Science

November 19, 2019

Stunningly Rare Albino Turtles Look Like Fiery Little Creatures

We’ve seen albino or leucistic whales, penguins, giraffes, and tigers, but have you ever stumbled upon an albino turtle? With their red eyes and orange-tinged skin and shell, they are an incredible sight to behold. For Super Mario Brothers fans they almost look like Koopa Paratroopas and are totally adorable. Unfortunately, their unique appearance, as with all albino animals, also leaves them incredibly vulnerable.

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November 10, 2019

25 Creative Gifts for Anyone Who Absolutely Loves Science

There’s something magical about every branch of science, whether it’s exploring outer space or understanding what makes our brains tick. And if you are seeking out clever science gifts for the biologist, chemist, or physicist in your life, there’s no shortage of clever products that will show off their love of science. Some items, like clever chemistry Crayon labels or periodic table blocks, have an educational twist.

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October 23, 2019

Striking Winners of the 2019 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition Show the Artistry of Science

For forty-five years, the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition has celebrated the microscopic world and, in the process, allowed scientists and enthusiasts to show off the artistry of scientific imagery. Passionate micro-photographers from nearly 100 countries submitted over 2000 stunning pieces of microphotography to the competition. In the end, the expert judging panel narrowed the field to the top 20 images with a photo of a turtle embryo taking the top prize.

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October 14, 2019

The Sky Turned Electric Purple Just Hours Before Typhoon Hagibis Hit Japan

As people in Japan prepared to evacuate their homes before Typhoon Hagibis’ arrival, they looked up to see a strange phenomenon—an electric purple sky. The unusual sunset might look beautiful, but it was an indicator of the devastating destruction to come. Killing at least 40 people, the powerful typhoon was the worst storm to hit the country in decades.

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