Because I am a cat and dinosaurs, like bow-ties, are cool. (RIP Tricey, the coolest dino to ever be on a spaceship)
The recently formed Ugly Animal Preservation Society (UAPS) is, according to its president Simon Watt, “dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children. The panda gets too much attention.” Watt, who is also an evolutionary biologist, and his team definitely did not showcase cute and furry pandas at recent UAPS events held at the Edinburgh Science Fest and Bristol’s Big Green Week. Media attention instead was paid to animals such as the appropriately named blobfish.
BILL NYE SWING DANCES???
BILL FRIKKEN NYE
As if swing dancing wasn’t cool enough already.
Is time real, or the ultimate illusion?
Most physicists would say the latter, but Lee Smolin challenges this orthodoxy in his new book, “Time Reborn”. In a conversation with Duke University neuroscientist Warren Meck, theoretical physicist Smolin, who’s based at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, argued for the controversial idea that time is real. “Time is paramount,” he said, “and the experience we all have of reality being in the present moment is not an illusion, but the deepest clue we have to the fundamental nature of reality.”
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This Week in Science - April 22 - 28, 2013:
- Bone marrow stem cells here.
- Olympic torch spacewalk here.
- Dutch reality show for Mars volunteers here.
- Small fairyfly here.
- Theory of gravity test here.
- Maya civilization origins discovery here.
- Earth’s center here.
- Sea-surface temperatures here.
- Synthetic skin here.
- Iron clumps in bird ears here.
- Students discovered comet here.
- Illegal drug breathalyzer here.
Bohemian Rhapsody. Double Speed.
if you can listen to this entire thing with a straight face i will give you a cookie
I SHIT MYSELF LAUGHING 0.2 SECONDS IN OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER
at first i was like challenge accepted but then Galileo happened
the endi ng oH MYG OD
I MADE IT THROUGH WITHOUT EVEN SMILING. I feel like this is a serious accomplishment and will take my cookie at any time, thank you.
Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public
Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the World Wide Web available to use, by anybody, on a royalty free basis.
That decision, pushed forward by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, transformed the internet, making it a place where we can all freely share anything and everything—from social media updates, through streamed music, to YouTube videos of cats. It has fundamentally shaped the way we communicate.
To celebrate the momentous occasion of 20 years ago, CERN—the same guys behind all those experiments at the Large Hadron Collider—has republished its very first website at its original URL. It’s not much to look at—but it’s a fine reminder of just how much the web has changed in the past twenty years.
In fact, the republishing of that site is part of a broader project to excavate and preserve a whole host of digital gems that remain from the inception of the web. You can go read a lot more about the project over on CERN’s site. [CERN]
Conservation and increased biodiversity rules! taken by Don Dianda, dondianda.tumblr.com