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blindkomuso:

Giordano Bruno… got high while sitting on a rooftop in Italy and proclaimed “All of these Stars are Suns”.  Was accused of heresy and Pantheism by the Catholic Church.  Burned at the stake in 1600.   

turianloaf:

zorada:

I seriously laughed so hard. If you’re an astronaut like me, you’ll get it.

I’M PRETTY SURE I’M NOT AN ASTRONAUT AND I GOT THIS JOKE THEY TEACH ABOUT JUPITER’S FUCKING GIANT NEVER ENDING STORM IN LIKE 3RD GRADE

turianloaf:

zorada:

I seriously laughed so hard. If you’re an astronaut like me, you’ll get it.

I’M PRETTY SURE I’M NOT AN ASTRONAUT AND I GOT THIS JOKE THEY TEACH ABOUT JUPITER’S FUCKING GIANT NEVER ENDING STORM IN LIKE 3RD GRADE

(Source: yowheresthebathroom)

This is how alcohol looks under the microscope:

sarcastic:

A company called Bevshots has produced a series of shots of booze under the microscope at the Florida State University’s chemistry labs.

Molecules at 1000x Magnification !

Champagne:

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Dry Martini:

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Margarita:

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Pina Colada:

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Sake:

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Scotch:

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Tequila:

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Vodka:

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PERFECT

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

thecreatorsproject:


Neil Harbisson Is A Cyborg Who Can Hear Colors
Imagine you were rendered unable to distinguish between colors, unable to tell the different between black, white, yellow, or not knowing why an orange is called an orange. It would be an unusual form of torture, but that’s what Neil Harbisson has had to live with for most of his life. Born with a condition known as achromatopsia, he is unable to see colors and is affected by complete color blindness.
But this unfortunate tale has a happy ending, as Harbission became the owner of a device created by Adam Montandon called the Eyeborg. The device is embedded in Harbission’s skull and provides a synesthetic function, translating colors into sounds. Not only does he get to experience that alchemical transformation of the senses, but he’s also got the credential of being the first ever cyborg (his passport picture includes the device).
CONTINUE

thecreatorsproject:

Neil Harbisson Is A Cyborg Who Can Hear Colors

Imagine you were rendered unable to distinguish between colors, unable to tell the different between black, white, yellow, or not knowing why an orange is called an orange. It would be an unusual form of torture, but that’s what Neil Harbisson has had to live with for most of his life. Born with a condition known as achromatopsia, he is unable to see colors and is affected by complete color blindness.

But this unfortunate tale has a happy ending, as Harbission became the owner of a device created by Adam Montandon called the Eyeborg. The device is embedded in Harbission’s skull and provides a synesthetic function, translating colors into sounds. Not only does he get to experience that alchemical transformation of the senses, but he’s also got the credential of being the first ever cyborg (his passport picture includes the device).

CONTINUE

retromantique:


ealperin:


laboratoryequipment:


Water-Wrinkled Fingers Hold Evolutionary PurposeWrinkly fingers caused by soaking them in water for a long time, such as in the bath or doing the dishes, have been shown to improve our grip on wet objects or objects under water. Scientists at Newcastle Univ. studied people taking objects out of water with wrinkled fingers and again without wrinkled fingers to explain why the effect occurs.Author Tom Smulders, publishing the paper in Biology Letters says, “We have shown that wrinkled fingers give a better grip in wet conditions – it could be working like treads on your car tires which allow more of the tire to be in contact with the road and gives you a better grip. Going back in time this wrinkling of our fingers in wet conditions could have helped with gathering food from wet vegetation or streams. And as we see the effect in our toes too, this may have been an advantage as it may have meant our ancestors were able to get a better footing in the rain.”Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/water-wrinkled-fingers-hold-evolutionary-purpose


Wow!


Well, the more you know uh?



This only makes me believe in the Aquatic ape theory: the belief we were meant to evolve from trees, to land…to sea; and we accidentally got stuck on land or IT’S STILL HAPPENING.

retromantique:

ealperin:

laboratoryequipment:

Water-Wrinkled Fingers Hold Evolutionary Purpose

Wrinkly fingers caused by soaking them in water for a long time, such as in the bath or doing the dishes, have been shown to improve our grip on wet objects or objects under water. Scientists at Newcastle Univ. studied people taking objects out of water with wrinkled fingers and again without wrinkled fingers to explain why the effect occurs.

Author Tom Smulders, publishing the paper in Biology Letters says, “We have shown that wrinkled fingers give a better grip in wet conditions – it could be working like treads on your car tires which allow more of the tire to be in contact with the road and gives you a better grip. Going back in time this wrinkling of our fingers in wet conditions could have helped with gathering food from wet vegetation or streams. And as we see the effect in our toes too, this may have been an advantage as it may have meant our ancestors were able to get a better footing in the rain.”

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/water-wrinkled-fingers-hold-evolutionary-purpose

Wow!

Well, the more you know uh?

This only makes me believe in the Aquatic ape theory: the belief we were meant to evolve from trees, to land…to sea; and we accidentally got stuck on land or IT’S STILL HAPPENING.

physicsphysics:

thesciencellama:

NASA Rules out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., effectively have ruled out the possibility the asteroid Aphophis will impact Earth during a close flyby in 2036. The scientists used updated information obtained by NASA-supported telescopes in 2011 and 2012, as well as new data from the time leading up to Aphophis’ distant Earth flyby yesterday (Jan. 9). 
Discovered in 2004, the asteroid, which is the size of three-and-a-half football fields, gathered the immediate attention of space scientists and the media when initial calculations of its orbit indicated a 2.7 percent possibility of an Earth impact during a close flyby in 2029. Data discovered during a search of old astronomical images provided the additional information required to rule out the 2029 impact scenario, but a remote possibility of one in 2036 remained - until yesterday. “With the new data provided by the Magdalena Ridge [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology] and the Pan-STARRS [Univ. of Hawaii] optical observatories, along with very recent data provided by the Goldstone Solar System Radar, we have effectively ruled out the possibility of an Earth impact by Apophis in 2036,” said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at JPL. “The impact odds as they stand now are less than one in a million, which makes us comfortable saying we can effectively rule out an Earth impact in 2036. Our interest in asteroid Apophis will essentially be for its scientific interest for the foreseeable future.”
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Not that it was too huge of a possibility before this news came out, but a welcome relief nonetheless.

Thanks NASA, basically means another unfounded theory will intervene… couldn’t you have waited for 23 years just so science could have its day?

physicsphysics:

thesciencellama:

NASA Rules out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., effectively have ruled out the possibility the asteroid Aphophis will impact Earth during a close flyby in 2036. The scientists used updated information obtained by NASA-supported telescopes in 2011 and 2012, as well as new data from the time leading up to Aphophis’ distant Earth flyby yesterday (Jan. 9). 

Discovered in 2004, the asteroid, which is the size of three-and-a-half football fields, gathered the immediate attention of space scientists and the media when initial calculations of its orbit indicated a 2.7 percent possibility of an Earth impact during a close flyby in 2029. Data discovered during a search of old astronomical images provided the additional information required to rule out the 2029 impact scenario, but a remote possibility of one in 2036 remained - until yesterday. 

“With the new data provided by the Magdalena Ridge [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology] and the Pan-STARRS [Univ. of Hawaii] optical observatories, along with very recent data provided by the Goldstone Solar System Radar, we have effectively ruled out the possibility of an Earth impact by Apophis in 2036,” said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at JPL. “The impact odds as they stand now are less than one in a million, which makes us comfortable saying we can effectively rule out an Earth impact in 2036. Our interest in asteroid Apophis will essentially be for its scientific interest for the foreseeable future.”

Continue

Not that it was too huge of a possibility before this news came out, but a welcome relief nonetheless.

Thanks NASA, basically means another unfounded theory will intervene… couldn’t you have waited for 23 years just so science could have its day?

drtanner:

jetgregrowl:

spookdog2000:

colonelgathers:

scienceandweedbro:

MIT’s artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than the real thing

The device is an advanced solar cell, no bigger than a typical playing card, which is left floating in a pool of water. Then, much like a natural leaf, it uses sunlight to split the water into its two core components, oxygen and hydrogen, which are stored in a fuel cell to be used when producing electricity.
Nocera’s leaf is stable — operating continuously for at least 45 hours without a drop in activity in preliminary tests — and made of widely available, inexpensive materials — like silicon, electronics and chemical catalysts. It’s also powerful, as much as ten times more efficient at carrying out photosynthesis than a natural leaf.With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.
Read more…


SCIENCE.

are you shitting me, this is INCREDIBLE

yo what

Why don’t I have one of these fucking things

drtanner:

jetgregrowl:

spookdog2000:

colonelgathers:

scienceandweedbro:

MIT’s artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than the real thing

The device is an advanced solar cell, no bigger than a typical playing card, which is left floating in a pool of water. Then, much like a natural leaf, it uses sunlight to split the water into its two core components, oxygen and hydrogen, which are stored in a fuel cell to be used when producing electricity.

Nocera’s leaf is stable — operating continuously for at least 45 hours without a drop in activity in preliminary tests — and made of widely available, inexpensive materials — like silicon, electronics and chemical catalysts. It’s also powerful, as much as ten times more efficient at carrying out photosynthesis than a natural leaf.

With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.

Read more…

SCIENCE.

are you shitting me, this is INCREDIBLE

yo what

Why don’t I have one of these fucking things

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