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February 23, 2017

 

Ghostly fogbow over ocean

A Rainbow’s Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction.

February 22, 2017

 

a close-up image of a gardener's glove. In the center of it is an earthworm.

Jumping Worms

Amynthas, an invasive species in the Midwestern United States, removes leaf litter from forest floors at roughly double the rate of earthworms.

February 21, 2017

 

A female Rufous Hummingbird with its beak inside a bright pink flower. The photo has captured a moment where the bird looks completely still, except for its blurred wings.

Coextinction

Coextinction is an important consideration in conservation efforts.

February 20, 2017

 

From Left to right: left image is UGC 1382 from one telescope image it appears as a small white football shaped burst of light, another image of UGC 1382 larger, still white and football shaped in the center with blue appearing spirals, and all the way to the right: UGC 1382 with a white football shape in the center, but with bright green spirals around it

A “Frankenstein” Galaxy

UGC 1382 used to be considered a pretty boring galaxy.

February 17, 2017

 

Magnetic core computer storage that has been framed and set up in an art gallery wall style.

DNA Storage Solution

As more and more data is generated, researchers are trying to find new storage methods.

February 16, 2017

 

A photograph of what appears to be a pond. Green-brown algae is on the edges. In the middle of the photograph and the pond, you can see below the water's surface. What you can see is seaweed. A few dark blue spaces.

A Fishy Gaze

Green sunfish can see quite well in water that is thick and murky. How?

February 15, 2017

 

Wind blowing snow and weeds in a field.

How Cold Does It Feel?

How does the National Weather Service calculate the windchill?

February 14, 2017

 

An image of Westerlund 2.

Project Starshot

What if only took 20 years, rather than 30,000, to reach Proxima Centauri?

February 13, 2017

 

An image of Carbon's representation on the periodical table of elements.

Where Did Carbon Come From?

Carbon is key to life on earth. But was carbon there from the beginning, when the planet formed?

February 10, 2017

 

A deer chewing on a branch.

Deer Attack

Trees know when someone or something is eating them.

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