Notes: 412 / 1 month ago
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes Shows Danger of Listening to Scientists, Says Bachmann
“If black holes don’t exist, then other things like climate change and evolution probably don’t either.”
I’m going to just sit here and chuckle at all the people who didn’t check the source on this/realize what it was. :D
Notes: 272 / 2 months ago
Portraits in Infrared, Visible and Ultraviolet light
— Nick Spiker
The Melanin in the freckles absorbs UV-light very well, making them show up black in the photo. Same thing is going on with sunscreen. You may notice the eyes are darker in UV light at well, another protection mechanism to help prevent UV damage. Melanin doesn’t absorb Infrared wavelengths as much — and IR-light penetrates further into the skin than UV — so the freckles/imperfections will show up less when you select for only those wavelengths in the photo.
Notes: 406 / 7 months ago
NASA's Massive Free E-Book Collection
Who could resist Exploring Space With a Camera? Or Rockets and People, the autobiography of rocket designer Boris Chertok?
Notes: 1 / 1 year ago
Irregular Webcomic! - Irregular Webcomic! #3221
DMM shares some of the science behind the best times to take photos out doors.
Notes: 4 / 2 years ago
CSI | Review of Syfy’s Fact or Faked
Rebecca Watson TEARS a SyFy “skeptic” show a new one.
Notes: 282 / 2 years ago
Photo: Frank and Louie the two-faced cat
A Massachusetts cat with two faces has become the world’s longest surviving so called “janus” feline at 12 years of age. The cat, who is named Frank and Louie, has two mouths, two noses and three eyes. Frank and Louie have one brain, so the faces react in unison. (David Niles/Handout/Reuters)
But we still love you.
Notes: 10176 / 2 years ago
from johnnytomorrow (originally from disorderedbits)
Love famous physicists? (of course you do!)
Love classic rock?
If you answered yes to any or all of these, you might want to check out where these designs are for sale at Monsters of Grok.
If only for the Tesla/Edison
Notes: 4 / 2 years ago
Some of these science-journalism cliches are now familiar to all of
us. Every fossil find has to be a “missing link.” If a connection can be
made to human evolution, no matter how far removed from our tiny
branch, then that connection will be pointed out. Every advance in
virology might someday lead to a “cure for the common cold.” Similarly,
any biological advance with the slightest possible connection will
someday lead to a “cure for cancer.” There is also the fairly recent
addition – any advance in metamaterials will lead to the development of a
“Harry Potter-like invisibility cloak.” The goal is to get the phrases
in quotations into the headline of the article at all costs.
I believe there is another similar science journalism cliche in the
making – relating any computing advance to the development of artificial
intelligence or “brain-like” computing. The connection is not always
unreasonable, but the catch phrases are key.
Notes: 944 / 2 years ago
from alltheghosts (originally from khatman)
The Skin Gun.
Warning: This video is graphic in nature.
Regardless it’s worth seeing. The development in science and health is astounding.
This is amazing!
I don’t know if I’m being over sensitive today but it made me cry. Okay, I have a visceral fear of burns and fire but this is wonderful anyway. If you are sensitive to this type of things, the images are pretty shocking, but it’s worth watching.
I guess this is the typical kind of things that makes me love the human race a bit more from time to time.
Why in living fuck does this not have more notes. REBLOG THIS PEOPLE. THIS. IS. THE. FUTURE