"Without their chloroplasts plants would be left like the rest of us, to eat what they find. Instead they hold out their green palms and catch light. If there is magic in the world, surely this is it: the descendants of tiny creatures in leaves, capable of ingesting the sun."

Rob Dunn (via farewell-kingdom)

(Source: National Geographic, via room42)

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Dear the internet,

The Tens and I just did science and discovered that the toilet water spinning opposite directions in different hemispheres thing is real

mind blown,

Julia

this. times a million billion.

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Bought myself this book a while back because, well, duh. 

I’m not very good at these once-a-day things, but I’m going to try to share a scientist-a-day out of here, because, well, just because.

Bought myself this book a while back because, well, duh.

I’m not very good at these once-a-day things, but I’m going to try to share a scientist-a-day out of here, because, well, just because.

girl-and-octopi:

thecatwhisperer:

slychedelic:

Also know as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.

MINDFUCK 2011

scieence.

girl-and-octopi:

thecatwhisperer:

slychedelic:

Also know as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.

MINDFUCK 2011

scieence.

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(via greenvertigo)

Sometimes always science.

(via greenvertigo)

Sometimes always science.

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tearriffic:(via chocolatepuddin)

Ironic. I dropped AP chemistry in high school and decided to make an art portfolio.

science+art= :)

tearriffic:(via chocolatepuddin)

Ironic. I dropped AP chemistry in high school and decided to make an art portfolio.

science+art= :)