Mysteriously High Tides on East Coast Perplex Scientists
From Maine to Florida, the Atlantic seaboard has experienced higher tides than expected this summer. At their peak in mid-June, the tides at some locations outstripped predictions by two feet. The change has come too fast to be attributed to melting ice sheets or anything quite that dramatic, and it’s a puzzle for scientists who’ve never seen anything quite like it.
60% of 'Net Users Watch Video Online: Traditional TV Doomed?
A new survey by Pew features a couple of very interesting stats about online video viewership: 62% of adult 'net users have watched video online, a figure that's risen from 33% two and a half years ago. Meanwhile a massive 89% of youngsters also watch video online.
Galaxies Bring Dancing With the Stars to New Level
What is small, mysterious, faint, in the process of loosing mass, and can dance like crazy? Could it be Marie Osmond? Well, that might be the correct answer in this galaxy, but just on the outskirts of the Milky Way are small, mysterious galaxies called dwarf spheroidal galaxies, and a new study offers an explanation for the origin of these puzzling objects. But can they really dance? Yes, says lead author Elena D'Onghia of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Are Science Fiction Franchises As Popular As Religion?
If you don't worship Star Trek, then you must worship the Force. But maybe you're a vampire adept, or a member of the Batman congregation? Fans' faith in their franchises gets as intense and bloody as zealots' faith in religion.