newsletter sign up
give a gift
popular science merch
Skip to content
/ ADVERTISE WITH US
A Mobius Picnic Table And Other Amazing Images From This Week
November 8, 2013
Mobius Picnic Table
designed this picnic table, which is so hammered right now.
Michael Beitz via Colossal
This weird skeleton-fish washed up on the coast of Malaysia this week and nobody could figure out what it was. Apparently it's an
, which is a cute name that masks how weird the thing is.
Here is the chaser to that last slide's shot. Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich takes incredible portraits of Siamese fighting fish.
Visarute Angkatavanich via Colossal
A Lego-Cyborg Tortoise
This poor little tortoise, named Schildi, had to have his leg amputated. Sad! But vets gave him a Lego wheel instead to help him get around.
DPA via DesignTAXI
Mars Or Bust
going to Mars
. This week they launched an orbiter to circle the red planet, and here it is taking off.
Code As A Building
For a science museum in Lisbon, architects used LED lighting to create walls based on the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Get it? Because museums are a way to transfer information. Also it looks way cool.
P-06 Atelier via designboom
Do you need an iPhone speaker, but also, like, a small wall? Consider this gigantic speaker, which can be yours for only $6,900. For perspective, that black rectangle you see off in the distance is the phone.
Wall of Sound via Like Cool
Is this a delicious shrimp cocktail, or is it soap made to look like food but is in fact a homemade, vegan lie? (Spoiler: the latter.) Etsy? Yep,
Etsy via BuzzFeed
Sunset From Space
Astronaut Karen Nyberg
this photo back to Earth, saying "[w]e often see the sun casting red/orange on clouds at sunset. Finally captured it."
And one more awe-inspiring space pic: this is NGC 6946, the "fireworks galaxy," 22 million light years from Earth.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/MSSL/R.Soria et al; Optical: AURA/Gemini OBs
Equipment essentials for beginner DJs
Heat and drought are causing feral camels to overrun communities in Australia
Meet your new hobby: model airplane kits
Raincoats to keep you dry in a downpour
At-home brew kits that let you make your own beer
There’s a bizarre group of shapeshifting objects at the center of the Milky Way
24 hidden Android settings you should know about
Classic international games to add to your collection
Wine stoppers to make your best bottles last longer
The PigeonBot flies like a bird but won’t poop like one
The volcano erupting in the Philippines could be building up to another explosion
How to recover deleted photos from an SD card
Experts predict dozens more earthquake aftershocks in Puerto Rico
Intel’s new modular computers let gamers dip a toe into compact PC building
The Philadelphia Eagles are driving the NFL toward a greener future
Three options for adding surround sound to your home theater
This frog’s signature chirp can be heavenly or hellish
/ ADVERTISE WITH US