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.
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Why stop there? Those are just a few of the literally hundreds of things that I would buy if I
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Okay, I have to stop. I’m getting light-headed.
A Christmas card for science and math folks.
Nice work, Foxtrot.
Snowflakes Under an Electron Microscope
If you’ve ever wondered what snowflakes truly look like, spend a few moments with these images from the Electron Microscopy Unit of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland.
At the EMU, where other areas of focus include crop pathogens and livestock diseases, “studying the structure of snow is vital to several areas of science as well as to activities that affect our daily lives.”
That’s no doubt true. But for the rest of us, snow’s structure is just beautiful. Enjoy!
Image: Electron and Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Twitter truth about light, fog, and Rudolph from @neiltyson: “According to the song, Rudolph’s nose is shiny, which means it reflects rather than emits light. Useless for navigating fog.”
Happy Isaac Newton’s Birthday, everyone!
Admittedly this is less to do with current scientific topics, but it is almost time!
Once upon a time – of all the good days in the year, on Quantum Eve – I sat busy in my laboratory.
“A merry Quantum, uncle! May the field of pure potentiality save you!” cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of my nephew.
“βah! Woo-woo.” I said, “Merry Quantum! Out upon Merry Quantum! What’s Quantum time to you but a time for deluding yourself with nonsense!”
“I have always thought of Quantum time as a good time,” returned my nephew. “The only time I know of when men and women seem by one consent to open up their minds freely and transcend the quantum level of themselves.”
“βah! Woo-woo!” I said.
“I am sorry, with all my wavefunction, to find you so resolute. So A Merry Quantum uncle!”
“Good afternoon!” I said.
The mammalian cell Christmas wreath
Merry Christmas from Science Popularis, back in the new year for another 365 days of scientific brilliance.
I have this hanging on my front door. It’s just so small you can’t see it.
The data analysis you need, now.
It’s totally doable.
(via The Atlantic)