Category Archives: science

a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever … Continue reading

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100,000 stars

Mindblowing. try the interactive version here: workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

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space ink

by Dan Henk and an entire book on scientific tattoos! sweet:) via itsokaytobesmart.com

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“You promised me Mars colonies. Instead I got Facebook.”

“Why We Can`t Solve Big Problems” by Jason Pontin, MIT Tech Review, October 24, 2012 via futurist-foresight.tumblr.com

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I know exactly what you mean, Mr. Darwin.

“But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.” – Charles Darwin, in a letter dated October 1, 1861 from itsoktobesmart.com

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which makes more sense

I don’t usually discuss climate change with deniers. And by deniers I don’t mean people who do not know enough to make a stand or those who are simply unsure. I mean peaple who are absolutely against the concept, claiming … Continue reading

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deny this!

Bill Nye and Isaac Asimov sing about climate change! Eco-cute:)  

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I helped discover a planet! Or two! :D

When I’m stressed I like to search for exoplanets, that is planets outside our solar system. It’s surprisingly relaxing;) I take part in an amazing citizen science project called Planet Hunters in which you help analyze data from the NASA Kepler … Continue reading

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