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The 7 Weirdest Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures by Natalie Wolchover | March 27, 2012 12:57pm ET Credit: catalano82 | Creative CommonsGlowing is a common trick in nature. Bioluminescence, the ability to give off light through a simple chemical reaction, is so useful that it has evolved independently at least 50 different times, and can be found among such diverse lifeforms as mushrooms, fireflies and terrifying deep sea creatures. Whether to ward off predators, attract prey, rid cells of oxygen, or simply cope with living in the perpetual darkness of the deep ocean, bioluminescence is one of life's most ingenious tools. Here are some of the coolest and weirdest creatures that possess the ability to glow, many of which are currently on display in a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Click on the photos to take a closer look.

English Pronounciation Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. DVIDS - NASA Hometown: Washington, DC, US Content Online (NASA) Featured Video Mempile - Terabyte on a CD Revolutionary new optical-storage technology currently under development will allow the equivalent of 250,000 high-quality MP3s or more than 115 DVD-quality movies and about 40 HD movies on a single CD-size medium. At 200 layers a disc, future versions of the technology will make it possible to store up to 5TB of data on one disc—the only question is, when will we find the time to watch all this content? Optical storage – a brief history

Scratch - About Who Uses Scratch? Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages. Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, libraries, and community centers.Learn to Code, Code to LearnThe ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.Around the World Scratch is used in more than 150 different countries and available in more than 40 languages. To change languages, click the menu at the bottom of the page. 21 Most Beautiful Nature Photos On Stumbleupon These are the 21 most beautiful nature photos on Stumbleupon. Stumbleupon is big society where you can spend all your day and all you life with smile on your face. On that site you can find lots of things, like photos, animals, home stuff and many more, nature photos like these one below. These nature photos are really beautiful and very amazing and that is the proof just how much our Earth is beautiful place.

Easily Confused or Misused Words Some words sound so similar, it's easy to confuse or misuse them when writing. Computer spell check won't catch these mistakes! Use this list as a reference whenever you're unsure about which word fits in the context. Top 10 ‘Power Pop’ Rock Songs Sure, classic rock fans love pop music – but they prefer it with a little extra punch. So, we’ve created the Top 10 ‘Power Pop’ Rock Songs, in honor of the 35th anniversary of a significant year in the subgenre: 1978. This was the year that Cheap Trick released the masterpiece ‘Heaven Tonight’ and played their legendary shows at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan (although the resulting live album wouldn’t hit the U.S. until ’79). It was the year that the Cars released their classic, self-titled debut, along with its three hit singles.

Black Holes in Star Clusters Stir Time and Space Astronomers at the University of Bonn’s Argelander-Institut fuer Astronomie have recently published a study that suggests novel techniques to simulate the movement of black holes in star clusters, providing a new method to detect the merging of black holes. Their idea might be the basis for a future field called “gravitational wave astronomy”. The common premise is that most stars are born in clusters, evidently forming the massive star sets we call galaxies. The smallest, looser “open clusters” have only a few stellar members, and the largest, tightly bound ”globular clusters” have as many as several million stars. It is believed that stars with higher masses use their hydrogen fuel relatively quickly (in terms of millions of years), and then their core collapses – in the form of a supernova explosion.

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