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zerostatereflex:

What is DNA?

This BBC explainer video does a wonderful job telling us.

We, and every other living thing on Earth, are connected.

3 days ago  12:58    6327 NOTES    via   source    reblog
sciencealert:







What a shot! Photographer Andrew Hara shows us what it’s like to stare into the mouth of a Kilauea Volcano crater in Hawaii.
 
Read more: http://bit.ly/1A9KZ0C

sciencealert:

What a shot! Photographer Andrew Hara shows us what it’s like to stare into the mouth of a Kilauea Volcano crater in Hawaii.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/1A9KZ0C

4 days ago  12:02    40 NOTES    via   source    reblog
compoundchem:

Chemistry meets astronomy in today’s post, with a graphical guide to the atmospheres of our Solar System.Read more about them here (there’s also a link to download the graphic, or to purchase it as a large poster): http://wp.me/p4aPLT-nV

compoundchem:

Chemistry meets astronomy in today’s post, with a graphical guide to the atmospheres of our Solar System.

Read more about them here (there’s also a link to download the graphic, or to purchase it as a large poster): http://wp.me/p4aPLT-nV

4 days ago  12:01    1619 NOTES    via   source    reblog
thesylverlining:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.


OH GOSH THANK YOU! :D 
And my mistake, I read that as internet searches, not book mentions! This makes much more sense.

thesylverlining:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

OH GOSH THANK YOU! :D 

And my mistake, I read that as internet searches, not book mentions! This makes much more sense.

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historicaltimes:


This photograph was taken by the crew of Apollo 11, looking back at Earth while on their way to the Moon on July 16, 1969 - Read More

historicaltimes:

This photograph was taken by the crew of Apollo 11, looking back at Earth while on their way to the Moon on July 16, 1969 -

Read More

4 days ago  11:44    297 NOTES    via   source    reblog
thenewenlightenmentage:

On Cloudy Alien Planets, a Chance for Life
The cloudier an alien planet is, the closer it can get to its star and still remain potentially life-friendly, researchers say.
In fact, clouds might help Earth-like planets remain hospitable to life even when orbiting a sun-like star as closely as the hellish Venus circles the sun in our solar system, the scientists added.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

On Cloudy Alien Planets, a Chance for Life

The cloudier an alien planet is, the closer it can get to its star and still remain potentially life-friendly, researchers say.

In fact, clouds might help Earth-like planets remain hospitable to life even when orbiting a sun-like star as closely as the hellish Venus circles the sun in our solar system, the scientists added.

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4 days ago  11:39    101 NOTES    via   source    reblog

scienceisbeauty:

Front pages after moon landing, from Poynter.

1 week ago  14:03    1655 NOTES    via   source    reblog

scinerds:

How Mysterious Natural Arches Form

Arches of stone seem to defy explanation, but a new study may have solved the mystery of how these and other strange natural stone wonders form.

The bewildering shapes apparently owe their origin in large part to how rock can strengthen when squashed from above, scientists explained.

Mysterious rock formations such as arches, bridges, pillars and mushroom-shaped pedestal rocks occur all over the world. Geologists mostly think these form due to erosion from wind and water, as well as from the weathering effects of salt and frost.

However, lead author of the new study Jiří Bruthans, a geologist at Charles University in Prague, and his colleagues did not think erosion and weathering alone could explain how many of these natural sculptures arose. They also noted that prior research did not explain how the upper parts of arches remain stable.

Now, the researchers said they can help explain how these rock formations develop by accounting for the way rock can strengthen when compacted by weight from above.

"The results were shocking for me when I started to realize how simply nature carves all these shapes," Bruthans said.

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#geology 
spaceexp:

The Gum 15 star forming region including the star cluster NGC 2671 and some of the filaments forming part of the Vela Supernova Remnant. Larger images in comments.

spaceexp:

The Gum 15 star forming region including the star cluster NGC 2671 and some of the filaments forming part of the Vela Supernova Remnant. Larger images in comments.

1 week ago  13:57    568 NOTES    via   source    reblog

currentsinbiology:

scientificillustration:

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown

Such astounding patience and skill must be needed to make these!

1 week ago  13:56    1703 NOTES    via   source    reblog