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Halloween is only 10 days away and maybe you need a cool (and easy) costume. Because you're reading this, I'm guessing you have more than a casual interest in science. To celebrate this awesome love, here are 10 very nerdy science costumes.Credit: 3268zauber via Wikimedia Commons1. Radio telescopeListen out for little green men (or the nearest radio galaxy) by transforming yourself this Halloween into your very own radio telescope. Get a group of friends and become […]
In the wake of the Nobel Prize announcements earlier this month, we found this great infographic from our friends at Inside Science detailing the demographics of Nobel Prize winners. Winners for the prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine were included for the infographic.
55 years ago today mankind first glimpsed the far side of the Moon. You're looking at that first grainy image of an unknown landscape.The first photograph of the far side of the Moon, taken on October 7th, 1959 by Soviet spacecraft Luna 3.Credit: Wikimedia CommonsOn October 7th 1959, Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 ventured further than any previous spacecraft and first imaged the far side of the Moon. Luna 3 snapped a total of 29 images of the sunlit, mountainous landscape from a […]
Now that the 2014 Nobel Prizes are done, it's time to start looking forward to next year. Why so soon? Because I'm hoping that we can start a grassroots campaign to help Vera Rubin win the physics Nobel in 2015. The nominating process for 2015 began in September and ends in February 2015. So the time to make some noise is now!Please like the Facebook page lobbying for Vera Rubin's prize next year. In case you haven't heard of Rubin, she made the first compelling discovery that implies the […]
A comet on express delivery from the Oort cloud of rock and ice that surrounds our Solar System makes a close approach of Mars this weekend. Martian satellites are already hunkering down against the potential onslaught of debris.Comet C/2013 A1, aka Siding Spring, shown as the reddish central object in four snapshots by NASA's NEOWISE mission in July 2014. Credit: NASA/JPLOn Sunday October 19th, comet C/2013 A1, familiarly known as comet Siding Spring, will fly within 87,000 […]
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