August 2, 2014
elops:

A scanning electron micrograph of a natural killer cell facing off against a larger cancer cell.

elops:

A scanning electron micrograph of a natural killer cell facing off against a larger cancer cell.

(via fuckyeahmedicalstuff)

February 28, 2014
motherjones:

Science is natural - science is good
Not everybody trusts it
But everybody should
Science is natural - science is fun
Science is best when it’s
Explained in a way that laymans can understand.

motherjones:

Science is natural - science is good

Not everybody trusts it

But everybody should

Science is natural - science is fun

Science is best when it’s

Explained in a way that laymans can understand.

December 20, 2013

bittery:

Richard Dawkins when asked how he justifies the scientific method.

Science. It works, bitches.

(Source: bittery, via pyrrhics)

November 13, 2013

radondoran:

Bill Nye The Science Guy, “Atoms” (1997).

(via shuraiya)

August 30, 2013

gorgeouses:

Could everybody stop falling into the hoax that the Fukushima power plant has contaminated all of the pacific ocean?


Not only has snopes confirmed that the hoax is false but National Geographic has run two features in the past month that are much more informative and well-researched.

Most of the radiation being leaked into the Pacific Ocean is cesium-134, which has a half-life of only two years. Cesium goes in and out of the body like salt, and has had effect on marine populations near Japanese fisheries, however most of the banned sea food is slowly being made acceptable for public consumption.

The real issue now is that some leaks of strontium-90 have been discovered, which is a radioactive substance that stays in the bones of fish and human beings, however much of what has been leaked is cesium.

Now, I am not saying that Fukushima is not an emergency. It is. In fact, that is what is has been classified as by officials. However, we’re not all going to drop dead in five years from eating a pacific fish yet. The Japanese government is spending lots of money to prevent further leakage of radioactive substance.


But the posts you’ve surely seen going around tumblr telling everybody that we’re going to drop dead from consuming milk, fish, vegetables, etc, are totally false! They are taking what is an existing issue and turning it into a crisis.


Whether most of us want to admit it or not, Tumblr is just as  bad a source of information as Facebook can be! Don’t trust everything you read, and don’t trust second party news sites! There are people out there who just want to scare you, or make a sensation.

Tangentially related: the shaming aspect of the hysteria really puts me off, too.

THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE REBLOGGING AND PAYING ATTENTION TOO, NOT MILEY CYRUS!

It’s such a red herring leap of logic. As if talking about one actually takes away brain time from paying attention to something else. Something else that you may not have even bothered to research properly in the first place.

(Source: aphlithuania, via theleanansidhe)

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Filed under: THANK YOU science! 
April 15, 2013
scienceing:


One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.
- Bill Nye at the Storytelling of Science at ASU

scienceing:

One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.

- Bill Nye at the Storytelling of Science at ASU

(via markofthespiderman)

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Filed under: science! 
February 8, 2013

(Source: josiehighroller, via moutonrose)

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Filed under: lmao science! 
January 1, 2013

discoverynews:

<3

(Source: karaniwangbinatilyo)

September 26, 2012
wnyc:

smithsonianmag:

 
Stunning Science Images that Border on Art

This photograph of the surface of a human brain (selected as the grand prize winner) captures the intimate view that a neurosurgeon had while operating on an epileptic patient. “The arteries are bright scarlet with oxygenated blood, the veins deep purple and the ‘grey matter’ of the brain a flushed, delicate pink,” said Alice Roberts, an anatomist and one of the judges, in a press release. “It is quite extraordinary.” - Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.

Photo: Robert Ludlow, Wellcome Images
Ed note: More stunning images of the human brain.

This is your brain on health care. —A.P.

wnyc:

smithsonianmag:

Stunning Science Images that Border on Art

This photograph of the surface of a human brain (selected as the grand prize winner) captures the intimate view that a neurosurgeon had while operating on an epileptic patient. “The arteries are bright scarlet with oxygenated blood, the veins deep purple and the ‘grey matter’ of the brain a flushed, delicate pink,” said Alice Roberts, an anatomist and one of the judges, in a press release. “It is quite extraordinary.” - Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.

Photo: Robert Ludlow, Wellcome Images

Ed note: More stunning images of the human brain.

This is your brain on health care. —A.P.

September 14, 2012
thedailywhat:

Bill Nye Yearbook Pic of the Day: Bow tie! [reddit]

thedailywhat:

Bill Nye Yearbook Pic of the Day: Bow tie! 

[reddit]

(via there-was-a-girl)

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Filed under: bill nye science! 
July 23, 2012
npr:

nprfreshair:

Today: All about the periodic table
Anyone know any jokes about sodium?
Picture via foodiefriday

If I was half as good as Mel at tumbling I’d feel twice as good about myself! —Wright

npr:

nprfreshair:

Today: All about the periodic table


Anyone know any jokes about sodium?

Picture via foodiefriday

If I was half as good as Mel at tumbling I’d feel twice as good about myself! —Wright

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Filed under: food science! want 
July 19, 2012
discoverynews:

Crystals You Drink Every Morning
Almost everyone in the United States drinks some kind of caffeinated beverage daily. Whether it’s coffee, tea, a soft drink or an energy drink, you’re consuming caffeine, and that means you’re consuming these crystalline xanthine alkaloids. This photo is a false-colored image of caffeine crystals taken with a scanning electron micrograph.
keep reading

discoverynews:

Crystals You Drink Every Morning

Almost everyone in the United States drinks some kind of caffeinated beverage daily. Whether it’s coffee, tea, a soft drink or an energy drink, you’re consuming caffeine, and that means you’re consuming these crystalline xanthine alkaloids. This photo is a false-colored image of caffeine crystals taken with a scanning electron micrograph.

keep reading

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Filed under: caffeine science! 
July 16, 2012

wnycradiolab:

This is what snake venom does to blood.  I strongly suggest watching through to the end. 

(h/t Not Exactly Rocket Science)

I think this would be more informative if they specified what type of toxin it is and if that affects its result on the blood in this video…

July 3, 2012
jtotheizzoe:

Where the colors of fireworks come from
Happy 4th of July, American friends! Here’s a little chemistry lesson on where the colors in fireworks come from.
Is that not enough for your sponge of a brain? Then here’s a more detailed video on explosive chemistry from Byte Size Science!
(↬ Boing Boing)

jtotheizzoe:

Where the colors of fireworks come from

Happy 4th of July, American friends! Here’s a little chemistry lesson on where the colors in fireworks come from.

Is that not enough for your sponge of a brain? Then here’s a more detailed video on explosive chemistry from Byte Size Science!

( Boing Boing)

(via npr)

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Filed under: science! 
June 19, 2012
moderation:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Investigates The Space Science Of Summer Movies
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If you make movies that have anything to do with science, please note: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, pays attention.
Tyson pays so much attention, in fact, that he got James Cameron to fix the stars in the sky in Titanic for the recent 3-D rerelease. On Friday’s Morning Edition, he talks to David Greene about this summer’s big movies and how they stack up, science-wise. You should note that there is some talk in this conversation about what goes on in Prometheus, Men In Black 3 and The Avengers, so if you’re desperately hoping to be surprised, you might tread cautiously.
Prometheus is as good a place to start as any, both because it spends most of its time in the far reaches of space, and because Tyson says he saw it “at 12:01 the morning it premiered.” He notes that the early scene in which the origins of human life are explored is unrealistic in one regard: “The unrealistic part of it is that it’s a humanoid alien planting DNA seeds to seed all of life on Earth. And most life on Earth is not humanoid. In fact, most life on earth is plant and bacterial. So if they were to represent that accurately, it would be some kind of bacterium dropping its DNA into the oceans of Earth.”
(via NPR) (LISTEN)

moderation:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Investigates The Space Science Of Summer Movies

If you make movies that have anything to do with science, please note: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, pays attention.

Tyson pays so much attention, in fact, that he got James Cameron to fix the stars in the sky in Titanic for the recent 3-D rerelease. On Friday’s Morning Edition, he talks to David Greene about this summer’s big movies and how they stack up, science-wise. You should note that there is some talk in this conversation about what goes on in Prometheus, Men In Black 3 and The Avengers, so if you’re desperately hoping to be surprised, you might tread cautiously.

Prometheus is as good a place to start as any, both because it spends most of its time in the far reaches of space, and because Tyson says he saw it “at 12:01 the morning it premiered.” He notes that the early scene in which the origins of human life are explored is unrealistic in one regard: “The unrealistic part of it is that it’s a humanoid alien planting DNA seeds to seed all of life on Earth. And most life on Earth is not humanoid. In fact, most life on earth is plant and bacterial. So if they were to represent that accurately, it would be some kind of bacterium dropping its DNA into the oceans of Earth.”

(via NPR) (LISTEN)

(via discoverynews)

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