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5 of the Craziest Science Facts Out There, Part 2

1. How heavy do you think a cloud is?<p>The typical cumulus cloud weighs 216,000 pounds, according to science correspondent for NPR Robert Krulwich. …

Fire Log with Chemicals - YouTube Fireplace

APOD: Seyfert's Sextet (2013 Dec 10) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131210.html Explanation: What will survive this battle of the galaxies? Known as Seyfert's Sextet, this intriguing group of galaxies lies in the head portion of the split constellation of the Snake (Serpens). The sextet actually contains only four interacting galaxies, though. Near the center of this Hubble Space Telescope picture, the small face-on spiral galaxy lies in the distant background and appears only by chance aligned with the main group. Also, the prominent condensation on the upper left is likely not a separate galaxy at all, but a tidal tail of stars flung out by the galaxies' gravitational interactions. About 190 million light-years away, the interacting galaxies are tightly packed into a region around 100,000 light-years across, comparable to the size of our own Milky Way galaxy, making this one of the densest known galaxy groups. Bound by gravity, the close-knit group may coalesce into a single large galaxy over the next few billion years. http://geckzilla.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/geckzilla/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131210 #APOD

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 …

Top 10 martial arts movies

10. Once Upon a Time in China<p>The film that kick-started Hong Kong cinema's kung-fu renaissance and launched Jet Li towards a future of substandard western action movies. Its subject was already well known to local audiences: Wong Fei-hung was a real person: a turn-of-the-century martial arts master …

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Coming Summer 2016 – /Film

<i>Briefly</i>: Details are scarce but director <b>Bryan Singer</b> just announced that a new <i>X-Men</i> movie, called <b>X-Men: Apocalypse</b>, will be out in 2016. The precise …

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

The 5 Most Shocking Moments From Drake's Scorpion

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>We love a charitable king!<p>madfitzroth<p>TRL<p>Ariana …

How to spot ISS in your sky

A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.<p>This …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

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Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III | Colossal

<p>Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua …

Stephen Hawking on black holes – video

Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist<p>Published: 2 Dec 2014<p>Physicist considered 'so far gone' doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, professor tells Royal College of Surgeons<p>Published: 7 Jul 2014<p><b>Pete Etchells:</b> Professor Hawking's PR …

Brain decoding: how scientists can read your mind – video

This animation shows how researchers are learning how to decode what someone is thinking from an MRI scan of their brain, by identifying subtle patterns of activity associated with viewing particular images. The brain-decoding technology can already provide crude reconstructions of what a subject …

Remote Bomb Detector Uses Sound Waves To Distinguish Between Types Of Explosives

It can tell the difference between high-yield and low-yield explosives at a distance.<p>A new type of bomb detection can sniff out how powerful an explosive is from afar. Devised by researchers at Vanderbilt University, Purdue University and the Colorado School of Mines, it uses a laser vibrometer and …

What Makes A Boomerang Come Back?

The physics of boomerang flight<p>The boomerang is one of humanity's oldest heavier-than-air flying inventions. King Tutankhamen, who lived during the 14th century BC, owned an extensive collection, and aboriginal Australians used boomerangs in hunting and warfare at least as far back as 10,000 years …

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How the brain matches sights and sounds

A new study shows how and when the auditory system encodes the auditory-visual synchrony between complex and changing sounds and images.<p>To understand …

A rocky history: researchers explain why early meteorites are different from earthly stones

From Earth to the moon to Mars, the rocky structures of celestial bodies were built using the very same mixture of oxygen. But for 40 years now, researchers have been noticing something strange: meteorites from the early days of the Solar System are built with a different mixture of oxygen, one …

The coldest place in the universe

Astronomers say the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest place in the universe at one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s even colder than …

NASA Shoots Lasers at the Moon to Create Insanely Fast Internet

NASA has set a new record for communication in space, beaming information to and from a probe named LADEE that is currently flying around the moon …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Dudes Slow Down When Walking With Their Girlfriends

But they don't alter their gaits for other ladies.<p>A person's optimal walking speed—which minimizes the amount of energy required to travel—usually correlates with body mass and leg length. People with longer legs and bigger bodies are more likely to have a faster walk. Because of the way men and …

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