'Exciting' find: Possible planets without orbits →
First Habitable Exoplanet Confirmed!!! →
Podcast: Mass Extinction Events
incomprehensibleuniverse: by Nancy Atkinson on May 9, 2011 The Earth seems like a safe place, most of the time. But we have evidence of terrible catastrophes in the ancient past, times when almost all life on Earth was wiped out in a geologic instant. What could have caused so much devastation? And will something like this happen again? Click here to download the episode. Or subscribe...
skepttv: James Randi: “Keep your eyes open and think for yourselves” The magician James Randi has been one of the stars invited to Neuromagic, the magicians and neuroscience convention this week in the island of San Simón in Vigo, to study the “tricks of the mind.” At 82 years, the “amazing” Randi is still the scourge of media scammers who try to pass off as paranormal as nothing more than...
crookedindifference: Aurora australis captured by NASA’s IMAGE satellite and overlaid onto NASA’s satellite-based Blue Marble image.
Carbon Based: Space Adventures Wants to Fly You to... →
incomprehensibleuniverse: Space Adventures – the company that brought the first space tourists to the International Space Station – has longer space tourist excursions planned for as early as 2015: a trip around the Moon. Company chairman Eric Anderson said during a teleconference they have sold the first of the two…
Carbon Based: Laws of physics may change across... →
incomprehensibleuniverse: 18:29 08 September 2010 by Michael Brooks Do the laws of physics change from one region of space to another? (Image: NASA/ESA/R. Thompson/U of Arizona) New evidence supports the idea that we live in an area of the universe that is “just right” for our existence. The controversial…
Carbon Based: Is our space vision still... →
incomprehensibleuniverse: By Alan Boyle Two years ago, retired aerospace executive Norman Augustine headed up a commission that led the White House to scrap NASA’s “unexecutable” back-to-the-moon program and focus instead on a step-by-step path to send humans beyond Earth orbit, to an asteroid by 2025, and to the…
Carbon Based: Antimatter mysteries: Can we make an... →
incomprehensibleuniverse: 11:50 30 April 2009 by Amanda Gefter At the moment physicists are having enough difficulty just taming antihydrogen, the simplest possible anti-atom. Can we ever expect them to make antihelium, and then organic antimolecules made from anticarbon and a whole anti-periodic table, too? The…
New Yorkers Sample Cheese Made From Breast Milk →
jtotheizzoe: Three varieties were available on Sunday — West Side Funk, Midtown Smoke, described as “creamy and just pure heaven,” and Wisconsin Chew, the taste of which apparently reflected the vegetable-filled diet of the woman who provided its milk. Jocelyn James, of Manhattan, who works with expectant mothers, declared her favorite was Midtown Smoke, which she said was mild. She described...
Can't focus? Blame your brain cells. →
jtotheizzoe: Study volunteers who scored low on a questionnaire designed to measure cognitive failure had dense tissue in an area of their brain called the superor parietal cortex. This is important research considering the implications for … ooh, wow, look at that cloud! What were we talking about?