Things to Click – 5/23

Whoa! Watch a Spectacular Supercell Take Form in Wyoming

On Sunday, storm chasers caught a supercell thunderstorm taking shape in Wyoming. It is absolutely spectacular — the stuff of science-fiction movies

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John Steinbeck’s 1966 Plea to Create a NASA for the Ocean

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“Dear Ernie Heyn: I know enough about the sea to know how pitifully little we know about it. We have not, as a nation and a world, been alert to the absolute necessity of going back to the sea for our survival.”

Read the Full Article  |  Read the letter as it originally appeared in the September 1966 issue of Popular Science

Stunning, Psychedelic Images Where Art and Science Collide

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“The most important quality of science or art is curiosity,” Oefner tells TED. “That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.”

View his art on TED.com  |  Watch the TED talk

World’s Largest Dinosaur Discovered

Argentina_Giant_Dinosaur-0cdda-k2FE--606x404@wp.com“Take the elephant, today’s largest land-bound animal. Then stack 14 of them on top of one another. Then — and only then — would it be possible to conceive of the size of this mega-dino.”

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Antarctic Rate of Ice Loss Double Previous Estimate

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“For the third time this month there is bad news about ice melt in Antarctica. This time with consequences we will experience very soon..”

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Dogs Sniff Out Prostate Cancer with 98 Percent Accuracy

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Researchers have discovered that our canine companions’ snouts may be more accurate than advanced laboratory procedures when it comes to detecting certain forms of cancer.

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Remembering, as an Extreme Sport

Extreme_MemorySandy Huffaker for the New York Times

“The last match of the tournament had all the elements of a classic showdown, pitting style versus stealth, quickness versus deliberation, and the world’s foremost card virtuoso against its premier numbers wizard.”

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