What the Cuttlefish Sees

Dr. Shelby Temple  at the University of Bristol and colleagues are doing some fascinating work with the visual systems of cuttlefish, animals that – despite their name – are most closely related to squid and octopi.  The cuttlefish are color-blind, so at first the second, rainbow-colored image might be a bit puzzling.  According to Temple,

The Baltic UFOs

Somewhere in the murky waters of the Baltic Sea – only the Ocean X Team knows where – a strange circular object lies 280 feet down on the sea floor.  The story originally broke last August, but some sort of critical mass was reached by a CNN report on January 26 claiming there’s a second

Visiting Everest in a Broken Time Machine

I was quite pleased to stumble upon a series of photographs taken in the Himalayas by David Breashears and his GlacierWorks team  in late 20007-8 from the same vantage points as black and white photos from as far back as 1899.  I realized that I could borrow the colors from the new photographs and apply

The Unicorn’s Heart

  In 2002, a previously unknown star in the constellation Monoceros, The Unicorn, briefly became the brightest star in our galaxy.  Although great debate rages about the reasons for V838 Mon’s flareup, there is general consensus that images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in the months and years afterward are some of the most