jtotheizzoe: Pangrams are sentences that use every letter of the alphabet at least once. We’ve all heard “A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” but how about “Jelly-like above the high wire, six quaking pachyderms kept the climax of the extravaganza in a dazzling state of flux”? Here’s a whole mess more.
The scientists analyzed billions of words from Twitter, a half-century of music...– Scientists find English is an overwhelmingly positive language. Further reading: Steven Pinker’s The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature. (via curiositycounts)
There could be 160 billion good reasons to believe...
iheartchaos: With dozens of exoplanets being discovered nearly every day, scientists now estimate that almost every star in just our galaxy has at least one planet surrounding it, if not more. That’s at least 160 billion planets out there, with countless variations on environment, atmosphere, planet type, meaning there’s got to be life out there somewhere. So why have we not found it yet? ...
Awesome new NASA app sends pictures from Mars to...
iheartchaos: With the Opportunity rover now sending back pictures from the surface of Mars, NASA has created the absolute best way to keep up with the new images as they come in— with a smartphone app. With the Opportunity app, you get brand new images from Mars as soon as NASA gets them. That’s right… images straight from another planet like you’re important or something. You can get the app...