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Incredible Images of our Amazing Star: 5 Years & 2,600 Terabytes

Incredible Images of our Amazing Star: 5 Years & 2,600 Terabytes

By Ben | science, space

Tweet NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is celebrating its fifth year of continuously observing the [&hellip

That greenish mineral? Trilobite poop.

That greenish mineral? Trilobite poop.

By Ben | science

Tweet Investigating the composition of sand from around the world is a fairly common activity in many [&hellip

Flying through the Solar System at the speed of light

Flying through the Solar System at the speed of light

By Ben | science, space

Tweet It turns out the solar system is really, really big. From the video description: [&hellip

Animation: Pollution is never a local issue

Animation: Pollution is never a local issue

By Ben | environment, maps, science, weather

Tweet [Researchers] found that pollution from China affects cloud development in the North Pacific and [&hellip

Audio Illusions: You too can understand gibberish

Audio Illusions: You too can understand gibberish

By Ben | science

Tweet Your brain is really good at pattern finding, but as demonstrated in the audio [&hellip

3D Laser Scans of China's Supercave

3D Laser Scans of China's Supercave

By Ben | nature, science, technology

Tweet Southern China is home to some large caves, featuring some amazingly large chambers. A [&hellip

Literally Visualizing Sound

Literally Visualizing Sound

By Ben | photography, science

Tweet Using a tricksy method called Schlieren imaging, it is possible to record differences in [&hellip

Dead Whale Explodes [gross]

Dead Whale Explodes [gross]

By Ben | animals, science

Tweet Two sperm whales beached themselves and later died on the Faroe Islands. It was [&hellip

Chickens: Now with Artificial Dinosaur Tails

Chickens: Now with Artificial Dinosaur Tails

By Ben | clever, science

Tweet It's research like this that makes me love science. I mean seriously. They raised [&hellip

Islands of the Four Mountains

Islands of the Four Mountains

By Ben | nature, photography, science

Tweet I love volcanoes. And their (not entirely) subtle reminder to us all that this [&hellip

What is Sea Level?

What is Sea Level?

By Ben | nature, science

Tweet I'd never given too much thought to how the elevation we call "sea level" [&hellip

Soda, Pop, Coke (American Dialects, part 2)

Soda, Pop, Coke (American Dialects, part 2)

By Ben | culture, infographics, maps, science

Tweet I've previously posted some of Joshua Katz's wonderful American dialect maps based on Bert [&hellip

Saturn is Beautiful.

Saturn is Beautiful.

By Ben | photography, science, space

Tweet Holy Saturn, Batman! In perhaps one of the most beauteous pictures ever, this image [&hellip

Magnet + FAT Copper Pipe =

Magnet + FAT Copper Pipe = "Anti-Gravity"

By Ben | science

Tweet OK, so it's not anti-gravity, but rather Lenz's Law. As the magnet's magnetic field [&hellip

What happens when you pour molten aluminum into an anthill?

What happens when you pour molten aluminum into an anthill?

By Ben | animals, art, science

Tweet The results are amazing and beautiful. They'd fit in beautifully in a sculpture garden. [&hellip

All the World's Water in a Big Cube

All the World's Water in a Big Cube

By Ben | infographics, maps, science

Tweet What would it look like if you took all of the Earth's water and [&hellip

A Physics Definition of Velociraptor

A Physics Definition of Velociraptor

By Ben | science

Tweet   Personally, I'd've preferred using the slope of a displaceraptor-timeraptor graph... via Know Your Meme. [&hellip

Caught on Camera: The Pitch Has Dropped

Caught on Camera: The Pitch Has Dropped

By Ben | science

Tweet As previously covered in these pages, the Pitch Drop experiment involves setting up a [&hellip

Cortex: 3D-Printed Exo-skeleton Casts

Cortex: 3D-Printed Exo-skeleton Casts

By Ben | science, technology

Tweet Fortunately, I've never broken an arm or leg and been forced to wear an [&hellip

What Other Planets Would Look Like if they Were as Close as the Moon

What Other Planets Would Look Like if they Were as Close as the Moon

By Ben | science, space

Tweet The Moon is approximately 1/2 a degree in diameter when you look at it [&hellip

Disco Lava: Lava poured on ice

Disco Lava: Lava poured on ice

By Ben | art, science

Tweet Part volcanology research, part performance art, in 2010 & 2011, the Syracuse Lava Project [&hellip

50 foot long bead chain seems to defy gravity

50 foot long bead chain seems to defy gravity

By Ben | science

Tweet The video looks completely fake, but don't worry, it's just physics. They explain what's [&hellip

The Periodic Table of the Muppets

The Periodic Table of the Muppets

By Ben | art, clever, science

Tweet Artist Mike Boon has made perhaps the awesomest twist on the periodic table I've [&hellip

Thickness of Ice Sheets

Thickness of Ice Sheets

By Ben | science

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Motion Amplification Reveals Invisible Motion

Motion Amplification Reveals Invisible Motion

By Ben | science, technology

Tweet From the Bits blog at the NYTimes: "The amplification process is called Eulerian Video Magnification, [&hellip

See-through Brains

See-through Brains

By Ben | science

Tweet "Scientists have come up with a way to make whole brains transparent, so they [&hellip

American Dialect Differences: A Fascinating Time Suck

American Dialect Differences: A Fascinating Time Suck

By Ben | culture, infographics, maps, science

Tweet My wife and I seriously spent two evenings going through all 122 dialect maps [&hellip

Earthquake Astrophotography Light Painting

Earthquake Astrophotography Light Painting

By Ben | photography, science, space

Tweet What happens when you combine a long-exposure photograph of Jupiter and the Galilean moons [&hellip

Periodic Tables of Star Wars

Periodic Tables of Star Wars

By Ben | art, film, infographics, pop culture, science

Tweet Hey, if you're going to organize the characters from Star Wars into some type [&hellip

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