This week's Baarbarian illustration is an ode to one of our heroes--the first female American in space, Sally Ride. (To cheer up, we might recommend looking at this picture of a tiny marmoset for awhile.)
A new Popular Science/InnoCentive challenge is live, and if you can divine a better way to test the toughness of hermetically sealed, sterile containers, the "Seeker" for this challenge is willing to pay up to $7,000 for it. To sweeten the deal, the Seeker--the people looking for the answer to this question--will consider further collaboration with the winner. If you think you've got an idea, the deadline is August 20. Read more about it here.
This week's Baarbarian illustration provokes some questions. Is space relaxing? Can no one being able to hear you scream actually be a positive in some respects? These are things to consider as you orbit the Earth on your day off.
The person in this week's Baarbarian illustration is facing a triple threat: dodging landmines with that phone, the moon waiting to strike, and the corn field that's prime territory for an alien attack, Signs-style.
The latest InnoCentive challenge has just been announced, and it's a doozy. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, usually progresses quickly. But sometimes, as in the case of Stephen Hawking, the disease gets delayed. Now, with help from Big Data, we're finding better ways of dealing with that. If you can be a part of that future by finding a way of accurately predicting the progression of the disease in patients, Prize4Life will present you with up to $25,000. The deadline is October 15. Read more about it over at InnoCentive.