Best Buds I cried while watching a Budweiser commercial. Having spent nearly a decade with my Yellow lab Ben I feel smack in the center of the target audience. As much as I may disparage the Super Bowl for bringing out the worst of American Culture - celebrating vol...
Dawin and Lincoln born same day, same year. Two hundred and five years ago today the men pictured above simultaneously drew their first breaths. Like the coincidental death of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson today's anniversary serves to give thinking minds a pause. A pause to reflect on the balan...
Game over & so is #SupernovaSunday. We hope you enjoyed it! This highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The composite image combines X-rays from Chandra (blue and green), radio data from the Very Large Array (pink), and infrared data from the Palomar Observatory (yellow). Most supernova explosions that destroy massive stars are generally symmetrical. In the W49B supernova, however, it appears that the material near its poles was ejected at much higher speeds than that at its equator. There is also evidence that the explosion that produced W49B left behind a black hole and not a neutron star like most other supernovas.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al.; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA
The spillway of the Monticello Dam in Napa County, California is the largest drain in the world. The Glory Hole, as it is known, is 22m (72 feet) in diameter at the top and 8.5m (28 feet) wide at the exit, and is capable of draining 37,000 cubic metres of water per second. The exit of the pipe is famous as a “full pipe” in the skateboarding world.
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