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.
In fact, check out all of the comics at Zen Pencils. They’re outstanding.
Music to Your Brain by Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham
A Christmas card for science and math folks.
Nice work, Foxtrot.
For those of you considering one or the other, consult this handy chart.
The morning after…
Shake that Martian dirt off ya shoulder, Curiosity.
In easily the best thing I have read all week, Andrew Thaler dissects the marine biology and existential torture of being Aquaman. Through the lens of a marine mammal, how does he stay warm? How does he stay hydrated? How does he eat enough or avoid the bends?
And most importantly, how does he silence his unceasing direct line of telepathic communication with a world of sea life that full of pain and death?
Aquaman can see the scars left by every trawl, can feel the life being sucked out of the ocean, knows the name of every fish, dolphin, and crab whose life has been taken by our nets and lines. His life is the constant, horrible drone of unspeakable, unstoppable death.
Previously: The physics of the Hulk’s jump.
A Mean O’ Acid
Just stumbled upon Mark Heath’s hilarious cartoons thanks to Futility Closet. Check out his website, Nobrow Cartoons, for more. They aren’t all science-oriented, but the ones that are are pretty amazing.