night

It is often said that chemistry lacks “big questions” like physics and biology. But this is not entirely true. The origin of life is a quintessentially chemical problem, and it’s as big as fundamental questions can get...

November 5, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

BICEP2 Makes Waves in Cosmology: Now What?

The shock waves are still reverberating from BICEP2's bombshell announcement that they've discovered the holy grail of cosmology: the telltale signature of gravitational waves from inflation...

March 18, 2014 — Max Tegmark

Twin Earth May Be Better Than Earth for Life

Pseudo-Earths are out there. That's the message of today's exciting announcement that a planet about the same size as Earth lives in its star's habitable zone--the temperate region around a star where liquid water might flow...

April 17, 2014 — Michael Moyer
“What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”

“What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”

Every year since 1998, Big Questions guru John Brockman has posed one big question on Edge.org and gotten about forty or fifty of the world’s leading thinkers to come up with their own answers...

January 15, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Copernicus in Cleveland

Copernicus in Cleveland

What is our cosmic significance? Does it even make sense to ask a question like that? If you happen to find yourself in Cleveland, Ohio this coming Thursday evening, and stop by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History at 8pm you can catch me talking about this...

April 14, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

I'm really loving the new `Reactions` series from the American Chemical Society. Those of us involved in the world of science communication are well aware that effective science-storytelling involves a lot of creativity and style...

April 9, 2014 — Carin Bondar

What do NYC Streets and Asteroids Have in Common?

                    Fatigue, that’s what. As a particularly frigid winter recedes across the north and east of the United States (we’ve become accustomed to milder weather in past years), the abuse suffered by asphalt roads is becoming apparent...

April 8, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
The Jumping Rocks of Mars

The Jumping Rocks of Mars

Now you don’t see it, now you do. Ten years into a mission that was originally going to only last a few months, NASA’s Opportunity rover continues to turn up surprises on Mars...

January 22, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
40 years ago: our sister planet revealed

40 years ago: our sister planet revealed

On February 5, 1974, NASA’s Mariner 10 returned this surprising image of Venus. The photograph was the first to record our neighboring planet’s clouds in such detail, polar vortex and all...

February 5, 2014 — Alex Wild
Jade Rabbit Goes to Sleep

Jade Rabbit Goes to Sleep

  Good night, Jade Rabbit. Erica Glasier created this wonderful storybook animated gif of China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover. All the feels.

February 27, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis