What To Wear When You’re On The Run From The NSA
In the documentary film “Citizenfour" by Laura Poitras, it’s revealed that Edward Snowden’s longtime girlfriend Lindsay Mills also left the United States and joined Snowden in Russia. Cheekily, Vogue suggests a trio of outfits for Mills, to match both the climate and the need for discretion that comes with proximity to the source of a major intelligence leak.
We analyzed the looks at Popular Science.
The Sun Gives Off A Jack-O’-Lantern Leer
The sun got into the Halloween spirit a little early this year, producing active spots that look like a jack-o’-lantern leer on October 8.
More at Popular Science.
Would You Swallow This?
Researchers hope the mechanical, needle-studded pill in this screenshot could one day replace some injections. More on the technology at Popular Science.
(Screenshot courtesy MIT.)
From Our October Issue: Asteroid Blasting 2.0
After a dysfunctional Hayabusa mission returned to Earth in 2003 with a measly 0.1 milligram of asteroid dust, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) didn’t give up—it doubled down. In December, the $310-million Hayabusa 2 will launch on an intercept course with a 900-meter-wide asteroid between the orbits of Earth and Mars. Sometime in 2018, the craft will blast its target with a missile, sweep the unweathered surface to harvest samples, then head home with the very first virgin asteroid debris ever collected. Or so we hope.
(Graphic by Don Foley/Story by Jeremy Hsu)
How The U.S. Will Stop Ebola Within Its Borders
During their visits, tracers ask the traced people how they’re feeling. Tracers may ask the traced contacts to take their temperature every day and record it. Tracers, who are often recruited from the community, don’t need any special medical training. They submit their findings to trained epidemiologists, who decide what to do next.
(Presentation slide from Community Health Care Association Of New York State)
Something New Up Above
It’s hard to tell as a human, but the atmosphere can behave a lot like the sea. Evidence: these strange waves in the above time-lapse. More on what could be a brand new cloud formation at Popular Science.
(GIF courtesy of Alex Schueth)