Chimpanzees are our closest cousins, they share 98 percent of their genes with us. Despite this genetic similarity, chimpanzees possess physical attributes that far exceed the capabilities of the average human. Notably, chimpanzees are significantly stronger than humans, possessing a muscle mass that allows them to lift and carry objects that would be impossible for us. The reasons for this superior strength are multifaceted and have been the subject of much research and debate. In this article, we will explore the various factors that contribute to the physical prowess of chimpanzees and compare them to the abilities of humans.Continue reading “Here’s Why Chimpanzees are Stronger than Humans”
The orcas are amazing! They are known for their high intelligence, curiosity, playfulness, and ability to solve problems. But this female killer whale named Kalia who lives at SeaWorld San Diego takes it one step further: she uses a baitfish to hunt a bird!Continue reading “Watch a Killer Whale using bait fish to hunt a bird “
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the former commander of the International Space Station recorded a revised cover version of David Bowie’s famous song “Space Oddity” while floating on board. The incredible video clip contains great views of planet Earth and nice scenes inside the space station.Continue reading “Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s cover of Bowie’s Space Oddity [Video]”
“The new Earth” is located 1,400 light-years from us. It orbits a Sun-like star that is 4% more massive and 10% brighter than our Sun. Kepler-452b is 1.6 times the size of Earth and scientists are fairly sure that it is a rocky world.Continue reading “Kepler-452b: The Earth’s Twin?”
Last week, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft began sending stunning shots of Pluto on its flyover back to the Earth. Here is a beautiful Pluto flyover video created from the images from New Horizons’ closest approach to the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.Continue reading “New Horizons’ amazing Pluto flyover “
At the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrangian point, 1,500,000 km (930,000 mi) from Earth; NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory took an amazing photo of the entire sunlit side of Earth on July 06, 20145. The photo was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four-megapixel CCD camera and telescope. An EPIC Earth image from space!
The final image showing North and Central America was generated by combining three separate images to create a photographic-quality image. The camera takes a series of 10 images using different narrowband filters — from ultraviolet to near-infrared — to produce a variety of science products. The red, green, and blue channel images are used in these color images.Continue reading “EPIC Earth Image by NASA”
It’s a well-known fact that a feather will fall slower than a bowling ball due to air resistance. However, what happens if you remove the air and drop both objects in a vacuum? Surprisingly, they will fall at the exact same speed. This might seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually a result of a fundamental principle of physics known as the equivalence principle. In this article, we’ll explore why bowling balls and feathers (in general, heavy objects and light objects) fall at the same speed in a vacuum and the implications of this principle on our understanding of gravity.Continue reading “Bowling ball and feather fall in a vacuum at the exact same speed [Here’s why]”
Can you imagine an island within a lake that is situated on an island located in a lake on an island? Confused? Well, it is really confusing, but this island does indeed exist: Vulcan Points is the world’s largest island within a lake (Crater Lake) that is situated on an island (Taal Volcano Island) located in a lake (Lake Taal) within an island (Luzon).Continue reading “Vulcan Points [island within a lake that is situated on an island located in a lake on an island]”
Lake Baikal, located in southern Russia, is the world’s deepest and oldest lake, containing over 20% of the world’s unfrozen freshwater. This massive body of water, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to thousands of unique plant and animal species that can only be found in its waters. With its stunning natural beauty and fascinating ecological significance, Lake Baikal is truly a wonder of the world. In this article, we will explore some of the most interesting and surprising Lake Baikal facts that make this place so special.Continue reading “Lake Baikal: the deepest lake in the World”
The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting Earth since 1998, providing scientists and astronauts with an unparalleled view of our beautiful planet. But thanks to advancements in technology and the availability of high-speed internet, people all over the world can now experience breathtaking views of Earth from the ISS in real-time.
Live HD streaming of Earth from the ISS has become a popular way for people to connect with the beauty and fragility of our planet, and to gain a deeper understanding of the science and technology that make this remarkable feat possible.Continue reading “Earth from the ISS [live HD streaming]”