Brush up on your science history before the Fall semester, future physicist, with this sweet animation of how the field was born and developed. The video, which was directed by Asa Lucander, appeared as a part of the BBC Science Club and is voiced by the show's host Dara O' Briain. Watch the history of physics unfold in adorable animation, as Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, and a 26-year-old prodigy named Albert Einstein published new discoveries and moved the field forward.
The careful line-drawing and stippling techniques of science illustration make them a natural starting point for incredible tattoos. Students and admirers of the sciences are flying their geek flags high with skin art of meaningful molecules, anatomical drawings, and space exploration's most historic events. So in the name of science, we've rounded up some of the best body ink inspired by chemistry, space, and the natural sciences.
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There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
Cameras have come a long way since the black-and-white heliographs and daguerreotypes of the 1800s. The photo gadgets of today, with advanced resolution, dynamic range, and shutter-speed technology, were absolutely unthinkable in the 19th century. And yet, there's still something beautiful about the gauzy, slightly blurred look of low-tech cameras.
Black-and-white photographers on Instagram are bringing the art form back to its colorless origins with striking images that put the focus on composition, subject, and portraiture. We scoured the photo-sharing social network for the best shutterbugs and found amazing artists from all ends of the spectrum. In the gallery, feast your eyes on black-and-white beauties of urban life, abstractions, and more — then follow these Instagrammers ASAP.
This week on the Interwebs, our favorite geeks got into costume, visited geeklands across the US, and found the highest concentration of Cumberbatch on the web. The World's End actor and writer Simon Pegg stopped by Marvel, The Nerdist's Chris Hardwick channeled his doppelgänger, and The Star Wars Craft Book author Bonnie Burton was found guilty of Bene-pinning.
See Simon, Chris, Bonnie, and more in the top 10 tweets of the week from geeks we love.
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"We're always looking for new things, and for us it was a great opportunity to serve our customers," Tara Darrow, a spokesperson for Nordstrom, told Yahoo! Shine. "The idea was to look at customer foot traffic [and] to look at staffing at different times during the day to make sure we have enough help on the sales floor. That type of thing. We don't do a lot of tracking or surveillance."
have been collecting personal information to enhance your shopping experience — and boost their sales — for more than a decade. But the fact that brick-and-mortar stores are getting in on the action comes as a surprise to many shoppers.
"When we were doing the tests, we posted signs and tried to be as transparent as possible and let them know what we were doing," Darrow said. While the signs raised initial concerns for some customers, Darrow said they became more understanding after they were told that the devices were in place to help the store run smoothly. "At this point we're still reviewing the data, and we're still looking at what we got from that test."
Hard at work searching for habitable planets in the far space beyond our solar system for the last four years, the Kepler spacecraft was officially disabled this week by NASA. After months of testing and attempts to restore the telescope to working condition due to the devastating loss of a needed third wheel, NASA scientists are now looking to future projects to continue what was Kepler's work to find Earth-like planets that could support life.
During its mission, Kepler discovered 135 planets and over 3,500 possible planet candidates in the Milky Way. While scientists aren't yet certain any of those planets are as life-friendly as Earth, Kepler leaves behind plenty of data for its team at NASA to use to look for clues. While Kepler can't capture HD images of expanses of space, artists worked together using provided data to create renderings of what these star systems could look like to a human eye. Here, as a farewell to Kepler, some of the beautiful galaxy illustrations we hope to one day see confirmed.
Land travel at almost 800 mph, Ryan Gosling taking over Chrome browsers, and a trip to the TARDIS — this could be the best week of the Summer.
- Touring the TARDIS — After discovering a Google Maps Easter egg that takes users on a journey through the Doctor's time-traveling space machine, we found every other way you can visit the famous blue police box.
- A Ryan Gosling invasion — The Internet's favorite ladies' man Ryan Gosling is ready to dominate your online experience. This Chrome extension turns every photo on your browser into that of the Gos-man. You need it.
- Travel of the future — Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk announced his concept for alternative land travel: the Hyperloop. We break down the details behind this transportation method that Musk calls faster and more convenient than the planned California bullet train.
- Standout Perseid Photographs — The stargazer's favorite time of the season took place earlier this week when the Perseid meteor shower shone in the sky. Sharp-eyed shutterbugs took photos that still leave us in wonder, days later.
- What is Apple without Steve Jobs? — Oracle founder Larry Ellison made headlines this week, saying that Apple was lost without its visionary CEO. Look at what other tech leaders have said about Steve Jobs's impact on technology and design.
We had an incredibly busy week on POPSUGAR Girls' Guide! Some of the biggest highlights include a recipe for a California roll sushi cake, an industrial hardware necklace DIY, and tons of One Direction on this week's Top That! We also chatted with some of our favorite YouTubers to find out whose moves they'd rather have: Mick Jagger's or Carlton Banks's. So many hijinks, as always — don't miss it! And don't forget to click that subscribe button below for more great videos!