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Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Leonardo da Vinci's Ingenious Design for a Self-Supporting Bridge

Or, "How to build a bridge in 10 minutes that's strong enough to support a car"<p>Of the many structures Leonardo da Vinci designed, perhaps none made …

How we made the typeface Comic Sans

‘The level of hatred was amazing and quite funny. I couldn’t believe people could get so worked up about a font’<p>I was working for Microsoft’s typography team, which had a lot of dealings with people from applications like Publisher, Creative Writer and Encarta. They wanted all kinds of fonts – a …

Fossils reveal ancient secrets of salamander ancestors' limb regrowth

However, the scientists studied limb regeneration in young newts (tadpoles). They found at this early stage tadpoles generate their limbs with …

Odd creature was ancient ancestor of today’s giraffes

A distant relative of today’s giraffes was a bit of an odd creature: It was about the size of a bull moose, but it had a long neck that could stretch …

Giraffes

Missing link between dinosaur nests and bird nests

The links between dinosaurs and birds keep getting stronger: skeletal structures, feathers—and now nests. Whereas some dinosaurs buried their eggs …

Dinosaurs

A Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Therapy Eliminated Cancer in Two Infants

Two infants diagnosed with an aggressive and previously incurable form of leukemia are now in remission, after British doctors say they cured the …

Highlights of Hubble

Scientists tell Nature Video about their favourite moment with the space telescope.<p>As the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch …

Top 10 Hubble images

As the famous telescope turns 25, scientists who worked on the project choose their favourite pictures.<p>THE BUTTERFLY NEBULA<p><i>Chosen by: Jason Kalirai,</i> …

Hubble spies a stellar mystery

Exploding star seems unlike any kind known.<p>Astronomers have discovered a mysterious stellar outburst that appears to defy classification.<p>The …

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD

The Hubble Space Telescope allows NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to comprehensively explore the solar system as they learn more about our universe. A new program involving this telescope permits scientists to specifically study the solar system's outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and …

Astronomy

New Theory By Scientists Suggests Possible Existence of Two More ‘Earth-Sized Planets’ Within Solar System

The number of planets in Earth’s solar may change again – only this time Pluto will remain an actual planet.<p>A series of space rocks known as the “extreme trans-Neptunion objects” could actually be two more Earth-sized planets, according to a new scientific report published in by Monthly Notices of …

Planet Neptune: Facts About Its Orbit, Moons & Rings

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It was the first planet to get its existence predicted by mathematical calculations before it was actually …

7 Ways Other Planets (and Moons) Have Earth Beat

Sure, our little planet might have the only known life in the universe, but there are places in our celestial backyard that have us soundly beat in the record books.<p>Sure, our little planet might have the only known life in the universe, but there are places in our celestial backyard that have us …

Discovered: Far flung planet with unknown orbit

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a miniature planet that is the most distant body ever found in the solar system, scientists said on …

Astronomers may have witnessed the birth of a black hole | Institute of Astronomy

Published on 07/11/2015 <p><i>Hubble Space Telescope photo of NGC 3021. Image credit: NASA / ESA / A. Riess, STScI.</i><p><b>Recent work by astronomers at the IoA is</b> …

Do black holes reverse time?

THINK of a holographic picture.<p>It’s a flat, two-dimensional film. But it contains all the information our eyes need to perceive a three-dimensional …

Inside A Black Hole: Six Surreal Things That Might Happen

Be it time travel or, god forbid, spaghettification, these are six leading theories on what might happen to a person if they go inside a black …

Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …

Black Holes

NASA releases stunning image of a supernova's remnants

NASA has released a stunning image of the remnants of a supernova taken by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The image reveals a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago, according to the space agency. “Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one …

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Our solar system may be much larger than we thought

Researchers have found the most distant object ever in our solar system.<p>The object, called V774104, is over 15.4 billion km (9.6 billion miles) from the sun and could be as wide as the state of Texas. The most interesting thing about this far-flung world is its yet-to-be-determined orbit, which …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Hazy Orange Planets May Be Good Places to Live

“Pale orange haze” conjures up some unpleasant imagery, from chemical warfare to Sriracha plants to 19th century England. But hazy orange days didn’t …

Tiny planet spotted, 3x as distant as Pluto

NASA<p>Astronomers have spied a cold world three times as distant from the Sun as Pluto.<p>The unexcitingly-named V774104 is at least 500km across and the …

Pluto’s Surface ​May Be Alive Thanks To Planetary Antifreeze

Could icy slush be driving the dwarf planet's geological activity?<p>After the New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past Pluto on July 14, scientists were stunned at what it sent back. Photos show the dwarf planet dotted with icy mountains and smooth plains of ice, suggesting the surface may be younger than …

Mars Is Destroying Its Own Moon

Luckily for Phobos, scientists think it has at least 30 million years before it kicks the bucket.<p>Like Jeb Bush's presidential campaign, the largest of Mars' two moons is falling apart.<p>NASA researchers pointed to grooves in Phobos' surface -- which they likened to stretch marks -- as proof of its …

Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

Universe