Sunday, 28 June 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Volcanic Sunset

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 08:00 PM PDT

On June 22nd, photographer Brian Whittaker was flying 35,000 feet above Nunavut, Canada, when he witnessed "the most spectacular sunset that I have ever seen," he says. "The giant volcanic cloud from Russia's Sarychev Peak...was illuminated by the arctic sun--and this completely transformed the landscape. For a moment, I thought I was on Mars."...

Why Saints Sin and Sinners Get Saintly

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT

To many, New York Gov. Eliott Spitzer's fall from grace seemed to make no sense at all. But a new Northwestern University study offers provocative insights that possibly could relate to why the storm trooper of reform -- formerly known as the Sheriff of Wall Street -- seemingly went from saint to sinner overnight.

Attenborough - Nature's Great Events: The Great Flood

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 02:36 PM PDT

(11 votes - 2 comments - 136 views)
The episode focuses in Botswana, where the arid plains of the Kalahari are transformed into a lush wetland by the annual flooding of the Okavango Delta. The Okavango River is charged by rain falling in the Angolan highlands, but it is months before the water arrives at the delta. Meanwhile, thousands of animals follow ancient migration routes across the desert, braving dehydration and punishing heat.

Other episodes:

Other Episodes:
The Great Salmon Run
The Great Melt
The Great Migration
The Great Tide
The Great Feast

Carl Sagan: Triumph Of Modern Science Over Superstition

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:48 PM PDT

(13 votes - 0 comments - 190 views)
"Johannes Kepler And The Triumph Of Modern Science Over Medieval Superstition - Best Of Carl Sagan's Cosmos" [/yt]

Extremely Large Telescope surveys the past

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

A new telescope may let scientists see what happened after the big bang

NASA HD LRO and LCROSS Atlas 5 Launch (video)

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:20 PM PDT

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite will relay more information about the lunar environment than any other previous mission to the moon.

Prehistoric European Cave Artists Were Female

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Until recently, most scientists assumed these prehistoric handprints were male. But "even a superficial examination of published photos suggested to me that there were lots of female hands there," Pennsylvania State University archaeologist Dean Snow said of European cave art.

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Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:12 PM PDT

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Posted: 27 Jun 2009 01:01 PM PDT

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Posted: 27 Jun 2009 12:24 PM PDT