"One of the sharpest differences came when the moderator asked each candidate if he thought human activity is to blame for changes to the planet’s climate.
"I don’t know the answer to that question," Ryan said. “I don’t think science does, either.””
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"One of the sharpest differences came when the moderator asked each candidate if he thought human activity is to blame for changes to the planet’s climate.

"I don’t know the answer to that question," Ryan said. I don’t think science does, either.”

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A person stands in front of the lava flow and massive smoke plumes of the Holuhraun Fissure, near the Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland on Sept. 2, 2014.

IMAGE: ARCTIC-IMAGES/CORBIS

A person stands in front of the lava flow and massive smoke plumes of the Holuhraun Fissure, near the Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland on Sept. 2, 2014.

IMAGE: ARCTIC-IMAGES/CORBIS

Wow… sauropods have been a hit for the past few weeks.

Click each photo to learn about the 3 new long-neck dinos found across the western hemisphere.

Discovery Channel / Flo Perry / Via discovery.com
Goblin Shark (via Buzzfeed)

Discovery Channel / Flo Perry / Via discovery.com

Goblin Shark (via Buzzfeed)

Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic


On an expedition to the rainforest of Ecuador, students from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry discovered a previously unknown fungus that has a healthy appetite for polyurethane. According to Fast Company, the fungus is the first one that is known to survive on polyurethane alone, and it can do so in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment, which suggests that it could be used at the bottom of landfills.
Article here

Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic

On an expedition to the rainforest of Ecuador, students from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry discovered a previously unknown fungus that has a healthy appetite for polyurethane. According to Fast Company, the fungus is the first one that is known to survive on polyurethane alone, and it can do so in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment, which suggests that it could be used at the bottom of landfills.

Article here

15 Most Toxic Places to Live: Earth’s Orbit
Space contains copious amounts of pollution. An estimated 4 million pounds of space debris — nuts, bolts, metal and carbon, even whole spacecraft — currently orbit the Earth, threatening satellites, communication and even the lives of our astronauts. This computer-generated NASA graphic shows objects of space junk in Earth’s orbit that are currently being tracked. 

15 Most Toxic Places to Live: Earth’s Orbit

Space contains copious amounts of pollution. An estimated 4 million pounds of space debris — nuts, bolts, metal and carbon, even whole spacecraft — currently orbit the Earth, threatening satellites, communication and even the lives of our astronauts. This computer-generated NASA graphic shows objects of space junk in Earth’s orbit that are currently being tracked. 

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Plate VI. Lunar Craters. Copernicus. 1889.

cool.

nemfrog:

Plate VI. Lunar Craters. Copernicus. 1889.

cool.

"Science class should not end in tragedy."

"Science class should not end in tragedy."

"The snake reportedly fought the croc for five hours in Lake Moondarra. Winning the fight, the python constricted its prey to death. The estimated 10-foot snake then dragged the 3-foot croc ashore and proceeded to swallow it whole in front of a group of onlookers."

Whole story here.

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Sunset on Mars
On May 19, 2005, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars.

Sunset on Mars

On May 19, 2005, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars.


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