Arie van't Riet was an x-ray physicist who worked in hospitals in the Netherlands. A few years ago, he turned his skill with x-rays to art, creating some really beautiful and far-out images of animals, insects, and flowers. You can see some of his art at the My Modern Met blog, and watch van't Riet explain how he creates these images in a TEDx talk.
Nature surveyed 300 scientists who've done media interviews about COVID. The results had some surprisingly positive notes — 85% said "their experiences of engaging with the media were always or mostly positive, even if they were harassed afterwards". But as you might expect, a significant chunk described some ghastly abuse. Fully 15% got death threats,… READ THE REST
On Sunday morning, residents of New Hampshire and parts of Massachusetts were rocked by a massive boom that shook homes in the region and understandably freaked people the hell out. Early theories that it was a supersonic aircraft or earthquake were quickly proven wrong. So what was it? Most likely a meteor exploded above New… READ THE REST
Exciting vaccine news that's not about Covid: there's now a WHO-approved vaccine for malaria, a disease caused by a single-celled microorganism of the Plasmodium group— not a bacteria or virus. According to the NYT, this vaccine is "the first developed for any parasitic disease. Parasites are much more complex than viruses or bacteria, and the quest… READ THE REST
Drones are some of the coolest toys out there today. They let you capture breathtaking photos and videos while being useful for activities like making deliveries (though watch out for ornery locals!). If you want to get into flying drones, or just want to upgrade the one you have now, check out this Black GPS… READ THE REST
We're currently living in a culture where the masses think new is always better, but keeping up with the latest gadgets quickly gets pricey, and the performance boost might not even be worth it. Refurbished tech is the way to go if you want to save a ton of money while still getting your hands… READ THE REST
Look, you've sipped on many a glass of wine over the years. You may not be a sommelier, but you definitely are the master of your own palette. Whether you're into big, fruity reds or would kill for a glass of cold, buttery chardonnay, nobody has a better taste in wine than you — according… READ THE REST