Ever heard of the Biological Dark Matter?
Ever heard of the Biological Dark Matter?
BBC Earth - How many more chemical elements are there for us to find?
Since the 1930s, physicists have made dozens of new chemical elements. Could these discoveries continue forever?
Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms
Japanese scientists from the Utsunomiya University Center for Optical Research and Education have created a hologram that can be safely handled, according to the Toronto Star. The three-dimensional vi...
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
Are we in another tech-stock bubble?
The Nasdaq-100 surged to an all-time high this week, sending a chill through investors with vivid memories of the dot-com bust 15 years ago that wiped out trillions of dollars in wealth. Does the rece...
New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21) in the journal "PLOS ONE," is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise (Chelonoidis ...
NOAA Declares Third Ever Global Coral Bleaching Event
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompt...
See The Giant Arctic Mosquitoes That Are Thriving In A Changing Climate
Scientists believe climate change may be affecting these bloodsucking insects. The Arctic mosquito, a larger, furrier version of the ubiquitous pests, are getting a longer breeding season as Arctic po...
Using Stellar ‘Twins’ To Reach The Outer Limits Of The Galaxy
Astronomers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new, highly accurate method of measuring the distances between stars, which could be used to measure the size of the galaxy, enabling grea...
Why Climate Change Is Pushing Earth's Boreal Forests To 'Tipping Point'
Boreal forests make up about 30 percent of the planet’s total forest area. Ecosystem scholars say that they are being threatened by warmer temperatures brought on by climate change. International poli...
Ocean's Hidden World Of Plankton Revealed In 'Enormous Database'
The hidden world of the ocean's tiniest organisms has been revealed in a series of papers published in the journal Science. An international team has been studying samples of plankton collected during...
How Wolves Change Rivers - Video
This is a great look at how the balance of nature is so fragile and how one animal or one species could affect the balance of an entire ecosystem. Very cool.
Shell To Resume Arctic Drilling Off Alaska As Green Groups Warn Of Disaster
The US government has given Shell approval to restart drilling in the Arctic despite repeated warnings from environmentalists that it could lead to an ecological disaster. The Obama administration on ...
Dynamic Periodic Table
Interactive periodic table with dynamic layouts showing names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, isotopes, and compound search. Full descriptions from write-up sources.
Picture of a unifiied model of an active galactic nucleus
This figure illustrates the Unified Model, according to which the classification of an active galactic nucleus depends on the inclination of its symmetry axis to the line of sight.
Periodic table - Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements - Royal Society of Chemistry -
Interactive periodic table with element scarcity (SRI), discovery dates, melting and boiling points, group, block and period information.
Biome
Biomes /ˈbaɪoʊmz/ are climatically and geographically defined as contiguous areas with similar climatic conditions on the Earth, such as communities of plants, animals, soil organisms, and viruses and...
Biome - Wikipedia
Geocoding
Geocoding (sometimes called forward geocoding) is the process of enriching a description of a location, most typically a postal address or place name, with geographic coordinates from spatial referenc...
Library classification
A library classification, or a bibliographic classification, is a system according to which library materials or information resources (such as books, serials, audiovisual materials, computer files, m...
Periodic table
The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, organized on the basis of their atomic number (number of protons in the nucleus), electron configurations, and recurring chemical ...
Periodic table - Wikipedia
Taxonomy
Taxonomy may refer to:
Ecoregion
An ecoregion (ecological region) is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than an ecozone. All three of these are either less or...
Ecoregion - Wikipedia
Ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting ...
Ecosystem - Wikipedia
Ecozone
An ecozone is the broadest biogeographic division of the Earth's land surface, based on distributional patterns of terrestrial organisms.Ecozones delineate large areas of the Earth's surface within wh...
Flynn's taxonomy
Flynn's taxonomy is a classification of computer architectures, proposed by Michael J. Flynn in 1966. The classification system has stuck, and has been used as a tool in design of modern processors an...
Hornbostel-Sachs
Hornbostel–Sachs (or Sachs–Hornbostel) is a system of musical instrument classification devised by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs, and first published in the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie in ...