Michael Pelofske

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On This Day in 585 BCE, a Solar Eclipse Ended a War

On May 28, 585 BCE, a solar eclipse ended a six-year war.<p>The Greek philosopher Thales lived in the seaside town of Miletus. He hypothesized that …

50 Years Worth Of Televised Pro Putt-Putt Golf Championships

When you think of miniature golf you probably picture castles and windmills, teenagers out on a date and tiny pencils, but over 50 years ago the …

NASA Announces Two New Asteroid Missions

The poet E.E. Cummings wrote, “—listen: there’s a hell / of a good universe next door; let’s go.” And go we shall: NASA’s Discovery Program announced …

The Winter Classical Playlist

As the whether gets colder, staying indoors looks even more appealing than it normally does. Turn on this playlist and chill out to classical music …

Playlist

The Art of the Heist

An elite crew of tacticians have an hour to free their comrade Sarah before certain death. Like any such group you see in the movies, they each have …

The Science of Why We Laugh

Laughter is universal. And yet strange when you think about it. One moment we're doing nothing particularly noteworthy. The next moment we're …

A Drunken Astronomer, a 2,500 Year Old Brew, and a Lost City Older than Machu Picchu

This week we’re looking into whether polygraph (aka lie detector) tests actually work, checking out a Bronze Age brew that really should be made …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Witty Wordplay Themed Sketches From Monty Python's Flying Circus

The Monty Python crew are the undisputed masters of witty comedy, and comedy fans who can't live on slapstick or stand up alone find sketches from</i> …

Movie Jokes You Missed If You Only Speak English

It's important to learn a foreign language if you plan on traveling outside the U.S., and there are many cities in North America where knowing …

Terry Jones Discusses Playing Mr. Creosote In The Meaning Of Life

The Monty Python crew have created some incredibly memorable characters over the years, complete with silly catchphrases and costumes, but one giant …

Replace the Stairs in Your Home with a Climbing Wall

(Photo: Inhabitat)<p>It takes up less space and gives you a workout. And it's fun, too!<p>Vince Sorgentoni and Sam Adams lived in a tiny house called the Z …

Wonder.fm Introduces You to Great New Music, Chosen by Music Lovers

Web/Android/iOS: Lots of services try to predict music you’ll love with algorithms, and others have an entirely human touch, but Wonder.fm combines …

Apps

Scientists explain how a giant impact created Mars’ past and present moons

Are Mars’ two moons asteroids that were captured by the Red Planet’s gravitational field, or are they the result of an ancient smash-up? Astronomers …

Great Minds: James Hutton, Founder of Geology

Geology

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New study upends a theory of how Earth's mantle flows - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new study carried out on the floor of Pacific Ocean provides the most detailed view yet of how the earth's mantle flows beneath the ocean's …

The Sound of a Spacecraft Entering Jupiter's Magnetic Field Is Nightmare Fuel

As NASA’s Juno mission continues to hurl itself toward Jupiter, the terrifying reality of flying close to the biggest and baddest planet in our solar …

Astronomy

Entropy Explains How Life Can Come From Randomness

Scientists are scouring the universe for evidence of extraterrestrial life, but have you ever wondered how life began on Earth? Let physicist David …

Physics

Fred Armisen Proves He Can Imitate Any Accent In The World

Fred Armisen has proven he's one of the greatest comic actors of all time, and his show <i>Portlandia</i> proves he's also a talented comedy writer, but …

Volcanic Plugs

Devil's Tower<p>Location: Wyoming, United States Height: 386m<p>El Peñón de Guatapé<p>Location: Colombia Yes, that is a staircase.<p>Shiprock<p>Location: New …

Why Gravitational Waves Are The Most Important Discovery Of The Century

A computer simulation of the collision of two black holes, the event responsible for our historic new understanding of gravitational waves. Image …

Alan Rickman and Michael Gambon prank Daniel Radcliffe!

HAYDN 100&7 : HOBOKEN

<b>On the Chronology of Symphonies Based on Hoboken</b><p>There will probably never be a precise and flawless chronology of Haydn’s symphonies. Yet there were …

Hoboken

Big Train - Work Place W@nking

The Workplace

Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Astrophysicist

Zoom out far enough and astrophysics is really the study of everything: planets, heavenly bodies, and all that star stuff from whence we came. It’s …

National Science Foundation

The Hottest Space Porn of 2015

We got up close and personal with a bunch of beautiful space rocks this year.<p>If 2014 made space look easy, 2015 made it look hot.<p>Thanks to boundary-pushing missions that have taken us closer than ever before to a bunch of photogenic space bodies and increasingly high resolution imaging …

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Fun<p>Brooklyn's rooftop farm<p>Fun<p>Brooklyn's rooftop farm<p>Art<p>Drawing with paper<p>Art<p>Drawing with paper<p>History<p>How a sideshow saved …

The Ultimate Food Guide (you probably won't use)

1. This is what one serving of fruit looks like.<p>2. Seven 5-minute dinners nutritionists eat.<p>3. Is this Paleo?<p>4. This is the correct way to check to …

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …