Why Humans Totally Freak Out When They Get Lost

Why Humans Totally Freak Out When They Get Lost

One day in October 2015, a forest surveyor working in an area of dense woodland near Mount Redington in Maine came across a collapsed tent hidden in the undergrowth. He noticed a backpack, some clothes, a sleeping bag, and inside the sleeping bag what he assumed was a human skull. He took a photograph, then…

How to Throw a Karaoke Party on Zoom

How to Throw a Karaoke Party on Zoom

Are you the kind of person who finds catharsis through singing poorly in front of friends and strangers? Do you bottle up all of the emotions of your stressful days, unleashing them in an over-the-top and off-tune performance? Do you really wish you could sing right now, shouting into a microphone as the world around…

How NASA Certifies New Spacecraft Safe Enough for Humans

How NASA Certifies New Spacecraft Safe Enough for Humans

Earlier this month, SpaceX engineers completed the 27th and final test of the parachute system that will soon be responsible for carrying astronauts back to Earth. When the four parachute canopies successfully unfurled over the Mojave Desert, it indicated that the company was finally ready to start sending humans to space after nearly a decade…