Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Terrible Gifts

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How to Photograph the Milky Way

Photographing our own galaxy: The Milky Way is a great experience. From a dark location without light pollution the dusty band of the Milky Way is a wonderful sight to the naked eye and it looks even better in long exposure photographs. Summer in the North Hemisphere and Winter in the South Hemisphere is the best time to photograph the Milky Way and here’s a short article about how to do it.

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Illusion of Choice



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Green Tea



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Monday, February 18, 2013

How's Your Day?


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Queue



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Red Hot Nickel Ball On Ice



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Feral Cat Hunting

Clip from BBC documentary series Earthflight showing a feral cat, a wild descendant of a domestic cat, hunting birds. As the narrator explains, her hunting skills equal that of any tiger.

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Guppies And The Value Of Ugly Friends


Researchers at Italy's University of Padua have found that guppies find true value in hanging out with ugly friends. It's all part of a natural selection process that the fish use to ensure procreation and the survival of the species. No male wants to face a lot of tough competition when he can look like Prince Charming among the dwarfs. According to an article published this week by Britain's Royal Society male guppies purposely position themselves among drabber, less colorful comrades to get the girl.

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Unwanted Eggs

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

How your brain works

There’s fast thinking and there’s slow thinking, and if your consciousness mistakes one system for the other, you might come to the wrong conclusions.
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Caloric Density

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Ascension of Tom Hanks

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The Hidden Chair

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Monday, February 4, 2013