Michael König’s Sun is a spectacular time lapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it’s alive, in an omnipotent God-like burning orb sort of way.
Natural resources: coffee, tea, cotton, maize, tin, phosphates, iron ore, cassava, diamonds and gold. Its richness produces a gross domestic product valued at $33.23 billion. Ten percent of Africa’s gold is there.
Oil and gas company Shell has agreed to buy British rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion), in a deal that may signal a new wave of mega-mergers as the energy industry tries to adapt to lower prices.
There’s a problem when you make things too precious, people are going to be afraid to use it. Take this Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac bottle, it’s made by Baccarat Crystal and passes through the hands of twenty people before it’s finished. Sure, it’s fun to see black crystal transformed into a decanter for liquor worth thousands of dollars but it’s also utterly ridiculous.
NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.
Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they say “it’s definitely not an if, it’s a when.”
Why do some kinds of animals live longer than others? For mammals, part of the answer may lie in the number of anti-inflammatory genes.
The police department in Erie County, New York fought hard to prevent the New York Civil Liberties Union from obtaining records about its use of a controversial surveillance tool known as a stingray.