A blog is meant to be much more like a dialogue than a web page whose only purpose is to share information. If I know what people enjoy reading about, I can focus on content like that. At present, comments are posted without any moderation. As long as there are no trolls, it will stay that way. Time will tell. But do feel free to comment, make suggestions or point us to other links.
Do animals hold funerals? If you answer yes, what animals actually do hold funerals?
And here's a clue, it's definitely not the animals in the picture.
For the answer, click on this link.
Or you could click on this link for a different answer to the question. Note that the wikipedia entry has now been made incorrect by the more recent discovery mentioned in the first link.
Are there other animals? Let me know in the comments if there are.
If you are like me, you will want to watch this again and again. And you probably also need to get out more.
What animal sleeps on a waterbed?
Yes, you read that correctly, a waterbed.
If you guessed moose, you were correct. Apparently moose do not do well in zoos (and who would blame them). Moose do not regulate their body temperature well and can overheat easily. The waterbeds help them to cool down in hotter temperatures.
For a much more in-depth article, follow the link to News Watch National Geographic.
The Cassini Imaging Central Labratory for Operations (CICLOPS) has posted incredible pictures from NASAs Cassini spacecraft. Need I say more?
Sugar has been found in space! Exactly what has been found is an organic molecule made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It is a simple form of sugar and it is interesting because scientists believe that this compound plays a key role in the chemical reaction that results in RNA, a biomolecule found in all living cells. So this brings us a step closer to understanding how life began on Earth as well.
The sugar, glycoaldehyde, has been found near a sun-like star 400 light years away. It was found by scientists at an observatory in Chile called the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. Follow this link to see their press release concerning the discovery.
As a ten year old, when Star Wars came out, it felt like the world had changed. Although I knew that many of the things in the movie were probably not ever going to exist, the possibility that lightsabres, spaceships like the Milennium Falcon or vehicles like the speeder bike could exist were very exciting for me. Although I am much older than that wide-eyed ten year old, I am not to jaded to be enthralled to see something like the speeder bike from Return of the Jedi. Watch the video and enjoy.
This is the first post of a science blog I intend to update regularly. It will consist of science news, strange science facts and maybe the occasional poll or question if there is enough interest. Check back often.
Click on the photo for the attribution.