Today marks an important step in NASA’s commercial crew program: the first pad abort test for SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon vehicle. The 2-minute test will run the capsule through emergency procedures that would fling astronauts free from harm’s way in case a launch goes catastrophically amiss. »
At first I thought it was a little weird that DC Collectibles’ Arrow series didn’t make a Laurel figure — but I’m kind of glad they waited. Instead of a “Laurel Lance, DA, with hamfisted pill addiction plotline action!” toy getting made, we’re getting an awesome Black Canary version of her. Yay! »
Nata Metlukh’s graduation project takes a lovely turn, following a man whose phone reveals fears as black dots living on everyone’s shoulders. As you encounter the thing you fear, they grow in size and power. »
I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed. »
The Labyrinth Table is a design by Benjamin Nordsmark. Underneath a piece of glass is a maze with three figures that can be controlled handles on the bottom of the table. »
Aldous Huxley’s landmark scifi novel Brave New World is headed to the small screen but with an interesting set of partners, Syfy and Amblin Television. Alright... we’re listening. »
In the short animated film An Object at Rest, we see a sleepy, anthropomorphized rock changing and moving over the course of eons. But the rock’s journey really speeds up — and its rest interrupted — once humans enter the picture. »
As we go into tonight’s season finale, it seems as though all is lost for the Machine Gang on Person of Interest. But wait — we’ve got an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, in which Finch and Root still seem to have a few moves left. »
Starting late Tuesday night and continuing on through early morning Wednesday, debris from Halley’s Comet will light up the sky in this year’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Here’s everything you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.
This is part of A Rake’s Progress, a famous series of paintings. In this famous scene we see Bedlam hospital, and the artist takes a shot at a famous scientific endeavor of the 1700s. Can you guess what that endeavor was? »
It’s almost impossible to imagine the original Star Wars with anyone but Harrison Ford as Han Solo, or Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. But long, long ago, these roles were up for grabs — and Kurt Russell could have shot first. Check out the revealing audition tapes for the Original Trilogy! »
If you were a midwife or a doctor attending childbirths during the 17th century, you might have owned a tiny anatomically correct doll like this one. Carved from ivory by German, French or Italian craftsmen, these tiny anatomical manikins opened to reveal the normal arrangement of human organs, including the lungs,… »
Last week, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft ended its 11-year mission by crashing into Mercury. Of course, Messenger was doomed anyway, but sometimes a mission’s entire point is to smash one thing into a bigger thing and watch the explosion. »
What’s your car made of? There was a time that the answer to that question was pretty simple, at least for most parts of it: iron. But, today, the answer is just as likely to be something else. Here, a steelworker explains how that transition happened — and why it might swing back.
You know that saying, don’t hate the player, hate the game? Fuck that. I prefer the whole “crush the skulls of your enemies using the white hot rage of justice” approach...when we’re talking about Mortal Kombat, at least. »
It’s no secret that shaving with a fresh razor blade feels great. But razor prices are so high people try to make their blades last for weeks at a time. Doing so causes cuts, skin irritation, and generally painful shaves. But with Dollar Shave Club you can always get a smooth shave with a fresh razor because they… »