Seth Atkinson

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Images of giant wave on Venus captured by Japanese probe

Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres<p>A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one of the largest waves ever seen in the solar system.<p>The Akatsuki probe captured images of the giant …

Astronomy

A Gift Guide for the Bookworm in Your Life

So many books...so little time.<p>There's nothing better than giving the gift of reading. Well, I guess you could give the give of <i>driving</i>, but this is in a more realistic price range. Luckily, 2017 brought us lots of choices covering science, technology, animals, mathematics, and space, and these are …

Earth's "Magnetosphere" COLLAPSED in space TODAY for two+ hours! Trouble ahead for all of us

<b>Earth's "Magnetosphere" COLLAPSED in space TODAY for two+ hours! Trouble ahead for all of us</b><p>A stunning and terrifying event has taken place in space …

Earth Science

Hotter than the sun: GE’s hot sauce combines the world's hottest peppers and science

There’s something unsettling about 10^32 Kelvin. The deep, red-orange body of the hot sauce looks almost like Frank’s Red Hot, but menacing flecks of …

Chernobyl: Haunting photos of abandoned ghost towns 30 years after the nuclear disaster

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. The accident was a result of a mismanaged test at the Soviet …

Here's How Long Sex Lasts on Average, According to Science

This will come as a relief to some of your, uh, friends.<p>3.6K<p>SHARES<p>Let's make on thing clear up front: good sex lasts as long as it needs to, …

9 physics concepts every time travel enthusiast should master

Ask a child how to travel through time and you'll get a simple answer: Use a time machine.<p>Ask a physicist, and suddenly you'll start hearing …

8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

The Science Of Getting Kids Organized

If you've ever gotten a glimpse inside a high schooler's backpack or locker, you know organization doesn't always come naturally to teens. Being scatterbrained in school can make make it tough to stay focused and do well.<p>That was the case when Lilli Stordeur was about halfway through her freshman …

Education

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Photos of Japan’s Abandoned Amusement Parks, in All Their Ghostly Glory

Nara Dreamland amusement park in Japan. (All Photos: Jordy Meow)<p>Urban exploration—visiting and often photographing abandoned locations—is a huge …

Amusement Parks

Police: Video shows Ferguson shooting suspect with gun

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> Crowds scatter and duck for cover around him. But a man in a white T-shirt sprints forward, waving what appears to be a gun in his hand.<p>Investigators say that image, captured in a surveillance video released by the St. Louis County Police on Tuesday, shows the chaotic …

Justice

South Carolina officer shoots unarmed white teen during pot bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> You think you've heard this story before. A young, unarmed man is shot to death by a police officer. Black activists are outraged. The only difference with this scenario is that the young man was not black, but white.<p>Nineteen-year-old Zachary Hammond was on a date July 26 when he was …

Justice

The husband of a volunteer Mars colonist is worried about saying goodbye to his wife forever — here's why he won't have to

Now confronting public scrutiny, Jason Stanford — Van Meter's husband — recently wrote a coming-to-terms essay in Texas Monthly. Titled "Galaxy Quest," his op-ed contemplates what it will be like to say goodbye to his wife and defends the seriousness of the mission.<p><b>Stanford's essay is probably for</b> …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Russian Bombers Delivered Up Close And Personal July 4th Message to U.S.

In a scene straight out of a bizarro <i>Top Gun</i> sequel, Russian bomber pilots tried their hand at keeping up foreign relations when they flew just 40 …

Absurd But True Science Lessons

My guess is that you haven’t spent a whole lot of time wondering what would happen if you pitched a baseball at 90 percent of the speed of light. I …

Bill Gates

Hordes Of Spiders Are Raining Down On Australia Right Now

An arachnophobe’s nightmare<p>On windy but otherwise clear days between May and August, Australia’s skies occasionally get darkened by a cloud of spiders. That’s what’s happening right now in southern Australia, where millions of small spiders are falling from the sky and blanketing the countryside in …

Government Whistleblower claims a MASSIVE UFO Fleet is Hiding Behind the Moon

A man who claims to have worked as a consultant for both NASA and the NSA gave a series of mind-blowing statements.<p>For the past 12 years, Dr. Eric …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Pets

NASA satellite image shows the frozen wasteland that currently is the United States

If you're reading this from anywhere in the United States right now, there's a pretty good chance it's cold outside. We're in the middle of a massive freeze that could last until March, the breadth of which NASA's Terra satellite just captured in the remarkable view you see above. See all that …

Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon? What about Mars, or Venus or Mercury? We sure have and that's why we decided to …

Astronomy

What Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon?

The idea of building a lunar outpost has long captured people's imaginations. But what would it really be like to live on the moon?<p>Space exploration …

An active comet, from a distance

As I write this, Rosetta has closed to within 50 kilometers of Churyumov-Gerasimenko, on its way to a very close, 6-kilometer flyby of the comet …

Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked photo hints at 5 different versions

It's been rumored there could be more than one version of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, but now it looks like we could see as many as …