Hydra are small, tentacled beasties that spends their time floating around freshwater, stinging and eating small shrimp. To eat, a hydra has to rip open its own skin. This behavior is well known, but it hadn’t been captured on video—until now.
Last week, Nix and Hydra transformed before our eyes from specks of light to bonafide moons. Today, NASA released a new set of images, bringing Pluto’s oblong satellites into even better focus. The latest astonishing finds? Nix has a rosy glow and Hydra has craters.
Greetings, my pernicious pen partners! I actually had thought that I’d be able to have a “Postal Apocalypse” last week during Comic-Con. Comic-Con had other plans that involved me working 14-hour days and sobbing hysterically at my desk, begging for the sweet release of death. But I’m better now! So on with your…
Hydra is the outermost of Pluto’s known moons, and until now, we’d only ever seen it as a faint pixel of light. Today, planet Earth gets its first real glimpse of this tiny, enigmatic satellite.
On the 23rd and 24th of January, 1930, a young astronomer working in Flagstaff, Arizona, scanned a small patch of the night sky. He was taking pictures of star positions, looking for anomalies that would signal movement somewhere at the edge of the solar system. He took the pictures then set them aside, not realizing…
Analysis of Hubble data shows that two — and possibly all four — of the Pluto-Charon system’s smallest moons are wobbling in a wildly unpredictable fashion. What’s more, one moon, Kerberos, appears to exhibit a dark charcoal-like surface that’s radically distinct from other Plutonian moons.
The revelation of Hydra infiltrating SHIELD in the MCU was a coup for Marvel - not just a big gamechanger for their 'shared universe' plans, but also the opportunity to turn all of that SHIELD related merchandise into Hydra stuff. Or in the case of this glass, both!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's primary foe, Hydra, may have gotten a lot scarier on this week's episode, but we've got one pretty good reason to doubt whether their secret schemes will pan out. And, no, it's not just because good always triumphs over evil in the end.
How do you determine whether a creature is immortal? In this animated video, Radiolab host Robert Krulwich explains why, after observing hydra for just a few years, one researcher suggested that the animals might live startlingly long lives.
Want to show off your allegiance to the nefarious forces lurking within Marvel's defense agency SHIELD? This glow-in-the-dark shirt will reveal your true colors when the lights go out.
Anyone who thinks that a certain level of scientific genius imparts dignity might want to take a look at this incident in the life of Carl Linnaeus. He was a polymath, the father of modern biology, and also a hydra inspector for hire.
A tiny freshwater polyp called the hydra has a rather neat trick: It can't die. These polyps are able to accomplish this remarkable feat of apparent immorality by reproducing through budding rather than mating. But as geneticists from Kiel University in Germany recently discovered, the same longevity gene that makes…
It's hard to imagine an organism much simpler than the hydra. It doesn't have brains, hearts, or eyes - it's basically just tentacles with a mouth attached. And yet these simple creatures pull of biological feats no other animal can.
Captain America is a rousing, massively entertaining movie that's as much an old-school, earnest World War II epic as it is a modern superhero action movie. It also features a showstopping song-and-dance number and moments of surprising poignancy and emotion.
Jackie Lewis' Sad Baby Monsters is what it says on the tin: adorable drawings of woeful and downtrodden mythical beasts. These monsters probably still want to eat you, but first they could use a hug.
Razer's Hydra PC gaming controller is taking the guts from two Wiimotes and packing them into the form factor of its nunchuck accessory. They say it's the first "gaming-grade" motion controller.
Here's the exclusive first look at Hasbro's villainous toy version of Red Skull and his band of Hydra minions. We love that Marvel is going with the classic faceless minions for the Hydra team, but can they beat Captain America?
This diagram of the HYDRA base from 1969's Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD 15 demonstrates that evil organizations are unafraid to store copious amounts of fissile material underneath America's sidewalks.
In this fine film known simply as Hydra, things are simple. There are good guys, bad guys, a hot chick, a disposable black guy, and a bigass hydra who possesses the power to chomp with all five snakey heads.
Lucid's HYDRA GPU pairing technology could soon allow PC builders to incorporate multiple video cards that - hear this, ATI and Nvidia - don't have to be identical. What this potentially means, among other things, is that gamers could leverage old hardware instead of just sadly setting it aside, though paired cards…