Solar flares more powerful than previously thought
Learning more about solar flares can help scientists better predict the weather and prepare the Earth for disruptive solar storms.
Diamond planet discovered by astronomers
If a diamond truly is a girl’s best friend, then astronomers working from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia may have just discovered the supreme BFF: an entire planet made of solid diamond. The planet may even sparkle like a disco ball when light shines on it.
I love how sometimes the universe is just completely silly. Diamond planet indeed.
THIS AWESOME URN WILL TURN YOU INTO A TREE AFTER YOU DIE
You don’t find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, Spanish designer Martin Azua has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition.
His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer.
Please get me one of these when I go.
Jodie Foster helps nonprofit search for aliens
SETI’s telescope array went live in 2007 but was forced to shut down in April due to lack of funding.
I JUST read/watched contact, finished the book and immediately watched the movie like… yesterday… so weird
Doing some Science
Old science textbook pic of the day. I got to thinking it might be fun to post an old chemistry or science school image a day. Lord knows I have enough material to do that! I think that is cool but I’m sure others would find it tragic!