Sachi Wilson

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The Most Popular Music Of 2013 Isn't Quite What You'd Expect

Miley and Kanye got all the press, but less famous acts like Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, and um...the cast of Duck Dynasty... sold better.<p>Artists like Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, and Daft Punk were all over the press and the airwaves in 2013 – and to be sure, sold very well – but did not make …

17 Photos Of Kate Middleton From 2013 That Remind Us Why Everyone Loves Her So Much

When 2013 hit, the world was already smitten with Kate Middleton. But that didn't mean the Duchess of Cambridge couldn't have yet another banner year.<p>Between giving birth to the future King of England and bravely playing volleyball in a pair of sky-high wedges, Kate cemented her place in our hearts …

Beyonce Sings to Terminally Ill Fan

Beyoncé, purveyor of pop brilliance and maker of miracles, took a moment during her show in Las Vegas earlier this month to sing and dance with a …

YouTube's 13 Most-Watched Music Videos of 2013

Google has released its list of the top trending music videos of 2013, so let’s crank up the way-back machine and revisit the ones that made us …

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift & Her Brother Sport Matching Onesies

Like brother, like sister.<p>Taylor Swift, 24, got into the festive Christmas Eve spirit on Tuesday night by sporting a red, plaid onesie alongside her …

Siblings

The Science Behind Reindeer's Color-Changing Eyes

It's not the magic of Christmas that turns their eyes from gold to blue.<p>Winter in the Arctic is grim—day and night blur together for 24 hour stints without sunlight. Reindeer manage to survive these gloomy weeks thanks to a peculiar adaptation. As the days grow darker, reindeer's eyes turn from …

Finally, A Super-Simple Modular Robotics Kit

Engineering for the rest of us<p>The robot of the popular imagination, whether it’s R2D2 or Rosie, just works. But in reality, making a robot just work takes a lot of hard work. Many would-be roboticists give up when faced with a soldering iron, an Arduino board, and lines of code. The EZ-Robot kits …

This Is Bo, Who's Putting New Beats In New Places. You Should Meet Him

Every so often — and it isn't often, because while I'm always looking, always hoping, it's so rare to find — but this week it happened. A friend sent me an email that said, "You've got to check out this video."<p>I did. And what I saw was somebody doing something new in the world, something deeply …

The Twelve Bangs of Christmas | video

Twelve science-based suggestions for strengthening family bonds whilst also livening up the holidays!<p>Is Christmas a little boring this year? If you are a child or a chemist (or a chemist who never really grew up), you will enjoy these suggestions for some interesting science-based activities …

Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote …

Space Exploration

APOD: The Hydrogen Clouds of M33 (2013 Dec 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131226.html Explanation: Gorgeous spiral galaxy M33 seems to have more than its fair share of glowing hydrogen gas. A prominent member of the local group of galaxies, M33 is also known as the Triangulum Galaxy and lies about 3 million light-years distant. Its inner 30,000 light-years are shown in this telescopic galaxy portrait that enhances the reddish ionized hydrogen clouds or HII regions. Sprawling along loose spiral arms that wind toward the core, M33's giant HII regions are some of the largest known stellar nurseries, sites of the formation of short-lived but very massive stars. Intense ultraviolet radiation from the luminous, massive stars ionizes the surrounding hydrogen gas and ultimately produces the characteristic red glow. To enhance this image, broadband data was used to produce a color view of the galaxy and combined with narrowband data recorded through a hydrogen-alpha filter, transmitting the light of the strongest hydrogen emission line. To see the monochromatic narrowband data alone, move your cursor over the image, or take this video tour of the hydrogen clouds of M33. http://www.caelumobservatory.com/ http://skycenter.arizona.edu/ http://www.as.arizona.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131226 #APOD

8 Ways Jellyfish Are Awesome And Terrifying

Awesomely terrifying, or terrifyingly awesome?<p>The jellyfish is a fascinating creature. Floating lazily along in the ocean current resembling plastic bags, the gelatinous zooplankton seem to do little more than add a colorful glow to our aquariums and occasionally give swimmers a reason to urinate …

FYI: Did Dinosaurs Get The Flu?

Investigating diseases of prehistory<p>It’s very hard to figure out when the influenza virus first started making animals sick. Studies of the history of major human epidemics suggest the flu has been around for at least a thousand years. “The certainty diminishes as we go further back into the past,” …

More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News

Among the things to celebrate this holiday season is the fact that there are fewer hungry people in the world. Just how many? Well, since 1965, researchers in Europe have been tracking the world's food supply and where it's going.<p>The good news is: The percentage of the world's population getting …

2013: The year in weather

A year of extremes in weather, from heatwaves in Australia and the US to the awesome power of storms on the British coastline.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in space<p>The year in amazing design<p>The year in wildlife

When stars sneeze

If you could watch over thousands of years, you’d find that the star is having a sneezing fit. It’s firing off rapid releases of super-hot, …

NASA's Plan To Deal With Pesky Moon Dust

A space dust buster<p>The Problem<p>Moon dust is dangerous. Each mote is like a tiny shard of glass—there’s no wind or rain to soften the edges of lunar soil. During the Apollo missions, it jammed equipment and got stuck in the seals of space suits, causing a serious loss of pressure. Martian dust poses …