60 of the world's happiest facts 1. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. 2. Nasa's Hubble telescope discovers new Neptune moon 15 July 2013Last updated at 19:30 ET Voyager failed to spot the tiny moon during its 1989 fly-pass The Hubble space telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting Neptune, Nasa has confirmed. Designated S/2004 N 1, this is the 14th known moon to circle the giant planet. It also appears to be the smallest moon in the Neptunian system, measuring just 20 km (12 miles) across, completing one revolution around Neptune every 23 hours.
I Love Optical Illusions, But These Are SHOCKING. I Will Never Trust My Brain Again... Our brains have developed incredible tactics and coping mechanisms to help us make sense of the complex world around us. But some parts of our highly adaptive minds aren't perfect and can be exposed through carefully crafted illusions. In this list, you had the luxury of knowing the images and gifs are actually illusions. the quiet place communication with the quiet place will be operated via the [spacebar] keycommunication with the quiet place will be operated via your fingergently squeeze that key, nowgently touch the screen, now in order to get the most out of your experience please silence your phone, turn on your speakers and press the [f-11] key or [cmd+shift+f] on macin order to get the most out of your experience turn up the volume and rotate landscapeagain, press [spacebar] to continueagain, tap to continue seriously though, silence your phone. it's pointless otherwisedon't worry - this is *not* one of those places that scare the crap out of youdon't worry - this is *not* one of those places that scare the crap out of you welcome to the quiet placeagain, press [spacebar] to continue in the quiet place, there are no capsletters that are all big and yell at you also, there are no facebook notifications
19 Outstanding Words You Should Be Working Into Conversation There are some of our favorite words that appeared in mental_floss stories in 2011. Some are foreign words. Others come from medical dictionaries. And there's a surprising amount of hobo slang. Have fun working these into conversation this holiday season!
Speedy tsunami seen on Sun's surface 17 July 2013Last updated at 12:27 ET By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News The false-colour footage shows waves of ultraviolet light from hot "plasma" Two satellites have seen "tsunami" spreading on the surface of the Sun after a release of matter into space called a coronal mass ejection (CME). These tsunami of heightened magnetic field and hot, ionised gas race across the Sun at about 400km per second. Analysis of the chance sighting, to be published in Solar Physics, allowed the measurement of the magnetic field in "quiet" areas, away from the CME.
Odd Star Reveals Magnetic Field Around Milky Way's Monster Black Hole A strange, pulsing star has revealed a powerful magnetic field around the giant black hole at the heart of Earth’s Milky Way galaxy, scientists say. The finding may help shed light on how the galaxy's supermassive black hole devours matter around it and spits out powerful jets of superhot matter, the researchers added. The center of virtually every large galaxy is suspected to host a supermassive black hole with a mass that can range from millions to billions of times the mass of the sun. Astronomers think the Milky Way's core is home to the monster black hole called Sagittarius A* — pronounced "Sagittarius A-star" — that is about 4 million times the mass of Earth's sun. [No Escape: How Black Holes Work (Infographic)]
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Glass rain may give planet blue hue 11 July 2013Last updated at 11:23 ET The turbulent alien world - seen in this artist's impression - lies some 63 light-years from Earth For the first time, astronomers have determined the true colour of a planet orbiting another star. The world, known as HD189733b, has a deep azure hue - probably the result of silicate (glass) rain in the atmosphere, which scatters blue light. Top 10 Amazing Mysteries of World Scientists try to find the cause of this extermination and it’s still not understandable. According to a theory it has been stated that from the time of Big Bang, the Universe is in constant expansion and at some point when this recoil diminishes, the Universe will begin to contract and a time will come when nothing will survive. Existing quantum physics raises the possibility that there are many universes besides our own, existing in the same space and time, but only interacting in certain limited ways.
Looking At Tears Under A Microscope Reveals An Amazing Fact One day Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of grief would look different compared to her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close under a microscope. She studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions. The tears that come about from hard laughter aren’t even close to the tears of sorrow. Like a drop of ocean water each tiny tear drop carries a microcosm of human experience. Her project is called The Topography of Tears. Tears from laughing until crying
» U.S. Senate rushing through cyber-surveillance bill Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! Today the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will secretly consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would enable companies to sign, seal, and deliver your personal information to the NSA. The draft bill allows companies to forward “cyber threat indicators” to the government, which are then distributed with every relevant agency (e.g. the NSA.)