Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: The Vampire Ballet No One Knew Was Needed

A few weeks ago, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance ended its tour in Los Angeles, California. Much has been made of the way the well-known story was changed, but what was really striking was that the ballet actually felt like the natural collision of two of the biggest trends of the last decade:… »12/22/13 4:00pm12/22/13 4:00pm

The 2013 "Dance Your Ph.D." competition has officially begun!

Calling all past and present Ph.D. students! Have you ever felt the urge to convey your graduate work through interpretive dance? Well now's your chance; Science's 2013 "Dance Your Ph.D." Contest has officially begun! »6/14/13 10:40am6/14/13 10:40am

The rules are pretty straightforward. You must be a Ph.D. or be working towards one; the Ph.D.… »6/14/13 10:40am6/14/13 10:40am

Watch two warriors battle it out with massive bolts of electricity

Holy crap this is excellent. Many of you are probably familiar with the intimidating crackle and flash of electricity-generating Tesla coils — but watch what happens when you combine them with wearable suits that behave like Faraday cages. It's like watching a shootout between Raiden and Emperor Palpatine. »11/05/12 9:40am11/05/12 9:40am

Ph.D. students explain their research using interpretive dance, results are awesome

Have you ever wished you could deliver your Ph.D. thesis in the form of dance? There's a competition for that. For half a decade, scientists from all over the globe have been participating in Science's annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest. This year's winners were just announced, and they are every bit as excellent as… »10/16/12 3:03pm10/16/12 3:03pm