10 Incredible Holes
Millions of years of tectonic upheaval and erosion, as well as thousands of years of human modification, have created a surface broken by rugged mountain ranges, deep gorges and other fantastic features. Prominent among these formations are holes — some natural, like ocean trenches, craters, sinkholes and canyons, and some man-made, like mines and boreholes.
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10 Incredible Holes

Millions of years of tectonic upheaval and erosion, as well as thousands of years of human modification, have created a surface broken by rugged mountain ranges, deep gorges and other fantastic features. Prominent among these formations are holes — some natural, like ocean trenches, craters, sinkholes and canyons, and some man-made, like mines and boreholes.

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10 Things That Went Missing Without a Trace
Here’s a look at 10 of the most puzzling disappearances ever!
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10 Things That Went Missing Without a Trace

Here’s a look at 10 of the most puzzling disappearances ever!

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"For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleagues, researchers created what they call Alzheimer’s in a Dish — a petri dish with human brain cells that develop the telltale structures of Alzheimer’s disease. In doing so, they resolved a longstanding problem of how to study Alzheimer’s and search for drugs to treat it; the best they had until now were mice that developed an imperfect form of the disease."

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research - NYTimes.com (via neuromorphogenesis)

(via neuromorphogenesis)

How Not to Compliment a Fat Girl

Why “you have such a pretty face” isn’t exactly a compliment and other important facts about fat stigma!

Stuff Mom Never Told You - HowStuffWorks

stufftoblowyourmind:

21 Psychedelic Horror Films
Stuff to Blow Your Mind is all about the journey to the edge of human understanding, and there are a number of paths to that terrifyingly awesome precipice. We can get there through science, science-fiction, music, visual art, mythology, meditation and psychotropic substances.
But we can also get there through horror. As a horror fan and your humble Stuff to Blow Your Mind co-host, I particularly love it when a work of horror delivers me into the unknown or unknowable. So here are 21 psychedelic horror films permanently burned into my mind…

stufftoblowyourmind:

21 Psychedelic Horror Films

Stuff to Blow Your Mind is all about the journey to the edge of human understanding, and there are a number of paths to that terrifyingly awesome precipice. We can get there through science, science-fiction, music, visual art, mythology, meditation and psychotropic substances.
But we can also get there through horror. As a horror fan and your humble Stuff to Blow Your Mind co-host, I particularly love it when a work of horror delivers me into the unknown or unknowable. So here are 21 psychedelic horror films permanently burned into my mind…
How can rocks predict earthquakes?
What if it were possible to predict a ground-shaking with a week’s worth of warnings, similar to the hurricane safety information that’s released days before the storm actually makes landfall? Turns out, there may be a way, and the answer could have been right under scientists’ feet all along: rocks.
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How can rocks predict earthquakes?

What if it were possible to predict a ground-shaking with a week’s worth of warnings, similar to the hurricane safety information that’s released days before the storm actually makes landfall? Turns out, there may be a way, and the answer could have been right under scientists’ feet all along: rocks.

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scientiflix:

Why Can You Sometimes See the Moon During the Day?

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can see the moon, even though it’s daytime? That’s crazy, huh?

By: Stuff You Should Know.

mindblowingscience:

Why Asia’s Glaciers Are Mysteriously Expanding, Not Melting

Glaciers around the world are melting, retreating and even vanishing altogether. But in the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia — home to K2, the second-highest peak on Earth — the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding.
Now, scientists have found an explanation for this mysterious glacial stability. While precipitation is increasing across the Himalayas, most of this moisture drops in the summer — except in Karakoram, where snow dominates the scene.
"It’s been a source of controversy that these glaciers haven’t been changing while other glaciers in the world have," said study researcher Sarah Kapnick, a postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric and ocean sciences at Princeton University.
"This gives a reasoning for why you can have increased snowfall in a region and have increased glaciers or stable glaciers in a warming world,” Kapnick told Live Science.

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mindblowingscience:

Why Asia’s Glaciers Are Mysteriously Expanding, Not Melting

Glaciers around the world are melting, retreating and even vanishing altogether. But in the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia — home to K2, the second-highest peak on Earth — the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding.

Now, scientists have found an explanation for this mysterious glacial stability. While precipitation is increasing across the Himalayas, most of this moisture drops in the summer — except in Karakoram, where snow dominates the scene.

"It’s been a source of controversy that these glaciers haven’t been changing while other glaciers in the world have," said study researcher Sarah Kapnick, a postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric and ocean sciences at Princeton University.

"This gives a reasoning for why you can have increased snowfall in a region and have increased glaciers or stable glaciers in a warming world,” Kapnick told Live Science.

Continue Reading.

10 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking
Even if you are familiar with his academic work, however, there are many interesting facts you might not know about Hawking, stretching from his time at school and gradual development of disability to his opinions on the future of the human race.
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10 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Stephen Hawking

Even if you are familiar with his academic work, however, there are many interesting facts you might not know about Hawking, stretching from his time at school and gradual development of disability to his opinions on the future of the human race.

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What if I put sugar in someone’s gas tank?
For some reason, there’s a common rumor about sugar and gas that’s been around for decades. Supposedly, if you pour sugar into someone’s gas tank, you will disable the car. The sugar is supposed to react with the gasoline and turn into a semi-solid, gooey substance that totally clogs up the gas tank, the fuel lines, and so on.­
It sounds great, especially if you have a grudge against someone. The problem with this rumor is that it simply isn’t true!
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What if I put sugar in someone’s gas tank?

For some reason, there’s a common rumor about sugar and gas that’s been around for decades. Supposedly, if you pour sugar into someone’s gas tank, you will disable the car. The sugar is supposed to react with the gasoline and turn into a semi-solid, gooey substance that totally clogs up the gas tank, the fuel lines, and so on.­

It sounds great, especially if you have a grudge against someone. The problem with this rumor is that it simply isn’t true!

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jtotheizzoe:

compoundchem:

With autumn on the horizon, this graphic looks at the chemicals behind the myriad colours of autumn leaves; bigger version & download here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-sn

Apparently there are places in the world where this is starting to happen? I wouldn’t know since Austin still has the summer dial turned up to like 8.5, and our trees don’t so much “change color” as “exhaustedly whither into a brown winter dormancy as if finally exhaling after the release of soul-crushing weight.”
This color-changing thing sounds nice though, I hope to check it out sometime!
PS - “Autumnal carotenoids” would make a great indie band name.

jtotheizzoe:

compoundchem:

With autumn on the horizon, this graphic looks at the chemicals behind the myriad colours of autumn leaves; bigger version & download here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-sn

Apparently there are places in the world where this is starting to happen? I wouldn’t know since Austin still has the summer dial turned up to like 8.5, and our trees don’t so much “change color” as “exhaustedly whither into a brown winter dormancy as if finally exhaling after the release of soul-crushing weight.”

This color-changing thing sounds nice though, I hope to check it out sometime!

PS - “Autumnal carotenoids” would make a great indie band name.

(via blamoscience)

srikard:

mapsontheweb:

Drawing the political world map by heart nearly flawless. Here is an album also.

WOW! This is just unreal. This guy is amazing!