1969 Moon Landing Nixon Speech

Revealed: The speech Nixon would have given had Armstrong and Aldrin got stuck on the moon

By on July 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Revealed: The speech Nixon would have given had Armstrong and Aldrin got stuck on the moon

In a depressing alternate reality, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin successfully landed on the moon only to get stuck there after a critical equipment failure. That thankfully didn’t happen 46 years ago today, but in 1969 President Richard Nixon and his staff had to prepare to that grim possibility, which is why they had a speech written for if Armstrong and Aldrin had been stranded in outer space. More →

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Colorblind Glasses

Incredible Video: Colorblind man sees new colors for the first time, is overwhelmed

By on July 18, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Incredible Video: Colorblind man sees new colors for the first time, is overwhelmed

It’s easy for people who aren’t colorblind to take the colorful, rich, and vibrant world we live in for granted. Though it may be hard for some to comprehend, individuals who suffer from colorblindness often see a duller version of the world, with something as commonplace as green grass, for example, taking on a more brownish hue.

Earlier this year, we covered an incredible partnership between Valspar Paint and glasses manufacturer EnChroma. Together, the two companies manufactured a special type of glasses which help colorblind individuals see the full gamut of colors on the visible spectrum.

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Velociraptor Dinosaur Species Fluffy Wings

Newly discovered dinosaur rightly nicknamed the ‘fluffy feathered poodle from hell’

By on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Newly discovered dinosaur rightly nicknamed the ‘fluffy feathered poodle from hell’

A recently discovered dinosaur in China that’s been nicknamed the ‘fluffy feathered poodle from hell’ would make a great new Jurassic World attraction, considering how the park regularly needs to come up with new material for its ever-more demanding guests. The raptor in the image above is named Zhenyuanlong suni and roamed Earth with wings some 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. More →

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Magnus Effect Basketball Video

This amazing video of the Magnus effect in action will make you love science even more

By on July 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

This amazing video of the Magnus effect in action will make you love science even more

Science can just be so cool. If you want further evidence of this, you should watch an incredible new video of a basketball being dropped from the top of a 126-foot dam in Australia that shows the Magnus effect in action. More →

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Scary New Tiny Fish Australia

These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

By on July 16, 2015 at 1:23 PM.

These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

No matter how technologically advanced we are, we keep discovering wondrous and frightening new forms of life. Just recently, a team of scientists discovered some new species of fish inside some volcanoes in Australia that are super tiny, but also incredibly scary. More →

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How Big Is The Universe

How big is the Universe? An awesome interactive explanation

By on July 15, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

How big is the Universe? An awesome interactive explanation

With all of the commotion and intrigue surrounding the New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto, the BBC recently highlighted an incredible interactive piece they put together last year which provides an engaging and informative approach to answering a question most everyone has wondered at some point in their lives: just how big is the Universe?

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Japan Himawari-8 Satellite Earth Photos

Japan’s new space satellite has captured the most beautiful images of Earth

By on July 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Japan’s new space satellite has captured the most beautiful images of Earth

It’s always neat to look at pictures of Earth from space but Japan’s Himawari-8 weather satellite has just outdone every beautiful set of Earth photos we’ve ever seen. The New York Times brings us word that the satellite is now snapping a picture of Earth every 10 minutes and the publication has used them to create a stunning timelapse of the planet over a 24-hour period. More →

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Electronics Sniffing Dog

Meet the police dog who can sniff out hidden SD cards, thumb drives, hard drives, iPads and more

By on July 13, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

Meet the police dog who can sniff out hidden SD cards, thumb drives, hard drives, iPads and more

Across the world, police dogs are used at airports and by every type of law enforcement agency imaginable to help sniff out explosives and other types of contraband. With a sense of smell that’s more than 40 times greater than what humans possess, these specialized dogs can help detect suspicious materials that might otherwise go completely unnoticed by authorities.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a dog’s extraordinary sense of smell. More →

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North Korea Unicorn Lair Discovered

Actually, This Was North Korea’s Craziest Proclamation… and It Involved Unicorns

By on July 7, 2015 at 12:28 PM.

Actually, This Was North Korea’s Craziest Proclamation… and It Involved Unicorns

A couple of weeks back, we marveled at just how crazy North Korea really is. What prompted our sense of awe was the reclusive country’s proclamation that it had discovered a single drug that could cure AIDS, MERS and Ebola all at once. At the time we said we thought it was the craziest thing North Korea had ever come up with, but that’s only because we forgot about its amazing proclamation back in 2012 that its archaeologists had discovered a unicorn lair in its capital city of Pyongyang. More →

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