Tag Archives: Phil Plait

Optical Illusions

Everyone loves optical illusions. If you don’t… well, I don’t have to finish that sentence because every loves optical illusions! There are many awesome illusions floating around the web, and I’m sure you’ve seen the majority of them. Here, I … Continue reading

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Cassini’s 10th Anniversary

Cassini has been orbiting Saturn for ten years. In that time, it has taken some truly phenomenal photographs. I’ve already posted about a couple of them (In the shadow of Saturn & Saturn from above), as well as a montage of … Continue reading

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#JennyAsks; The Internet Wins

What would you answer to the simple question of: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?” Perhaps humour? Generosity? Easy-going-ness? There are many sensible ways to answer that question. However, when the asker is … Continue reading

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Falling, Spinning, Landing, Eaten

This video of a camera falling from an airplane is surreal, funny, dizzying, and awesome all at once; but that’s not what is remarkable about it. The incredible thing is, this video is real (Bad Astronomy). Phil Plait provides an in depth … Continue reading

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Answers For Creationists

After the recent Bill Nye / Ken Ham debate about evolution / creationism, BuzzFeed got 22 creationists to pose questions or comments towards “the other side”, aka people who understand in the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. These are … Continue reading

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The Heavens Of La Palma Time Lapse

Another jaw-dropping time lapse video by Daniel López. I’ve already shown two of his previous works (Canary Sky – Tenerife and The Light of Stars), and this latest piece is equally, if not more, impressive. Phil Plait over at Bad Astronomy … Continue reading

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Gravity

Gravity is a new film coming out soon, about two surviving astronauts in a damaged space shuttle. The above trailer is a mix of all the released trailers so far. It looks… terrifying. I don’t actually know whether I want to … Continue reading

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The Universe

The Universe has just gotten older. Ok, maybe that’s not true, but our estimate of the age of the Universe has increased to 13.82 billion years, up from 13.73 billion years. This new estimate is thanks to new results from … Continue reading

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Russian Meteor

In Russia early this morning, a huge meteor was seen shooting through the sky, shortly followed by a massive sonic boom, damaging windows and setting off car alarms. The compilation video above is from here, and there are many other … Continue reading

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Space 2012

2012 has seen a plethora of science pictures of and from space, and they are truly jaw dropping. Starting with the BBC, they have a few images of 2012 as seen from space. These include the capsized cruise ship Costa … Continue reading

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