Posts filed under “Science”

Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet


An illustration of a black hole the size of nearly 10 billion Suns. Inside it, where gravity is so in- tense that not even light can escape, our solar system is shown to scale.

An artist’s conception of stars moving in the central regions of a giant elliptical galaxy that harbors a black hole.

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Astronomers Find Biggest Black Holes Yet
NYT, December 5, 2011

Category: Science, Weekend

Stand with Science Today

Visit http://www.standwithscience.org/ We encourage everyone–grad students, former grad students, and all other supporters of science–to sign the letter. Tell Congress how important it is to choose cuts carefully and avoid ruining our future while attempting to save it.

Category: Science, Video

Multiverse of Exploration & the Future of Science 2021

Click for ginormous graphic: > Source: A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021 CNN, November 2011

Category: Digital Media, Science, Weekend

Why a Stimulating Job Can Improve Your IQ

Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait like eye color, something you’re born with and stuck with for life. But as Sue Shellenbarger explains on Lunch Break, evidence is mounting that IQ can change over an individual’s lifetime.

11/28/2011 2:26:03 PM

Category: Science, Video

Rover on the Hunt For Life On Mars

Click to enlarge: Source: Mega-Rover Ready To Hunt For Life Signs On Mars New Scientist, November 2011

Category: Science, Technology, Weekend

What Science Lovers Link to Most

Click for interactive chart: Source: Physics or Fashion? What Science Lovers Link to Most Scientific American, November 2011

Category: Philosophy, Science

History of the Sky

This is a year-long time-lapse study of the sky. A camera installed on the roof of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco captured an image of the sky every 10 seconds. From these images, I created a mosaic of time-lapse movies, each showing a single day. The days are arranged in chronological order. My intent…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Seeing Relativity: Mind-bending tour of the solar system

Seeing Relativity: Mind-bending tour of the solar system Via New Scientist

Category: Science, Weekend

Earth Missions to Mars

click for ginormous chart Source: io9

Category: Science, Travel, Weekend

Japan Marks 6 Months Since Earthquake, Tsunami

Via the Sacramento Bee, we see these astonishing before and after photos of Japan — during, 3 and 6 Months after the terrible Earthquake and Tsunami:

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Category: Science, Weekend