Posts tagged ‘gif’








devoureth:

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More than a little disconcerting, especially considering Russell’s vipers are of the genus Daboia, which means the lurker and that lies hid(den), and enjoy living in high-density human populations. 

On the plus side, at least it’s not among the dozens of poisonous animals trying to take over Australia!

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A way to look at how certain stimulant drugs affect your central nervous system…

jtotheizzoe:

…using a GIF of water filling up a sink as an analogy for dopamine:

I love simple explanations.

(via @stevesilberman)

Evolution of the Moon 








expose-the-light:

Lily flower

Garlic bulb

Corn

Small round cactus

Some really mesmerizing GIFs of common plants being imaged by a MRI.

Clockwise: Lily flower, a bulb of garlic, a small cactus (the spines were, unfortunately, too dry to image), and an ear of corn

(Credit to blog Inside Insides by Andy Ellison)


If we don’t build the land, somebody else will and the science will get discovered.  If we don’t explore the moons, somebody else will.  It will get discovered.  That’s one of the hallmarks of science that distinguishes it from art.  In science, if you don’t do it, somebody else will.  Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn’t compose the Ninth Symphony, no one else before or after is going to compose the Ninth Symphony that he composed, no one else is going to paint Starry Night by van Gogh.  So science, when done properly, is never owned by one nation or another.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Competition in Science


jtotheizzoe:

reblorg:

I think Curiosity should get on Tumblr. I wonder what it would post.

topher

I endorse this.

There’s actually a couple routes to go here! Here is the official Curiosity twitter, very informative. I do have a soft spot for Sarcastic Rover though.


A simplified demonstration of how planets move:

The planets orbit the sun in ellipses on a relatively flat plane

The sun is moving through space around a massive black hole in the middle of our galaxy, the Milky Way. This is the second part of the .gif, when the planets start spiraling.

The Milky Way is part of a cluster of galaxies called the Local Group, which orbit around a center between us and the Andromeda Galaxy.

And the Local Group is part of the Virgo Supercluster, which is one of millions to billions of superclusters in the observable universe.

Not to mention all of that is speeding “outward” as the universe expands. Probably. At speeds approaching light-speed. 

But despite all of this movement, we are able to shoot a rover attached to a lowering crane and hit a designated landing spot on one little planet. 

If that isn’t an awesome example of science, I don’t know what is.