amnhnyc:

More than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world are currently under threat of extinction, and hundreds vanish each year. We don’t always know the exact time of extinction, but for the Pinta Island giant tortoise, the date was June 24, 2012.

On that day, Lonesome George—the Galapagos Island tortoise now on display at the American Museum of Natural History, and the last known member of his species—died of natural causes. With him, his species, Chelonoidis abingdoni, vanished.

Over the last two years, Wildlife Preservations taxidermy experts have worked closely with Museum scientists to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life—down to a missing toenail on his left front foot.

Watch a video about the preservation process, and learn much more about Lonesome George

Be the person Uncle Iroh knows you can be

kimdraws:

A couple of rover spots done for OWL Magazine. 

kimdraws:

A couple of rover spots done for OWL Magazine. 

sciencefictiongallery:

Conrad, 1982.

sciencefictiongallery:

Conrad, 1982.

"When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried."

Alan Shepard, describing his time on the lunar surface during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971 (via shychemist)

samspratt:

"Neil deGrasse Tyson" - Illustration by samspratt

Finally got around to wrapping up this portrait of everyone’s favorite astrophysicist. With his huge impact on new generations of aspiring scientists, I knew I wanted the background to be children’s space drawings. With my 6 year-old niece’s planetary masterpieces as inspiration, I did my best imitation with my left hand. (prints available here)

i just teared up

humanoidhistory:

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, 20 July 1969. (NASA)

adventuresinchemistry:

I know this is horrifically late, but I made one of these for the science side of tumblr!

"In the way that skepticism is sometimes applied to issues of public concern, there is a tendency to belittle, to condescend, to ignore the fact that, deluded or not, supporters of superstition and pseudoscience are human beings with feelings, who, like the skeptics, are trying to figure out how the world works and what our role in it might be. Their motives are in many cases consonant with science. If their culture has not given them all the tools they need to pursue this great quest, let us temper our criticism with kindness. None of us comes fully equipped."

Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark / Ch. 17 pg. 298)
poopsonthemoon:

funnyandhilarious:

Star Trek Stabilized »

Now my favourite gif.

turn down for what

poopsonthemoon:

funnyandhilarious:

Star Trek Stabilized »

Now my favourite gif.

turn down for what

The comfiness of this Tam + sweater combination brought to you by an engineering student (see calculator for proof).

The comfiness of this Tam + sweater combination brought to you by an engineering student (see calculator for proof).

We’re Going To Have Fun, With Science     

edens-blog:

silvermender:

pugbugduckmug:

sleepy transparent pug

loaf of pug


pure bread

edens-blog:

silvermender:

pugbugduckmug:

sleepy transparent pug

loaf of pug

pure bread