Chemists at Oregon State University stumbled upon an undiscovered shade of blue pigment back in 2009. Finally, it has been made available to the public.
Amid a severe drought in South Africa, David Masterton claims he can make it rain by playing music.
What you are seeing here is not a poorly cloaked alien spaceship or a huge puddle in a cloud (although you’re getting warmer).
This is a type of cloud formation that goes by many names including a FallStreak Hole, Hole-Punch Cloud, Canal Cloud, etc.
This hole forms in certain cumulus clouds in the following two-step process:
Researchers have finally determined with unprecedented confidence that extreme volcanism 252 million years ago is the likeliest cause of the greatest mass extinction the world has seen.
A quarter billion years ago (give or take a week or so), the world was not in a good way. It was undergoing the greatest series of extinctions that had ever happened. That record still stands today. This event goes by many names, The Permian-Triassic Extinction Event, The Great Permian Extinction or most floridly perhaps, The Great Dying. And dying is exactly what was happening.
In 2013, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified the rate of climate change in the new millennium as less than the previous half-century. A recent study published in Science reports that this assessment is not correct.
A recent study published by veterinarians at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego compared 46 dolphin deaths in the region of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill with 106 bottlenose dolphin deaths from unaffected regions. The researchers discovered that Gulf dolphins had weaker lungs with leisions and abnormal adrenal glands; health problems identical to issues found in living Gulf dolphins in 2011, and similar to a study where oil was fed to mink with the result of shrunken adrenal glands.
If you’ve been to see one of the SGU Skeptical Extravaganzas you will have seen the bit called “Facts that Will Fuck You Up.” That was definitely the reaction I had to the calculations made by students from the University of Leicester to estimate how much of the Amazon Rainforest would be required to print out the entire non-explicit internet.