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Why Olympic National Park Is One Of The Finest Examples Of ‘America’s Best Idea’

I was five. The shadows of the forest danced around me and I shuddered in fear. The darkness was unlike anything I’d felt before; deep and unforgiving. My old man threw another log on the glowing embers of the campfire. Sparks flew upward, into the black. My dad quietly sang an few notes of …

National Parks

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

This Weird Meteorite Could Be Our First Ever From The Outer Solar System

It's like no other space rock on Earth.<p>It’s taken us 16 years, but we might finally know the origin of one of the strangest meteorites to ever …

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This small slice of the night sky contains 48,741 galaxies

This image makes me feel so incredibly small.<p>Each of these 48,741 dots represents a galaxy. Each galaxy is a collection of billions of stars. The stars themselves trap untold planets, asteroids, and possibly even life in their gravitational clutches.<p>But this image, which is just one-twentieth of …

Galaxies

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The best optical illusions of 2016 will give your brain a workout

If the blue-or-gold dress or the giant red dot weren't enough to give your brain a workout, this group of the best optical illusions of 2016 should do the trick.<p>Selected by the Neural Correlate Society every year, the illusions "are perceptual experiences that do not match the physical reality,'' …

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A new 'dark vortex' just popped up on the surface of Neptune

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spied a brand-new blemish on the surface of Neptune. New images from the spacecraft reveal that a "dark vortex" has popped up in the planet’s atmosphere. No, this has nothing to do with the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, nor has a spell been cast on Neptune. It’s just …

This College Student's Insane Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

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Frequently Asked Questions about Scientific Pantheism

There are several compelling reasons.<p>1. Most traditional religions have elements which are hard to believe or to reconcile with common sense, …

Spirituality

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

1200 Years old Ancient Hindu Temple made out of Single Rock

Twentynine Kilometers away from the City of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India you can find 1200 years old Ancient Hindu Temple, Kailasa Temple. This …

The Scenic Beauty of the West Coast and the Oregon National Parks

Oregon is a beautiful state full of national parks to explore. Inland, it is bordered by the state of Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada. The …

What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye? Science Explains

We thought it was just us.<p>If you've ever noticed tiny worm-like shapes or transparent blobs in your field of vision - you know, those things that …

Physicists Have Figured Out How Supermassive Black Holes Turn Galaxies Into Cosmic Graveyards

Lights out.<p>An international team of scientists appears to have solved a longstanding mystery in astronomy, identifying the potential cause of what …

This Mind-Blowing Theory About Dark Matter Will Make You See Space Differently

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark …

Dark Matter

Primordial Black Holes Could Solve Dark Matter Mystery

Dark matter is the most common matter in the Universe, accounting for nearly 85% of the total mass of the cosmos. But while we know dark matter is out there, we have no real idea what it is. Lots of ideas have been proposed, such as WIMPs or exotic particles known as axions, but another idea is …

Astronomers Measure a Black Hole Equal to 660 Million Times the Sun’s Mass

Seventy million light-years from Earth lies the somewhat odd galaxy NGC 1332. It falls somewhere in between the two main galaxy types of elliptical …

Mostly Mute Monday: Hubble unveils deepest view of the Universe, ever

Ultra-deep field? Move over; there’s a new deepest-view of all!<p><i>“In other words, theory attempts to segregate the minimum number of possible worlds</i> …

How Earth's magnetic field is changing

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three …

Kepler Has Nearly Doubled the Number of Confirmed Exoplanets in Our Galaxy

Wait, you thought the Kepler Space Telescope was dead? Think again. Today, NASA’s Kepler team announced the discovery of a whopping 1,284 new …

Universe

2016 May 10 - Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds

<b>Saturn and Mars visit Milky Way Star Clouds</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Carlos Eduardo Fairbairn ; <i>Rollover Annotation:</i> Judy Schmidt<p><b>Explanation:</b> Planets, …

Map of flow within the Earth's mantle finds the surface moving up and down 'like a yo-yo'

Researchers have compiled the first global set of observations of the movement of the Earth's mantle, the 3000-kilometre-thick layer of hot silicate …

A Terrifying Photo Collection Shows How Climate Change Is Destroying The Planet Right Now

An Instagram account, Everyday Climate Change, documents what’s happening around the world visually, with photos of the causes and effects of global …

What Would Happen to Our Solar System If Jupiter Didn't Exist?

Our solar system is weird. Not only because we’re unique little snowflakes on a blue marble called Earth but because other stars usually have their …

Astronomy

How to survive (and enjoy) the busy season at the national parks | Adventure Sports Network

Relax--you’ll have a great time at the national parks, even in peak season. Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Scherzberg<p>Last year, a record-breaking 305 …