natural

Eye Candy: Aurora Borealis From Space

This is a time-lapse video made of still images by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station. It shows the Aurora Borealis in all its auroral...
December 8, 2008

PEEEW!: Meteor Blasts Over Canada

A brilliant meteor shone its alien light over Alberta and Saskatchewan at approximately 5:30 p.m. last Thursday. [The meteor] likely weighed between one and 10 tons and...
November 24, 2008

Wait, What?: An Underwater Lake

So apparently there are lakes of super-saline water at the bottom of the ocean. During the Jurassic period the waters here were shallow and became cut off...
September 26, 2008

When Airplanes Get Hit By Lightning

Not much happens, as the metal shell of the plane acts as a hollow conductor, and the lightning just continues on its way to the ground. But...
July 1, 2008

Tornado Picture Taken By A Crazy Woman

When I see a tornado I think, "holy shit, I'm gonna die and I haven't even seen a real-life boob", definitely not, "let me grab the camera...
June 17, 2008

Wooden Laptops Just Make Good Sense

Wood should be the computer component material of choice. It's lightweight, a great heat conductor, and some of the best processors and video cards are made out...
April 17, 2008

Geek Bling: Periodic Rings Are Elemental

These Periodic Rings from ITSNONAME (wtf?) are available in silver, gold, and platinum. Each features the corresponding metal's atomic number and weight and come in sizes 7,...
March 10, 2008

Cloud Streets Are Streets Of Clouds, Magical

Cloud streets are lines of clouds that form in unusual conditions. The most favorable conditions for their formation occur when the lowermost layer of air is unstable,...
February 28, 2008

Livingstones: Pillows That Look Like Rocks

I don't have much information about Livingstones, except they're pillows that look like rocks. They're made by a French company and come in a variety of shapes...
February 1, 2008