Symphony of Science Mash-Up Video in Honor of the God Particle Discovery

Here is a great video mash-up created by the Symphony of Science in honor of the recent announcement today of the discovery of the Higgs boson, otherwise known as the God Particle. “I think we have it,” said Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the director general of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research located in Geneva, Switzerland. The agency is home to the Large Hadron Collider, the immense particle accelerator that produced the new data by colliding…
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Coitus Interruptus | Fossilized Turtles Caught in the Act

Talk about having a bad day… fossilized turtles caught in the act – yes, the act of having sex. Researchers can only speculate, but one possibility of a death trap during copulation was when the mating turtles were caught as they sank to deeper layers of the lake nearly 50 million years ago. The lake’s deep layers may have held deadly volcanic gases or other toxins. The fossils were discovered at the Messel Pit in…
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Photos from Annular Solar Eclipse, May 20 2012, Albuquerque NM

Here are some photos from the annular eclipse on May 20, 2012. All taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico right next to the airport. Myself and my friend, Dave, were the first two there as we got there early. Shortly another car rolled in, and another. We ended up having about 15 cars there. Most people were from out of state. Our “neighbors” came in from North Carolina. There was another gentleman from Maryland. I heard…
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I am locked and loaded and ready to go! Solar eclipse, here I come!

LOL… no, not locked and loaded as in guns, rather photography. This evening, right before sunset is an annular eclipse. Lucky me… Albuquerque is the spot to be! Here are some of the details…. • Sun will be low on the horizon for the event. • The centerline for the event passes nearly through the Albuquerque International Airport. Any location in the metro area will provide an excellent view of the eclipse.


First Face Transplant Gives an Amazing Transformation | Photos

Here are some photos from TIME Photos which show the transformation of Richard Lee Norris’s faces before and after the first-ever facial transplant. According to TIME, the Office of Naval Research has funded work into vascularized composite transplantation that led to a vascularized composite allograft – a face transplant – for a 37-year old Virginia man at the University of Maryland a week ago. There are some 200 U.S. veterans who might benefit from such…
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