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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sci-universe: The countdown of Cosmos Tomorrow, it happens.
"Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of..."
“Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged? You are iron. And you are strong.” - n.t. (via thelittle-hobbit) We live in a rusty universe. Oxygenated heme is the color of life, the color of passion, the reason we see red of as ripe and warm, the reason we see it as dangerous and frightening. Blood, breath
"Physicist is both to my mouth and ears so awkward that I think I shall never use it. The equivalent..."
“Physicist is both to my mouth and ears so awkward that I think I shall never use it. The equivalent of three separate sounds of “i” in one word is too much.” - Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was not fond of that new-fangled word “physicist”. Instead, he was an “experimentalist”, a “natural philosopher”, or simply a “scientist”. It seems a modern trend, this need to hyper-specialize both our questions and our means of […]
"I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your..."
“I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds.” - Michael Faraday, capturing the inherent beauty that comes with understanding the natural world.
I throw my plumes up into space sometimes, sayin’ Io… This has to be the most breathtakingly awesome eruption since Eddie Van Halen dipped the whammy bar down back in 1978. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this blast spewing up from Jupiter’s moon Io back in 2007, as it passed by on its way to Pluto (which it will reach next summer … it’s really far away). That plume rises more than 330 kilometers (200+ miles) into space, nearly the altitude that the […]
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