August 31, 2012 Stanley Kubrick: One-Point Perspective Director Stanley Kubrick was a master of “one-point perspective” — a composition in which spatial planes lead the eye towards a central vanishing point — as this mashup by Kogonada illustrates.
August 30, 2012 Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies In recent months we've seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called "new technologies" that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible stores of "unconventional" oil. "Don't worry, drive on," we're told.
August 27, 2012 Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka "The Science Guy," if grownups want to "deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them."
August 20, 2012 The Beast File: Koch Brothers The Koch brothers are free-market capitalists and anti-global warming campaigners. Which would all be fine, except for the names and fronts they seem to hide behind. The Koch's are a case study in faking it on a massive scale.
August 17, 2012 NASA | What Doesn't Stay in Vegas? Sprawl. When Landsat 5 launched on March 1, 1984, Las Vegas was a smaller city. This image series, done in honor of the satellite's 28th birthday, shows the desert city's massive growth spurt since 1972. The outward expansion of the city is shown in a false-color time lapse of data from all the Landsat satellites.
August 16, 2012 The Science of Appetite: Beating Overeating Want to lose weight but can't stop eating? There's a reason for that. Find out how you can beat the desire to overeat and bring yourself one step closer to being your healthy self.
August 15, 2012 Chladni Singing A work in progress by Meara O'Reilly, film by Lisa Foti-Straus. Salt is scattered on a metal plate electronically driven and sung into. Songs are written based on sequences of patterns in the salt.
August 7, 2012 How Big Is Infinity? Using the fundamentals of set theory, explore the mind-bending concept of the "infinity of infinities" — and how it led mathematicians to conclude that math itself contains unanswerable questions.
August 6, 2012 Jailbirds There are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That's equivalent to putting the combined populations of Miami, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis behind bars. Why is our penal system broken? How do we stack up against other countries?