Hey everyone! 
I know I haven’t been posting a ton since I started university. I haven’t even really said where I’m studying. (I’m at Queen’s University! :P)
But exciting stuff is happening! I got hired by Queen’s Space Conference as their First Year Representative to let all my peers in first year know about the conference. I just started up a tumblr page for QSC, and it’d be cool if you guys checked it out! I’ll be reblogging posts from it when I can on this blog, but yeah, it’s gonna be so so soooo awesome. I’m so glad to have this opportunity to learn more about the space industry and to network and stuff!
Seacrest OUT!

Hey everyone! 

I know I haven’t been posting a ton since I started university. I haven’t even really said where I’m studying. (I’m at Queen’s University! :P)

But exciting stuff is happening! I got hired by Queen’s Space Conference as their First Year Representative to let all my peers in first year know about the conference. I just started up a tumblr page for QSC, and it’d be cool if you guys checked it out! I’ll be reblogging posts from it when I can on this blog, but yeah, it’s gonna be so so soooo awesome. I’m so glad to have this opportunity to learn more about the space industry and to network and stuff!

Seacrest OUT!

The Fake-Tongue Illusion

newyorker:

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Nicola Twilley explores a recent experiment’s implications for our understanding of touch, taste, and the way the brain distinguishes between self and other.

Illustration by Kris Mukai

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A number of years ago, when I was a freshly-appointed instructor, I met, for the first time, a certain eminent historian of science. At the time I could only regard him with tolerant condescension. I was sorry of the man who, it seemed to me, was forced to hover about the edges of science. He was compelled to shiver endlessly in the outskirts, getting only feeble warmth from the distant sun of science- in-progress; while I, just beginning my research, was bathed in the heady liquid heat up at the very center of the glow.

In a lifetime of being wrong at many a point, I was never more wrong. It was I, not he, who was wandering in the periphery. It was he, not I, who lived in the blaze.I had fallen victim to the fallacy of the ‘growing edge;’ the belief that only the very frontier of scientific advance counted; that everything that had been left behind by that advance was faded and dead.

But is that true? Because a tree in spring buds and comes greenly into leaf, are those leaves therefore the tree? If the newborn twigs and their leaves were all that existed, they would form a vague halo of green suspended in mid-air, but surely that is not the tree. The leaves, by themselves, are no more than trivial fluttering decoration. It is the trunk and limbs that give the tree its grandeur and the leaves themselves their meaning.

There is not a discovery in science, however revolutionary, however sparkling with insight, that does not arise out of what went before.

"

Isaac Asimov, Adding a Dimension. (via science-junkie)
into-theuniverse:

Butterfly Nebula // NGC 6302

into-theuniverse:

Butterfly Nebula // NGC 6302

skunkbear:

For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried.

The lake (once the fourth largest in the world) has been shrinking since the 1960’s, when the Soviet Union diverted two rivers to provide irrigation for farms. This year a drop in rain and snow levels lowered the water level even more.

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