Laser Cyanotypes of Ralf Jacobs
Cognitive Science and the Different Kinds of Computation
Tech giants are axing their experimental projects. That could cost them in the end.
New CRISPR-based tool inserts large DNA sequences at desired sites in cells
What does Meta AI’s Diplomacy-winning Cicero Mean for AI? Hint: It’s not all about scaling
The 1991 Plan to Turn Space Shuttle Columbia Into a Low-Cost Space Station
A CIA program in the 1960s—Project AQUILINE—wanted to build unmanned spy planes
The Forgotten ’80s Home Robots Trend
Computers are for Girls: A deep dive into early home computer ads.
What the Heck is Post-Positivism?
Real peer review has never been tried
China’s ‘paper mills’ are grinding out fake scientific research at an alarming rate
The Iranian Plant Paper Mill
“Wait a second, these are not real error bars”
Famous Fluid Equations Are Incomplete
Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.
With Sonar-Reflecting Leaves, Plant Lures Bats to Poo in it
Ancient Egyptian mummification was never intended to preserve bodies
A crew of Canadian service dogs sat in a theater to watch a live performance of “Billy Elliot: The Musical.”
Bizarre Beliefs: Animated Horse Hairs
How to Recognize a Werewolf, c. 1340 and How to Cure a Werewolf, 6th century
Remastered earthrise image from Apollo 17, 1972 flight film (via Andy Saunders):