Posts filed under “Science”

Giant Elliptical Galaxy


Two very different galaxies are drifting through space together in this image. The peculiar galaxy pair is called Arp 116 which is composed of a giant elliptical galaxy known as Messier 60 or M60 (C) and a much smaller spiral galaxy, NGC 4647 (upper right).

Image by Handout / Reuters via Buzzfeed

Category: Science, Weekend

A Rough Guide to Scientific Evidence

Source: Compound Interest

Category: Digital Media, Science

How much water does it take to create … everything?

Click for a somewhat disconcerting, interactive graphic. Source: LA Times

Category: Digital Media, Food and Drink, Science

The Ultimate Conspiracy Theory

Source: New Yorker, Cartoon by Jacob Samuel h/t Umair

Category: Humor, Science

London Napa Valley, CA (displays earth movement after the earthquake) Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Science, Technology

How Big Is The Milky Way?

From Universe Today: The numbers are pretty astounding. NASA estimates the galaxy at 100,000 light-years across. Since one light year is about 9.5 x 1012km, so the diameter of the Milky Way galaxy is about 9.5 x 1017 km in diameter. The thickness of the galaxy ranges depending on how close you are to the…Read More

Category: Science

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

Click for an crazy-cool animated version. Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Science

Bull vs. Bear Debate: Is Biotech Is in a Bubble?

Awesome graphic:   click for ginormous graphic Source: Credit Suisse via Bloomberg    

Category: Markets, Psychology, Science

60 Minutes: Killing Cancer

60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells


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Category: Science, Video

Average Annual Precipitation

Source: Natural News

Category: Science