Orphan Black Delivers Its Best Clone-Impersonating-Another-Clone Act Yet

Yes, Orphan Black is back and it is as demented as ever. While one of our Leda clones finds herself imprisoned (and maybe slightly crazier than usual), Sarah has to pull off the greatest acting trick of her clone impersonating career. Plus, we’ve got scary new clones — and a rather scary Delphine, as well. » 4/19/15 9:50am 6 minutes ago

A Remote Amazonian Tribe Harbors Unprecedented Microbial Diversity

The trillions of bacteria that live on us and in us—otherwise known as our microbiomes—are vital to our health in ways we’re just beginning to understand. Now scientists have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever, in a remote Amazonian tribe of southern Venezuela. » 4/18/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Astronomical Knolling Is The Prettiest Way To Organize Objects In Space

What happens when a planetary scientist has a love for order? He creates code that sorts everything from our solar system’s moons to exoplanets into graceful spirals where every object is slightly smaller than the one before. Astronomical knolling is my new favourite way to contemplate the vast scale of space. » 4/18/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Nick and Hank Go Native To Solve A Case on Grimm: Mishipeshu

On Friday’s Grimm, Nick, Hank, and returning character Deputy Sheriff Janelle Farris investigate what appears to be yet another wesen-related murder, Monroe and Rosalee decide they’re not just going to take Henrietta’s word for it that Juliette can’t be helped, and speaking of, Juliette decides to cause some trouble… » 4/18/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Scientists Map The Dark Matter Around Millions Of Galaxies

This week, scientists with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration released the first in a series of detailed maps charting the distribution of dark matter inferred from its gravitational effects. The new maps confirm current theories that suggest galaxies will form where large concentrations of dark matter exist.
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Mosasaurus Grabs A Shark Snack In Latest Jurassic World Poster

My, what big teeth you have! Here’s the newest Jurassic World poster, released ahead of the new trailer which drops on Monday. It depicts Mosasaurus, “the immense seagoing lizard,” swimming up to nibble on what would normally be a pretty scary-looking shark, but here kinda resembles a Goldfish cracker. » 4/18/15 12:55pm Yesterday 12:55pm

The Universe's Largest Galaxies Rotted From the Inside Out 

Littered across the cosmos are massive, dead galaxies, containing roughly half the stars in the known Universe. Much about these cosmic graveyards remains a mystery, but a study published yesterday in Science study offers additional insight into their death: They rotted from the inside out. » 4/18/15 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm

The Force Is Strong With This Gallery Of Star Wars Celebration Cosplay

As the Star Wars Celebration convention parties in Anaheim, that means one thing: A whole lot of beautiful Star Wars-themed cosplay. We’ve seen some seriously impressive Star Wars deep cuts here, along with a couple clever mashups from the galaxy far, far away. Check out our favorite costumes, so far. » 4/18/15 11:41am Yesterday 11:41am

This Is What A Forest Elephant Looked Like 200,000 Years Ago

Exhibition director Peter Luckner readies a 13-foot-tall model of a straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) for “Fossil Richness in the Geisel Valley,” on display in the Pfaennerhall Factory in Braunsbedra, central Germany. This type of forest elephant roamed the Geisel Valley some 200,000 years ago. » 4/18/15 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am