Science Art: <i>MAGIC telescopes detected the highest-energy gamma rays from a Gamma Ray Burst...</i>, 2019. SONG: Sandpaper Skin Science Art: <i>Elephant Seals of Guadaloupe Island</i> Science Art: <i>Space Colony Interior</i> by Rick Guidice, c. 1975. Science Art: <i>Balkåkra Ritual Object</i>, Olof Sörling, 1917.

Science Art: MAGIC telescopes detected the highest-energy gamma rays from a Gamma Ray Burst..., 2019.

This is an illustration of MAGIC telescopes capturing images of very intense gamma rays. “MAGIC” refers to the …

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Science Art: Elephant Seals of Guadaloupe Island

This is a likeness of the elephant seals of Baja California, Mexico, as displayed in 1933 in the newly opened H…

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Science Art: Space Colony Interior by Rick Guidice, c. 1975.

This is part of a presentation created by physicist Gerard K. O’Neill – one of three “summer studies” he carrie…

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Science Art: Balkåkra Ritual Object, Olof Sörling, 1917.

This is a drum. Or a gong. Or maybe a throne. Or a model of the universe with little solar disks around the edg…

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Robo-Dog Soldiers

2 August 2007 grant b 0

Well, we knew about robot dogs and we’ve heard about robot soldiers – but unless you were paying close attention, you might not have heard […]

The future is now.

31 July 2007 grant b 0

Via Wired’s Danger Room comes news from the US Army’s Future Combat Systems. They need a new name because we’re already living in the future: […]

The 62-mile-high club

30 July 2007 grant b 0

Discover raises a slippery space question… as if NASA didn’t have enough scandal to deal with lately: When missions lasted no more than a few […]

My Mechanical Mom

28 July 2007 grant b 0

From New Scientist comes news of the womb-on-a-chip: Fujii’s team has created a “lab on a chip” that is 2 millimetres across and 0.5 millimetres […]

The Amygdaloids

26 July 2007 grant b 0

From Salon comes assurance that we are not alone: All right, the occasion wasn’t a concert but a graduation ceremony for 10,000 students in the […]

Pleasure and placebo

25 July 2007 grant b 0

Nature plumbs the depths of one of the most mysterious processes in medicine. Researchers have found that the placebo effect – when “fake” medicine creates […]

The Noble Bonobo

25 July 2007 grant b 0

The New Yorker, of all publications, has a fascinating Ian Parker article on the natural history of the bonobo – the sexy primate that’s supposed […]

Ice Volcanoes of Charon!

24 July 2007 grant b 0

Nature brings new observations of Ice Volcanoes in Outer Space. Cook speculates that liquid water deep within Charon’s core is mixed with ammonia, which acts […]

SONG: A World Without Us.

23 July 2007 grant b 3

SONG: “A World Without Us” [Download] (To download: right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. I’m the guy who put this questionable site up on the […]

Schizophrenia in Paradise

19 July 2007 grant b 0

Science News reports on Trouble in Paradise – how feelings of “social defeat” could be responsible for triggering schizophrenia, which might explain why the otherwise […]