January 11, 2019

Juno Sends Back Photos of Volcanic Activity on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Throughout its time studying Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back some incredible images. And now, to cap off its work in 2018, it’s providing us a glimpse of the incredible volcanic activity on one of Jupiter’s moons. Io, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon, has over 400 active volcanos and is the most geologically active body in the solar system.

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December 28, 2018

Mark Your Calendars for a Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Appearing in January 2019

If you love stargazing, you have an even better reason to look forward to 2019. The new year is going to start off brilliant thanks to a rare phenomenon called a Super Blood Wolf Moon. It will occur on January 20 or January 21, depending on your location in the United States. The totality of the event, or the point at which it’s the most visible, will happen at about 9:12 p.m. PST (January 20) or 12:12 a.m. EST (January 21).

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December 16, 2018

Psychiatrist Hand-Knits an Anatomically Correct Replica of the Human Brain

The human brain is often described as the most complex organ in the human body. The mass of tissue weighs around 1.4 kilograms and contains a mind-boggling network of around 1,000,000,000 nerve cells (aka neurons). Each neuron can make contact with thousands of others via tiny structures called synapses. These constant and ever-changing connections are how memories are stored, habits are learned, and personalities are shaped.

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December 11, 2018

Winners of the Royal Society Photography Contest Celebrate the Glory of Science

For the fourth year, the Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition pays homage to the men and women who use photography to help communicate the beauty of science. The 2018 winners of the photo competition all encounter incredible events, whether it be during a solar eclipse or while studying insects under a microscope. Now, their work can be enjoyed by a wider audience as a way to embrace all aspects of the scientific world.

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