Archive for ‘Science’

August 15, 2017

The eclipse insanity begins

by allthoughtswork

The South Carolina Lizard Man cometh. Crap, it’s starting.

I’m near ground zero in Oregon but I’m not too worried: all the hillbillies will be cowering inside, rocking back and forth with a copy of the New Testament in their laps. The rest will be blowing each other up with fireworks between sips of Budweiser. Nature’s plan.

Image result for eclipse doomsday funny

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July 15, 2017

Greenland’s giant snow condoms

by allthoughtswork

Yes, really. 

July 12, 2017

Death is so pretty

by allthoughtswork

There’s a solid reason the fire fighter filming this is making like Darth Vader through an oxygen mask.

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July 2, 2017

That time we saw it comin’

by allthoughtswork

A recreation of 2008-TC3's tumbling pattern.

Do you remember what you were doing October 7, 2008? Astronomers the world over sure do, that was the day they tracked an asteroid from outer space all the way to its impact site for the first time. Read that again because it’s freaking terrifying, especially the “first time” part.

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June 25, 2017

Remember the good ol’ days….

by allthoughtswork

…when evolution was the far right’s weirdest political hot potato?  Did you ever think for a minute you’d be looking back on the Bush years and saying, “Gee, that wasn’t so bad”?

 

June 19, 2017

Nastyass Honey Badger

by allthoughtswork

How much fun would science class have been if all wildlife documentaries were narrated like this?

April 28, 2017

March For Science

by allthoughtswork

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“It’s a scientific fact.”

Say that in a Red State and you have a better than average chance of getting punched out, especially if the conversation canvasses what group deserves to be shot, what you should shoot them with, and what breed you’ve trained to retrieve the carcass. And beer.

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February 20, 2017

Why are some folk Corriejukit?

by duncanr

or tae pit it anither wa’ – corrie-fisted ?

this video hazards an explanation . . .

p.s. I well mind my own early days at school, learning to write – the teacher used to patrol between the desks, large ruler in hand, and would whack me, and one or two others, across the nuckles with it if she spied us writing with our left hand – Bitch !!!

January 2, 2017

Earth Viewed from Space – N.A.S.A. Live Feed

by duncanr

‘The International Space Station – ISS – circles the earth at 240 miles above the planet. The station is crewed by NASA astronauts as well as Russian Cosmonauts and a mixture of Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts’.

this is their view out the window . . .

May 21, 2016

2.6 Trillion Sperm

by duncanr

happy sperm

Hallelujah 🙂

I don’t usually blow my own trumpet but – well if you can’t believe the BBC, who can you believe – and that’s the number of sperm they reckon i’m on track to produce before I pop my clogs

no wonder I’m bloody knackered !

course there’s a whole load of other information about my body but I won’t bore you with that

you can find out all about your body here . . .

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/the-making-of-me-and-you