The greatest thing about science is that you can keep that wonderfully intense curiosity of the child and each time you make a discovery, it will lead you to several more interesting paths to explore. Enjoy the journey!
Gravity bends more than just space. It bends time. The early results from Gravity Probe B, one of NASA’s most complicated satellites, confirmed ‘to a precision of better than 1 per cent’ the assertion Einstein made 90 years ago - that a massive object such as the Earth does indeed distort the fabric of space and time. This explains why GPS satellites must correct for time distortion: it passes more quickly in orbit than on the Earth.
"The world’s oldest known spider web has been discovered on a beach in Sussex, England, trapped inside an ancient chunk of amber. Scientists found the rare amber fossil in December, and have now confirmed that it contains remnants of spider silk spun roughly 140 million years ago by an ancestor of modern orb-weaving spiders."
'Parrot dinosaur' walked on all fours, then graduated to two (+video). New research suggests that Psittacosaurus, the 'parrot dinosaur,' walked on four feet – and then two feet – some 100 million years ago in what is now China.
Scientists May Get Best View Yet of a Black Hole in Action