An Hour Of Deep And Dusty House, Befitting The Next Early-evening You Spend Sipping Cocktails By The Sea Somewhere.
February 20, 1962 was a good day for America. In just four hours and 52 minutes, John Glenn made the country a serious player in the space race and he became an instant hero when he orbited the earth—the first American to do so—three times aboard the Friendship 7. Newsweek’s March 5, 1962...
Angelenos lost about 104 hours to traffic in 2016. [ more › ]
Behind the scenes with the producers who spent thousands of hours in the Himalayas to capture first-of-its-kind footage of four snow leopards
President Trump's press conference was a feisty and bizarre affair. The New York Post went so far as to call it the wildest show on earth. For an hour Trump sparred with the media, rejecting reports that his presidential campaign had been in contact with Russia and labeling the leaks real but the information fake. Show More Summary
Just hours after light from the eruption first reached Earth, astronomers have caught a star exploding.
A cheetah can run 70 miles per hour. Venus and Earth are about the same size. Blobfish don’t have any bones. These are facts I’ve learned from my 5-year-old in the past several weeks courtesy of the science- and nature-themed television shows he loves: Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, Blaze and the Monster Machines, and Octonauts. Show More Summary
LandsatBot posts random shots of Earth every few hours, from the icy mountains of the Kyrgyz Republic to the verdant greens of Argentina.
A near miss by a small asteroid, but we only spotted it a few hours ahead of time. The post Asteroid discovered hours before it passes between Earth and moon appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The moon slows the Earth imperceptibly every day, but how long would it take to build up an extra hour in the day?
A down to earth city with a warm soul and a real sense of community, Liverpool is easy to explore by foot. As well as its famous football grounds, Liverpool offers exciting arts and culture venues, a burgeoning food and drink scene and lively nightlife, leaving you with more than enough to squeeze into 48 hours. Show More Summary
Amid stormy weather and a Wednesday afternoon rush hour, authorities were forced to close Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills after a home’s back balcony collapsed onto the road. The earth underneath the home, in the 8100 block of Gould Avenue, was saturated and gave way, sending a 9,000-pound...
"Traffic and weather, together on the hour!" blasts your local radio station, while your smartphone knows the weather halfway across the world. A network of satellites whizzing around Earth collecting mountains of data makes such constant and wide-ranging access to accurate weather forecasts possible. Show More Summary
Happy perihelion! At 9:17 EST this morning the Earth, in its not quite circular orbit, was only 91.4 million miles away from the sun, the closest we get all year. That distance will increase by a few thousand miles each day until we are 94.5 million miles away on July 3rd. Show More Summary
Of the handful of annual meteor showers visible from Earth, the Quadrantids are among the more intense, with over 100 meteors expected every hour during peak activity. But they are also one of the least seen, given the time of the year they occur during. This year, the Quadrantids meteor shower is...
No one is immune from sharing a flight with an absolutely horrendous passenger. Getting locked in a pressurized tube flying 500 miles an hour at 30,000 feet above the earth just seems to bring the worst out in some people. Actor, comedian...Show More Summary
Just hours after the winter solstice, a mass of energetic particles from the Sun smashed into the magnetic field around Earth. The strong solar wind stream stirred up a display of northern lights over northern Canada.
I am left wondering why the Guardians of the Galaxy's spaceship has a fireplace. And if this isn't a fireplace, what the hell is it supposed to be? More »
Image: Gif made from Marvel/Coca-Cola video I am left wondering why the Guardians of the Galaxy’s spaceship has a fireplace. And if this isn’t a fireplace, what the hell is it supposed to be? Read more...
He was the last. Old and wizened, he counted down his final days, his final hours on earth. He lay in his bed, the rain drumming monotonously on the window. Night came. He pressed the button to call the aide. The aide appeared at his bedside. Every night, the old man had the same request. […]