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Watch Live in HD: Solstitial Supermoon Achieves Perigee-Syzygy

As if you needed an excuse to stare at the beautiful full moon, tonight our natural satellite will be closer to Earth than at any other point in the …

APOD: The Porpoise Galaxy from Hubble (2013 Jun 24) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STSci/AURA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130624.html Explanation: What's happening to this spiral galaxy? Just a few hundred million years ago, NGC 2936, the upper of the two large galaxies shown, was likely a normal spiral galaxy -- spinning, creating stars -- and minding its own business. But then it got too close to the massive elliptical galaxy NGC 2937 below and took a dive. Dubbed the Porpoise Galaxy for its iconic shape, NGC 2936 is not only being deflected but also being distorted by the close gravitational interaction. A burst of young blue stars forms the nose of the porpoise toward the left of the upper galaxy, while the center of the spiral appears as an eye. Alternatively, the galaxy pair, together known as Arp 142, look to some like a penguin protecting an egg. Either way, intricate dark dust lanes and bright blue star streams trail the troubled galaxy to the lower right. The above recently-released image showing Arp 142 in unprecedented detail was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope last year. Arp 142 lies about 300 million light years away toward the constellation, coincidently, of the Water Snake (Hydra). In a billion years or so the two galaxies will likely merge into one larger galaxy. http://heritage.stsci.edu/2013/23/ http://hubblesite.org/news/2013/23 http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1311/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130624 #APOD

Letting children watch hours of TV improves academic ability, study claims

Allowing children to glue themselves to the TV for hours a day improves their academic abilities, a study has claimed.<p>Researchers at the University of London found that children who watched three or more hours a day were three months ahead of their peers who watched less than an hour a day, …

The Secret Life of the Sun, BBC Two, review

Isabel Mohan is won over by Kate Humble's enthusiasm in The Secret Life of the Sun.<p><b>Kate Humble</b>is clearly a sun worshipper. Only a few months ago, she presented <b>Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey</b> and last night she was back – once again alongside University of Southampton physicist <b>Dr Helen Czerski</b> …

Undermining immigration reform

The goal of immigration reform is to make our immigration system rational, accountable and workable. Bringing undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and into the system is a big part of that — it protects families, prevents exploitation and ensures that American workers and good employers are …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Rising 530 feet above sea level, South England’s Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Standing on it gives one a stunning panoramic …

Mirka Laura Severa

This work deals with the memory and one’s ability to accurately recall them. Mirka Laura Severa‘s work is a conceptual depiction of her own childhood …

6 Apps to Unleash Your Mobile Photography Creativity

<i>“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”</i> – Ansel Adams<p>The connected camera and mobile photography currently …

Old Aerial Photographs May Hold the Key to Solving the Amelia Earhart Mystery

More than 75 years ago, aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared not far from the completion of her record-breaking attempt to circumnavigate the Earth at …

20 Fascinating Pictures of Lizards

Lizards are an incredible species, and also make great photo subjects. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. My personal favorite, …

How to Do Infrared Photography

Infrared, or IR, is a form of light wave that is not visible to the human eye. In the electromagnetic spectrum, IR waves are grouped between visible …

Cook Anything Under The Sun With The SolSource Grill

One Earth Designs wants to change the way you cook with their Kickstarter campaign for their SolSource sun-powered grill. By harnessing the power of …

Sony Playstation Update 4.45 "Bricking" Systems. Officially Pulled For Review

Download at your own risk. Yesterday’s PlayStation 3 4.45 system software update is actually “bricking” some systems. The issue is so severe it …

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 May Be The Thinnest Tablet On The Market

Samsung isn’t well know for their tablets, mostly because, let’s face it, at this point you’ve got to be both amazing and dirt-cheap to draw any …

Santorini, Greece (j) via the-wonderblog.tumblr.com

Three-Story Tree House is a Dream Backyard Getaway

A modern three-level treehouse with a pitched roof perches on the remaining branches of a Dutch elm tree as a unique getaway on a family camping …

10 Best Zombie Movie Scenes

Watching Brad Pitt take on the zombie apocalypse in <i>World War Z</i> reminds me of scenes that are good enough to cause nightmares – and keep them coming …

An amazing sand sculpture

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