Vox | Understand the News
Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Vox is published by Vox Media, a growing modern publishing house, with six other awesome sites you should already be reading: SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon, Curbed, Eater, and Racked. Each site is a distinct entity under Vox Media. Think: Time Inc. publishing Time, but also People, Sports Illustrated, and In Style.
Ten years ago, I would have judged people over the course of several conversations. Now I evaluate them based on a few snippets of their social media presence. Whether you portray yourself as a professional sex symbol or a morally upstanding member of the PTA, we all do this kind of self-branding now.Can We Learn About Privacy From Porn Stars? - NYTimes.com
'Cosmos' review: making science cool again
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s spacetime odyssey goes to the stars and beyond
The CUPID drone strikes with 80,000 volts to the chest
In a studio in downtown Austin, we’re tasing a dummy. We’ve been instructed to stand back, and not move at all during the test itself, which consists of a six-pronged copter-drone flying closer and closer to a silver mannequin, before it shoots a pair of electrocuted barbs into the layer of foam sitting in front of the dummy’s torso.
Moon shots: the far-out space suits of past, present, and future
Space suits have come a long way since they were first used to protect pilots venturing just outside the earth, but they still have quite a ways to go. For decades now, the American and Russian space programs have been improving astronauts’ suits little by little, making them safer, more maneuverable, and better equipped for emergencies.
It’s astonishing—you’re above the haze, and in the atmosphere—how deep into space you can see from up there. There’s all this meteor activity you never see on the ground.Flying the world’s fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71 - SBNation.com