I love listening to this man talk. Watch this brief video in which Tyson answers the stupid question, “are there genetic differences between men and women, which leads to more men becoming scientists?” through the lens of his personal experience as a black person who chose to pursue science.

jeffscherer:

Just assholes trying to prove shit.
(via Reddit)

jeffscherer:

Just assholes trying to prove shit.

(via Reddit)

the-awesomer:

Kids, stay in school.

the-awesomer:

Kids, stay in school.

ianbrooks:

99 Steps of Progress by Maentis

The fallacy of evolution is that we’ll always see ourselves as the end result, when in reality, humans are just another small skip down a long and winding path. Darwin’s original theory probably didn’t account for flamethrowers though, but I’m glad we beat the monkeys to the punch on that one. Probably why we evolved and they didn’t, if my understanding of the process is correct and it probably is. Maentis’ series explores the various branching paths of evolution, convoluted just a bit by the ever-complicating presence of humanity. Prints available at RedBubble.

Artist: Flickr / Facebook / Website

sirmitchell:

Awesome color work by pastincolour.com of the 1927 Solvay conference ft Einstein, Curie, Lorentz and so many more. 

High Res

Tags: science

collegehumor:

10 GIFs of Science, Bitches
Science, bitches! Forget about repeatedly testing a hypothesis under controlled conditions and move straight to the explosions. Peer review ain’t got nothing on giant science cannons. It’s the parts of science everyone can get excited about because it goes BOOM, or FOOSH, or K-POW. Science!SCIENCE! And I’ve got 10 GIFs of science for your hungry minds to devour.

collegehumor:

10 GIFs of Science, Bitches

Science, bitches! Forget about repeatedly testing a hypothesis under controlled conditions and move straight to the explosions. Peer review ain’t got nothing on giant science cannons. It’s the parts of science everyone can get excited about because it goes BOOM, or FOOSH, or K-POW. Science!SCIENCE! And I’ve got 10 GIFs of science for your hungry minds to devour.

jestcomedy:

NASA Curiosity Scientist Looks Just Like the Scientist from “Independence Day”
He’s usually on Watching-For-Aliens Duty.

slacktory:

Tomorrow night, atomic time is going to synchronize with solar time, and we get one extra second out of the deal. Here are a few suggestions for what you can do with the extra time.

There are six more over at How to Use Your Leap Second on Slacktory.com.

Something I made for Slacktory.com

topherchris:

Earth is the only planet in our entire solar system blessed with the internet, which proves that a higher power exists.

topherchris:

Earth is the only planet in our entire solar system blessed with the internet, which proves that a higher power exists.

samaralex:

This man forged his own wedding ring.  In his garage.  Out of a meteorite.

(via hiddenlex)




Orangutans now using iPads at Miami zoo

"Our young ones pick up on it. They understand it," Linda Jacobs, who runs the program at Jungle Island, told the wire service. "Our two older ones, they just are not interested."

It’s funny how even with Orangutans, there’s a generational gap when it comes to technology.

Orangutans now using iPads at Miami zoo

"Our young ones pick up on it. They understand it," Linda Jacobs, who runs the program at Jungle Island, told the wire service. "Our two older ones, they just are not interested."

It’s funny how even with Orangutans, there’s a generational gap when it comes to technology.

thisistheverge:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson calls it like he sees it, ‘unlike the biologists or the chemists’

This guy is really fun to watch.

(Source: youtube.com)

collegehumor:

Nerds Play with Vortex Cannon

Who knew weapons could be so fun?

Look for the part where they say, “First you get a box. Next you put a hole in the box…” But then they get step three completely wrong.

(Source: College Humor)

thedaddycomplex:

A 19-year-long study found men tend to curb their bad habits after becoming fathers. Specifically, drinking, smoking and crime. I know what you’re thinking. 19 years?! That’s a patient group of scientist and subjects.

In a release, the study’s lead author David Kerr, assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University, suggested passage into fatherhood can serve as an opportune time for intervention for men practicing high-risk behavior.

I know I curbed my drinking since I became a father, but that’s because twins who wake at 6 a.m. and are ready to play don’t give a shit about my hangover.

I will never lay off the sauce. And by ‘sauce’ I mean Mt Dew.

gregrutter:

8bitfuture:

New laser will tear the fabric of space.
Plans are underway in Europe to build a new laser which would be the most powerful in the world. The laser will be 200 times more powerful than the current top lasers, and would be equivalent to the power received by the Earth from the sun focused onto a speck smaller than a tip of a pin.

 
Contrary to popular belief, a vacuum is not devoid of material but in fact fizzles with tiny mysterious particles that pop in and out of existence, but at speeds so fast that no one has been able to prove they exist.
The Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility would produce a laser so intense that scientists say it would allow them to reveal these particles for the first time by pulling this vacuum “fabric” apart.
They also believe it could even allow them to prove whether extra-dimensions exist.

 



Step 4. No Bond…I expect you to die!

gregrutter:

8bitfuture:

New laser will tear the fabric of space.

Plans are underway in Europe to build a new laser which would be the most powerful in the world. The laser will be 200 times more powerful than the current top lasers, and would be equivalent to the power received by the Earth from the sun focused onto a speck smaller than a tip of a pin.

Contrary to popular belief, a vacuum is not devoid of material but in fact fizzles with tiny mysterious particles that pop in and out of existence, but at speeds so fast that no one has been able to prove they exist.

The Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility would produce a laser so intense that scientists say it would allow them to reveal these particles for the first time by pulling this vacuum “fabric” apart.

They also believe it could even allow them to prove whether extra-dimensions exist.

Step 4. No Bond…I expect you to die!

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

Tags: science neat!