life:

vaderetroearthgirl:

From The Mind, a LIFE Science Library Book, by John Rowan Wilson and the Editors of TIME-LIFE Books. (1964, reprinted in 1971)

I would have been obsessed with this book if I’d had it as a child.

“Routes for Musical Messages

The picture on the opposite page is a photograph of a pianist. On it have been sketched the two hemispheres of the brain, a network of nerves throughout the arms, and a connecting length of spinal cord. The system of billions of cells and miles of fibers can relay many messages at once…”

Just another Wednesday, informing our Tumblr followers about science.

turtlebiscuit:

I have been dying to do this.

turtlebiscuit:

I have been dying to do this.

holymoleculesbatman:

The international radiation symbol (also known as trefoil) first appeared in 1946, at the University of California, Berkeley Radiation Laboratory. At the time, it was rendered as magenta, and was set on a blue background. The modern version used in the U.S. is magenta against a yellow background, and it is drawn with a central circle of radius R, an internal radius of 1.5R and an external radius of 5R for the blades, which are separated from each other by 60°. The trefoil is black in the international version, which is also acceptable in the U.S.

holymoleculesbatman:

The international radiation symbol (also known as trefoil) first appeared in 1946, at the University of California, Berkeley Radiation Laboratory. At the time, it was rendered as magenta, and was set on a blue background. The modern version used in the U.S. is magenta against a yellow background, and it is drawn with a central circle of radius R, an internal radius of 1.5R and an external radius of 5R for the blades, which are separated from each other by 60°. The trefoil is black in the international version, which is also acceptable in the U.S.

sciencenote:

Human Skin Epidermoid Carcinoma Epithelial Cells (A-431)
The A-431 cell line, which was derived from an epidermoid carcinoma excised from the skin tissue of an 85-year-old female, is one of a succession of cell lines established from solid tumors by a research team led by D. J. Giard. The epithelial line is tumorigenic, forming rapidly growing subcutaneous tumors in immunosuppressed mice and colonies in soft agar. Also known as cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, epidermoid carcinoma of the skin is a malignant tumor of epidermal keratinocytes, a condition that has increased in frequency considerably over the last century, perhaps due in part to the ongoing depletion of the protective ozone layer.

sciencenote:

Human Skin Epidermoid Carcinoma Epithelial Cells (A-431)

The A-431 cell line, which was derived from an epidermoid carcinoma excised from the skin tissue of an 85-year-old female, is one of a succession of cell lines established from solid tumors by a research team led by D. J. Giard. The epithelial line is tumorigenic, forming rapidly growing subcutaneous tumors in immunosuppressed mice and colonies in soft agar. Also known as cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, epidermoid carcinoma of the skin is a malignant tumor of epidermal keratinocytes, a condition that has increased in frequency considerably over the last century, perhaps due in part to the ongoing depletion of the protective ozone layer.

uraniaproject:

Hubble views NGC 4522Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) allows astronomers to study an interesting and important phenomenon called ram pressure stripping that is so powerful, it is capable of mangling galaxies and even halting their star formation.
Credit: NASA & ESA

uraniaproject:

Hubble views NGC 4522

Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) allows astronomers to study an interesting and important phenomenon called ram pressure stripping that is so powerful, it is capable of mangling galaxies and even halting their star formation.

Credit: NASA & ESA

houseofmind:

Want to learn more about science in an unconventional way? Starting today, the WSF is in town (by town I mean all over NYC) and the events look incredible. For you neuroscience folk, there are plenty of scientific sessions on resilience, neurodevelopmental disorders and more. However, the festival covers pretty much all branches of science and exhibits and art installations are spread throughout the city. There are even talks that are going to be given by Nobel laureates! Tickets are limited so think fast. 

For more information visit: worldsciencefestival.com

A very short lesson in Psychology:

ohsnapitsjackie:

  • When a person laughs too much, even on stupid things, that person is sad deep inside
  • When a person sleeps a lot, that person is lonely
  • When a person talks less and if he talks fast, that person is keeping a secret
  • When a person can’t cry, that person is weak
  • When a person eats in an abnormal way, that person is in tension
  • When a person cries on little things, that person is softhearted
  • When someone asks about you although that someone is busy, he/she really loves you

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youmightfindyourself:

On April 25, somewhere in the ocean off Great Britain, a remotely operated video camera near a deep sea oil rig caught a glimpse — at first it was just a glimpse — of an astonishing looking sea creature. It was a green-gray blob of gelatinous muscle, covered with a finely mesh-like textured skin, no eyes, no tentacles, no front, no back. It moved constantly, floating up to the camera, then it backed off and disappeared. The camera operator tried to find it, and then, suddenly, out of the darkness, back it came.

What was this thing?

clear penis


From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; May 28, 2012:
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia George Steinmetz, National Geographic
On the eastern margin of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, expedition cars attempt to cross the flats after flooding from heavy March rains.
See more pictures from the July 2008 feature story ”Bolivia’s New Order.”

From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; May 28, 2012:

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia George Steinmetz, National Geographic

On the eastern margin of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, expedition cars attempt to cross the flats after flooding from heavy March rains.

See more pictures from the July 2008 feature story ”Bolivia’s New Order.”

discoverynews:

Uniting the Planet for a Journey to Another Star
Former astronaut Mae Jemison (and living legend) will spearhead the audacious 100 Year Starship plan to send mankind on an interstellar adventure.
keep reading

discoverynews:

Uniting the Planet for a Journey to Another Star

Former astronaut Mae Jemison (and living legend) will spearhead the audacious 100 Year Starship plan to send mankind on an interstellar adventure.

keep reading

cab1729:

Bubbles sink in Guinness because of the peculiar geometry of pint glasses, say a dedicated group of researchers at the University of Limerick


uraniaproject:

Venus and Jupiter, december 11, 2011 (by Jonasdearaujo)

scienceisbeauty:

The Higgs mechanism.

The Higgs Boson may have been found!!!

CERN Scientists in Geneva are expected to announce they have caught it today in a press conference planned for 8 AM EST.

Source: Video Produced by: CERN Video Productions. Director: Daniel Rodriguez 0:36 min. / 12 December 2011 / © 2011 CERN

scienceisbeauty:

The Higgs Boson may have been found!!!
A typical candidate event including two high-energy photons whose energy (depicted by red towers) is measured in the CMS (Compact Muom Solenoid).
Credit: © 2011 CERN
Source: Candidate events in the CMS Standard Model Higgs Search using 2010 and 2011 data.
More
Text background on the Higgs, and a glossary of important terms in Higgs research can be found here.
CERN on Twitter
Watch the live webcast
Interesting entry in the blog of the theorist physicist Luboš Motl (Higgs: 17 hours ahead of the world)

scienceisbeauty:

The Higgs Boson may have been found!!!

A typical candidate event including two high-energy photons whose energy (depicted by red towers) is measured in the CMS (Compact Muom Solenoid).

Credit: © 2011 CERN

Source: Candidate events in the CMS Standard Model Higgs Search using 2010 and 2011 data.

More

christinetheastrophysicist:

The Sun’s rotation creates a spiral pattern in the solar magnetic field in interplanetary space, known as the Parker spiral. The drag produced by the spiraling magnetic field causes angular momentum to be transferred away from the Sun. This diagram shows the heliospheric current sheet that separates the regions of space where the magnetic field points toward or away from the Sun.

christinetheastrophysicist:

The Sun’s rotation creates a spiral pattern in the solar magnetic field in interplanetary space, known as the Parker spiral. The drag produced by the spiraling magnetic field causes angular momentum to be transferred away from the Sun. This diagram shows the heliospheric current sheet that separates the regions of space where the magnetic field points toward or away from the Sun.