Frederick Jevsevar

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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

The undark nights of summer

Guy Ottewell lives in England. His illustrations of 3-dimensional space are illuminating. Long summer twilights, explained.<p>For most of June, and into …

Astronomy

Mind-blowing images of Saturn from the Cassini orbiter

27 of Hubble's Best Photos for Its 27th Birthday

Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.<p>Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.

What's The Largest Planet In The Universe?

In our Solar System, Jupiter is the largest planet we have, but what’s the upper limit to planetary size?<p>If you get too much mass together in a single object, its core will fuse lighter elements into heavier ones.<p>At about eighty times the mass of Jupiter, you’ll have a true star, burning hydrogen …

Universe

Animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.<p>As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels …

New Up-Close Image of Jupiter Is So Hypnotic It Hurts

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has consistently been coming through with the best close-up images of Jupiter we’ve ever seen. But a newly released, …

Cow burps rather than farts are destroying the earth’s atmosphere

<b>Cow flatulence has long been blamed for excessive methane levels damaging the earth’s atmosphere.</b><p>Methane, we know now, is a major problem for the …

Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

<b>Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET Thursday</b><p>Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one laminated 24-by-36-inch sheet of paper at a time.<p>Beginning last Thursday, Boston Public Schools administrators have been sending social studies teachers in the second, seventh and …

Maps

A 3D Animation That Compares the Scale of the Smallest Known Particles to the Universe Itself

A 3D animation by Reigarw Comparisons measures the scale of the smallest known particles to the size of the universe itself, scaling up incrementally …

Particles

3D Size Comparison of Everything in the Universe is Awe-Inspiring

Like a cross between the opening credits of <i>Contact</i> and the Simpson’s Universe couch gag, this video gives us an ever expanding look at how the …

Hubble Telescope Snaps Photo of Massive (and Weird) Hybrid Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing view of a strange hybrid galaxy 400 million light-years away.<p>The galaxy, called UGC 12591, is odd …

Universe

The GOP's Obamacare repeal plan is out--and it's even worse than anyone expected

After weeks of expectations — actually, nearly seven years of expectations — House Republicans on Monday released their proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.<p>Elements of the proposal, which was kept under lock and key last week — have been dribbling out for a few days. The text of the bill …

This Year's Best Science Photos Are So Good They're Basically Art

The finalists of the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards have been announced, showcasing the best science-related imagery from the past year. This year’s crop …

Immune System

Snap of Clinton reading Pence email headline goes viral

(Reuters) - A photo of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton glancing at a newspaper headline about U.S. Vice President Mike Pence using private email has gone viral on social media, with thousands of people commenting on it.<p>Pence and others involved in the Republican presidential campaign …

Donald Trump

New Jupiter Images: Do You See Cotton Candy or Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'?

Jupiter's swirling cloud tops, photographed by NASA's Juno probe, look like something straight out of a dream, or even a famous painting.<p>Citizen …

Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F

OSLO (Reuters) - An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the U.N. weather agency said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Two Adelie penguins stand atop a block of melting ice on a rocky shoreline at …

Global Warming

Interesting Photo of the Day: Tasman Glacier Under the Milky Way

Many photographers experiment with astrophotography and are drawn to the sights and colors that can’t always be seen by the naked eye. In order to …

We Fact-Checked All the Lies Donald Trump's Administration Told This Week

From incorrectly suggesting a terrorist attack in Sweden to exaggerating the amount of money saved on military planes.<p>Last weekend President Donald Trump falsely suggested a terrorist attack in Sweden at a campaign-style rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida. That …

Humans Are Driving a New Burst of Evolution - Including Possibly Our Own

We're changing ourselves.<p>The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a …

NASA discovered some potentially habitable planets, and everyone made the same Trump joke

NASA researchers announced Wednesday that they’d discovered a previously unknown group of seven planets around a red dwarf sun, three of which have …

Donald Trump

Juno space probe captures stunning image of Jupiter's south pole

This Nasa image shows an incredibly detailed picture of the surface of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft.<p>It was taken on February 2, 2017 as the probe flew directly over Jupiter's south pole at an altitude of about 62,800 miles above the cloud tops.<p>However, plans to offer the device an even more …

The Mind-Bending Mathematics Behind Quantum Computers

And if you've had your coffee, maybe you can even understand half of it.<p>Quantum computing is a lot to wrap your mind around. To put things very simply (as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did recently, with surprising eloquence) regular computers are made up of bits—ones and zeros—which are …

This Sea Monster News Is Really Messing Me Up

See that creepy long-necked green beast eating a little fish in the illustration above? It’s called a Dinocephalosaurus, and it will haunt you like …

Dinosaurs

91 Astronomers Combine 1000 Images Into One Amazing Journey to Jupiter

A renewed era of space exploration is underway. Compared to the Space Race of the 20th century, which was characterized by two superpowers locked in …

A scale-stripping gecko, an intergalactic bridge, and other amazing images of the week

Nasa's Jupiter flyby is a confidence booster

Following last year’s computer glitch, Juno has successfully gathered data on the composition of the planet’s atmosphere<p>Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has skimmed past Jupiter’s north and south pole, returning data on the giant planet and its atmosphere.<p>The flyby took place on 2 February at 12:57 GMT. …

New Close-Up Image of Jupiter's South Pole is Mind-Blowingly Beautiful

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has once again delivered stunning images of Jupiter, this time giving us a glimpse at the gas giant’s south pole. The image, …

Astronomy

Russia Prepares as Warming Climate Thaws Ice-Free Superhighway

A warming climate is opening up the northern sea route connecting northern Europe and Asian and North American ports. Russia has Arctic icebreakers …