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Meet the Opah: The First Fully Warm-Blooded Fish


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?

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/28/15 — NGC 4414


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.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/27/15 — RCW 34


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.

Mystery of Unusual Bright Spots on Ceres Deepens (UniverseToday)


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.

Scientists Create First Single-molecule Diode that Might Have Real Applications


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.

Watch: Magnetic Putty in Action

Magnetic putty looks a little creepy (seriously, it does. I can’t be the only one thinking this), but it’s pretty astounding stuff.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/26/15 — Cederblad 30


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.

Why Do Knuckles Pop? (Video)


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.

Watch: Why Do We Cry? The Three Types Of Tears

Humans cry. A lot. New parents cry the first time they see their child. Children cry when they fall down.

Man Sets Record for Farthest Flight on a Hoverboard

“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.

10 More Amazing Science GIFS


As all lovers of science know, the natural world is extremely fascinating, but sometimes difficult to grasp.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/25/15 — New View of NGC 6240


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.

Watch: Scientists Capture Footage of Amazing, “Ultra-Rare” Black Flamingo


Image via NatGeo A number of sites recently reported that scientists is Cyprus may have just discovered the only black flamingo in the world.

Ecocapsules: Sustainable Tiny Houses Let You Live Anywhere Off The Grid


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.

Could You Put A Black Hole In Your Pocket?


Black holes are notorious for their strange, somewhat counter-intuitive, nature. However, not all are created equal.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/24/15 — AM 1316-241


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.

Bionic Contacts: Goodbye Glasses. Hello Vision That’s 3x Better Than 20/20


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.

Nasty 1: One-of-a-Kind Star Given a Befitting Nickname


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.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/23/15 — NGC 6384


Image Credit: ESA/NASA This beautiful blue-black galaxy can be found approximately eighty million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

Watch: Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table

Would it surprise you to know that the periodic table, as we know it, isn’t the first table of elements?


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