Amanda Sperow

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The gravitational orbit of any moon, planet, star or galaxy forms a helix, when you view it traveling through a time dimension

<b>The gravitational orbit of any moon, planet, star or galaxy forms a helix, when you view it traveling through a time dimension.</b> A 3-dimensional helix is a ‘slice’ of the 4-dimensional shape of the orbit of a planet; Y is a time dimension, X and Z are space dimensions. One 2D slice of a 3D helix is a circle, another is a wave. One 3D slice of a 4D helix is a sphere; a planet in a specific moment of time.<p>Interesting patterns are revealed when you start thinking about the 4-dimensional shapes of …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Stellar Space HD Wallpapers

Hey, space geeks! It's time to pimp your desktop with some fantastic, and why not to say, stellar space wallpapers! These are some high definition …

Red Sky at Night: The Science of Sunsets

A meteorologist explains why the sky is sometimes so colorful.<p><b>On a recent autumn night here in Washington, D.C., the sun seemed to personify a Dylan Thomas poem: Do not go gentle into that good night ... Rage, rage against the dying of the light. The scarlet skies inspired many viewers to grab</b> …

10 Famous People Killed By Bad Medicine

In the past, medicine was not so much a science as a cross between amateur alchemy and compensated sadism. And the worst quackery wasn't just …

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

Our Beautiful Planet<p>Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)<p>A new book collects satellite images of places around …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

Heavy atoms help give black hole jets their power

Jets of a black hole known as 4U1630-47 contains heavy particles, such as iron and nickel. It helps explain why black hole jets pack such a …

Would Lincoln Have Survived If He Was Shot Today?

The anatomy of the President's fatal wound, and what modern medicine could have done for him<p>Abraham Lincoln often spoke and dreamed about being assassinated, convinced that he would not outlast the rebellion when his work would have been done. Prior to his inauguration, he received letters warning …

Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn’s Hexagon Storm

Wildlife<p>NASA this week released the highest-resolution view yet of the unique, six-sided jet stream circling Saturn’s north pole—known as “the hexagon.” This movie (click image to run), made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters. …

Focus on stars Betelgeuse and Rigel

Tonight … look for Orion the Hunter, one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. Many constellations have a single bright star, …

Share an astronaut's perspective: view from the space station

This stunning timelapse footage of the Earth from space will change how you see our planet<p>This compilation of mesmerising timelapse footage of the Earth taken from the <b>International Space Station (ISS)</b> is ... well, out of this world.<p>The clip, called <i>The World Outside My Window</i>, was made by David …