SpaceX has released a video of the booster splashdown from July 14. Reusable rockets are one step closer. Follow the link here.
The Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in math has been won by a woman for the first time - Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford University. She earned the medal for some highly theoretical stuff connected to the "symmetry of curved surfaces." (Like most pure mathematicians, she apparently finds this kind of thing fun).
And for more fun along the same lines. Electrons and lasers, oh my - link here.