A Life Spent Wondering

Why is a Martian Sunset Blue?

Why is a Martian Sunset Blue?

The good folks over at NASA recently released a new Vine from the red planet. Back in November, 2010, scientists instructed the Opportunity rover to focus its cameras on the horizon and take photos of the sun as it set on the martian landscape. After beaming the images back to Earth, they were stitched together to create a stunning video of a true sunset on another world, but this was not like a sunset on Earth... this sunset was blue. read more

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Ancient Light from the Sun

Ancient Light from the Sun

Light, the fastest thing in the universe, still can only travel so fast—180,000 miles per second. While light from the sun feels like it reaches us instantaneously, it actually takes 8 minutes for it to travel the 93 million miles to our planet. As it turns out, though, the last 8 minutes of light's journey are just a small fraction of whole story. read more

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The Boundary Effect

The Boundary Effect

Have you ever said to yourself that you need to grab something in another room, only to reach that room and completely forget what you went in there for? If so, you may be the victim of what scientists call event boundaries. read more

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The Most Accurate Clock in the World

The Most Accurate Clock in the World

For most of our planet's life there has been no defined concept of time. Humans, however, quickly discovered just how useful defining the time could be. Even without precise numbers, they were able to understand that in the morning the sun is low, noon is about when the sun is directly overhead, and if the sun is going down, it must be time to work on getting a fire started. read more

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Stop Telling People Your Goals

Stop Telling People Your Goals

With the new year approaching, thousands will undoubtedly be setting new goals for themselves. But before you go telling your friends about all you plan to accomplish, you may want to think again. read more

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Colorblindness in Dogs

Colorblindness in Dogs

Dog is man's best friend, and yet we still do not completely understand what is going on in their mind. We do know, however, a good amount about their eyes and how the world must look to them. The common misconception is that they are completely colorblind, leaving them to experience life in boring-old gray. While they are colorblind, it's not quite that simple... read more

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