Biggest thing in the universe theoretically can’t exist

Looking at the Sloan Sky Survey, astronomers found something both exciting and perplexing. A cluster of quasars stretching four billion light years across. Exciting because it breaks the record for largest thing in the universe. Perplexing because, according to cosmological theory, it shouldn’t exist.

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 22:15 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Lincoln’s Link of the Day: New Book, Science Ink, shows off the nerdiest tattoos you’ve ever seen

I’ve become a tattoo snob. When I got my first piece last year, a half-sleeve based on John Tenniel’s original Alice illustrations, I immediately started judging those around me. It wasn’t a conscious choice, but suddenly I was noticing bad linework and faded color where before I would have just seen a tattoo. I came […]

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 22:55 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab”

Presented by Richard Hammond Produced by James Wiseman If you’re anywhere close to my generation, your armchair science teachers were likely Don Herbert (a.k.a. Mr. Wizard) and/or Bill Nye.  To be honest, unless you’ve taken AP physics from my friend Cynthia, you likely learned more from these two gentlemen than you ever did in class.  […]

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Video of the Day: “Guess What’s on the Curator’s Desk?”

Any guesses? “Guess What’s on the Curator’s Desk?” comes to us courtesy of The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, who would like to remind you that ever since humanity has sought to cure what ails it, the instruments we use to do so and the results of that science are truly, […]

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 06:13 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Happy Yuri Day!

In case Google’s doodle wasn’t hint enough, today was the 50th anniversary of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s trip into space, the first human being to do so. Not only that, but when he left on the Vostok 3KA-3, he also became the first human being to orbit the planet.  In regard to his flight, Gagarin said: […]

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 23:26 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Link of the Day: New tools for both spies and freedom fighters alike

When you think of the tools in a modern-day spy or investigative journalist’s toolbox, you picture tiny lipstick cameras or gigantic rooms housing servers dedicated to encryption and decryption. Now, thanks to a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, you can now add Yahoo!-owned photo hosting site Flickr and a home PC […]

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 08:04 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Lincoln’s Link of the Day: Tree of Life

I’m a science nerd, and this has to be one of the coolest, most beautiful things I’ve seen in a while. Beautiful right? And it’s not just a pretty drawing. It’s actually a radial tree-of-life diagram from the David Hillis lab, and all that fuzziness around the outer edge of the circle is approximately 3000 […]

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 15:15 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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