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Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Astrophysics

quiet night of quiet stars, so many stars

alice doesn't live here anymore, revisited

Shine on you crazy Diamond!

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Geography

Hosier Lane Mural by Shane Sterry

Snow + a rainbow = this amazing photo from Yosemite National Park. Photo: Leasha Hooker #california #publiclands #yosemite #nationalpark #snow #rainbow #rainbows #nature #landscape #nationalparks #naturelovers #instanature #instacool #instagood #instawow #bestoftheday #photooftheday #photography #instalike #love #like #hiking #travel #stunning #amazing

14 Calendars for 2014

According to the Chinese zodiac, the year of the wood horse promises opportunities and victories, adventures and even surprising romances—if you're willing to take chances like the free-spirited, spontaneous animal. Although the Standard Hotel's 2014 calendar has set the bar high in terms of …

Design

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green face, bloodshot eyes and stitched-up skin.<p>The …

3D Printing a Star Cluster: How the Blind Can Feel Hubble Space Pictures

Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute devised a clever way for the blind to experience the wonder of the cosmos: 3D printing images from the Hubble Space Telescope.<p><b>This iconic image of star cluster NGC 609</b> depicts several bright, newborn stars wrapped in a resplendent bubble of gas …

Astrophysics

Dunkle Materie wird exotischer

Sollten WIMPs also tatsächlich existieren, bleibt ihnen bald kein Versteck mehr. "Wir ziehen die Schlinge zu", sagt der stellvertretende Sprecher von …