Thursday, April 17, 2014
spaceexp:

First Earth-size planet found in habitable zone around another star! Kepler186f is Earth-size and we understand this size very well. Previous discoveries have been at least 40% larger.

“Kepler 186f is the most Earth-like exoplanet we’ve ever discovered, but it’s so far away that details will remain scarce for a long time.”
Read more here.

spaceexp:

First Earth-size planet found in habitable zone around another star! Kepler186f is Earth-size and we understand this size very well. Previous discoveries have been at least 40% larger.

Kepler 186f is the most Earth-like exoplanet we’ve ever discovered, but it’s so far away that details will remain scarce for a long time.

Read more here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, 2014

He said that there was nothing he would like more in the world than to see his mother and father again, but that he had no reason—and no evidence—to support the idea of an afterlife, so he couldn’t give in to the temptation.

'Why?'

Then he told me, very tenderly, that it can be dangerous to believe things just because you want them to be true. You can get tricked if you don’t question yourself and others, especially people in a position of authority. He told me that anything that’s truly real can stand up to scrutiny.

Carl Sagan describes death to his daughter, Sasha Sagan

(Drawing via stephannedraws)

Hello from microgravity! 
Popular Science recently went on a parabolic flight with NASA and here’s what it looks like aboard the plane. 
Watch the whole clip here

Hello from microgravity! 

Popular Science recently went on a parabolic flight with NASA and here’s what it looks like aboard the plane. 

Watch the whole clip here

The XStat, a pocket-sized syringe full of sponges, is a new and much faster way to plug wounds on the battlefield and emergency situations. 
On April 3, the FDA announced it had approved XStat as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. 
XStat is part of Popular Science’s eighth annual Invention Awards. Click here to see a flat bike helmet, a robotic exoskeleton, and more from our 2014 Invention Awards. 

The XStat, a pocket-sized syringe full of sponges, is a new and much faster way to plug wounds on the battlefield and emergency situations. 

On April 3, the FDA announced it had approved XStat as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. 

XStat is part of Popular Science’s eighth annual Invention Awards. Click here to see a flat bike helmet, a robotic exoskeleton, and more from our 2014 Invention Awards. 

Monday, April 14, 2014
kqedscience:

What You Post On Yelp Says More About You Than About The Food
“Like meth, but in a good way.” “Seriously, the Bacon Maple is like heroin.” “These cupcakes are like crack.” 
When people review cheap restaurants in particular on Yelp, they often use drug metaphors, and speak in the language of addiction. This is but one of the interesting findings of a linguistic study of 900,000 restaurant reviews on Yelp.com. The researchers found that these reviews offered a unique look into the human psyche… and how much people love references to drugs and sex.”
Learn about other takeaways from the Stanford University study at popsci: http://goo.gl/saocrm


Read more about what your Yelp review says about you here.

kqedscience:

What You Post On Yelp Says More About You Than About The Food

Like meth, but in a good way.” “Seriously, the Bacon Maple is like heroin.” “These cupcakes are like crack.” 

When people review cheap restaurants in particular on Yelp, they often use drug metaphors, and speak in the language of addiction. This is but one of the interesting findings of a linguistic study of 900,000 restaurant reviews on Yelp.com. The researchers found that these reviews offered a unique look into the human psyche… and how much people love references to drugs and sex.”

Learn about other takeaways from the Stanford University study at popscihttp://goo.gl/saocrm

Read more about what your Yelp review says about you here.