NASA Megan McArthur has spent her life messing with microgravity. She was on the team that got the first commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station. She’s watched her friends launch in a Soyuz..
Click through the gallery to see this week’s helping of the best the universe has to offer. And if you need more when you’re done but can’t wait until the next one, here’s the entire..
You don’t want to sail on a research vessel. After all, it’s meant for science, not comfort. Cramped quarters, sparse amenities, lots of cables and stuff everywhere. But America’s newest, fanciest research vessel, the Sally..
Getty Images Late last week, a group of scientists published some pre-review research indicating that people were more likely to use low-saturation Instagram filters like Inkwell when feeling depressed. Well, obviously, says Picasso. Groundbreaking stuff,..
Getty Images I’ve given student advice before, so some of this might not be completely new. However, it’s a new year with new students, so it might be useful to give some ideas to this..
Besides being the birthplace of #Phelpsface, the Green Pool, and the mainstreamification of cupping, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games were also home–wonder of wonders!–to some incredible athletic feats. Though Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Usain..
Getty Images A commercial comes on from time to time promoting a product that sprays some kind of plastic or rubber coating on things. I have no idea if it’s a great product, but the..
There’s a lot happening at the start of an Olympic BMX race. Athletes begin at the top of a ramp, which they descend while pedaling and being pulled by gravity. At the end of the..
Tony Arruza/Uppercut/Getty Images You should never look a gift horse in the mouth, but you just might want to look in its genes. Just as humans artificially bred bulldogs from domesticated wolves, they’ve also tampered..
In every Olympic event, officials try to keep things is as fair as possible. In track, this means making sure runners cover the same distance. Short distances make this easy–simply paint a perpendicular line across..