Spider silk used to be the strongest known bio-material. According to a recent study published in the Royal Society journal Interface, that superlative now goes to, you guessed it, the teeth of a limpet.
The title is a terrible joke. If you are suffering from Clostridium difficile- an infection terrible enough that the preferable alternative is a transplant of someone else’s poo, there may be a downside to getting that transplant besides just having to try very hard not to think about it for the rest of your life.
The Hubble Space Telescope has found that largest smiley face ever discovered…in a galaxy cluster 4.5 billion light years from earth.
Sure, this is ultimately a meaningless arrangement of photons that only humans are likely to post endlessly about, but it does offer a fun opportunity to discuss some interesting phenomena.
The components of the face are part of a galaxy cluster with the fascinating name DSS J1038+4849 :-p. The face itself is made up of two bright, very similar-looking galaxies for the eyes. There’s even a small nose galaxy in the right place.
Ken Ham has released a statement declaring February 12 should be known as “Darwin Was Wrong Day”.
The interior of the earth may have just gotten more interesting with the discovery of another distinct region hiding within the inner core. Say hello to our inner-inner core.
The core of the earth is as interesting as it is mysterious and inhospitable. The Mantle and Crust immediately below our feet are ok I suppose but a lot of the really cool stuff (and amazingly hot stuff as well) takes place far below that, within the various layers we call the core starting about 2,800 km below ground.