This Comet Stinks
I’m very disappointed.
The huge chunk of gas (called G2) that was supposed to be engulfed by the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy in a wonderful display of pyrotechnics never did and now they think they know why. It’s really a star.
The war against anti-science agents in the public school systems around the United States never ends. Battles are fought in perpetuity in all 50 states. Here is one battle in Arizona which involves the censorship of science thanks to the efforts of a few activists on the opposing side.
A mystery may have been solved as to why Animals didn’t flourish earlier in earth’s history even though oxygen levels should have permitted it. Scientists claim it’s because oxygen levels at that time were a fraction of what we thought they were.
Big multi-cellular life really proliferated on the earth in the period of geologic history called the Proterozoic about 800 million years ago. But the preceding billion years or so seemed to have enough oxygen for the simple organisms then existing to take advantage of. The bottom line question then has been: What the hell took so long?
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.