Archive for October, 2015

These Gorgeous Fiery Clouds Show Off the Wonders of Fluid Dynamics

They look like the wrath of Hades and Poseidon combined, but these beautiful, fiery clouds, captured by Breckenridge Resort in Colorado, have a simple physical explanation, and it’s rooted in fluid dynamics.

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Maddie Stone

October 31st

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If you’re looking for a healthy dose of spooky science before kicking off your Halloween festivities

If you’re looking for a healthy dose of spooky science before kicking off your Halloween festivities, Motherboard has a great article on sleep paralysis, a surprisingly common condition in which a dreamer is jolted awake, only to find himself unable to move or speak. Learn how sleep paralysis occurs and how our minds turn this natural, defensive response into a waking nightmare.

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Maddie Stone

October 31st

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The Slow Creep of Time Reveals a Skull Emerging from the Earth

Over millennia, wind and water have carved this 100-million-year-old granite into an eerie skull to glare at daring hikers in Joshua Tree National Park. The iconic Skull Rock is the perfect way to welcome the growing gloom of dusk on this All Hallows’ Eve.

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What’s the Creepiest Thing Your Computer Has Ever Done?

Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, there’s almost certainly been a moment in your life when you were sure your computer was possessed.

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Maddie Stone

October 31st

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This Turning-The-Clocks-Back Nonsense Needs To Stop

Daylight saving time ends tomorrow, a fact which will cause many of us to groan as we think forward to the Monday evening commute home in utter darkness. While many have argued that daylight saving time is pointless and should be abolished, I’d like to firmly disagree with that sentiment: Saving daylight is awesome, and we should do it all year.

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Maddie Stone

October 31st

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The Closest Exoplanet to Earth Was Probably a Ghost

When the exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb was announced in Nature in 2012, it was hailed a watershed moment in the search for Earth-like worlds beyond our solar system. But as eerie as it sounds, it now appears that Alpha Centauri Bb never existed.

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Maddie Stone

October 31st

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Checking In On Windows 10

A Windows 10 sign on Microsoft's campus. Mired as we are in earnings season, I was slightly remiss this week in keeping tabs on Windows 10, Microsoft’s new operating system. A few things happened that are worth our time, and, as it’s the weekend, we have the minutes. First up, Microsoft detailed how it will continue to encourage — force? — users up from Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 10. Here’s the… Read More

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Alex Wilhelm

October 31st

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This Photo Tour Of The USAF’s “Grim Reapers” F-15 Squadron Will Give You Shivers

Master photographer Rich Cooper recently embedded with the 493rd Fighter Squadron “Grim Reapers” based at RAF Lakenheath in England to capture day-to-day operations of the famed F-15C/D Eagle unit. The results of which are the series of haunting photos laid out below.

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These Are the Best Cities to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse In

Everyone knows you’re better off avoiding large cities in the event of a zombie pandemic. But if you’re going to take the risk of living in a city anyway, which one has the best chance of making it through the apocalypse?

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Kiona Smith-Strickland

October 31st

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Amazon deal: 70% off a six-pack of smartphone styluses

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What's better than one stylus pen for your smartphone? How about a six-pack of stylus pens for your smartphone? The iDream365 Pack of 6 Capacitive Stylus Pens is for sale on Amazon for only $8.68 with free shipping of orders more than $35. That's 70% off the list price.

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