Monday, 18 May 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Surprise! There's an enormous dying star right near by.

Posted: 18 May 2009 01:09 AM PDT

(11 votes - 0 comments - 170 views)
The most studied star in the sky--with the obvious exception of the sun--has suddenly started to die a violent death trailing material over 13 lightyears.

Super diamonds may replace silicon.

Posted: 17 May 2009 11:31 PM PDT

(12 votes - 4 comments - 191 views)

Amazonian River Dolphin [PIC]

Posted: 17 May 2009 09:10 PM PDT

Seem to glow orange under water, a river area of rotting vegetation & silt. Pic enlarges, wallpaper.

5 Minutes With Richard Dawkins

Posted: 17 May 2009 08:14 PM PDT

(11 votes - 2 comments - 204 views)

Hi From Hubble! [PIC]

Posted: 17 May 2009 08:10 PM PDT


Astronauts Complete Tricky Hubble Surgery

Posted: 17 May 2009 06:40 PM PDT

In an orbital first, astronauts opened up and installed new electronics on one of the Hubble Space Telescope's most important instruments on Saturday. But NASA must now wait for the results of a battery of tests to see if the ambitious repair job was a success.

Top 10 Greatest Explosions Ever

Posted: 17 May 2009 06:20 PM PDT

Explosions, both natural and man-made, have caused awe and terror for centuries. Here are 10 of the most powerful explosions the world has ever seen, with a surprise honorable mention at the end.

APOD: Mimas: Small Moon with a Big Crater

Posted: 17 May 2009 05:30 PM PDT


How Human Genes Become Patented

Posted: 17 May 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Companies that have acquired patents for genes have specific rights to their use, which may include diagnostic tests based on those genes, as well as future mutations that are discovered.

Most Distant Object Spotted in the Universe

Posted: 17 May 2009 09:17 AM PDT

(26 votes - 3 comments - 354 views)
Astronomers have spotted the afterglow of a self-destructing star 13.1 billion light years from Earth.