Eerily beautiful images captured 10 years apart reveal the Sun’s shocking split personality

Here at ImaGeo, I love posting big, beautiful images of the Sun in all its fiery glory. So when I saw the composite of two images above, there was just no way I could resist — and not just because the colors and patterns are so dang pretty. The before and after composite reveals something I've never seen demonstrated so dramatically before: the Sun's split personality. (And by the way, make sure to click on it, and then click again to zoom in close.) The Sun as seen on the left is show

Rosetta: March 2, 2004 – September 30, 2016

On this cold boulder-strewn surface lies Rosetta. The European spacecraft launched 12.5 years ago, into a life filled with exploration. Most of that time was spent traveling to her destination, Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where Rosetta has since perished. She arrived at that target on August 6, 2014, and spent 786 days exploring the comet’s long-hidden secrets. Her life ended this morning, with an intentional and controlled crash-landing into her two-year home. During her life,

“Let Frustration Be the Catalyst for Whimsy”

When the world is bringing you down, don’t get mad. Get silly. Learn to find the fun in everything.


Why We Love Listening to Sad Music

Music affects our brains in all kinds of wonderful ways. Upbeat music is great for working out and classical music can help you focus, but even sad music has its perks. Here’s why we love listening to sorrowful songs, and why they deserve to be on your playlists.


Build a Portable Movie Theater In the Back of a Pickup Truck

The best part of camping for some people is getting out in the middle of nowhere and looking at the stars. For others, it’s just getting together with friends and having a good time. Over on Tested, Adam Savage goes for the latter and builds a portable movie theater made for camping.


There’s a New Record for the Deepest Underwater Cave

A cave in the Czech Republic has just been crowned the world's deepest underwater cave. On Sept. 27, a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) reached the bottom of Hranická Propast, at a depth of 1,325 feet. The team piloting the ROV was led by Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski, who has been exploring the cave and attempting to hit rock bottom since 1999. Years of Effort This year's expedition follows dives in 2014 and 2015 that failed to find the bottom, although they did come clos

Swap to Non-Latin Keyboard Layouts in macOS Sierra With the Caps Lock Key

If you swap between a Western and a non-Latin keyboard layout on your Mac, like Hebrew, Chinese, Kannada, or others, you’d usually need to do so by clicking an option in the menubar. MacWorld points out you can set the Caps Lock key to easily swap between keyboards.


Google Maps Now Integrates Your Google Calendar Events

Android: Google’s rolling out an update to Google Maps on Android that integrates your Google Calendar events and Google contacts into Google Maps.


Open Data and CFS/ME – A PACE Odyssey Part 1

Writing in STAT last week, Julie Rehmeyer discussed the release of raw data from the PACE study, a clinical trial which has long been controversial amongst the very population it studied: people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Rehmeyer, a CFS/ME patient herself, reports: Under court order, the [PACE] study’s authors for the first time released their raw data earlier this month. Patients and independent scientists collaborated to analyze it and posted their

Protect Your Local Watershed: Become a Streamkeeper!

By: Nohra Murad and Jenny Cutraro Maintaining clean waterways: it’s a challenge confronted at the local level by communities across the globe. Stormwater runoff, trash, even sewage overflow, often contaminate urban waterways, degrading wildlife habitat, reducing opportunities for recreation, and placing drinking water supplies at risk. To confront this challenge, citizen scientists across the country have come together to monitor and protect their watersheds. One such example is Tookan

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