Embed from Getty Images In response to a question about whether state-sponsored hacking against an American political party should go unpunished, Donald Trump grew expansive, giving his typically thoughtful perspective on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and (even) epistemology: “I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very […]
For more about the idea, see the Atlantropa entry @ Wikipedia.
See, If Planet Nine Is Out There, It Tilts Our Solar System @ New York Times.
Valley of the Last Dinosaurs from MEL Films on Vimeo.
The End of Darkness from NewYorker on Vimeo.
Collecting the World: Inside the Smithsonian from Great Big Story on Vimeo. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has over 144 million different objects in its collections. A sample of these collections are on display to the public, but 99 percent of the Smithsonian’s treasures remain behind the scenes. Scientists work with these objects […]
At Caltech, they’ve published a video simulation of the Milky Way: Animation of our Milky Way galaxy based on a detailed supercomputer simulation. The movie zooms in and out of the galaxy, showing what it would look like in visible wavelengths. Blue regions are young star clusters which have blown away the gas and dust […]
How and when did wild wolves turn into domestic pets? Science tells us that humans were behind the domestication of what is now man’s best friend—but the timeline of the transformation has always been mysterious. In this video, Atlantic science writer Ed Yong explains the surprising origin of dogs in light of new research. Via […]
Nautilus is a short film about, and narrated by, France A. Córdova, current director of the National Science Foundation.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (yes, America has one) looks at the question: