Wednesday: August 3, 2011
- New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.
A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests. The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.
Monday: April 12, 2010
- Starbucks giving away free coffee on April 15th, bring your own mug.
The free coffee giveaway is an effort to raise awareness that we should all be ditching paper cups in favor of switching to a more reusable environmentally-friendly coffee container. This container would probably be a cylinder mug-like type of object - most likely a mug. More info (and a short flick) over here.
Thursday: January 14, 2010
- A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.
Want to feel a bit more vulnerable today? Then have a gander at some of these photos. You'll start to feel a little bit more insignificant in no time knowing you stand no chance in the path of meteor destruction. Happy Thursday.
Tuesday: December 8, 2009
- Ten of the most alien-like insects currently residing on this planet.
Go ahead and enjoy this gallery of alien-like insect photography. For the squemish, it's probably better to view this link post-breakfast. I find assigning each insect a ridiculous cartoon voice makes the whole thing more enjoyable.
Tuesday: November 24, 2009
- CNN would like to let you in on eight weird ways to save the Earth.
Covers everything from cloud whitening all the way up to (but not limited to) space-based frisbee deflectors. I guess they weren't kidding when they used the term 'weird' in the headline.
Friday: November 20, 2009
- Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?
Rings views from Earth's surface were created according to the location's latitude, northern or souther hemisphere, and the viewer's orientation. The size of the rings was calculated respecting the Roche limit for the Earth.
Friday: October 16, 2009
- A gallery of huge holes in the Earth as seen from space.
If you happen to be big fan of looking at holes in the Earth that we as a species made then you'll probably enjoy the other holes that we as a species did not make.
Tuesday: October 13, 2009
- Google pulls the curtain back on their very own Building Maker.
We like to think of Building Maker as a cross between Google Maps and a gigantic bin of building blocks. Basically, you pick a building and construct a model of it using aerial photos and simple 3D shapes – both of which we provide.
Thursday: October 8, 2009
- NASA says not to worry about pesky asteroid that would've destroyed Earth.
According to NASA scientists, there is now just a slim chance said asteriod may hit Earth. The asteroid is about the size of two-and-a-half football fields.
Friday: September 25, 2009
- Apple would really like you to know just how green they really are.
Our life cycle analysis accounts for all emissions associated with our products. That includes raw material extraction, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, a three- or four-year period of use, and recycling.
Friday: July 31, 2009
- Oxidized lava may hold some clues to understanding the evolution of Earth.
The finding firmly establishes that subduction oxidizes the source of magma for arc volcanoes, 'but the long-term consequences for the evolution of Earth remain poorly understood,' commented Marc M. Hirschmann of the University of Minnesota, who was not part of the research team.
Tuesday: July 28, 2009
- Behold! The top ten wonders of Google Earth.
Arizona's Schnepf Farms carves a maze with the outline of a famous person into its 10-acre cornfield each year around Halloween. Larry King, Jay Leno and Steve Nash are among the celebrities who have been recognized in this way.
Monday: July 27, 2009
- Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.
...Jupiter’s overbearing gravity acts as a gravitational shield deflecting incoming space junk, mainly comets, away from the inner solar system where it could do for us what an asteroid apparently did for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Wednesday: July 22, 2009
- Asia gobbled up by darkness thanks to recent total eclipse.
Total eclipses occur about twice a year as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun on the same plane as Earth's orbit. Wednesday's event will be the longest of the 21st century, with astronomers predicting it will last more than six minutes.
Friday: July 10, 2009
- A handy list of the healthiest foods on Earth just for you.