Friday, 14 August 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

New Image of Mars Show Half-Mile Wide Crater Complete [PICS]

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 10:00 AM PDT

It is one of the most dramatic images to emerge from Mars. The photograph is so clear even sand dunes at the base of the canyon are visible.

10 things we didn't know last week

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 09:26 AM PDT

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience. 1. You're as likely to be hit by lightning as be killed by a mentally ill person. More details 2. It's illegal for British people to play the UK Lottery while on holiday in Spain and the US. More details 3. Tom Cruise has got a 14-year-old son. More details 4. Only about one or two in 200 people with autism have a savant talent, or exceptional ability. More details 5. There's a 40-year wait for an allotment in one part of London. More details 6. A freak wave is one that measures roughly three times higher than other swells on the sea at any one time. More details 7. They tend to occur at an incidence of about waves in every 10,000. More details 8. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has a water slide in his garden. More details 9. Young men in their early 20s are the worst at keeping their NHS appointments. More details 10. Les Paul, whose name is synonymous with the electric guitar, also invented the eight-track tape recorder. More details Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Peter Bissell for this week's picture of 10 caterpillars.

Fuck Yeah, Tattoos! - micheleface:fuck to the yes.

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 09:01 AM PDT

Fuck Yeah, Tattoo...

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 09:01 AM PDT

Storms of Saturn's Moon Titan - A Model of the Early Earth?

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 08:20 AM PDT

NASA's Cassini spacecraft buzzed Titan last year, coming close enough to taste the Saturnian moon's atmosphere. The data acquired has implications for our understanding of life throughout the galaxy, as well as Earth's own past. Meanwhile, just this month astronomers...

Shuttle and Meteor

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 06:06 AM PDT

Shuttle and Meteor This early morning skyscape was captured last week on August 4th, looking northeast across calm waters in the Turn Basin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. In a striking contrast in motion, the space shuttle Discovery, mounted on a massive transporter, creeps toward launch pad 39A at less than two miles per hour, while a brilliant meteor streaks through the sky traveling many miles per second. Of course, this week skywatchers have seen many similar meteor streaks during the annual Perseid meteor shower. But the meteor flashing above Discovery is not likely to be one of the Perseids because its path doesn't point back to that shower's radiant. Seen here near picture center, brilliant planet Venus still dominates the sky as the Morning Star, though. Yellowish tinted Mars lies near the top of the frame and Orion's red giant star Betelgeuse is toward the right.

YouTube - Status Anxiety Pt. 3 (3 of 6)

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 04:15 AM PDT

Status Anxiety (part 1 of 3)

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 12:55 AM PDT

Pistol Shrimp Stuns Prey with Deadly Sonic Weapon! (VID)

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 12:00 AM PDT

Enter the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Pistol Shrimp and learn how this awesome creature turns sound into a weapon to ward off predators and stun prey.

Second Backwards Planet Found, a Day After the First

Posted: 13 Aug 2009 11:50 PM PDT

Just a day after the announcement of the first extrasolar planet found orbiting its star backwards, two other teams announced the discovery of a second one.