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Fossils Show Humanity’s Earliest Known Ancestor Saccorhytus Had a Mouth But No Anus

Fossils Show Humanity’s Earliest Known Ancestor Saccorhytus Had a Mouth But No Anus:

Must… resist… political… commentary…

Must… resist… political… commentary…

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Here's What Would Happen If a Giant Asteroid Struck the Ocean

Here's What Would Happen If a Giant Asteroid Struck the Ocean:

The apocalypse never looked so pretty before! 

Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, meaning if we were unfortunate enough to be struck by an enormous asteroid, it’d probably make a big splash. A team of data scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently decided to model what would happen if an asteroid struck the sea. Despite the apocalyptic subject matter, the results are quite beautiful....

Monkeys may technically be able to talk (but this will make you glad they don't)

Monkeys may technically be able to talk (but this will make you glad they don't):

There’s a new Planet of the Apes movie coming out soon, but there’s no way it will be more terrifying than the simple audio simulation of a monkey talking.  From PopSci:

Using the computer model of the vocal tract, the researchers discovered that a macaque could, in theory, “produce comprehensible vowel sounds–and even full sentences–with its vocal tract if it had the neural ability...

H.P. Lovecraft and the phantom planet

H.P. Lovecraft and the phantom planet:

Warming back up the Chamber of Horrors with a post on my main blog, in which I talk about the connections between science and horror fiction, using an example of a famous planet which does not exist!

Recently, I came across another influence of Lovecraft’s fiction.  During his astronomy years, before he turned to fiction writing, he was intrigued by the possibility of undiscovered planets in our Solar System; such phantom planets would...

Resurrecting the Chamber

You may have noticed that I’ve been rather quiet here at the Chamber of Horrors lately.  Suffice to say, life has been rather crazy over the past six months and I haven’t been able to post as I would like.

But, hopefully, that’s going to change! I’ve made a big overhaul of the official Tumblr page for the blog, and am planning to start posting things semi-regularly again.

If anyone has any suggestions for posts, feel free to send me a message!

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Fossils Show Humanity’s Earliest Known Ancestor Saccorhytus Had a Mouth But No Anus

Fossils Show Humanity’s Earliest Known Ancestor Saccorhytus Had a Mouth But No Anus:

Must… resist… political… commentary…

Must… resist… political… commentary…

...

Here's What Would Happen If a Giant Asteroid Struck the Ocean

Here's What Would Happen If a Giant Asteroid Struck the Ocean:

The apocalypse never looked so pretty before! 

Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, meaning if we were unfortunate enough to be struck by an enormous asteroid, it’d probably make a big splash. A team of data scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently decided to model what would happen if an asteroid struck the sea. Despite the apocalyptic subject matter, the results are quite beautiful....

Monkeys may technically be able to talk (but this will make you glad they don't)

Monkeys may technically be able to talk (but this will make you glad they don't):

There’s a new Planet of the Apes movie coming out soon, but there’s no way it will be more terrifying than the simple audio simulation of a monkey talking.  From PopSci:

Using the computer model of the vocal tract, the researchers discovered that a macaque could, in theory, “produce comprehensible vowel sounds–and even full sentences–with its vocal tract if it had the neural ability...

H.P. Lovecraft and the phantom planet

H.P. Lovecraft and the phantom planet:

Warming back up the Chamber of Horrors with a post on my main blog, in which I talk about the connections between science and horror fiction, using an example of a famous planet which does not exist!

Recently, I came across another influence of Lovecraft’s fiction.  During his astronomy years, before he turned to fiction writing, he was intrigued by the possibility of undiscovered planets in our Solar System; such phantom planets would...

Resurrecting the Chamber

You may have noticed that I’ve been rather quiet here at the Chamber of Horrors lately.  Suffice to say, life has been rather crazy over the past six months and I haven’t been able to post as I would like.

But, hopefully, that’s going to change! I’ve made a big overhaul of the official Tumblr page for the blog, and am planning to start posting things semi-regularly again.

If anyone has any suggestions for posts, feel free to send me a message!

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