How will we dress our robot friends in the future? Trick question. They will dress themselves, and us. Maybe like this. ]()[Simeon Georgiev via designboom

The Aurora

@VirtualAstro has been collecting the best photos of the Aurora Borealis and posting them on Twitter. Surprise! They’re stunning.

Lego Embryo

New Scientist had an awesome competition to create science-themed Lego sculptures. This 2001-type embryo was the grand champion. See more here.

Space Mountains

Ecuador’s highlands are already Sound of Music-level pastoral porn. Turns out they look good from space, too. The false colors in the image represent the geographic changes of the land.

The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie Never Made

Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky almost directed Dune in the ’70s, and it sounds like it would’ve been bonkers: the cast would include Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine, and Salvador Dali, with design by H.R. Giger. It’ll never happen, but there’s apparently a documentary coming out about how it almost happened.

Frogs Under The X-Ray

Brandon Ballengée takes surprisingly beautiful x-ray images of deformed frogs, like this leggy fellow.

Fish Under The X-Ray

There were a lot of good x-ray images this week, actually. Adam Summers also takes improbably great images of fish.

The Matrix In One Frame

MovieDNA takes movies and blends all of the scenes into single-canvas paintings, like so. Twist ending! It was yellow the whole time.


NASA photographer Bill Ingalls snapped this shot of a Japanese H-IIA rocket heading to space.

Anteater Friday!

Hello and welcome to Anteater Friday, a long-standing tradition I just invented and will cease celebrating after this week. Here is your requisite Anteater Friday Baby Anteater, born at the Staten Island Zoo.