Video: Red Sprites & Blue Jets

For the longest time, scientists didn’t believe the pilots who reported strange lights above the clouds during thunderstorms. In fact, some anecdotal reports of these lights dated back to the 1700s, but no one had ever been able to produce solid evidence.

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Weird Animals: Dumbo Octopus

Meet the Dumbo octopus, member of the genus Grimpoteuthis. These strange creatures live deep in the ocean. Most are found 3,000 to 4,000 meters below, often hovering just above the sea floor. And their fins – well, they look like the ears of Walt Disney’s Dumbo the Flying Elephant, hence their name.

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Has Anyone Ever Died In Space?

Humanity has bore witness to many tragedies during its exploration of the final frontier. The Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters. The fire aboard Apollo 1. The near-catastrophe of Apollo 13. Valentin Bondarenko, the first casualty on our road to space, died from a fire that occurred while training in a low-pressure chamber.

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Trailer: How to Build a Time Machine

A long time ago, I shared a video about a crowdfunding campaign for a documentary called How to Build a Time Machine. It was obviously going to be about time travel, and appeared to focus somewhat on the story of John Titor. Well, a new trailer has released, showcasing a slightly different direction.

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