Jai alai players (undated)
2013 Year in Science Stories
From the “shmeaty” goodness of a test-tube hamburger to the glimmer of water on Mars, it’s been a year in science to remember—and in some cases (yep, we’re talking to you, comet ISON) to forget. Here are some of our picks for the year 2013 in science. We’ll share one of our top science stories each day of the first week of 2014. See them all at #2013SciencePicks.
1. Molecular Movie
IBM debuted A Boy and His Atom, the smallest movie ever made, in which the actors are made up of individual molecules of carbon monoxide.
Photo credit: IBM
GUEST: Ehhhhh, we are looking for a, um, ehhhh…
GUESTS’S WIFE: Ass tour.
GUEST: Yes, we need ass tour.
(Concierge and Co-Worker exchange looks.)
CONCIERGE: What is it?
GUEST: Ass tour. I forget name of ass tour. It’s a very good one.
CO-WORKER: One more time. What is it?
GUEST’S WIFE: Ass tour that, um… Bloomingdale’s?
CONCIERGE: Oh. A store.
The cover for Joy Division’s Substance uses Wim Crouwel’s New Alphabet typeface, but the designers at Saville Associates purposely misspelled the title as “subst1mce” because they thought it looked better.
In case you are wondering, here’s “substance” written correctly in New Alphabet.
The Wind Rises is bittersweet and immensely beautiful, definitely one of the best pictures by Miyazaki.
Shame on you, Academy, for not giving it the award