Gerard Giannasi

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What Does A Black Hole Look Like? Event Horizon Telescope May Soon Image The Boundary Of No Return

Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious class of objects in the known universe. Part of the enigma stems from the fact that despite overwhelming …

This Massive Tunnel in South America Was Dug by Ancient Mega-Sloths

Well, that's terrifying.<p>Researchers have found several colossal burrows in South America that are so huge and neatly constructed, you'd be forgiven …

NJ Night Sky: Another Jupiter close-up

NASA's Juno spacecraft made its fifth close flyby of Jupiter on Monday morning. It came within 2,600 miles of the cloud tops. A few new images were …

Astronomy

Lost planet size of Neptune discovered 'hiding in plain sight'

A fifth planetin the Kepler-150 system has been discovered, several years after the discovery of the first four, Kepler-150 b, c, d and e. It is …

Universe

Desert Wildlife in the United Arab Emirates: Pictures

How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation

<i>10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterToday …

Teaching

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

Monochrome

Hacking the Scavenger Hunt with QR Codes

By James Sturtevant<p>As I read through the 20 page assignment on the Industrial Revolution, I kept thinking to myself..<i>.Wow, this is boring!</i> If I was …

Education Technology

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

<b>Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned from Experience</b>Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. Most schools have physical buildings. …

Education Technology
Teaching
Makerspaces

Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

Teaching is important and rewarding work, but it can also be extremely stressful. Excessive stress may lead to burnout, which is characterized by …

Happiness

Where Is Earth In The Universe?

Before the Laniakea Supercluster was outlined in 2014, most astronomers placed the Milky Way inside the Virgo Supercluster. The Laniakea Supercluster …

Astrophysics

There are 11 newly-classified clouds, and all of them are breathtaking

It's time for you to look up at the sky more often.<p>If you did, you might catch a volutus, or roll cloud, which looks like a tube that appears to be …

Hubble Telescope Snaps Sparkly Photo of Hypergiant Star's Home

Westerlund 1, the glittering star cluster that is home to a truly massive hypergiant star, takes center stage in this photo by the Hubble Space …

Astrophysics

Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, U.S. and European scientists said on Wednesday.<p>Sea ice around the North Pole expands to its biggest extent of the year in …

See Mount Etna erupt in striking space photo

An astronaut's camera captures an unusual nighttime view of Mount Etna erupting with streaks of red lava.<p>The famously active volcano Mount Etna is at it again with another lava-spewing eruption. It's an impressive act of nature when seen from the planet's surface level, but it's also fascinating …

Massive Martian Slopes May Harbor Ice

Strange surface features sprawled around the bases of steep slopes on Mars point to the presence of ice on the planet's surface, according to new …

Let This Spectacular Video Take You On A Virtual Flight Over Mars

Too bad Trivago doesn’t list hotels on the Red Planet ... yet.<p>Although Donald Trump has signed a bill authorizing money to fund future exploration of Mars, tourism to the Red Planet is still a long way away.<p>Still, a person can dream, and one Finnish filmmaker is making that dream look like …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Astrophysics

Parts of Earth's Original Crust Exist Today in Canada

Rocks from the eastern shore of the Hudson Bay in Canada contain elements of some of Earth's earliest crust, new research finds.<p>The rocks themselves …

Crescent Enceladus

Peering from the shadows, the

Astronomy

The Magellenic Clouds Stay Connected By A String Of Stars

Astronomers have finally observed something that was predicted but never seen: a stream of stars connecting the two Magellanic Clouds. In doing so, …

Big History

Nikola Tesla: Maverick, Visionary & Master of Light

“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” -Nikola …

Astronomers discovered a rogue, wandering black hole hiding in our galaxy — and it's one of millions

Of the hundreds of millions (perhaps billions) of black holes scientists suspect are floating around in our galaxy, only about 60 have been found. The closest black hole that we know of is around 3,000 light-years away.<p>But astronomers believe they've spotted a rogue black hole hidden within a …

Astrophysics

Hubble captures breathtaking picture of dark and light nebulae

Hubble has captured a stunning photo of a baby star in close proximity to both a light nebula and a dark nebula overlapping.<p>This photo might not be the most spectacular of the nebula photos take by the Hubble telescope over the years, but there is a lot more going on than a first glance by an …

YouTube

Astroquizzical: How Does Gravity Escape From A Black Hole? (Synopsis) [Starts With A Bang]

There’s something puzzling about black holes, if you stop to consider it. On the one hand, they’re objects so massive and dense — compacted into such …

Physics

Why water splashes—new theory reveals secrets

New research from the University of Warwick generates fresh insight into how a raindrop or spilt coffee splashes.

Nanotech