Stephen Wolfram Last month, Stephen Wolfram--scientist, founder of Wolfram Research, and the closest thing Big Data has to a rock star--unveiled Wolfram Language, a "symbolic" computer language more than 25 years in the making.
Watson's Apple Kebab Colin Lecher You've probably heard of Watson, IBM's super-intelligent supercomputer that dominated on Jeopardy!
Otter Eats An Alligator Uh, so everything you thought about otters being the cuddliest animal ever is probably torn apart after seeing this image.
Dummy Target Drone From World War I This old target drone is a predecessor to the kind of drone that North Korea copied just last year.
So you want to keep bingeing on Netflix, but you need to wake up early tomorrow. What’s the worst that could happen?
Chaotic Moon Studios, a startup making, uh, about anything you can think of, invited me to their Austin offices today during South By Southwest to check out a live demonstration of a stun gun-loaded drone.
Small Is Beautiful The Vechur cow, a domestic breed native to Kerala, India, grows to only 35 inches tall and produces about 3 quarts of milk a day, compared to around 32 quarts daily by the average black-and-white Holstein cow.
In the above video, a drone piloted by Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker flew over, and filmed, the University of Virginia's medical school campus.
Not Curie Marie Curie as portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak. Courtsey of Susan Marie Frontczak The above image, allegedly of Marie Curie, adorns stamps around the world.
He’s the legendary astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
The AIDS Cure Sam Kaplan In 2007, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease.
Artist illustration of events on the sun changing the conditions in Near-Earth space. NASA Earth has a magnetic field, which begins at the core and stretches far out into space.
MRI machine A woman (not the study participant) getting prepared for an MRI. National Cancer Institute via Wikimedia Commons After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep.
Quiz: How Are You Sleeping? Travis Rathbone If you’re getting to bed on time and staying there for the recommended seven to eight hours, but still are routinely fatigued, you may have a sleep disorder.
In the U.S. most used plastics are never collected for recycling. Of the roughly 10 percent that is, easily sortable items like bottles tend to be recycled domestically, while most everything else gets exported, typically to countries that can sort it cheaply by hand.
Sweet Dreams Travis Rathbone No More Nightmares The occasional sweaty bad dream is just a bother, but five percent of adults have frequent nightmares, which can disrupt sleep enough to interfere with waking life too.
Silk Screws Gabriel Perrone We've mentioned this before, but one of the coolest candidates for Material of the Future is silk.
HIV-infected T Cell NIAID via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons If a sexually active woman wants to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy and HIV using a single method, she has always been limited to condoms.
Let's be real. It can be embarrassing to go to a pizza joint, walk up to the cashier, and order an extra large Hawaiian pizza with garlic bread crust and a side of extra spicy buffalo wings.
HIV CDC One of last year's biggest health breakthroughs came in the story of a Mississippi child cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail shortly after she was born, the virus seemed to have functionally vanished, leaving behind only fragments.