Posts from the ‘life’ Category
What if the moon had never formed?
Credit: Karl Tate / Life’s Little Mysteries
Huge tides generated by the moon – which orbited much closer to Earth when it formed – washed the chemical building blocks for life from land into the oceans and helped stir up the primordial soup. Without it, life may never have arisen, or living things would have very different behavioral patterns to cope with the six-hour day and extreme climate changes that would exist on a moonless Earth. [Get the full explanation]
I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.
Robert M. Sapolsky (via wonderwanderpolarbear)
An addition to the IAmScience movement, a brief look at the paths that some scientists journeyed on before turning to or realizing their real passions. If you don’t like where you’re going, take the leap and go for what you love.