IOTD stories

If you've ever visited the Detroit Science Center, you know it's pretty awesome. And if you haven't, well, what are you waiting for? Check out the video promotion below and if you have an urge to sing and dance, don't fight it.
The video below illustrates Antarctic ice flow, taken by satellite data from the Canadian Space Agency, the Japanese Space Agency and the European Space Agency and processed by NASA-funded research from the University of California, Irvine.
If you've heard the word crowdsourcing bandied about lately but need a tutorial, this infographic is for you. Coined by journalist Jeff Howe in 2006, crowdsourcing allows us regular folks to tackle issues posed by companies like Netflix and Amazon, or to crowdsource crisis information, monitor elections and curate local resources on Ushahidi's Crowdmap.
This awesome video illusion will make you think twice about how we see things. The prop in the video may look like an oversize checkerboard, but the squares are actually the same color. Check it out below.
What do you get when edge-on galaxy, VV 340 North collides with face-on galaxy, VV 340 South? Well, something that looks a heck of a lot like an exclamation point…about 450 million light years from Earth.