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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/19/14 — NGC 1569

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and A. Aloisi (STScI/ESA) NGC 1569 (pictured here) is a galaxy as mysterious as it is beautiful. Found about 11 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Camelopardalis, this galaxy is classified as a dwarf irregular starburst galaxy.

Lights, Camera & Artificial Gravity: NASA’s Fruit Fly Lab Set to Go Live

The fruit fly — Drosophila melanogaster — is helping researchers understand how spaceflight affects the immune system’s response to infection.

50% of What Dr. Oz Says Has No Evidence & Is Contradicted by Real Science

Source We all know that you should only trust half of what you see and none of what you hear, and it may be time to really take those word to heart.

Here’s Your Fallacy: A Handy Guide to Bad Arguments

A logical fallacy is, simply put, a flaw in reasoning. Often, logical fallacies are tactics that are used in order to bolster arguments that are, otherwise, pretty weak.

Asteroid Responsible For Dinosaur Extinction Nearly Knocked Off Mammals

The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs (many, many in fact).  Metatherian mammals—the extinct relatives of living marsupials (“mammals with pouches“, such as opossums) thrived in the shadow of the dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/18/14 The Seahorse Nebula

Seahorse Nebula. Image credit: NASA/ESA/HHT This beauty is part of NGC 2074. The seahorse-shaped pillar that you see in the image (lower right) is estimated to be some 20 light-years long.

WATCH: Holiday Lights So Bright They Are Seen From Space

Earth from space. Image credit: NASA With a new look at daily data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, a NASA scientist and colleagues have identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons – Christmas and New Year’s in the United States and the holy month of Ramadan in the Middle East.

What Would It Be Like If We Experienced # Dimensions?

Dimensions are simply the different facets of what we perceive to be reality. We are immediately aware of the three dimensions that surround us on a daily basis – those that define the length, width, and depth of all objects in our universes.

New Proposal on Why Matter Won the War Against Antimatter

In this illustration, two protons collide at high energy, producing a Higgs boson that instantly decays, producing two tau particles.

WATCH: Amazing NASA Music Parody “All About that Space”

In case you missed it, NASA interns recently recorded this amazing version of Meghan Trainor’s hit song “All About That Bass.” Of course, they changed it up a little.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/17/14 — Messier 47

Image Credit: ESO This fantastic new image from the ESO focuses on Messier 47, as seen by the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Curiosity Detects Methane Spikes on Mars

Yesterday, NASA announced that its Mars Science Laboratory, aka Curiosity rover, has recorded a huge spike in methane, an organic compound, in Mars’ atmosphere, and in a powdered rock sample the rover drilled.

See 7 Years of Preventable Disease Outbreaks in 70 Seconds

Of course, as is true of all things, vaccines do harbor some risks. They can cause rashes or other allergic reactions, they may cause more serious conditions, but such instances are exceedingly rare (far rarer than the number of people that contract these illnesses without vaccines).

Bill Nye Explains Evolution in Under 2 Minutes With Emojis

There are a number of individuals who refuse to accept the science behind evolution. Although everyone should have a healthy dose of skepticism, unfortunately, a lot of individuals reject evolution because of misunderstandings and misconceptions related to the theory.

Researchers Find a Way to Turn Sawdust Into Gasoline

“Essentially, the method allows us to make a ‘petrochemical’ product using biomass – thus bridging the worlds of bio-economics and petro chemistry,” says co-author Dr.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/16/14 — RS Puppis

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble It might look like a tailor made oil painting, or a festive holiday wreath, but it’s not either.

Exoplanets May Soon Be Given Up By Their Stretched-Out Gravity

Artist rendering of a planet in orbit around a red dwarf (Image Credit: Greg Bacon, STScI, ESA, NASA) Despite all of the technological leaps made in recent times, the main method by which we find exoplanets is still pretty remedial.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Earth

As you may know, a large majority of Earth’s surface (about 70% of it), is covered by water. However, you have to factor in just how thin this layer actually is, which presents a question: how much water does Earth actually have?

What We Can Learn From Stella, The Pit Bull Who Is Terrified Of Pineapples

Stella and the Pineapple. Jolene Creighton So my dog is internet famous. About a month ago I was driving to the store to pick up some chips and soda to take to a friend’s house.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/15/14 — The Rosette Nebula

Image Credit: T. A. Rector, B. Wolpa, M. Hanna (AURA/NOAO/NSF) This is the Rosette Nebula (more formally known as Caldwell 49, or NGC 2237): an H II region found in the constellation of Monoceros.