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13 Science Myths You Probably Believe

There are some scientific claims that you really should be more sceptical about. BuzzFeed has collected together 13 of these myths, with a short explanation (often with links) as to why these myths are, well, myths. The dozen plus one … Continue reading

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What Really Happens When Lightning Strikes Sand?

I’m pretty sure a lot of people have seen this image. It’s been tagged on Reddit simply as “What happens when lightning strikes sand”. I know that when I first saw it, I immediately thought it was fake. So did … Continue reading

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Clouds & Supercells

“Is that a cloud or an alien spaceship? It’s an unusual and sometimes dangerous type of thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Supercells may spawn damaging tornados, hail, downbursts of air, or drenching rain. Or they may just look impressive. A supercell harbours a mesocyclone – a rising column of air surrounded by … Continue reading

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Time Lapse – All Alone In The Night

“Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is … Continue reading

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Volcanic Lightning

Lightning by itself is pretty scary. An active volcano by itself is even scarier. An active volcano spewing forth lightning is down right terrifying. “Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning? Pictured above, the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in … Continue reading

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Island In The Sky

Island in the Sky is an amazingly beautiful time lapse video. Shot and created by Christoph Malin over the course of 1.5 years, this powerful yet serene video truly captures the beauty of the volcano island of La Palma. I posted … Continue reading

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Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie Remixed – Rise From Your Tomb!

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie Remixed – Rise From Your Tomb! Melodysheep has released another brilliant remix, this time of Tim Burton‘s film Frankenweenie. Sort of makes me even want to go and see the film… Onwards!

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Lightning Strikes

Lightning is fascinating, and beautiful to look at. Over at The Atlantic, they have a gallery of 24 images of lightning strikes, and they are amazing. “Worldwide, lightning strikes around 50 times every second (more than 4 million times every … Continue reading

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The Sound Of Speed

What does speed sound like? A simple question, which sound designer and electronic musician Joseph Fraioli attempted to demonstrate, by comparing the speed of Google Chrome to various other things; namely a potato, sound, and lightning. The resulting video is pretty … Continue reading

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Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS

Truly phenomenal time lapse video of the Earth, as seen from the International Space Station in space, taken a couple of months ago. It is mesmerising to see the Earth fly by beneath you, to see the Aurora Borealis and … Continue reading

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