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.
Idk if this counts as a peeve more of an art-astronomy pet peeve
but when people draw the cresent moon and where the dark, shaddowed part of the moon is they put in stars
like studdenly that part of the moon is invisible instead of just being in the shadow
Carrion Flower (Stapelia glanduliflora)
As their name suggests, carrion flowers produce a foul stench reminiscent of decomposing flesh. The smell attracts pollinators such as flies.
Martin Heigan on Flickr
People, it’s time I tell you about Siphonophores.
They are an order of colonial sea jellies in the class Hydrozoa. Colonial, meaning their bodies, though seemingly one orgamism, are constructed of many miniscule individual organisms. most of ya’ll know the Portuguese Man O’ War, with its iconic bell (the floaty bit, it looks like a helmet) and its reputation for being a scuba-diver-entangling, murderin’ douchebag, but fewer are acquainted with the impressive and creepy (read: cuddly + adorable) Praya dubia. It’s one of the largest invertebrates in the world, it’s bioluminescent, and its sting could paralyse and/or kill you.
“For my final year degree show project, I wanted to capture the essence of mankind’s fascination with the stars. Titled, The Cosmos, the project details mankind’s ancient fascination and constant relationship with space and the cosmos. From ancient Egypt through to the exciting space race of the 1960s – mankind has always looked to the stars and seen his or her future. Atomically Earth and all it’s inhabitants are no different from the far flung galaxies, we are all made of star stuff – space itself represents our globally shared dream of exploration into the final frontier and the unknown.”Visit the complete gallery on Behance
Vincent Fournier - Space Project (2007) - space stations from around the world
Luke Jerram: Glass Microbiology
- Enterovirus 71 (EV71), one of the major causative agents for hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD)
- H1N1 “Swine Flu” detail
- H5N1 “Avian Flu”
- E. coli
- Human Papillomavirus detail
The late Carl Sagan, depicted as content from his famous tv series, Cosmos.
I could hug my screen right now. This is so great.
The annular solar eclipse over Tokyo on 20th May 2012 captured by photographer Ben Smethers