The $2.5 billion that it cost to launch Curiosity Rover may sounds like a lot, but as the Facebook group “I f**king love science” noted, that’s pocket change compared to the cost of the London Olympics … The group compared Curiosity’s $2.5 billion number from The New York Times and the Olympic’s $15 billion estimate from Forbes in a pie chart. (A pie chart suggests Curiosity and the Olympics were dipping from the same pool of money.)
A penny in today’s economy does not go very far, but that has not stopped NASA from making a 1-cent piece stretch all the way to another planet: Mars. This Lincoln penny is part of a camera calibration target attached to NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, which successfully landed in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.
This is the first video of a couple having sex in an MRI scanner (see video). Just released, it was made from a series of images captured during an experiment some years ago. The study aimed to prove that it was possible to image male and female genitals during sex and to help better understand human anatomy.
As should be obvious, the video is sexually explicit.
It turns out that the bonds between a mother and her child are not merely psychological or even genetic: During pregnancy, the mother and the fetus literally exchange cells, leaving identifiable bits and pieces of the child inside the mother – and vice versa – for decades after birth.
If you electrically shock a person’s brain, their math skills can greatly improve for up to 6 months. It’s barely enough to light a light bulb, but passing a very mild current of electricity through the brain can turn on a metaphorical light bulb in a person’s brain.