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Illegal genetically modified wheat appeared in Oregon, and no one’s sure how it got there By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com A mys­tery is unfold­ing in the lab­o­ra­to­ries and grain fields of Ore­gon. Stalks of wheat that hadn’t been plant­ed and wouldn’t die were found grow­ing among a farmer’s crops. Tests have revealed that the pecu­liar wheat […]

This month is a very exciting time for space enthusiasts. That’s because Planetary Resources (the asteroid mining company) is offering the public an opportunity to control an ARKYD space telescope and use it for science, education and fun. This isn’t like any telescope that’s come before. That’s because this ARKYD will be both funded and […]

madebyabvh: Playing around

devil-inher-angeleyes: mc-lovin-7936: Lightning slowed down at 10,000 frames per second. That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen Earth Imagery

futurist-foresight: An unusual botanical discovery in how seeds recognize other neighboring seed types. emergentfutures: Plant ‘telepathy’ breakthrough At the University of Western Australia (UWA), researchers recently found that seeds recognise “good” or “bad” neighbouring seeds – even when there is a plastic sheet between them. And in the United Kingdom, researchers have found that plants […]

sagansense: Mummatus Clouds These are Mummatus clouds, a fairly new cloud classification that’s only been recognized for the last few years. Their name derives from the Latin word “mamma”, meaning udder or breast (for fairly obvious reasons!). Their formation is still fairly mysterious, with more than ten proposed mechanisms. They’re often associated with severe thunderstorms. […]

Visualize every meteorite that’s hit the earth over the past 4,500 years By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com It’s rare to actu­al­ly wit­ness a mete­orite falling toward Earth. Only 1,042 mete­orites were observed and record­ed dur­ing the past 4,500 years, even though across the plan­et over 34,000 have been found. A new visu­al­iza­tion by design­er Ca… Visualized […]