RT @KateYule At $2.5 billion, @MarsCuriosity project costs about the same as 12 days of our war in Afghanistan.
Twitter Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:13:36
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Fri-Aug 10 2012
RT @KateYule: At $2.5 billion, @MarsCuriosity project costs about the same as 12 days of our war in Afghanistan.
RT @sherifffruitfly: we went to mars for 20% of the price of the london olympics.
RT @NickInNC: In case you missed it earlier - Curiosity cost $2.5B. Americans spend $7B on potato chips annually. To say we can't afford ...
Thu-Feb 23 2012
RT @Harkaway: Least reassuring idea *ever*. (via @grantimatter) #flying #squid #facehugger
Sun-Jan 01 2012
Chemical Reaction YouTube Compilation
Sat-Aug 27 2011
Dolphins have started using tools
Dolphins have started using tools A Clever New Fishing Method, 'Conching,' is the Latest Trend Spreading Among Australia's Hippest Bottlenose Dolphins
Twitter Sat, 27 Aug 2011 05:14:36
Tue-May 17 2011
RT @justinvincent: Boot a linux kernel right inside your browser.
Wed-May 04 2011
RT @GammaCounter: Ultrapure water, so pure that drinking it will leach electrolytes from your body "Tastes ho ...
RT @GammaCounter Ultrapure water, so pure that drinking it will leach electrolytes from your body .. The Dangerously Clean Water Used To Make Your iPhone .. "Tastes ho ...
Twitter Wed, 04 May 2011 02:00:38
Tue-Apr 26 2011
Sun-Mar 13 2011
New cars can be hacked by an mp3 in their stereo
New cars can be hacked by an mp3 in their stereo -- With hacking, music can take control of your car --
Twitter Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:18:37
Thu-Jan 27 2011
RT @IMKristenBell: The more you stare at your thumbs, the weirder they look.
Fri-Jan 14 2011
DNA molecules can 'teleport', Nobel Prize winner claims (hopefully not from person to person)
DNA molecules can 'teleport', Nobel Prize winner claims (hopefully not from person to person) - Experiment spots spooky quantum imprinting effect -
Twitter Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:33:23
Tue-Jan 11 2011
RT @UnlikelyWorlds: RT @carlzimmer: Thunderstorms fire beams of antimatter into space, says NASA. >Towards Jupit ...
Tue-Dec 14 2010
RT @warrenellis: also, mad possible evidence for the existence of the multiverse:
RT @warrenellis also, mad possible evidence for the existence of the multiverse: .. Evidence that our universe has been struck by four other universes...
Twitter Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:28:57
RT @justinvincent: A new end-the-world scenario: Photosynthetic Mirror Cells
RT @justinvincent A new end-the-world scenario: Photosynthetic Mirror Cells Ban Mirror Cells (Next best thing to Grey Goo Nano)
Twitter Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:20:31
Mon-Nov 29 2010
One Giant Cargo Ship Emits As Much As 50 MILLION Cars
How Squids hear:
Mon-Sep 27 2010
Godzilla: History, Biology and Behavior of Hyper-Evolved Theropod Kaiju
Sun-Aug 29 2010
Does Your Language Shape How You Think?
Sat-Aug 28 2010
The sun is communicating with radioactive isotopes on Earth
The sun is communicating with radioactive isotopes on Earth - The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements -
Twitter Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:28:49
Thu-Aug 05 2010
RT @daviddlevine Mars has 3 kinds of clouds (unlike Earth): dust clouds, carbon dioxide clouds, and even water vapor clouds
Sun-Aug 01 2010
No Big Bang?
No Big Bang? - Big Bang Abandoned in New Model of the Universe -
Twitter Sun, 01 Aug 2010 01:35:04
RT @UnlikelyWorlds: Symbiotic single-celled alga inside cells of a salamander:
Tue-Jul 13 2010
RT @UnlikelyWorlds: "our own Universe may be the interior of a black hole existing in another universe."
RT @UnlikelyWorlds "our own Universe may be the interior of a black hole existing in another universe." - Why Our Universe Must Have Been Born Inside a Black Hole -
Twitter Tue, 13 Jul 2010 05:21:20
Fri-Jul 09 2010
Protons too small: "It's a very serious discrepancy. There is really something seriously wrong someplace."
Protons too small: "It's a very serious discrepancy. There is really something seriously wrong someplace." ** Protons are smaller than we thought...could the entire universe be wrong? **
Twitter Fri, 09 Jul 2010 06:11:11
Sat-Jul 03 2010
BP oil spill could set off "supersonic tsunami", kill millions
Tue-Jun 15 2010
Creating a naked singularity
Sun-May 23 2010
The Big Picture - Saturn
Wed-May 19 2010
Super-Star goes on a trip #astronomy
Mon-May 17 2010
Unmade beds are healthier - take that, Mom