Me at Gizmodo:
What's the Best Way to Tie Your Shoes? Physics May Have the Answer.
Have Some Physics With Your Tea Next Time You're in Malaysia.
At Scotland's Crawick Multiverse Garden, You Can Look into the Void.
Let's Talk About Mantis Shrimp Fight Club.
A Wedding Ring Spins More Like a Boomerang Than a Coin. [Image: Jalali, M.A., Sarebangholi, M.S., and Alam, M-R., 2014.]
New Art Installation Makes Music Out of Bitcoin Trades.
Other Cool Links:
Physicists Smash Quantum Teleportation Record With 60-Mile Fiber Jump.
Do protons decay? Is it possible that these fundamental building blocks of atoms have a finite lifetime?
New Experiment Confirms Fundamental Symmetry In Nature.
Meanwhile in the Future Podcast: Now You Can Buy an Invisibility Cloak.
Non-Newtonian fluids are capable of all kinds of counter-intuitive behaviors.
How the Higgs boson is born and how it dies: the most precise picture so far.
X-ray signal from outer space points to dark matter.
Could Dark Matter Cause Cancer? Astrophysicists speculate “mirror” dark matter could cause pre-cancer mutations. The key word here is "speculate."
New Material Made From 1 Billion Tiny Magnets Changes States Like Water.
This 17-Ton Magnet Is Now Ready To Study Mysterious Particles at Fermilab.
Harness Marine Life to Save Marine Life: Using Nanoparticles And Mussel Glue To Clean Up Oil Spills.
This Man Was Accused of Trying to Pull Earth Out of Its Orbit.
What if the pope’s Mass turns into mass chaos? A crowd management scientist weighs in.
The Theory of Relativity, Then and Now. Albert Einstein's breakthrough from a century ago was out of this world. Now it seems surprisingly down-to-earth.
Trailblazing Physicist David Bohm and Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard on How We Shape What We Call Reality.
Meet the Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS), particle accelerator that can draw data out of specks of comet dust.
Science fiction can and should cultivate curiosity about science fact: Nine Real NASA Technologies in The Martian. Point: Space experts challenge accuracy of The Martian. EG, Hurricane-force blast would not happen in thin atmosphere of Mars. Counterpoint: Space Experts Swoon for The Martian Despite Inaccuracies. Related: Here’s what director Ridley Scott has to say about the science in The Martian. Also: The Science in The Martian Isn’t Perfect, But That’s OK. Finally: When It Comes To Science In Movies, Attitude Is As Important As Accuracy.
This Is How Science Helped Hollywood Make More Realistic Explosions.
6 Sssecrets of a Snake-Sound Scientissst: they growl, they shriek, they fart in self-defense.
Use Science (and some liquid nitrogen) to Get a Ping Pong Ball Spinning at 30,000RPM.
Four years after Fukushima, no one has been killed or sickened by radioactivity. But 1,600 died fleeing the disaster.
Renaissance Robotics: Leonardo da Vinci's Lost Knight and Enlivened Materiality.
Newest Images from Pluto Bring Colour to A Strange World of Weird Textures. [Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI]
The One Scientific Theory in Rick and Morty You Should Understand: the Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Football Physics: Nobody Catches The Ball At Its Highest Point.
Remembering the Mysterious "Vela Incident" 36 Years Later.
Vibration of Small Particles Could Trigger Aftershocks of Earthquakes.
Looped Patterns of Cars On a New York Highway Translated Into Musical Notes Create a Neat Electronic Song.
Patterns are math we love to look at.
What’s With All the Movie Mathematicians? Short answer: a solitary genius makes for a better screenplay. Discuss.
Atomic America: building the atom bomb: the full story of the Nevada Test Site.
A New Light-Based Memory Chip Could Change the Fundamentals of Computing.
I have a PhD in economics and still don't consider myself a "math person."
Steve Martin and Robin Williams Riff on Math, Physics, Einstein and Picasso in a Heady Comedy Routine (2002).
Bioluminescence in a Bottle: Is it cruel to make products out of tiny glowing ocean creatures?
Finally, via 'Sploid, please enjoy Future Hero, a short film written and directed by Ramin Serry. It's "like a silly and goofy version of Terminator where a father and his son, who just traveled from the future, fight against an also time-travelling android trying to kill his baby."