The elements that make up the human brain.

The elements that make up the human brain.

66 years ago today, Chuck Yeager became the first pilot to break the sound barrier with the aid of The Bell X-1.

66 years ago today, Chuck Yeager became the first pilot to break the sound barrier with the aid of The Bell X-1.

Did you know that we temporarily blocked xkcd’s Randall Munroe’s IP address? Whoops! We address that mishap AND his query in our latest blog post.

Did you know that we temporarily blocked xkcd’s Randall Munroe’s IP address? Whoops! We address that mishap AND his query in our latest blog post.

0.006% Iron Man

0.006% Iron Man

It’s tornado season in the United States. We can now answer questions about tornado activity in the US from 1950 to 2011 (with data for 2012 coming soon). For good measure, we’ve also added data on worldwide volcanic eruptions to our knowledge base.

It’s tornado season in the United States. We can now answer questions about tornado activity in the US from 1950 to 2011 (with data for 2012 coming soon). 

For good measure, we’ve also added data on worldwide volcanic eruptions to our knowledge base.

Today’s the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk’s announcement of the first vaccine against polio. This discovery drove a once crippling disease to miniscule levels.
Today’s the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk’s announcement of the first vaccine against polio. This discovery drove a once crippling disease to miniscule levels.
The biggest comet this year will be ISON in late November.

The biggest comet this year will be ISON in late November.

If our wonderful followers decided to reblog this with an adorable cat and/or dog gif to show their pet preference, we totally wouldn’t be mad. It is for science. Plus, we could all use a little cuteness on a Monday. 

If our wonderful followers decided to reblog this with an adorable cat and/or dog gif to show their pet preference, we totally wouldn’t be mad. It is for science. Plus, we could all use a little cuteness on a Monday. 

Charon, Pluto’s largest moon, has nearly half the radius of Pluto.

Charon, Pluto’s largest moon, has nearly half the radius of Pluto.

We keep improving our information on astronomy. See at a glance the phases a star will go through over time with the phrase “schematic evolution”.

We keep improving our information on astronomy. See at a glance the phases a star will go through over time with the phrase “schematic evolution”.