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"Residents of Tainan learned a lesson in whale biology after the decomposing remains of a 60-ton sperm whale exploded on a busy street, showering nearby cars and shops with blood and organs and stopping traffic for hours."Source : MSNBC[attachment=3410]Links : Naked Scientists Radio Show coverage of this story 1st February 2004 http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/news/news/523/
Nice picture Neil - Naked Astronomy dealt with crepuscular rays and their weird opposites a few podcasts ago
Saw some lovely crepuscular rays this morning, on the way to work. Sunlight breaking through the heavy early morning cloud, before the wind came up and blew them away, only to be replaced with heavy rain now in the evening.
Lightning Display on Ikaria Island, Greece
Sheepy, I was in moving traffic, and the camera was at work, with flat batteries.
Quote from: neilep on 25/02/2012 05:16:29Lightning Display on Ikaria Island, GreeceIs that Zeus taking revenge on the Greek Bankers and Politicians for mortgaging the Parthenon?
Aurora AustralisThis is one of a series of night time images photographed by one of the Expedition 29 crew members from the International Space Station. It features Aurora Australis, seen from a point over the southeast Tasman Sea near southern New Zealand.
If bloated that could be due to it being an ex-possom.
[ if you haven't guessed the display is in binary ]
We see gamma-ray bursts, one of the most distant phenomena we know about in the Universe, we see bursts from soft gamma-ray repeaters in our galaxy, flashes of gamma rays from solar flares, our solar neighborhood -- and now we're also seeing gamma rays from thunderstorms right here on Earth," said Julie McEnery, Fermi project scientist at Nasa.
Unseasonal but impressive ...Snowflake_300um_LTSEM%2C_13368.jpg[/img]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Snowflake_300um_LTSEM,_13368.jpg
Neil,I would imagine your car would have pretty good fuel efficiency. But, here in the USA, Horsepower is King.... Any estimates of the total power output?