All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Science’

Rosalind Franklin, DNA Pioneer, Gets a Google Doodle

Today, Google is using their homepage real estate to honor British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin with a Doodle. Franklin’s studies on DNA, RNA, and viruses helped later scientists (most notably Watson and Crick) better understand the structure of these basic molecular structures. Franklin was born into a wealthy family in Notting Hill, London in 1920. She excelled in …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Gets an Incredible Trailer

Holy science is this epic. Fox has just unveiled the first trailer for their Cosmos reboot, and it’s three and a half minutes of pure joy. Fox’s Cosmos is based on/a continuation of Carl Sagan’s landmark documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. But this time, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking the reins. This trailer features Tyson, some special …

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Hubble Telescope Spots Planet That Rains Glass

The Hubble Telescope has gotten its first good look at Planet HD189733b, which is a deep cobalt blue in color and rains a glassy hail. The planet is also known as “hot Jupiter” because of its proximity to its parent star and, while it isn’t capable of sustaining life as we know it–reaching temperatures of 2,000 Fahrenheit–scientists are interested in …

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Particularly Lazy Ways to Burn 200 Calories [VIDEO]

Last month, the simply delightful animators over at AsapSCIENCE showed us what 200 calories looks like (you know, different portion sizes of various foods). The takeaway: fill yourself up with a plateful of broccoli instead of a Oliver Twistian sliver of pepperoni pizza. But we all knew that, right? But let’s say you’ve consumed a few too many calories in …

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Woolly Mammoth Goes On Display; To Be Cloned?

A 39,000-year old woolly mammoth found in Siberia last year is about to go on display in Yokohama, Japan for curious parties to check out on a three-month exhibition. Named Yuka, the 2-year old female was found with permafrost on her shoulders but the rest of her body was encased in cold soil, so she is remarkably well-preserved. So much …

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Washing Your (Long) Hair in Space Is Kind of a Pain [VIDEO]

Now that Astronaut McAwesomeMan Chris Hadfield has left the International Space Station (in incredible fashion, might I add), who is going to show us how even the most mundane tasks are incredibly interesting when performed in space? Expedition 36 crew member Karen Nyberg, that’s who. She shows us how washing your hair in space, considering you have long hair, is …

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Cat Parasites: Watch Out For That Litter Box

Cat poop is, as poop goes, pretty gross. Pregnant women have been warned for years now not to get near it because of the bacteria it holds, which can cause dangerous infections and pose serious threats to a fetus. But now scientists are saying that an infectious parasite called Toxoplasma gondii is much, much more common than they thought, and …

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Underwater Forest Excites Scientists In Alabama

An underwater forest of Cypress trees has been discovered off the coast of Alabama, and scientists believe it might have been uncovered by Hurricane Katrina. The Bald Cypress forest has been hiding beneath ocean sediments for more than 50,000 years, and those who have dived down to investigate say the trees are huge. So big, in fact, that they could …

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Astronomers Find Extra-Galactic Radio Bursts

Astronomers this week announced that the first confirmed radio bursts from outside our Milky Way galaxy have been detected. A team of astronomers using the Parkes Observatory in Australia have detected four bursts, each originating from billions of light-years from our galaxy. The bursts are quick flashes of radio originating from a single point in the sky, lasting only milliseconds. …

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Loch Ness Monster Could Be Result Of Underwater Fault Line

The Loch Ness monster has captivated our imaginations for decades now; the few people who claim to have captured it on film have gone down in history as an elite group lucky enough to have been in the right place at the right time, as nutjobs who believe in things that can’t possibly exist, as fame-seekers who just want attention …

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Alaska Volcano Disrupts Nearby Flights

An Alaska volcano which has been slowly erupting for the past several weeks found new vigor on Tuesday, throwing ash and glowing cinders 5 miles into the sky. Pavlof Volcano–located almost 600 miles southwest of Anchorage–erupted with such force yesterday that planes had to change their flight paths to avoid the ash cloud, and some flights were canceled altogether. Volcano …

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Spinning Statue Can’t Be Explained By Museum

The Manchester Museum in England can’t explain why a small statue made as an offering to Osiris–the Egyptian god of death–has suddenly started spinning on its own. In a story that sounds straight out of an “Are You Afraid Of The Dark” episode, the 4,000-year old artifact–which was found over 80 years ago in a mummy’s tomb–was recently caught on …

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