Sowgata Chowdhury

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Along the Western Veil

<b>Delicate in appearance, these filaments of shocked, glowing gas, draped in planet Earth’s sky toward the constellation of Cygnus, make up the western</b> …

Scientists Suggest Dark Matter Played Role in Dinosaurs' Doom

Cosmic Log<p>The conventional wisdom is that a cosmic impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago — but now two scientists are adding an unconventional twist to the theory: Maybe, they say, dark matter helped.<p>The hypothesis, set forth in a research paper by Harvard theoretical …

Dark Matter

Orion swinging between aspens

The constellation Orion, seen between aspen trees in the White River National Forest in Summit County, Colorado.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and …

Rosetta’s twelve-year journey in space

<b>Title</b> Rosetta’s twelve-year journey in space<p><b>Released</b>: 11/10/2013<p><b>Length</b> 00:02:05<p><b>Language</b> English<p><b>Footage Type</b> Animation<p><b>Copyright</b> ESA<p><b>Description</b><p>This …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Feedly Launches Its Own URL Shortener

Feedly is one of the most popular RSS reading service available on the internet, especially after the demise of Google Reader. The company has been …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …

2013: The Best of Bad Astronomy

The end of 2013 marks my first full year writing for <b>Slate</b>. It’s been a lot of fun for me, to be honest. The folks behind the scenes have been …

The NSA Collects 200 Million Random Texts A Day

wtf so random<p>According to a report just released by <i>The Guardian</i>, the National Security Agency has been collecting and storing 200 million text messages a day--at random, according to leaked documents--in the hopes of tracking down undesireables.<p>Sinister PowerPoint? Yes, sinister PowerPoint! This …