The Solar System to Scale [Pic]

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This kinda puts the sizes of the different planets into perspective for you – Earth, Mars, Venus and Mercury all fit quite comfortably into Uranus. *giggle* Yes, I’m being immature. This didn’t quite blow my mind as much as someone showing me that all of Europe can fit inside Australia. [Source: Space Facts | Via […]

How Your Pee Can Help Save the Environment

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The challenge to reduce carbon emissions rages on (despite those who “don’t believe” in global warming). According to Manuel Jiménez Aguilar, an answer may lie in our urine. In a study he published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, Aguilar explains that urea results in the production of ammonium bicarbonate and also ammonia, which can absorb atmospheric CO2. So […]

Curiosity Fired First

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If there are martians observing Curiosity, determining whether it is friend or foe, they are sure to be up in arms as Curiosity lasered up a rock. Yesterday NASA reported that the Curiosity rover fired its first laser – first laser on Mars (its mamma must be so proud). Rocks on Mars are special and […]

Pretty Seaslug!

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I’m struggling to figure out what fictional creature this very real seaslug looks like. Some sort of Pokemon perhaps? A robot creature from some game somewhere? My brain is failing me. Someone help me! If you’re wondering, it’s actually a real creature: it goes by the name of “Glaucus atlanticus” (I’m loving the atlanticus part) and […]