New Guster Album Features Ferrofluidic Art

Switzerland based photographer Fabian Oefner specializes in combining art and science. Here, you can watch him manipulate a ferrofluidic art piece (comprising oil, watercolor, and magnetic, nanoscale iron particles) commissioned by Guster for their forthcoming album, Evermotion. » 10/30/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

High Number Of Sex Partners Linked To Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer


A survey of more than 3,000 Montreal-area men has found those who reported having had more than 20 female sex partners are 28% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had slept with only one woman. Cue the avalanche of spuriously justified sexual decisions! » 10/30/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

There Is "Epic Movement" In A Water Drop

Directed and animated by artist Sharon Liu, Geronimo! is a whimsical, watercolor-illustrated reminder of the "epic movement we miss in every drop" of water. If you're familiar with the fluid mechanics of water droplets, you'll understand the reference; if you're not, it's high time you learned about coalescence… » 10/30/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Your Brain's Reaction To Gross Images Can Predict Your Political Views

Past studies have shown that people who self-identify as politically conservative are more likely to experience involuntary physiological responses to disgusting images. Now, researchers have taken things a step further by using brain scans to predict test subjects' political leanings with freakishly high accuracy. » 10/30/14 12:25pm Yesterday 12:25pm

The Earth And The Moon, In A Single Frame

China's Chang'e 5 test vehicle captured this rare glimpse of the Moon's far side yesterday, from just past the halfway point on its lunar-looping test flight. Incredibly, the spacecraft managed to include Earth in the frame as well, producing what is destined to become an iconic image of our planet and its natural… » 10/29/14 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm

You'll Need All 3 Clues To Solve This Puzzle

We're back this week with another logic puzzle. For this one, you'll need all the help you can get. » 10/26/14 12:20pm Sunday 12:20pm

Horse Tranquilizer Can Briefly Restore Pleasure To Depressed Patients

Current medications for depression, like SSRIs, do little to address a patient's inability to experience pleasure, a symptom known as "anhedonia." But ketamine – a recreational drug and common veterinary anesthetic – seems to offer sufferers of depression a renewed capacity for enjoyment. » 10/25/14 12:00pm Saturday 12:00pm