Tom Richards

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Wow! Curiosity Rover Captures 2 Mars Moons Together In Stunning NASA Video

A spectacular new video from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the Red Planet's two tiny moons eclipsing each other in an otherworldly skywatching …

Stunning NASA map reveals paths of 1,400 huge ‘hazard’ asteroids

A new map released by NASA has plotted the journeys of the majority of Earth’s most potentially dangerous asteroids through space, creating a …

Hubble Surprise: Shows Early-Universe Red Galaxies as Oddly Old

This accurately describes what we see in the region of space around us, but how does galaxy morphology change as we look further back in time, to …

2013 August 20 - Venus and the Triply Ultraviolet Sun

<b>Venus and the Triply Ultraviolet Sun</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA/SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams; <i>Digital Composition:</i> Peter L. Dove<p><b>Explanation:</b> An unusual …

How Dragonflies Could Help Scientists Build Better Robots

Dragonflies process light and dark a little differently than the rest of us.<p>New research into the visual system of dragonflies could one day improve target detection and tracking in robotics, according to a pair of Australian researchers.<p>Steven Wiederman and David O'Carroll from the Center for …

CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

<b>(Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel)</b><p>The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>Scott Dodd<p>August 18, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on OnEarth.org.<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing …

America's Libertarian Moment

A longtime libertarian policy wonk talks about whether the philosophy can save the GOP -- and why he still doesn't think Rand Paul can win the presidency.<p>Libertarianism is on the march. From the rapid rise to prominence of first-term Senator Rand Paul to the state-level movements to legalize gay …

Architectural Ecologies of the Near Future

Home > Articles > Architectural Ecologies of the Near Future<p>Posted: Thu, May 23, 2013 | By: Miscellaneous<p><b>by Rachel Armstrong</b><p>Wafer thin artificial …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Amazing Animated Comedy Short - HAPPY HOUR

Zoo In China Swaps Dog For Lion, Hopes No One Notices

Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking.<p>Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely resembles the king of the jungle than does perhaps any other domestic canine.<p>Apparently, …

Seven global architects to build sensory structures inside Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts' lofty halls are to be transformed into a sensory architectural maze by seven firms from across the globe.<p>The exhibit,</i> …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …