Posts filed under “Science”

Antennae Galaxies

Antennae Galaxies are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away, in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow).

Image by ALMA / AP via Buzzfeed

Category: Science, Weekend

Natural vs. Human Causes of Climate Change

Click through for the interactive graphic. Source: Bloomberg

Category: Science

Satellite System Flags Stressed Aquifers

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Science, Technology

US Drought Monitor

Click through to see regional information. Source: Drought Monitor

Category: Science, Technology

Happy Solstice 2015

A few interesting factoids about the Summer Solstice:

1. Its the 1st day Of Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere)
2. The Summer Solstice is also the Winter Solstice (in the Southern Hemisphere).
3. This year, it falls on June 21. But that’s not always true. It occurs when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. It varies between June 20-22.
4. The word “Solstice” is means “sun” and “staying,” or “the sun standing still.”
5. Around noon on the solstice, your shadow will be the smallest it is all year.
6. In some places, there’s constant sunlight.
7. Solstice has been celebrated for centuries.

 

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Category: Digital Media, Science

Source: NASA From NASA: A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared…Read More

Category: Science

Climate Modeling to Portfolio Implementation

Source: Mercer

Category: Investing, Science

What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep

Source: Mic

Category: Digital Media, Psychology, Science

Prepare Your Portfolio to take Advantage of Climate Change

A new Mercer research report, “Investing in a Time of Climate Change,” is fascinating for what it is (and isn’t): a pure investment thesis, not a screed on science or politics. The report is especially timely, given a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report showing the so-called global-warming hiatus was the result of an error in…Read More

Category: Investing, Science

30 Species, 30 Pieces

Gorgeous interactive set of graphics from Species in Pieces an interactive exhibition turned study into 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species:

 

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Category: Digital Media, Science