Carbon Based: What Is Dark Energy? →
incomprehensibleuniverse: So what is dark energy? Well, the simple answer is that we don’t know. It seems to contradict many of our understandings about the way the universe works. We all know that light waves, also called radiation, carry energy. You feel that energy the moment you step outside on a hot summer day. …
DNA Evidence: Neanderthals Had Sex With Humans →
Many modern-day humans may be carrying around a fragment of Neanderthal DNA on one of their sex chromosomes, a new study finds.
First-Ever Google Science Fair Rocked by Girl... →
“Science has long been a field dominated heavily by men, so seeing the first Google Science Fair award its highest honors to three young women with an interest in the workings of biology gave me a serious case of warm fuzzies. The top three awards, one in each age group, and an overall Grand Prize went to girls.” Oh HELL the fuck yeah! Intelligent Nerdy Women FTW!
Wild Fish Uses Tool! →
“The tool-using tuskfish turns sideways to gain leverage as it bashes the cockle against the rock. Once thought to be a distinctly human trait, tool use has now been observed in a wide variety of animals, including chimps, dolphins, crows, octopuses, and yes, even other fish.” How very freakin cool. Everyday its just more evident that we aren’t the only clever species...
If Historical Events Had Facebook Statuses
caityisawinner: fuckingscreaming: (via leilockheart) i really love these stupid ass things.
skepttv: Is there Such a Thing as Scientific Consensus? James Randi addresses Singularity Summit 10.
Space shuttle's legacy: Soaring in orbit and costs →
“CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those. It cost $196 billion over 40 years, ended the lives of 14 astronauts and managed to make less than half the flights promised.” I’m quite glad we’re finally putting the Shuttle Program away! I only hope now that NASA will get the funding it needs to...