It's Okay To Be Smart
There’s a lot of science out there. I’m Joe, let me be your guide to the creative side of discovery, big science news, wondrous science visuals, analysis-izations and all the otherwise cool science-y things out there, with all the woo and BS filtered out.“Everyone’s favorite Feynman of the Tumblr era” - Maria Popova One of Time Magazine’s 30 Must-See Tumblrs - 2012 Featured in The Best Science Writing Online - 2012
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beatricebiologist: Who’s in charge around here?!
Is This A Jackson Pollack Painting, or Insect Flight? I mean, you can probably guess which it is, since I’m putting it here on my Tumblr, and I don’t usually post Pollack paintings, but still. Go read the story behind this awesome rainbow spaghetti at io9.
"We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an..."
“We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.” - Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking […]
scienceisbeauty: Strange attractors, take a look in full resolution at this page (by Brian Wissman, The University of Hawai‘i System). According to Wikipedia, “an attractor is a set of physical properties toward which a system tends to evolve” … so what I’m taking from this is that if the world is a system, then it naturally evolves to look awesome.
Because I am! You can find all sorts of information about this jam-packed, brain-exploding FREE science fest over on their website. As for me, I’ll be performing!!! Whatever that means!! Come see me talk about science things on Saturday and Sunday! It will probably be fun! Here’s the expo map and schedule in convenient PDF form :) Huh. Wait a sec… I was just reading that expo schedule for Saturday… and, umm… SAGAN HELP ME I AM SCHEDULED BETWEEN MICHIO […]
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