Winter cometh, gadget geek, so prep your tech for cold weather. During shorter days and longer nights, keep locks tucked away in a knit beanie with integrated headphones, or celebrate the coldest season of the year with Winter-themed cases. Look over our picks for the coziest seasonal tech accessories that'll keep you warm until Spring.
On NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists, actress Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory talks about her affection for neurons and being in love with every aspect of the universe. We already knew that Mayim was a woman in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), but we didn't know that she wasn't always confident in the subject.
"When I was young . . . I always loved the concept of science but never thought I was cut out for it," Mayim said, even though she earned a doctorate in neuroscience at UCLA years later. "I assumed there was something about me, that I wasn't made for it."
In the video, the actress and author talks about how she first became interested in the subject: through her on-set biology tutor who "taught the cell as if it was Picasso's most famous painting."
See a picture of Mayim in the lab and watch the clip from Secret Life of Scientists after the break.
Natural history fiends, show off your paleontology pride with some dynamo mini dino bijous. We absolutely adore this dainty set of dinosaur earrings ($16) and tiny triceratops pendant with a chain ($26) by Etsy user Christine Domanic. No, your eyes don't deceive you — that is a faux meteorite rock the triceratops is resting on. Smart science jewelry? We'll take it.
Or is entomology more the name of your game? We've got you covered too: check out this cicada metamorphosis ring ($28).
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
In the Twitterverse, our favorite geeks revealed their superhero alter egos, sent STEM Valentine's, and paid Reddit a little #AMA visit. Actor Nathan Fillion, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, and Curiosity rover driver Vandi Tompkins are just some of the geeks we love featured in this week's top 10 micromessages. Click on to find out little-known facts about these geeky celebs and the hottest topics on Twitter.
New York Fashion Week may be over, but we're still busy drooling over the Fall '13 finds. What are we focused on? The number of bags on the runway that could easily double as tech clutches to store tablets, headphones, and laptops in the chicest of surroundings. Check out the items we'd like to outfit our tech in come September.
A meteor crashing into Earth and another asteroid's slight miss of the planet, surprisingly, weren't the only things to capture a geek's imagination this week. From a streaming-music revamp to our ode to an amazing geek guy, catch up on the week's news here!
Happy Birthday, Galileo — thanks for making some sense of the universe! Galileo insisted that the Earth revolved around the sun (and not the other way around), and modern science is forever grateful.
We're applauding the Italian astronomer's influential work with astronomical art and accessories that celebrate what lies beyond the Earth's atmosphere. From stunning prints to star jars, we've scoured the heavens (and the web) for some of the most stellar finds inspired by the night sky.
It's going to be a big year for gaming — the competitive landscape for portable, high-def consoles keeps on growing. GameStick, a small, pocketable console that uses your TV as a screen, completed a stellar Kickstarter campaign on Feb. 1 ($647K pledged of a $100K goal) and is available for preorder online starting today.
The idea behind GameStick is affordable, portable gaming. At $79, GameStick costs less than half of most traditional consoles, and the small form factor allows the GameStick to be ready for play at any time. The console's creators also wanted to harness the power of the mobile-game market by developing GameStick on an open Android platform.
Before you rush to order, see the GameStick close-up and learn more about how the console works.
- The fictional presidents we need in office — Cracked
- Apps and gadgets for a better wake-up — Brit + Co.
- Microsoft uses supercomputing power to pick the Oscar winners — ReadWrite
- How to stop terrible social-media parody accounts before they even start — FWD
- Randi Zuckerberg gets a book deal — Newser
- Help Sesame Street get to one billion YouTube views! — Geekosystem
- The Tesla vs. The New York Times battle rages on — HuffPost Tech
- This rumor about Harrison Ford returning to Star Wars makes us very happy — /Film
- A look at the last time a really big meteor hit Russia — Mental Floss