For this year’s SI swimsuit edition, Kate Upton took a ride in a plane designed to simulate zero gravity in a parabolic flight pattern. And she did so of course in a bikini… for educational purposes.
Ever been sitting around wondering if you could survive the impact of meteorite the size of your house if it landed in the next town over? I know I have. Time to bring the science. Purdue University’s interactive tool has its drawbacks, and it’s more data driven than visual, but it’s still fun.
In 1928, archaeologists discovered something very unusual in the deserts of Peru— a set of skulls, where the cranium had been incredibly elongated, and for nearly 100 years, it’s just been assumed that this was the result of cranial deformation, a practice that some groups have done throughout history. But the Paracas skulls differ from other naturally deformed skulls in that they don’t have the same volume as a normal skull, instead, the skulls are much bigger. In normal cases of cranial deformation, the skull volume is normal, only the shape is different. Now, using DNA analysis, these 3000 year old skulls appear to not be human. I’m not saying it’s aliens, but it’s probably aliens.