Humans cry. A lot. New parents cry the first time they see their child. Children cry when they fall down.
“Back to the Future” predicted that we would all be flying about on hoverboards by now. Unfortunately, this prediction proved to be a little bit off.
As all lovers of science know, the natural world is extremely fascinating, but sometimes difficult to grasp.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) NGC 6240 may be the most beautiful galaxy you’ve never heard of.
Image via NatGeo A number of sites recently reported that scientists is Cyprus may have just discovered the only black flamingo in the world.
You may have heard of the “tiny house movement.” In an attempt to combat our ever growing materialism and patters of consumption, a number of people are flocking to tiny houses.
Black holes are notorious for their strange, somewhat counter-intuitive, nature. However, not all are created equal.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa) AM 1316-241, otherwise known as ESO 508-45, is the collective name of two interacting galaxies, found approximately 400 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Hydra.
Image via WikiMedia Most of us take our vision for granted. As a result, we take the ability to read, write, drive, and complete a multitude of other tasks for granted.
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star, shown in this artist’s concept, whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy.
Image Credit: ESA/NASA This beautiful blue-black galaxy can be found approximately eighty million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
Would it surprise you to know that the periodic table, as we know it, isn’t the first table of elements?
Via The Daily Beast Most of us are familiar with time travel. At least, it appears everywhere in our science fiction.
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/S.Randall et al., Optical: SDSS The image above may have a familiar feel to it, but looks are sometimes deceiving, for this featured image is a bit different than those we typically use.
How computers may see you soon – (Image by Tejas Kulkarni/MIT) Software that analyzes images is notoriously more difficult to program than data-analysis systems, which have the luxury of looking at strictly numeric information.
Image via Brian Koberlein One of the common tropes in astronomy is a comparison of our Sun to other stars.
A cutaway view of the antenna reservoir and tube – (Photo by Jacob Adams) In our cable and satellite driven world, few people outside the realm of HAM radio enthusiasts understand much about how antenna theory works.
Image Credit: ESO This new image from the ESO is so stunning, it almost looks like abstract artwork, or an artistic rendering, but no, it, in fact, is 100% real, taken of a nebula located approximately 1,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Gemini.
Optical illusions are fun ways of tricking the brain. Some of them cause us to perceive movement when their is none, others cause us to see something as being far larger or smaller than it really is, still others make us perceive a two dimensional object as though it existed in three dimensions.
Image via NASA Even robots can’t tear their eyes from a beautiful sunset. NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover pointed its high resolution mast camera at the setting Sun to capture this 4-image sequence on April 15 at the conclusion of the mission’s 956th Martian day.