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Posts tagged "science"

jumpingjacktrash:

roachpatrol:

jumpingjacktrash:

iamgwenslongroadhome:

starsaremymuse:

just-about-to-break:

Painfully accurate model of the solar system if the moon were the size of a single pixel.

The wit is absolutely fantastic.

This is the most amazing thing ever! :D

I am only halfway through this but it is amazing and oddly soothing

it’s surprisingly charming.

 "If the proton of a hydrogen atom was the size of the sun on this map, we would need 11 more of these maps to show the average distance to the electron."

what the fuck. that’s fucked up. that fucked me up. fuck. i’m eating pasta right now and it’s delicious but i’m completely fucked up in the head now about space. why is everything made up of so much nothing. why can’t we tell. what the fuck. 
shit.

(via herohime)

malformalady:

Hemipenis of a snake(plural hemipenes). Resting hemipenes are held inverted inside the cloacae, and during the copulation act, erectile tissue, like that in the human penis, everted the hemipenesin erection. Despite this nature’s generosity, only one hemipenis is used at a time, and scientific research revealed that males alternate the use of their Hemipenes between copulations.

now i can say i know what a snake (hemi)penis looks like

(via deamhan)

castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

martyrdom-or-suicide:

hardestcopy:

iamtonysexual:

scIENCE

….DID HOMIE JUST MAKE A MOTHERFUCKIN BUBBLE TESSERACT?

…did you just call Stephen Fry “homie”?

HOLY CRAP.

(via feelingkindawoozy)

katreus:

In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.

The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.

The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.

“A New Model of Empathy: The Rat” by David Brown, Washington Post

(via feastings)

godtech:

tenshiryuu:

bloodredorion-science:

Alkali metals are soft metals that can be cut with a knife. The air makes the metal corrode- so sometimes they are kept under oil to stop them from corroding. Their chemical reactions with water can be violent. 

SCIENCE.

MOTHERFUCKING CESIUM

(via feastings)

sumiumoxide:

Space <3

itsfullofstars:

This image of Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) was taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away. It was taken by the spacecraft’s onboard camera, JunoCam. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 5 to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech