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Spiders eat 400-800 million tons of prey every year

Compare this to the fact that, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the worldwide human population consumes around 400 million tons of meat and fish every year. The spider’s eating habits can even be … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay from the Berkeley Hills in a slideshow

Nearly every day I visit the webcam for the Lawrence Hall of Science. In the morning it provides a quick look at the coming weather and at night it shows the beauty of where I live.

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Someday Funnies XIX

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APOD: 2017 March 6 – Colorful Aurora over Iceland

Explanation: You don’t always see a scene this beautiful when you hike to an ancient volcano — you have to be lucky. When the astrophotographer realized that auroras were visible two-weeks ago, he made a night-time run for the top of the caldera to … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA Explanation: What’s causing those odd rings in supernova 1987A? Thirty years ago, in 1987, the brightest supernova in recent history was seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud. At the center of the featured picture is an … Continue reading

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Osaka students use 10,000 Lego bricks to build Nintoku’s tomb:The Asahi Shimbun

Using Lego bricks, students from Osaka University built a 1:560-scale model of the Nintoku-ryo burial mound. The Osaka University Lego Club members used 3-D computer graphics to faithfully reproduce the moat around, and the slopes of, the giant keyhole-shaped burial … Continue reading

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Mesmerizing Ice Bridge Collapse

Unfortunately there is nothing in this video that provides a scale to judge the size of, or distance to, this iceberg. Using the speed of sound (343 mps/1125 fps) and the YouTube counter, it appears to be about 300 meters … Continue reading

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Scariest Non-Trump News Story of the Week

I dare you to click this: https://goo.gl/vtla3j When you’ve recovered from that enjoy these readers’ Photoplasty submissions from Cracked: 29 Pieces Of Good News That Got Choked Out By Trump Stories Source: 29 Pieces Of Good News That Got Choked Out By … Continue reading

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DO Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

It’s an interesting question, famously posed by the great Philip K Dick. But despite a novel and a movie it is not easily answered. And certainly not with a circle of leather and a web of woven string. Capturing modern dreams calls for … Continue reading

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“I Hate Love!” by Stanley Kubrick, 1950

  Kubrick’s 1950 still of a young woman, with her back to the camera, holding a lipstick with which she has written “I HATE LOVE” on a white fence. If captured on the wing, would it be more of a … Continue reading

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