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How many galaxies do you think are in this picture from the Hubble Space Telescope? 

The dust has settled, the battle is done… and we’re happy to announce for all universe-kind that Team Space is victorious!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Space vs Food fundraiser. Your donations are going to help fund great science reporting (of both the space and food variety). We couldn’t do it without you.

Margot Adler was a great public radio reporter and dear friend of both Science Friday and Ira Flatow. We send our condolences to her family. She will be missed.

buggirl:

Folgurid bug looks like he’s wearing a polka-dot petticoat! Tiputini, Ecuador.

My research in Ecuador

No, this isn’t a sea serpent - it’s the amazing oarfish! These rare creatures can grow up to 30 feet long and have acellular “jelly” bones.

No, this isn’t a sea serpent - it’s the amazing oarfish! These rare creatures can grow up to 30 feet long and have acellular “jelly” bones.

nationalaquarium:

DYK The continent of Australia is roughly three million square miles in size with six climatic zones! That makes for a LOT of different habitats for some incredible animals

How much does that steak you’re going to grill cost the environment?

adamhrabovsky:

Logan Pass, Glacier National Park - Adam Hrabovsky

(via s-c-i-guy)

This month, we’re reading Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic Dune! And we’re kicking it off with a doozy of a discussion question from author Kim Stanley Robinson:

“Because the [Dune] material looks so exotic at first, I would ask people to keep trying to relate the story of Dune to our current situation on Earth in 2014. What do you see in the book that is a funhouse mirror reflection of our world right now?”

What do you think?

This month, we’re reading Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic Dune! And we’re kicking it off with a doozy of a discussion question from author Kim Stanley Robinson:

“Because the [Dune] material looks so exotic at first, I would ask people to keep trying to relate the story of Dune to our current situation on Earth in 2014. What do you see in the book that is a funhouse mirror reflection of our world right now?”

What do you think?