1. I like how I look today. Also, I just scrubbed 26,000 Hubble images clean of cosmic rays. And I’m probably headed to a conference in a few months to show how the database of these images is going to change how the planetary science community works. So I feel pretty good!

  3. classicethnichistoricalvibez:

    President and Nuclear Physicist pf Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, pictured here in 1973, was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image).

    Mrs. Jackson is also known for holding office as former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton

    (via ladieslovescience)

  4. nosdrinker:



    the reptilians have seized control

    (Source: Washington Post, via maybenotboring)

  5. dylanmeconis:

    Oddly this is one of the LEAST dire panels in this week’s page of Family Man.


  7. carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

    when u try to caffeinate yourself and just end up increasing ur heart rate with no discernible changes in levels of exhaustion  


    (via valoihminen)


  8. behold, he wrought a work on the subproblem.

    (Source: kingjamesprogramming)

  9. climateadaptation:

    Millions (and millions) of mayflies hatched in Wisconsin and Minnesota caught on radar. Via BoingBoing

  10. (Source: harreki, via drunkedjohnlock)


  11. "

    There are good reasons for any species to think darkly of its own extinction. Ninety-nine percent of the species that have lived on Earth have gone extinct, including more than five tool-using hominids. A quick glance at the fossil record could frighten you into thinking that Earth is growing more dangerous with time. If you carve the planet’s history into nine ages, each spanning five hundred million years, only in the ninth do you find mass extinctions, events that kill off more than two thirds of all species.

    But this is deceptive. Earth has always had her hazards; it’s just that for us to see them, she had to fill her fossil beds with variety, so that we could detect discontinuities across time. The tree of life had to fill out before it could be pruned.

    — Ross Andersen’s paradoxically gloomy yet intellectually pleasing piece, “Humanity’s deep future.” (via climateadaptation)
  12. Uranus, in an old Hubble WFPC2 image I came across today. Look at those rings! The planet is way, way brighter, of course, so much so that there’s no way I can stretch the pixel scale such that both the rings and the planet’s features can be seen simultaneously. But wow!

  13. edwardspoonhands:

    The whole SciShow office is so freaking stoked about this it’s adorable. To be clear, I also have not been this excited about a movie (that wasn’t based on my brother’s book) since Deathly Hallows.

  15. raccoongalaxy:


    A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep…

    If anyone hasn’t seen it, you absolutely must. The video is here.

    (via barn-megaparsec)