Climate Change: Earth’s Giant Game of Tetris

Oh, The Asteroids

Tracking the nuclear-level asteroid impacts in our atmosphere over the past 13 years

Scientifically Accurate ‘Spongebob Squarepants’

Extreme Climate Change, Baby!

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Forget for a moment the scientists who predict that sea levels will rise 3ft by 2100. Here’s what the world would look like if all the ice on the planet melts and the active water in the oceans goes up 260ft. Head for the hills.

Asian Smog

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The reason North America has been getting walloped with storms in the winter.

In a recent study, researchers found that when the pollution particles from Asia’s cities get pushed into the northern Pacific, they interact with water droplets in the air, resulting “in thicker and taller clouds and heavier precipitation.” These strong storms then feed into weather systems to the east, most noticeably during the wintertime. With no end to pollution in sight, expect winter to worsen forever.

Space Blossoms

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In 2008, Japanese astronauts took cherry tree seeds with them to the International Space Station. After 8 months and 4,100 times around the globe, the seeds came home and were planted in various locations around Japan. Four years later, some of the “space cherry trees” are now blossoming with just five petals—compared with around 30—a full six years ahead of schedule. Hypothesizing about the radical growth, one researcher said “there is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth.”

Just Hit The 57 on the Side of the Bottle Like You’re Supposed to

Why is ketchup so hard to pour?

The Dueling Nature of Intoxication

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Researchers recently got some Prairie voles drunk and introduced them to new mates to see if males were always dicks and females always clingy under the influence of alcohol. The results? Humans are not animals.

Lunchtime Laughter

Maximize Your Brainpower By Firing Every Neuron At Once

Getting Cross-faded

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The science of being drunk and high at the same time. It really depends on the order of ingestion though.

The case of the vanishing honeybees

Magma Rising

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According to Geoscientists, Mount Hekla in Iceland is ‘bulging.’ By monitoring the expanding surface via GPS, the scientists have determined that there is more magma under the crust than in 2000 when it last erupted and that it ‘could erupt soon’. Which means that if you have to go to Europe, get there fast and be ready to stay.

photo by Axel Kristinsson

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

Beautiful work by Claude Cloutier

Meet the “Chicken from Hell”

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The newly discovered Anzu wyliei  was 11.5 foot long, and weighed 500 pounds. The raptor with a beak, feathers, and extremely sharp claws roamed the earth 66 million years ago.

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson In Slow-Motion

Answering the question Who’s The Greatest Physicist In History?

Wet Spots in the Deep Earth

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aka ‘Subterranean Oceans’

Pizza Physics

“People want it to be described as a dream, but it’s not — it is actual”

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Psychedelic drug research is on the rise once again, and while the drug is not “a brand new antidepressant,” it’s definitely helping some.

Printables

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The Blood Harvest by Alexis C. Madrigal

Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.

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