Zachary Read

21 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | @Zacasaur | Keep up with Zachary Read on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Zachary Read”

Voyager 1 Leaves Solar System, NASA Confirms

NASA’s far-flung spacecraft passed into interstellar space last year.<p><b>It’s official: Voyager 1 has slipped from the solar system.</b><p><b>Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 traveled past Jupiter and Saturn and is now more than 11.66 billion miles (18.67 billion kilometers) from the sun, becoming the first</b> …

Photo of the Day

Falsifying memories

As a Ph.D. student, the young Elizabeth Loftus wasn't captivated by calculus: "I used to sit in the back of the seminars, kind of bored, writing letters to my Uncle Joe, or hemming skirts or whatever". The only girl enrolled on Stanford's mathematical psychology graduate program, she was voted the …

Emmy equals Einstein squared

Symmetry is vital to the workings of our world from particles to wheels <i>(Image: Sophie Chivet / Agence VU/Camera Press)</i><p><i>Discovering symmetry’s</i> …

Physics

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Found: Proof That Seafloor Bacteria Ate Radioactive Supernova Dust

Microbes on the ocean bottom ate iron forged in the heart of a dying star<p>The late Carl Sagan said it best on his TV show <i>Cosmos</i>: "We're made of star-stuff." He meant that atoms which make up our bodies—and everything around us—formed when giant stars blew up billions of years ago. That material shot …

Curiosity Mars rover to investigate classic rock type

<b>Things have been a bit quiet on Mars of late. During most of April, Nasa's Curiosity rover enjoyed some R&R while the Red Planet moved behind the Sun as viewed from Earth.</b><p>This conjunction, as it is known, plays havoc with communications and the robot was forced to park up while the celestial …

Imperial College London

Your Mass is NOT From the Higgs Boson

APOD: Ring of Fire over Monument Valley (2013 May 09) Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130509.html Explanation: As the New Moon continues this season's celestial shadow play, an annular solar eclipse track begins in western Australia at 22:30 UT on May 9 -- near sunrise on May 10 local time. Because the eclipse occurs within a few days of lunar apogee, the Moon's silhouette does not quite cover the Sun during mid-eclipse, momentarily creating a spectacular ring of fire. While a larger region witnesses a partial eclipse, the annular mid-eclipse phase is visible along a shadow track only about 200 kilometers wide but 13,000 kilometers long, extending across the central Pacific. For given locations along it, the ring of fire lasts from 4 to 6 minutes. Near the horizon, the appearance of the May 9/10 annular eclipse (online viewing) is suggested by this dramatic composite from May of 2012. The timelapse sequence depicts an annular eclipse in progress before sunset over Monument Valley in the southwestern United States. http://twanight.org/Tezel Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130509 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0509

Hubble Telescope finds dead stars polluted with planet debris

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found the building blocks for Earth-sized planets in an unlikely place – the atmospheres of a pair of burned-out …

Asteroids

Cells in hydrogel reverse diabetes in mice

<b>GEORGIA TECH / EMORY (US) —</b> Scientists reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice in as little as 10 days using a new technique to transplant cells.<p>The …

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

Supermarkets cash in on unfounded fears about food and health

We have all found ourselves standing in a supermarket aisle, staring at packets and cans, struggling to choose between different versions of the same …

Genome shows macaw is one smart bird

<b>TEXAS A&M (US) —</b> By sequencing the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw, researchers hope to learn more about the genetics behind the bird’s longevity …

Watch the Solar Eclipse Live

Northern Hemisphere observers can watch the event via live feed.<p><b>Sky-watchers took to Twitter today to share their experiences watching the solar eclipse, which was visible from Australia and parts of the Pacific.</b><p>Tweeted @xoxoalbertxoxo: "Instead of studying for my AP tomorrow, I'm just gonna watch …

Threatwatch: Is the Saudi virus a new SARS?

<b>Update:</b> <i>On 10 May French health authorities announced that three people in France were suspected to have caught the MERS virus from a man who</i> …

App turns smartphone sensors into weather stations

Weather reports typically only tell you what the weather should be doing in given places – not what it <i>is</i> doing. But that could soon change if an …

Toxic Mars dust could hamper planned human missions

Mars dust is dangerous to human health and could severely hamper proposed missions to send people to the Red Planet. So say space-health and …

Supersonic cosmic winds blew up giant galactic bubbles

Supersonic winds stopped in their tracks – that’s what dunnit. This is the latest explanation for the giant bubbles that stick out above and below …

Universe