n. the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds—an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs.


What Is This? Mysterious Amazon Web Baffles Scientists

What Is This? Mysterious Amazon Web Baffles Scientists

From Live Science:

A bizarre-looking web structure has been found in the Peruvian Amazon, and apparently nobody knows what it is, not even scientists.

The strange formation resembles a tiny spire surrounded by a webby picket fence and is about 2 centimeters (0.8 inches) wide.  More…

What Is This? Mysterious Amazon Web Baffles Scientists


ZA Architects Propose an Underground Colony on Mars

With the advent of technologies such as 3D printers that can operate in space and genetically engineered brick-forming bacteria, the idea of building a colony of Mars no longer seem so far-fetched. The German firm, ZA Architects is proposing plans for a large, underground network of caverns to begin the population of the Red Planet. Relying primarily on robots, the machines will pave the way for humans to eventually live on Earth’s neighbor.