Video: It was the underwater match of the year. A swimmer crab and a red octopus squared off in mortal combat while divers circled round for a first-hand look at the coliseum spectacle nature had arranged for them. A tense battle played out as the two foes circled each other and kicked up a disorienting dust-cloud in their wake. But this sparring match would not end the way either of the opponents had intended.
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Everyone's excited about Game of Thrones, but HBO has another, less epic fantasy, series that's also been consistently great: Silicon Valley. It returns to HBO for its fourth season in the States on April 23 and will, hopefully, turn up on the Comedy Channel locally. HBO has released a short teaser that is rather interesting — and a little confusing — given how season three ended. Spoilers ahead if you're not up-to-date with the show!
This is it, people. We're officially on the tail end of the Smash Mouth meme. It's been a good ride. But while most reworkings of "All Star" have just upped the levels of obnoxiousness that are pre-baked into the song, this one is actually enjoyable thanks to its use of sounds from what remains the best edition of Windows ever made.
The mass production of light bulbs was quite the engineering quandary back in the early 1900s, considering even the most "skilled glassblowers" maxed out at two a minute. Surely the process could be automated, somehow? It took some creative thinking by the folks at Corning Glass, but the end result was this marvel — a "glass ribbon" device that, at its best, could pump out almost 100,000 bulbs an hour.
Video: You get an inkling at the start of John Bashyam's animated film The Night the Moon Fell that this isn't going to be a totally wide-eyed and innocent tale of a budding astronomer. That inkling is the Slayer poster on the little kid's bedroom wall. To say any more would spoil this very funny, very short tale.
Since early 2016, a NASA-employed Science Definition Team (SDT) of 21 researchers has been crafting a plan to send a robotic probe to Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, located over 390 million miles from Earth. On February 7, that team delivered their first report to NASA, detailing their recommendations for that future mission, which will search for life by drilling toward the subterranean ocean scientists strongly suspect to exist beneath the icy moon's surface. The team hopes to launch as soon as 2031.
For the budding astronomer (or photographer) light pollution is a massive bummer. You look up and you know the constellations and planets of the solar system are there, but actually seeing them is another matter entirely. So just how much does light pollution block our ability to see the true night sky?