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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Behold: The Beauty of Solar Magnetism NEW VIDEO! As massive magnetic fusion reactors go, the sun is pretty awesome. This week’s video features all the violence and beauty that erupt from that big bright thing at the center of our solar system. We’ve got sunspots, coronal loops, solar flares, coronal mass ejections! Even an aurora or two! And thanks to the fine people of NASA and their fancy satellites, this one is dripping with #spaceporn. Watch below: (via pbsdigitalstudios)
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 :)
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)
"I meet many people offended by evolution, who passionately prefer to be the personal handicraft of..."
“I meet many people offended by evolution, who passionately prefer to be the personal handicraft of God than to arise by blind physical and chemical forces over aeons from slime…What they wish to be true, they believe is true. Only 9 percent of Americans accept the central finding of modern biology that human beings (and all other species) have slowly evolved by natural processes from a succession of more ancient beings with no divine intervention needed along the way.” - […]
Coffee and Milk and Fluid Dynamics: Some of you may know that I’m mildly fascinated/obsessed with the awesome fluid dynamics at play when milk is mixed with coffee. Judging from the popularity of this post, apparently some of you are too. I made a tumblr for it. Follow and submit your own pictures of coffee/milk/swirly/mixing beauty.
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