Category: Tumblelog

Awesome video of a Toronto Thunderstorm

Incredible video of a strong storm in Toronto, Canada on August 24th, including the CN Tower as a lighting rod. A must watch video!


Beautiful Orion Nebula

An amazing photo of the Orion Nebula. Details from NASA: Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. This stunning false-color view spans about 40 light-years across the region, constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Compared to its visual wavelength appearance, the …


Video: Space Station Crew Sees Southern Lights

Beautiful video of the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights), captured by ISS crew-members passing over eastern Australia on September 11, 2011.


The Lyrebird – our world’s greatest mimic?

Check out this amazing video of the Australian lyrebird, a ground-dwelling bird that can mimic birds and other sounds.


Gamers solve puzzle that stumped scientists for decade

Online gamers playing a game called Foldit deciphered a puzzle that stumped scientists and automated computers working on the problem for over a decade. In 3 weeks.


Timelapse of Earth from Space Station

An amazing timelapse video created by James Drake. 600 photos were used to create this view of Earth from the International Space Station.


Weekend Links – 9/16

Here’s a collection of science links for you to check out this weekend. Good stuff that just missed the cut this week on our blog. Have a good weekend!


Star Wars in Real Life? Exoplanet Discovered Orbiting Two Stars

Life imitates Star Wars as NASA astronomers discover (for the first time) an exoplanet that orbits around two stars instead of one.


Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber Reinforce Evolution Theories

Recently discovered protofeather fossils encased in amber from the Late Cretaceous era support theories of dinosaur and avian evolution, according to researchers. Highly recommend clicking through to original article for the photo gallery.


NASA Ready to Move Forward with Space Launch System

NASA announced they are ready to move forward with the development of the Space Launch System (SLS) in a news release yesterday. SLS is “an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.” The Space Launch System, or SLS, will be designed to carry the …