Learn the new rules ...

By Ruth Hamilton In recent years voice-based interfaces have taken off, a myriad of new design tools have sprung up, smartphones have all but taken over from PCs, and virtual reality has made its way into the mainstream. With these progressions, the discipline of UX is changing. In issue 291...

That giant crack in Antarctica just keeps getting bigger Feb23

That giant crack in ...

By Kendra Pierre-Louis Environment It’s a matter of weeks before a Delaware-sized iceberg hits the high seas The Delaware-sized Larsen C glacier is set to break off of the Antarctic ice shelf any day now. Read on....

Dozy drivers pose big dilemma for next step in autonomous cars Feb23

Dozy drivers pose bi...

Should we build cars that let drivers relax most of the time? Soporific test drives are highlighting risks in the road map, says Jamais...

5 top money manageme...

By Benedict Smith As we settle into 2017, you may have noticed your well intended but ambitious New Year’s resolutions falling by the wayside as you get back into the swing of things. The promise to make ‘better financial decisions’ is the third most common New Year’s...

Hiring tool uses behavioural science to stop recruitment bias Feb23

Hiring tool uses beh...

The platform, which replaces CVs with a whole new way of recruiting, aims to remove bias – but won’t always lead to more...

Voyager 1 might have seen Enceladus’ icy plumes 25 years early Feb23

Voyager 1 might have...

A space image-processing enthusiast claims that he’s found signs of Saturn’s moon’s majestic plumes from 1980 – decades before they were...

Taking manatees off the endangered species list doesn't mean we should stop protecting them Feb23

Taking manatees off ...

By Sara Chodosh Animals Come for the sea cow pictures, stay for the environmental policy The fightin’ sea cows are making a comeback. Manatees have been on the endangered species list since 1972, but in the last few years they’ve been so abundant that they…...

5 alternatives to tr...

By Dom Carter Few things are more fundamental to artists and designers than the deceptively humble notebook. They might just look like blank pages bound together in a sturdy cover, but over the years they’ve been used to write masterpieces, record stunning pencil drawings, and document...

How to Create a Myst...

By Jenny Le What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a mysterious forest scene featuring a fantasy deer. First, we’ll build the base scene with several images of forests and trees. Later, we’ll add the deer and decorate his head with...

This tiny camera could give drones predator vision Feb23

This tiny camera cou...

By Cici Zhang Science It can be 3D printed in just one step A 3D-printed multi-lense camera can see stuff as eagles do. And it’s super small....

Want people to volunteer as lab rats? Turn your science into a game. Feb23

Want people to volun...

By Asi Burak and Laura Parker Science Book Excerpt: Power Play: How video games can save the world One of the most successful examples of citizen science is Lab in the Wild, an experimental platform for conducting online behavioral experiments…...

Best Adobe Lightroom presets for 2017 Feb23

Best Adobe Lightroom...

By Jean Photonify is a new marketplace for Photographers that sells a whole range of different Lightroom Presets and Photoshop actions all designed specifically for professional and amateur photographers. In this post we have gathered together all their top Preset collections, take a look...

Create a responsive ...

By Zhenya Rynzhuk Figma is a graphics tool for UI designers. It has a simple interface and enables you to collaborate on work with your teammates. If you want to work offline, you can choose to use the desktop app. Alternatively, Figma works on any operating system (hello, Windows), so you...

Ohio as Paradise during the French Revolution Feb23

Ohio as Paradise dur...

By Raquelle Bostow By Benjamin Hoffman (Guest Contributor) Every time I go to work, I cross the Scioto river. It’s a wide, long river in the state of Ohio, streaming on the western side of the city of Columbus. Driving over the bridge, you can glance briefly at the banks of the Scioto...