Three University of California researchers recently published a paper in the journal Science describing experiments conducted to study the impact of phrasing on charitable contributions.
Halloween for me is not just the mad decorating, costuming, horror tv watching, or scaring people. An integral part has also long been what Halloween audio has to offer. I used to have quite a commute and the idea of so many wasted hours each week behind a wheel was truly scary. In order to
The last Weird Wildlife Wednesday: Halloween Edition animal for this year is appropriately the fish of the damned. Also known as the hatchetfish, this deep-sea fish produces its own light through bioluminescence. The photophores along the body help disguise the fish from predators below with counterillumination, or the process of adjusting the light on their
Alan Eustace, a senior vice president jumped from a balloon in the stratosphere 41.5km above New Mexico last Friday morning.
During his fall, Eustace broke the sound barrier as well as the previous altitude record set by Felix Baumgartner in 2012.
The new movie Interstellar not only promises to be a top-notch science-fiction movie, it may have actually advanced our understanding of black holes.
This came as quite a wonderful shock to me. All too often, scientific accuracy in the movies takes a back seat or even a trunk seat to such considerations as plot development, dazzling eye-candy etc. Often, movie-makers are not even aware that real science is often more amazing than the lame made-up ideas they come up with.
Astronomers have imaged the nuclear fireball of a nova with unprecedented clarity and at its earliest stage of beautiful and destructive awesomeness.
I always liked the term Nova but it simply means “New” in latin which is kinda boring if you think about it (“Look… a New…a New). The word though initially referred to a new star that has appeared in the heavens and that was a big deal for a universe that’s supposed to be static and unchanging.