Category Archives: Science

Evidence that huge 2-mile wide meteorite smashed into Earth only 800,000 years ago.

Might as well have been yesterday, in geological terms… – Paul Published 30/12/19 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) A field of black glassy blobs, strewn across about 20% of Earth’s … Continue reading

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A GoPro spinning at 1800rpm looks like it’s entering a wormhole into another universe

Photography – January 6, 2020 by John Aldred  It’s difficult to come up with original GoPro footage these days. Everything’s just been done. But this is something I haven’t seen before. YouTuber Mr. Michal secured what looks like a GoPro Hero 7 Silver one into his … Continue reading

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New kind of signal in the human brain

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There Is No Such Thing As a Pool that The Water Will Turn Blue if You Pee in It

If you pee in the pool, it’ll go blue! There’s a special dye in there, designed to detect urine, and it’ll billow around you in a big, embarrassing, pissy cloud, and everyone will know you’ve done it, and you’ll be … Continue reading

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Halley’s Comet!

Will you be alive in 2061? If not, your only chance to see something of Halley’s Comet comes in both early May and late October each year when Earth moves through streams of particles the great comet deposited in the … Continue reading

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The Bortle Dark-Sky Scale

Good write up here

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View of 800 Million Galaxies!

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The Leading Contenders to Kill us all

Yay. Disease will likely win out over nuclear war or an asteroid as the cause of humankind’s ultimate demise. (But mostly I re-posted this due to the National Post gratuitously using images taken from Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 16th Century … Continue reading

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What is Killing Off the Universes Galaxies?

Across the Universe, as we speak (well, millions of years ago, but whatever) galaxies are being killed. So this raises the question a team of global researchers are searching for the answer to – and they just might have it. … Continue reading

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Redefining the Second

Researchers have created this atomic clock using the atoms of the element ytterbium at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. They say it could be the most precise method of measuring time in the world   … Continue reading

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