Researchers have discovered the first fish that warms its body much like mammals and birds. Has this bottom-dwelling anomaly been hiding in its deep, cold water home, evading scientists for years?
Image Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (Acknowledgement: Dr. David Martinez-Delgado/ARI) NGC 4414 is an understated spiral galaxy situated approximately 60 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
Image Credit: ESO Using the Chile-based ‘Very Large Telescope’ (VLT), astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have captured a stunning new image of RCW 34 (otherwise known as Gum 19)—a star forming region located approximately 22,000 light-years away from Earth, toward the constellation of Vela.
The latest views of Ceres’ enigmatic white spots are sharper and clearer, but it’s obvious that Dawn will have to descend much lower before we’ll see crucial details hidden in this overexposed splatter of white dots.
An illustration of the molecule used by Columbia Engineering professor. Credit: Latha Venkataraman, Columbia Engineering Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode, and, in doing so, they have developed molecular diodes that perform 50 times better than all prior designs.
Magnetic putty looks a little creepy (seriously, it does. I can’t be the only one thinking this), but it’s pretty astounding stuff.
Image Credit: Adam Block, Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona This little blue nebula is so inconspicuous, it is often overlooked in favor of bigger and brighter nebulae.
via TED-Ed Little else can match that feeling you get when you crack your knuckles, especially after you’ve spent hours pecking at a keyboard or playing angry birds.
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?