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Dance of the Planets 2013 begins May 24th in the evening sky
OMG! Is that a tightly packed cluster of alien ships invading our atmosphere?
Relax, it’s just one of nature’s astronomical treats for those who take the time to look up into the evening sky every now and then.
The Dance of the Planets begins tonight, May 24th, and is when Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury (the three brightest planets in the night sky) will all appear to be very close to each other.
Each evening the planets will be in different (but still very close) positions to each other, giving the appearance that they are dancing around each other from day to day.
The planets will be closest to each other in their “dance” from May 24th to 29th. So close, in fact, there will most definitely be some planetary bumpin’ and grindin’ happening on that cosmic dance floor.

Dance of the Planets 2013 begins May 24th in the evening sky

OMG! Is that a tightly packed cluster of alien ships invading our atmosphere?

Relax, it’s just one of nature’s astronomical treats for those who take the time to look up into the evening sky every now and then.

The Dance of the Planets begins tonight, May 24th, and is when Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury (the three brightest planets in the night sky) will all appear to be very close to each other.

Each evening the planets will be in different (but still very close) positions to each other, giving the appearance that they are dancing around each other from day to day.

The planets will be closest to each other in their “dance” from May 24th to 29th. So close, in fact, there will most definitely be some planetary bumpin’ and grindin’ happening on that cosmic dance floor.

Don’t miss the debut of Comet PanSTARRS this week
2013 has been unofficially dubbed “The year of the comets” (and asteroids too, apparently).
The first of those comets has been putting on a show in the Southern Hemisphere recently, and is not making it’s debut in the Northern Hemisphere.

Don’t miss the debut of Comet PanSTARRS this week

2013 has been unofficially dubbed “The year of the comets” (and asteroids too, apparently).

The first of those comets has been putting on a show in the Southern Hemisphere recently, and is not making it’s debut in the Northern Hemisphere.

Asteroid passed between Earth and moon earlier today
Remember that asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over Russia two and a half weeks ago?
An asteroid around that same size passed just inside the moon’s orbit of Earth earlier this morning — and astronomers only discovered it two days ago.
Yikes.

Asteroid passed between Earth and moon earlier today

Remember that asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over Russia two and a half weeks ago?

An asteroid around that same size passed just inside the moon’s orbit of Earth earlier this morning — and astronomers only discovered it two days ago.

Yikes.

Technology, ftw!

Technology, ftw!

Is the Giza pyramid planetary alignment real or fake?
The cosmos is an awe-inspiring, unbelievable, and wondrous thing — which makes it easy to be spoofed.
But is the planetary alignment with the pyramids at Giza, alleged to take take place on December 3rd, 2012, a hoax or a truly rare astronomical event?
Well, both — sort of.

Is the Giza pyramid planetary alignment real or fake?

The cosmos is an awe-inspiring, unbelievable, and wondrous thing — which makes it easy to be spoofed.

But is the planetary alignment with the pyramids at Giza, alleged to take take place on December 3rd, 2012, a hoax or a truly rare astronomical event?

Well, both — sort of.

Dueling Banjos on Tesla coils

When Nikola Tesla invented Tesla coils, he probably didn’t imagine an epic dueling banjo battle being played out on his high current electrical transimtters, but that hasn’t stopped it from happening.

The thing that really is cool about this is that the arcs coming from the Tesla coils are NOT simply responding to the music, they are MAKING the music by the frequency they are firing at.

Check out the other video on the post!

Charge your cell phone with your best dance moves
What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing?
Well, you actually can.

Charge your cell phone with your best dance moves

What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing?

Well, you actually can.

 5 common sense tips about bacon (and nitrates)
Deep down, we know bacon is not the healthiest choice.
It’s not really the fat; our fat-phobia is waning. But ALL bacon contains nitrates, and these can convert to nitrosamines, known human carcinogens. Even “uncured” or “nitrate-free” bacon contains nitrates.
In fact, some nitrate-free bacon has up to three times more than its conventional counterparts.
Why?

5 common sense tips about bacon (and nitrates)

Deep down, we know bacon is not the healthiest choice.

It’s not really the fat; our fat-phobia is waning. But ALL bacon contains nitrates, and these can convert to nitrosamines, known human carcinogens. Even “uncured” or “nitrate-free” bacon contains nitrates.

In fact, some nitrate-free bacon has up to three times more than its conventional counterparts.

Why?

How much water are you wasting at home?
It’s easy to waste a lot of resources at home. Fortunately, most of  that waste is just a result of not knowing you’re actually wasting that  energy or water  and/or being unaware of how easy it can be to NOT waste  those resources.
Last week we showed you 4 simple ways to vanquish energy vampires around your home, but this great infographic  is a great primer of how much water you may be wasting at home, and how  much water — and money — you can save by taking one (or several) of a  few simple steps.

How much water are you wasting at home?

It’s easy to waste a lot of resources at home. Fortunately, most of that waste is just a result of not knowing you’re actually wasting that energy or water  and/or being unaware of how easy it can be to NOT waste those resources.

Last week we showed you 4 simple ways to vanquish energy vampires around your home, but this great infographic is a great primer of how much water you may be wasting at home, and how much water — and money — you can save by taking one (or several) of a few simple steps.