The Featured Creature: Elephant Nose Fish: You Know I’m All About That Trunk (No Treble)
As I’m sure you must have noticed by now, there’s something definitely fishy going on with this fish. That strange appendage at the end of its chin isn’t what appears to be a trunk, but rather it’s a sensitive extension of the mouth that it uses for self-defense, communication, navigation, and to find food. Scientists still thought it resembled one enough to give it the common name Peters’ Elephant Nose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii), though. And no, I do not know who Peters is (but he is one lucky guy to have this awesome fish named after him)!
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it’S THAT SMALL?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!
Can Science Explain the Origin of Life? (VIDEO)
For years, scientists have been working to explain abiogenesis—the origins of life. So, how close have they come?
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"If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we’re going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn’t going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological leaf that produces oxygen just like the ones on our home planet do."
YES. Let’s get off this planet, shall we?
Some common chemicals, illustrated.
From artist Daniel Seex.
Scale of the universe
Scroll to your hearts content from the Planck length to the diameter of the observable universe - click on any object and it will open an info box - I can’t imagine how much work must have gone into this. A few surprising things: Pluto has a smaller diameter than the width of the USA and Vatican city can fit in central park multiple times.
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