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20 Things You Didn't Know About... Galaxies

Colliding galaxies NGC 4038 and 4039.

B. Whitemore/NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STSC/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

The Milky Way rotates at 560,000 miles per hour, and makes a full revolution every 200 million years. 568 more words


Right Brain Female

I’ve always blamed my inaptitude for technology to be caused by my dominant right brain. Now Psychology Today reports that the lateralized brain is a myth. 354 more words

Thursday's Musings

Finding Fast-Fading Footprints

Click the link to read my recent article (Discover Magazine, Oct. 2014) about the 900,00 year old human (homo antecessor) footprints found by Chris Stringer’s research team in May of 2013. 104 more words

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Tiny monsters, continued

Real-life creepy bugs are one of my favorite science-related topics. Not sure why — maybe because it combines monsters and science.

Here’s the latest. First, we have book scorpions. 274 more words