You've watched the videos. You've felt the weird sense of unease. But what's the point of making a robot that moves like a snake? From surgery helpers to search-and-rescue, Dana Liebelson at Mother Jones has the answers.
The reigning theory for the origin of our universe is that around 13.8 billion years ago, the entire visible cosmos was a tiny, very hot, and very dense point in space that was just a few millimeters in size. Then, in just a few fractions of a second, it exponentially expanded. Of course, the theory… READ THE REST
One clue that dogs, cats, and other animals are dreaming is that their legs sometimes twitch as if they're running. Now, scientists have recorded video (below) of jumping spiders doing the same thing, suggesting that they're in a state resembling REM sleep and likely dreaming. University of Konstanz behavioral ecologist Daniela Rößler made the discovery… READ THE REST
Bridal celebrations are muscling in on the spaces created by queer and marginalized folks, effectively forcing them out and appropriating the safety therein. Researchers studying venues in Provincetown, Massachussets, report a process similar to gentrification—"hetrification"—where loaded white women trying to escape the straight world only succeed in bringing it back to the places from which… READ THE REST
Going through the same monotonous tasks every day can really do a number on your spirit. That's why many adults of all ages take the time to learn something new, whether to a bit of spice to the day or make a complete career pivot. And with fantastic e-learning programs like the five listed below,… READ THE REST
One of the hottest careers to get into these days is coding — and one of the best parts about it is that you don't need to rack up university bills to learn the skills needed to become a top coder. Instead, there are plenty of affordable programs available online to get you up to date with… READ THE REST
Whether you work long hours every day or have more free time than usual, taking time to focus on yourself is imperative to your everyday happiness. Even if it's just managing your time more efficiently, taking steps to ease daily tasks can make a world of difference in your life. With the programs included in this… READ THE REST