Huge dust storm chokes Sydney

Huge dust storm chokes Sydney

  A significant part of Australia's east coast, including country's biggest city, Sydney, has been engulfed by a shroud of red dust blown mostly from the desert outback. Visibility was...

8 examples of photometeors w/ pics

8 examples of photometeors w/ pics

The response to the awesome phenomena article was amazing, I'd really like to thank you all! I was really surprised to see how many of you actually contributed and sent...

The deadliest creature in the world

The deadliest creature in the world

So, microorganisms and other humans aside, what do you think is the deadliest creature in animal kingdom? A snake, perhaps a lion or bear, a scorpion perhaps? Neah, not even...

Giant files: Nomura and Lion’s mane jellyfish

Giant files: Nomura and Lion’s mane jellyfish

The Nomura Jellyfish Nomura Jellyfish are a large species of Japanese jellyfish, that seems to be giving them some big headaches. They can grow up to 2 meters in diameter...

Nasa’s picture of the day

Nasa’s picture of the day

This is a wicked one for sure! Basically, nobody really knows what's going on there, except for the fact that it probably involves a supermassive black hole. The whole picture...

Ants – more rational than humans

Researchers from Arizona State University and Princeton University conducted a study that goes to show that our 'multimodal, egg-headed, tool-using, bipedal, opposing-thumbed' selves come way behind ants when it comes...

Half of ALL americans use vibrators

Half of ALL americans use vibrators

Ladies and gents (really, stay away from this one kids; trust me, save whatever is left of your innocence), I've got to admit this: I thought I forgot how to...

Haiti needs water

Haiti needs water

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, with it's dazzling 70% unemployment rate and more than 3 quarters of the people living in extreme poverty.  To top it...

Meet the magnetic superatoms

Meet the magnetic superatoms

Virginia Commonwealth University managed to discover what they have called a 'magnetic superatom', a stable cluster of atoms that can 'impersonate' various elements from the periodic table, that could be...

Top 10 new animals of 2008

Top 10 new animals of 2008

Every year, the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists announce the top 10 new species described in the past year, and...

1911 : the year Niagara froze

1911 : the year Niagara froze

A while ago I wrote a post about what I believe the most spectacular waterfalls in the world are, but you guys gave me some excellent feedback and I fould...

5 pandemics that plagued mankind

5 pandemics that plagued mankind

The swine flu seems to be taking a big toll these days and it caught most (if not all) of us completely unprepared. However, there seems to be a lot...

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