Army Chow Could One Day Be Made With 3D Printers

The military has always looked toward new technologies to keep its soldiers fed while in the field. Canned food, for instance, was first created to provide sustenance for Napoleon's troops. Now the U.S. Army is investigating 3D printers as a way to produce more nutritious, and hopefully tastier, military rations. » 7/23/14 7:40am Yesterday 7:40am

The Worst Educational Comic Book Superheroes Ever Created

Comic books have time and again proven their worth as a way to educate and raise awareness about social issues such as AIDS and sexual abuse. While some publishers have used famous superheroes, others have opted to create their own defenders of truth, justice and bicycle safety... often with regrettable results. » 7/22/14 9:20am Tuesday 9:20am

​New Poll Reveals The U.S. Is Number One In Climate Change Denial

The British survey company Ipsos Mori has released its first ever Global Trends Survey, summarizing views from 20 countries on issues ranging from privacy and technology to health and the environment. On the subject of climate change, U.S. citizens revealed themselves to be more divided than any other nation. » 7/21/14 4:40pm Monday 4:40pm

This Lovely Music Video Is Also a Lesson in How Cells Grow

British digital artist Andy Lomas has created a virtual model of cellular growth, allowing us to watch as intricate bio-inspired sculptures slowly take shape. Recently, he collaborated with techno-producer Max Cooper to create a music video titled Seething, named for the unstoppable and unrelenting propagation of life. » 7/21/14 12:40pm Monday 12:40pm

The ​Government Is Failing More Frequently, And Here's Why

The Veterans Affairs scandal. The Obamacare website launch. The response to Hurricane Katrina. Government seems to be getting more and more incompetent — and now, new data supports that perception. In the past three decades, the average number of epic fails has grown from 1.6 to 3.0 per year. What's going on here? » 7/21/14 6:40am Monday 6:40am

Climate-Denying Physicist Compares Carbon Dioxide to Jews

During an appearance on CNBC, Physicist William Happer was asked about his view that human beings are not causing climate change. His response: "The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler. Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews." » 7/18/14 1:20pm Friday 1:20pm

New Lunar Photos Offer a Stunning 3D Flyby Of The Apollo 11 Site

Forty Years after touching down near the Sea of Tranquility, the trails of disturbed regolith created by the Apollo 11 astronauts are still clearly visible in photographs taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists used those and other images to create this amazing virtual model of the landing site. » 7/18/14 10:20am Friday 10:20am

Congress Wants To Explore Europa To Seek Out New Life —And New Jobs

Earlier this week, the Planetary Society held a pep rally for Europa, where Bill Nye and climate change-denier House Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) set aside their differences to promote planetary science. And, of course, it doesn't hurt that a Europa expedition could pump millions of dollars into Congressional districts. » 7/18/14 7:45am 7/18/14 7:45am

This Guy Is Making A 3D-Printed, Steampunk-Inspired Xenomorph Suit

James Burton's UK-based company, XRobots, specializes in building science fiction props and costumes. His latest project, which he is documenting through a series of YouTube videos, is designing and printing an Alien Xenomorph costume. And, best of all, his 3D models are available for downloading! » 7/17/14 8:25am 7/17/14 8:25am

Darwin's Entire Library Aboard The HMS Beagle Is Now Available Online

A historian has reconstructed the lost library of books that accompanied Charles Darwin during his five-year scientific voyage across the world, allowing the public to read the more than 400 volumes that served as reference and inspiration for the young naturalist whose theories would revolutionize biology. » 7/17/14 6:55am 7/17/14 6:55am