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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 11/21/14 — The Lush Green Marble?

Because of its large concentration of water, from afar, Earth looks like a large, glistening blue marble.

Two New Subatomic Particles Have Been Discovered At CERN

An illustration of subatomic particles colliding together. (Image: agsandrew/Shutterstock) The collaboration for the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of two new particles in the baryon family.

Can Prolonged Silence Really Lead to Insanity?

The Anechoic Chamber, (Credit: University of Salford) As strange as it sounds, there’s a room in Orfield Laboratory (located in South Minneapolis), that has the distinction of being the quietest room on Earth.

Artist Creates Nano-Sculptures Only Visible by Electron Microscope

Image via Jonty Hurwitz We’ve seen some absolutely amazing art over the past 6,000 years of human history, and, more recently, we’ve seen some incredible creations that were made using 3D printing and imaging techniques.

18 Amazing Facts About Your Body

We often hear people say things that are meant to help us understand how little we know about the world around us.

Scientists Have Found a Way to Interfere With Light to Make Objects Invisible

Invisibility Cloaks in Popular Media Invisibility — like time travel, teleportation, flying, and super-speed — has been a fixture in science fiction ever since science fiction has existed.

Scientists Propose New Way To Detect Dark Matter

A rendering of how filaments of dark matter might encase galaxies (Credit: AMNH) You know the old saying: “if you want to hide something, put it in plain sight?

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 11/20/14 — IC 4593

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Nebulae come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

Higgs Boson Threatened The Early Universe, But Gravity Saved The Day

Image Credit: Science/AAAS All the physical properties of our Universe – indeed, the fact that we even exist within a Universe that we can contemplate and explore – owe to events that occurred very early in its history.

New Bionic Boots Let You Run 25 MPH (40 kmh)

Bionic boots let you run as fast as a car (well, a slow moving car). These springy shoes mimic an ostrich’s gait, and though it may look a little funny, they let you travel at up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).

This Music Video is A True Symphony of Science

This music video is a true symphony of science. Here, we see artist Nigel Stanford blend flaming Ruben’s tubes, Tesla coils, ferro fluid, and hose pipes with sound waves to create some simply stunning art.

Welcome to the Sixth Mass Extinction Event

Over the course of Earth’s evolutionary timeline, millions, perhaps billions, of creatures have died off.

Subaru Telescope Detects Sudden Appearance of Galaxies in the Early Universe

Artist’s impression of a protocluster forming during an earlier time (Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser) A team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope’s Suprime-Cam to perform the Subaru Ultra-Deep Survey for Lyman-alpha Emitters have looked back more than 13 billion years to find 7 early galaxies that appeared quite suddenly within 700 million years of the Big Bang.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 11/19/14 — SN 1006

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), Acknowledgment: W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University) Calling this huge, cosmic streak ‘bizarre’ doesn’t even begin to do it justice.

Triclosan (used in Soap) Found to Cause Liver Damage and Cancer

The FDA ordered the makers of antimicrobial and antibacterial soap. Image Credit: Carolyn Cole Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items.

Astronomers Find Mind Boggling ‘Lightning’ Seemingly Streaming From a Black Hole’s Event Horizon

Artist’s impression of a black hole (Credit: Victor Habrick via: VISIONS/SPL/Getty) Black holes are known to be formidable opponents, given the fact that they destroy everything in their path and are unforgiving and inescapable.

Gravity May Have Saved Universe After Big Bang

  Image credit: NASA New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang.

Knitting Needles, A Sheet of Paper and a Water-Filled Syringe Make an Interesting Science Experiment

Astronaut Don Pettit, who, in a blog for NASA, conducts a number of different experiments in microgravity, once had the idea to demonstrate how water droplets behave in space. So he decided to pack appropriately, bringing 3 different knitting needles with him on the ISS. What happens is really quite amazing.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 11/18/18 — The Tadpole Nebula

Image Credit: WISE, IRSA, NASA; (Processing Francesco Antonucci) Dust reigns supreme in this stunning portrait of the Tadpole Nebula (otherwise known as IC 410); a star forming  region that lurks about 12,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Auriga.

Katana Fight Between Two Robots

The below video shows a katana fight between two robots. If you are expecting to see an epic dual where one robot hacks another to death, well, that does not happen here (obviously, these machines are rather expensive).