Posts Tagged ‘Science’

The Most Important Image Ever Taken

August 18, 2009

I’ve been meaning to share this for a while.  Have you ever really tried to wrap your mind around how big the universe really is?  Most of us probably lack the ability to do that, but this short video should help.

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field


An explanation of how the image was taken


The most recent video: Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

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Zombie Ants

August 3, 2009

Yes, you read that correctly.  Zombie ants.  In addition to my regular ranting and raving about all things pseudoscientific, I hope to also point out some of the cool/weird/fascinating science stories I come across.  And I couldn’t pass this one up.  Parasitic organisms that alter the behavior of their hosts for their own gain are not unknown.  However, I’m not aware of anything that exhibits this much specificity in the relationship.  Read a summary of the to be published article here.