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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.
Sliding down at 90 mph: The science behind Luge, the fastest sport on ice
Luge is the fastest of the sliding sports with athletes hitting speeds up to 90 miles an hour. Despite the level of danger sliders face on each run, the perfect cocktail of skill, science and mobility can lead them safely to top speed and eventually Olympic victory.
A mysterious particle from a distant galaxy made its way to an observatory in Antarctica01:12
Cheetah 3 is a blind robot that doesn’t need sensors to navigate01:16
'The Meg': Is the terrifying prehistoric shark from Jason Statham's new movie real?03:24
The human factor: What it will take to build the perfect team for traveling to Mars07:42
The devastating California wildfires from space01:07
The most incredible meteor shower of the year is about to light up the night sky01:31