July 26, 2019

The Battle Over the Soul of El Museo del Barrio

July 26, 2019

Scientists Use Acoustic Forces to Print Like Never Before

July 26, 2019

Scientists Develop a New Way to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel

July 26, 2019

The Battle Over the Soul of El Museo del Barrio

I n a hot Tuesday evening in June, a salsa band played on a stage set up outside El Museo del Barrio, at Fifth Avenue and 104th street. The road was closed to traffic for the Museum Mile Festival, an annual block party for the art institutions along that uptown stretch of Central Park. Gathered […]

July 3, 2019

‘Nezha’ Smashes $460 Million Box Office, Set To Overtake ‘Avengers: Endgame’ In China

Last week, we reported that Nezha had become the highest-grossing animated feature in Chinese history in just seven days. Remarkably, the mythological cg epic performed even better in its second week, reaching 3.24 billion yuan ($459.6 million) as of Friday morning. The film is now in the Chinese box office’s all-time top ten — movie ticketing app Maoyan […]

June 22, 2019

U.S. Release Of ‘Playmobil: The Movie’ Pushed Back To December

In a year of U.S. animation box office disappointments (The Lego Movie 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Missing Link), STX Entertainment aims to avoid that fate with its upcoming Playmobil: The Movie. Hoping to better its chances at box office success, the studio has shifted the release date of the pricy $75-million Lino DiSalvo-directed film […]

June 19, 2019

Skinner Box

I didn’t always fantasise about killing him. I used to fantasise about fucking him, and when that lived up to expectations, I fantasised about marrying him. Which didn’t. I’m a scientist. I’m supposed to look at problems clinically, rationally, dispassionately. Maybe he beat a small but vital part of that out of me, and enough […]

May 20, 2019

New Type of Electrolyte Could Enhance Supercapacitor Performance

Novel class of “ionic liquids” may store more energy than conventional electrolytes — with less risk of catching fire. Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material that can be solid, liquid, or somewhere in between. Now, researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a […]

May 12, 2019

Evidence Shows Dinosaur Extinction Drove Pulses of Fish Diversification

A research team has found new evidence that fish rapidly evolved in two phases following the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K/Pg) mass extinction that occurred 66 million years ago. The team, which included Yale’s Pincelli Hull, made the discovery by examining microscopic fish teeth preserved in sediments buried deep in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Elizabeth Sibert […]

May 5, 2019

Julius: The Story of a Premature Birth

The first hint that something was going wrong with Zoraida’s pregnancy came on the morning of Thursday, May 20, 2004. I got out of bed early to attend to our eighteen-month-old son, Marcus, who had woken up coughing. A few minutes later, Zoraida emerged from our bedroom. “I’m soaked,” she said, clutching at her pajamas. […]

April 22, 2019

Any Way the Wind Blows

New York City spreads out beneath us, gray steel and gleaming glass from our aerial perspective, virtually stripped of the color and chaos that almost always fills its streets, and everything about it is familiar, and nothing about it is familiar, and I am so very far away from home. I’m tired of this. They […]

April 7, 2019

More Real Than Him

The beginnings of a tentative friendship between two roboticists complicate over career envy, female beauty, and a stolen robot designed to resemble a famous Korean actor.   He opens his eyes and is named Yohan. Yohan looks up the name, filled with wonder at who he could be. Yohan, it turns out, is a name […]

April 2, 2019

Mass Extinction Happened in a Geological ‘Instant’

It took less than 30,000 years and maybe only thousands, to kill more than 90% of sea creatures and most land species, according to the most precise study ever published about the mass extinction marking the end of the Permian Period. Earth’s greatest mass extinction, also known as the “Great Dying,” occurred about 252 million […]

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