The Airlander 10—also known as the world’s largest aircraft, better known as a giant, ass-shaped vessel—took off for the first time today.
Science educator Bill Nye took a tour of a new Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky that he has called a danger to the nation's science education.
Startup Spark examined the effects that political candidates had on the human brain and nervous system using a device called BrainWave. Here's what it found.


SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance. For more information about SpotMini visit our website at www.BostonDynamics.com
The practice of geophagy – eating earth – is surprisingly common, and while in some parts of the world it is regarded as an eating disorder, in others it is actively encouraged. But why would people want to eat something that’s literally dirty?
Shoina is a village drowned up to the waist in sand. Its denizens are quite fatalistic about it, and their only means of protection is leaving their door open for the night, as they can never be sure if they can open it in the morning.
The village of Shoina is situated beyond the Arctic Circle, 1,400 kilometers north of Moscow.
This tiny settlement is known for its sands, which appeared here over 50 years ago and have been waging a relentless offensive against humans ever since, depriving them of living space. How did they appear, and where else in Russia can you find unusual places like this? Solve the mystery, on RTDoc.
RT Doc’s Peter Scott has lived in Russia for 7 years but still manages to find things that surprise him. He sets out to experience the craziest Russian entertainment he can find and begins his quest at a bikini skiing festival in Siberia...