COSMIC BEACH PARTY

for-science-sake:

  1. Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko
  2. Grey Tree Frog 
  3. Grey Cicada 
  4. Casque head Chameleon 
  5. Lichen Spider
  6. Underwing Moth
  7. Peppered Moth
  8. Owl Fly Larva
  9. Eastern Screech Owl 

sagansense:

startagainwithabrandnewname:

SAVE ALL THE CATS :’(

The photographer responsible for the above photograph is Mattias Klum. He spoke about this experience during National Geographic Live! Watch him explain this face-to-face encounter HERE.

sagansense:

fastcompany:

If a wheel under your desk can power your laptop, it’s only a matter of time before a workout can power the wash.

Why haven’t we thought of this yet? Because we - someone - decided and convinced others to put hamsters in them first.

zerostatereflex:

Squishy Robots

A new phase-changing material built from wax and foam developed by researchers at MIT is capable of switching between hard and soft states.

MIT researchers are trying to change the paradigm of your typical robot by mimicking organic substances. The idea is that the robot should be soft to conform to a particular environment, and interact with humans, though rigid enough to actually do a procedure. They can achieve this by applying heat at particular points to deform the object, then applying coolness to make the object rigid again. 

Robots built from this material would be able to operate more like biological systems with applications ranging from difficult search and rescue operations, squeezing through rubble looking for survivors, to deformable surgical robots that could move through the body to reach a particular point without damaging any of the organs or vessels along the way.

The last gif is a example of bendable articulation. :D 

There are two great mysteries that overshadow all other mysteries in science. One is the origin of the universe. That’s my day job. However, there is also the other great mystery of inner space. And that is what sits on your shoulders, which believe it or not, is the most complex object in the known universe. But the brain only uses 20 watts of power. It would require a nuclear power plant to energise a computer the size of a city block to mimic your brain, and your brain does it with just 20 watts. So if someone calls you a dim bulb, that’s a compliment.
scienceyoucanlove:

These condoms include Vivagel, a new antiviral compound that disables 99.9% of HIV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted viruses:http://bit.ly/1ne3B9V
from Science Alert

scienceyoucanlove:

These condoms include Vivagel, a new antiviral compound that disables 99.9% of HIV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted viruses:http://bit.ly/1ne3B9V

from Science Alert

asapscience:

raccoon-eater:

lacigreen:

lalatinafeminista:

toomanyfuckscrusader:

hiddlefun:

cloudcuckoolander527:

talisguy:

Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this. 

This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!

This is actually some great info! Why can’t they teach this kind of thing in school??

Wow, I’ve taken health and sex ed three times during my educational process and never learned any of this. Thanks.

Definitely some important information here!

this is supa awesome.  i do think it should be noted that side effects of EC *really* vary.  when I took EC I didn’t have any symptoms whatsoever.  

The more you know~

*High five.* This is amazing. We also did a video about EC if you’re interested, although, TBH, the above pretty much covers it. 

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

As if we needed another reason to appreciate how amazing bees are: Artist and beekeeper Ren Ri makes breathtaking sculptures using plastic, salvaged wood, and a swarm of bees.

Well, to be fair, the bees did half the work :)

cryptidsandoddities:

Clouds are weird yo.

kickstarter:

laughingsquid:

MIT Student Creates a Robot That Plays Connect Four for a Course Final

This rules. 
jtotheizzoe:

The first ever picture of the Mandelbrot set, from this 1978 paper by Robert Brooks and J. Peter Matelski.
For comparison, here’s a more modern representation of this fractal wonder: 

(via Cliff Pickover)

jtotheizzoe:

The first ever picture of the Mandelbrot set, from this 1978 paper by Robert Brooks and J. Peter Matelski.

For comparison, here’s a more modern representation of this fractal wonder: 

(via Cliff Pickover)

awkwardsituationist - cloud iridescence — caused as light diffracts through tiny ice crystals or water droplets of uniform size, usually in lenticular clouds — photographed by rolf kohl. (more cloud pics)