Monday, January 20, 2014

Mekong River Monster Footage



I have absolutely no idea what this thing is. The Mekong River is home to some strange fish, though. Some commenters suggested it was a Mekong giant catfish or a giant snakehead.

I can only say that I am usually surprised that no one still doesn't have any idea how to hold a camera still.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Martian Clams?




It's not a bad theory. In fact, we know that there was once water on Mars. Where there's water, there's life, right? Is it really that far fetched that there were once clams or clam-like creatures on Mars? 

There's Water on Mars After All

The Curiosity rover sent by NASA has detected a significant amount of water in the Martian soil. However, the water is bound to minerals in the soil. To extract the water from the soil, one must simply heat the water to 835C. Around 2% of the soil on Mars in water. This equates to about two pints per cubic foot of soil.

For the full story and a whole lot of sciency stuff, go to The Guardian.