Science Saturday


If you weren’t already afraid of scorpions, then you probably don’t want to hear that their exoskeleton sort of acts like one big eye.

Popular Science takes us on a tour inside Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Twenty-five bucks will soon get you a bare-bones computer capable of playing back H.264 video at 1080p.

The first fast-charging station for e-cars went live in Washington state.

Farhad Manjoo says 2011 was a horrible year for tech, and I have to admit I see validity in his argument. I don’t experience it myself because I’m pretty much a single-platform person, but if you’re like Manjoo I imagine it could get frustrating.

11 people in tech who died this year and weren’t named Steve Jobs.

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →