“The Sun looks like it has a bite taken out of it!” said one enthusiastic viewer of the partial solar eclipse on October 23.
Image credit On 11 March 2011, a 9-meter-high tsunami wave, triggered by the Great Tōhoku Earthquake, slammed into Japan’s eastern coast.
I ran into this intriguing infographic over on Reddit that claimed that you could fit all the planets of the Solar System within the average distance between the Earth and the Moon.
Would it surprise you to know that the periodic table, as we know it, isn’t the first table of elements?
We often take technology for granted. We assume that our devices will always work right when we turn them on.
Rendering of a star about to be consumed by a black hole (via University of Warwick / Mark A. Garlick) Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale. We may think of black holes as swallowing entire stars—or any other object that wanders too close to their immense gravity.
Metal working, like most other trades, is anything but easy. We tend to valorize a college education.
A simple experiment called “Kelvin’s Thunderstorm” can produce electrical sparks from running water. That’s right, electricity with absolutely no machinery required.
Image Credit: Sebastian Kaulitzki / Shutterstock Our brains have a number of built in defense systems.
Image Credit: St. Vincent’s Hospital In an amazing medical breakthrough, doctors and scientists recently transplanted two hearts that were (circulatory) dead.
(Photo Credit: Katie Waldeck) Ancient humans have been aware of the magnetic force ever since at least 600 BC, back before Newton developed this laws of motion, and before we had any grasp of the four fundamental forces of nature. Despite the fact that we didn’t completely understand what magnetism was, we still used compasses back then.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, PSI, JHU/APL, STScI/AURA This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m.
X-ray imaging of the Perseus galaxy cluster with Chandra data closer to the center and XMM-Newton data on the outskirts.
The photo shows the 140 GHz transmitter chip, containing an I-Q modulator, a 3-stage amplifier, and a x3 frequency multiplier for the local oscillator.
For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality.
Svante Pääbo studies the bone belonging to the Ust’-Ishim man (Credit: Bence Viola, MPI EVA) According to “Nature,” biologists have managed to derive DNA from the 45,000-year-old skeletal remains of the Ust’-Ishim man; Ultimately allowing them to establish a firm timetable for human and Neanderthal interbreeding.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Over the course of Cassini’s tenure in orbit around Saturn, it has beamed back numerous stunning images of the ringed planet.
A rupture in the crust of a highly magnetized neutron star, shown here in an artist’s rendering, can trigger high-energy eruptions.
NASA image of Uranus In our recent explorations, NASA’s Hubble Space telescope has given astronomers the tool needed to explore the galaxy for planets that are possibly suitable for alien life.
Yes, it’s India, but it’s not a photo captured from space during Diwali night. (Credit: NOAA) Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, falls on Thursday, Oct.