Posts filed under “Science”

9,000 Years of Selective Breeding Makes Things Delicious

watermelon

peach
Source: Vox

Category: Science

The Hubble Telescope at 25

Photographing the furthest galaxy, some 13.3 billion lights years away is no problem for the Hubble Telescope. Its been orbiting the earth for 25 years, making some of the biggest discoveries known to man.

Category: Science, Video

Emergence of Network Science

Documentary unfolding the science behind the idea of six degrees of separation. Originally thought to be an urban myth, it now appears that anyone on the planet can be connected in just a few steps of association. Six degrees of separation is also at the heart of a major scientific breakthrough; that there might be a law which nature uses to organize itself and that now promises to solve some of its deepest mysteries.


Source: Cornell

Category: Science, Video

Asterank: Asteroid Database and Mining Rankings

Click through the source for a full simulation.

Source: Asterank

Category: Digital Media, Science, Video

Slow Light

On an astronomical scale, light is tediously slow:

Source: One Universe at a Time

 

Category: Science, Video, Weekend

Huge School of Bobular Rays off the Coast of Baja

Nrom Nat Geo’s Untamed Americas, this enormous school of mobular rays has arrived off the coast of Baja. About one minute into the video they take to the air.

 


Source: RainForest

 

That looks like fun! Weather permitting, I will be swimming with a pair of Manta Rays later today . . .

Category: Science, Video, Weekend

Timeline of the Far Future

Mark your calendars. Source: BBC

Category: Digital Media, Science, Travel

The Aroma of Coffee

Source: Compound Interest

Category: 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