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10 reasons to love science

by niki lyberis Wanna find reasons to love science and its beauty perhaps? Then have a look at the playlist that Neil deGrass Tyson created in YouTube to show you in ten videos how beautiful science can be if we... let it. Just watch the playlist and prepare for 2014, when Neil deGrass Tyson prepares the sequel of the […] 9 August 2013 at 04:37 pm

How the world looks like for the color blinded

by niki lyberis One in 20 people suffers from a form of color blindness. The percentage is not small if it's translated into precise numbers. The world, however, is not made ​​for people who suffer from color blindness. Think of those who can not distinguish between red and green, when faced with colored zones at the theater, or […] 11 February 2013 at 07:46 pm

How much does Thor’s hammer weigh?

by Dimitrios Thomadakis Remember Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer made out of the heart of a star? Well, astrophysicist Neil dGrasse Tyson, revealed this hammer’s weight via Twitter. What is that? The hammer weighs as much as 300 billion elephants. According to Marvel’s myth, Odin commanded the dwarves to forge Mjolnir. So, Eitri, Brok and Buri used the heart of […] 7 February 2013 at 10:39 pm

Largest prime number with 17 million digits has been discovered

by Ioulios Kongkika A special mathematical discovery of Dr Curtis Cooper of the University of Central Missouri. The largest "prime number" in the world, 2 to the power of 57,885,161 minus 1, which has no less than 17 million digits. Dr Cooper is a member of the research mission, Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), which involves approximately […] 6 February 2013 at 04:08 pm

Incredible: watch a video of a thought forming

by Dimitrios Thomadakis It’s nothing as complex as the theory of relativity forming in the mind of dear uncle Einstein. Imagine something much simpler. One tiny “danio rerio” fish, of the zebrafish species, sees food in front of it, and thinks “I’m hungry”. Formation of this very simple thought on a really simple brain, was put to an […] 1 February 2013 at 10:54 pm

A species of jellyfish may hold the secret to immortality

by Dimitrios Thomadakis While scientists have been searching for the secret to immortality for centuries, the answer may lie with a species of jellyfish, which can be practically categorized as immortal. This “immortal jellyfish”, scientifically known as “Turritopsis Nutricula”, when it matures, it has the ability to revert to a premature form of a polypus colony, so it […] 29 January 2013 at 07:30 pm

Scientists recorded two squids having sex

by Dimitrios Thomadakis Did you think you could not watch porn on Youtube anymore? Scientists working at the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Okeanos institute in the USA, used a remote controlled vessel, named Little Hercules, to record two squids during an intimate moment. Filming of this personal moment between two squids of the pholidoteuthis adami variety, […] 17 January 2013 at 02:30 am

Aaron Swartz: 26 year old coder and activist suicides and the Internet honors his memory

by niki lyberis 26 year old Aaron Swartz, co-owner of Reddit and a widely appreciated computing mind, was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday, January 11th. For the last two years, Swartz faced a number of charges concerning the access he has gained to MIT servers, resulting to the download of 4 million papers in JSTOR, […] 14 January 2013 at 04:12 pm

The first video of a giant squid is the stuff of nightmares

by Dimitrios Thomadakis Us who write about technology and the achievements of humankind, are twice as happy when technology and science give us the chance to determine that nature can surpass imagination itself. A Japanese crew of oceanologists and cinematographers managed, for the first time in history, to record a giant squid with a length of nearly 10 […] 12 January 2013 at 10:52 pm

What is this?

by niki lyberis What is this cloud-like picture? Is it yet another work of a “disturbed” artist? Hm… not quite. It is the footprint of a walk, based on the digits of «π», that is, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. As we’ve learned at school, π’s decimal representation goes on infinitely. Franscisco Javier Aragon […] 11 January 2013 at 05:14 pm