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In Search of the Lost Land of Gold (and mummified baboons too)

In Search of the Lost Land of Gold (and mummified baboons too)

“Suddenly I heard a noise as of thunder, which I thought to be that of a wave of the sea. The trees shook, and the earth was moved. I uncovered my face, and I saw that a serpent drew near…[]…his body was as overlaid with gold, and his colour as that of true lazuli….[]… it [...]..

August 30, 2013 — David Bressan
The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather

The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather

Video of the Week #107, August 29th, 2013: From: The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week by Evelyn Lamb at Roots of Unity.

August 29, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Earth Waves To Saturn

Earth Waves To Saturn

Image of the Week #106, August 26th, 2013: From: Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures by Caleb A. Scharf at Life, Unbounded. Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA as an organization is positioned to deliver some of the greatest and most inspiring images in human history and they don’t shirk from that duty...

August 26, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week

The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week

Last Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a video of the past 10 years of weather in the Americas. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-12, which had monitored the weather in North and South America since April 2003, was retired on August 16...

August 25, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
Wormholes May Save Physics From Black Hole Infernos

Wormholes May Save Physics From Black Hole Infernos

Are black holes surrounded by walls of fire? Does this imply that one (or more) of our most cherished physical principles—and here I’m talking about biggies like quantum theory, the conservation of information or Einstein’s equivalence principle—is wrong?...

August 23, 2013 — Michael Moyer
“Singing Stars” Reveal Their Secrets, and More – The Countdown, Episode 29

“Singing Stars” Reveal Their Secrets, and More – The Countdown, Episode 29

More to explore: Curiosity Catches Sight of Mars’ Moon Passing the Other (PsiVid) Latest SpaceX Rocket Test Successfully Goes Sideways (New York Times) Public Naming of Planets and Planetary Satellites: Reaching Out for Worldwide Recognitionwith the Help of the IAU [Pdf] (IAU) Around the World in Four Days: NASA Tracks Chelyabinsk Meteor Plume (NASA) Russian [...]..

August 22, 2013 — Eric R. Olson
Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

Earth Waves To Saturn: The Pictures

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, or in this case 1,400 pictures are worth a few words. Here is the collage of images uploaded by people across the planet for NASA’s Cassini ‘Wave at Saturn’ event on July 19th 2013, while Cassini snapped Earth in turn, as a teeny, tiny dot of [...]..

August 22, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Discovery of Olinguito

Discovery of Olinguito

Video of the Week #106, August 21st, 2013: From: Olinguito: New Kid on the Block by Brian Malow at But Seriously…. Source: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences The olinguito has been a science media darling this past week...

August 21, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

The Secret (Musical) Life of Elephants

Image of the Week #105, August 21st, 2013: From: The Real Neuroscience of Creativity by Scott Barry Kaufman at Beautiful Minds. Source: Advertising Agency: Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Y&R Interactive, Tel Aviv, Israel, modified by io9...

August 21, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
The Dirtiest Lunar Mystery Of All

The Dirtiest Lunar Mystery Of All

                      There may be something funny going on with the stuff covering the Moon, and a new NASA mission launching next month is aiming to solve the mystery...

August 19, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Curiosity Catches Sight of Mars’ Moon Passing the Other

Curiosity Catches Sight of Mars’ Moon Passing the Other

This video depicts NASA’s Curiosity rover observing Mars’ two moons, then shows one moon passing in front of the other. Phobos and Deimos, the moons of Mars, are thought to be asteroids captured in Mars’ gravitational field...

August 16, 2013 — Joanne Manaster
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World