This tumblr's for all the great men and women of science for whom we owe our current understanding of the natural world; their achievements, their failures, and even their quirks, we celebrate them all.
For Science. For Inquiry. For Humanity.
Seems like some interns are glad to be back :)
Credit: Karl Tate, via SPACE.com
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has an important message about proper attribution.
Myths and misconceptions about evolution - Alex Gendler
How does evolution really work? Actually, not how some of our common evolutionary metaphors would have us believe. For instance, it’s species, not individual organisms, that adapt to produce evolution, and genes don’t “want” to be passed on — a gene can’t want anything at all! Alex Gendler sets the record straight on the finer points of evolution.
via TED Education.
Wind turbines with sensors gather the real time data needed in order to produce the most power across the whole wind farm.
an alligator has a tapetum lucidum at the back of each eye, which reflects light back into the photoreceptor cells to make the most of low light. the colour of eyeshine differs from species to species, but in alligators glows red. the length of the alligator can be approximated by judging the distance between the eyes, making this alligator very long.
photo by larry lynch along the riverbed of the myakka river state park in florida, who explains, “between kneeling in several inches of black mud, the heat, humidity, and blood thirsty mosquitos my thoughts were, get the best picture i can and get the hell out.”
some days when I’m bored I just look up Bill Nye pictures for no reason
i’m never disappointed