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bluedogeyes:

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye  could have made an awesome buddy comedy film.

Higgs Boson Particle Explained

reblog   source:humanistdan  notionalnoir   notes:3959   posted:2 years ago   tags:Neil deGrasse Tyson  Skepticism  Science  Quote  
ikenbot:

Glacier Flows in Iceland
by Erlend Haarberg
An aerial view showing small streams flowing at the Langj kull glacier in Iceland.
[As seen on DailyMail’s ‘Iceland from the air: Incredible aerial pictures show the majesty of the country’s volcanic landscapes’]

I have a whole book of pictures like this of the Earth from above. So awesome when you’re tripping.
reblog   notes:436   posted:2 years ago   tags:Science  Landscape  Geology  Glacier  Geography  Iceland  

ikenbot:

Glacier Flows in Iceland

by Erlend Haarberg

An aerial view showing small streams flowing at the Langj kull glacier in Iceland.

[As seen on DailyMail’s ‘Iceland from the air: Incredible aerial pictures show the majesty of the country’s volcanic landscapes’]

I have a whole book of pictures like this of the Earth from above. So awesome when you’re tripping.

A slab of North Texas limestone is on track to rock the world, with its two imbedded footprints poised to make a huge impression in scientific and religious circles.

The estimated 140-pound stone was recovered in July 2000 from the bank of a creek that feeds the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas, located about 53 miles south of Fort Worth. The find was made just outside Dinosaur Valley State Park, a popular destination for tourists known for its well-preserved dinosaur tracks and other fossils.

The limestone contains two distinct prints – one of a human footprint and one belonging to a dinosaur. The significance of the cement-hard fossil is that it shows the dinosaur print partially over and intersecting the human print.

In other words, the stone’s impressions indicate that the human stepped first, the dinosaur second. If proven genuine, the artifact would provide evidence that man and dinosaur roamed the Earth at the same time, according to those associated with the find and with its safekeeping. It could potentially toss out the window many commonly held scientific theories on evolution and the history of the world.

Sunlight

It seems crazy that something as simple as opening the curtains and letting sunlight in can really brighten your day (lol pun).

But it’s not crazy, it’s science. Life exists because of the sun’s presence. It’s constantly in the deepest meditation sending light and love. We just have to open the curtains and let in.

Don’t hide.

My friend (http://oldhotdog.tumblr.com/) took this picture of the moon last night.
reblog   source:oldhotdog   notes:3   posted:2 years ago   tags:science  space  moon  photography  slr  digital slr  

My friend (http://oldhotdog.tumblr.com/) took this picture of the moon last night.

NASA Space Weather App now on Android ↘

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is pleased to announce that its Space Weather App, previously only available for iPhone users, is now available for users of Android smartphone and tablet users. The Space Weather App, which was developed jointly by Goddard’s engineering and science directorates, with support from NASA’s Heliophysics Division and the National Science Foundation, is capable of giving users real-time access to solar-event images, model simulations, data, and forecasts as they evolve and affect the near-Earth space environment.

The Space Weather App allows users to view Solar Coronal Mass Ejections, or CMEs, minutes after an event occurs. The CME events are observed from satellites such as the European Space Agency and NASA jointly developed Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

The possible effects of these solar storms can also be visualized by accessing one of the many space weather model data products that use observational data to forecast potentially hazardous space environment effects.

discoverynews:

Solar Storm Warning Satellite on Last Legs
The spacecraft that offers key warnings of incoming solar storms is more than a decade past its expected orbital lifetime.
keep reading
reblog   notes:97   posted:2 years ago   tags:news  spaces  science  solar storm  

discoverynews:

Solar Storm Warning Satellite on Last Legs

The spacecraft that offers key warnings of incoming solar storms is more than a decade past its expected orbital lifetime.

keep reading

reblog   source:eaelocin  notionalnoir   notes:7426   posted:2 years ago   tags:Science  Astronomy  carl sagan  

The longest lunar eclipse in over ten years animated the night sky on December 10. The red hue resulted from the sun’s light passing through the earth’s atmosphere. Viewers in Asia had the best view of the total eclipse, while those watching in Europe saw part of it at moonrise, and North Americans caught part of it as the moon set. It was not visible in South America or Antarctica. The next total eclipse will occur in 2014.

Click for more amazing photos: (27 photos total)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/lunar_eclipse_of_december_10_2.html

Within 5 years, a woolly mammoth will likely be cloned, according to scientists who have just recovered well-preserved bone marrow in a mammoth thigh bone. Japan’s Kyodo News first reported the find. You can see photos of the thigh bone at this Kyodo page.

Russian scientist Semyon Grigoriev, acting director of the Sakha Republic’s mammoth museum, and colleagues are now analyzing the marrow, which they extracted from the mammoth’s femur, found in Siberian permafrost soil.

Grigoriev and his team, along with Japan’s Kinki University, have announced that they will launch a joint research project next year aimed at recreating the enormous mammal, which went extinct around 10,000 years ago.

Mammoths used to be a common sight on the landscape of North America and Eurasia. One of my favorite papers of recent months concerned the earliest known depiction of an animal from the Americas. It was a mammoth engraved on a mammoth bone. Many of our distant ancestors probably had regular face-to-face encounters with the elephant-like giants.

The key to cloning the woolly mammoth is to replace the nuclei of egg cells from an elephant with those extracted from the mammoth’s bone marrow cells. Doing this, according to the researchers, can result in embryos with mammoth DNA. That’s actually been known for a while.

What’s been missing is woolly mammoth nuclei with undamaged genes. Scientists have been on a Holy Grail type search for such pristine nuclei since the late 1990’s. Now it sounds like the missing genes may have been found.

In an odd twist, global warming may be responsible for the breakthrough.

Warmer temperatures tied to global warming have thawed ground in eastern Russia that is almost always permanently frozen. As a result, researchers have found a fair number of well-preserved frozen mammoths there, including the one that yielded the bone marrow.

cwnl:

Moon, Venus and the Canton Tower

Copyright: Josselin Desmars
reblog   notes:113   posted:2 years ago   tags:Science  Stargaze  Night sky  Moon  Venus  Landscape  

cwnl:

Moon, Venus and the Canton Tower

Copyright: Josselin Desmars

Science does not deny religion. It just offers a simpler alternative.

- Stephen Hawking (via cwnl)

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