Kim Vandermeer

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3 DIY Headboards That Totally Transform a Bedroom

These projects are an excuse to try something a bit adventurous. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>A unique and luxurious-looking headboard can instantly make over a space. Our home team shares three suprisingly easy ways to craft your own (in as little as one hour!) plus …

Home Decorating

Surprise! Monster Black Hole Found in Dwarf Galaxy

Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.<p>The relatively nearby dwarf …

Supernovas Might Create Weird 'Zombie Stars'

The most powerful stellar blasts in the universe may not always destroy stars in explosive supernovas as scientists had thought, but instead leave …

Sane Reasons To Be A Mars Colonizer

According to a former NASA Chief Technologist<p>Is it insane to sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Mason Peck would like to assure you it is not. He addressed the sanity of Mars colonizers in a post yesterday on the Mars One website. Peck is a Mars One adviser who previously served as NASA's Chief …

Mars

A Mission Back In Time

Rosetta is on a journey to unlock the history of the solar system.<p>After 10 years of circuitous travel, <i>Rosetta</i> has begun to edge toward the icy, black core of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In August, it will become the first spacecraft to orbit a comet’s nucleus and, shortly after, the first to …

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

Man-made 'breathing' leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel

One of the persistent challenges of manned space exploration is that pesky lack of oxygen throughout much of the universe. Here on Earth, trees and other plant life do us a real solid by taking in our bad breath and changing it back to clean, sweet O2.<p>So what if we could take those biological …

Space Exploration

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

Pest In Brazil Has Evolved Resistance Against GMO Corn

This has happened with several crop-munching insect species around the world.<p>Crop-munching caterpillars in Brazil are no longer put off by genetically modified plants designed to kill them, Reuters reports. The report is just the latest in a series that have emerged over the past few years.<p>In this …

Caterpillars

Ideas Wanted for NASA Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

Under its icy crust, Jupiter's moon Europa could harbor a vast ocean of potentially life-supporting liquid water, and NASA has issued a call for …

Supermoon To Shine Over Canada This Weekend, And It's Just The First Of 3 This Summer (VIDEO)

Skywatchers will be treated to the first of the three summer supermoons this Saturday, according to NASA.<p>The "perigee moon," its scientific name, …

Extreme Space Weather of Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Scarce

The most common type of star in the universe may savage planets near them, potentially stripping away their atmospheres and dooming chances for life …

Solar 'Mini-Max' Erupts As Quiet Sun Finally Hits Its Peak (Video)

The sun is supposed to be at the height of its 11-year activity cycle, but for the most part things have been pretty quiet.<p>That might be starting to …

The magic of the Internet

My friend posing to show just how incredibly comfortable it is :) I could fall asleep in this chair instantly.<p>daylight looking at the mountain every …

As requested, more pics of my husky raised by cats!

The picture that got her famous (1/2) I've got a lot of two types of comments, so I decided to address them here: 1. No, she's not completely husky. …

World’s largest airship set to take off with Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson at the helm

They are visible for miles across the undulating landscape of Bedfordshire: two gigantic, slab-sided structures, dwarfing everything around them. …

NASA: Kepler planet may be habitable - CNN Video

Lunar eclipse shows rare 'blood moon' bathed in orange

A red moon hung below a Red Planet in the night sky overnight, during a lunar eclipse that coincided with our closest approach to Mars in six years.

Lunar Eclipse

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

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Newly identified dinosaur fauna sheds light on evolution

Less than 20 years ago the first known feathered dinosaurs from northeastern China were being unveiled to a surprised and amazed public, and since then huge numbers of fossils have been found. A new study, however, confirms previous suspicions that this wonderful collection in fact represents two …

Mesmerizing (or Terrifying?) Macro Photos of Spiders Staring Straight at the Camera

Macro photographs of insects are nothing new; and yet, Malaysian Jimmy Kong‘s photographs of spiders staring straight at the camera are immediately …

Most Beautiful Sound in the World is in Malaysian swamp

A two-minute recording from a Malaysian swamp at dusk has been judged The Most Beautiful Sound in the World in an online competition.<p>Sound expert …

National Parks

Japan to Test Space Junk Cleanup Tether Soon: Report

Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports.<p>Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency …

A Bird Backpack That Can Track Migrations

Something new for the carrier pigeon to carry around.<p>To study migrating birds, engineers have been developing a sensor-loaded backpack that would power itself with vibrations produced by flight. A special ceramic material would convert those vibrations into electricity.<p>The Parts<p>A) System battery<p>B) …

When Astronauts Set Sail Aboard Apollo Command Module 007

The Apollo spacecraft was neither mass produced nor reusable. Of the 36 vehicles built by North American Aviation (and later North American Rockwell), some of which were scrapped before completion, only 19 launched on suborbital or orbital missions. The rest were built for specific types of …