Some men just want to watch the world learn.
They’re like the Avengers of learning.
“I have an army.”
“We have Bob Ross.”
“That’s my secret, Mr. Rogers. There’s always a little bush.”
“His first name is ‘Mister’”
“I’ve got science in my ledger”
A dirty thunderstorm (also, Volcanic lightning) is a weather phenomenon that occurs when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.
|—||Sam Harris, on stem cell research. (via we-are-star-stuff)|
when bananas rot they secrete stuff that makes other fruit including bananas near them rot faster
that’s so fucked up that is murder suicide
bananas commit murder suicidethat’s pretty fucking metalI’d say it’s pretty fuckingbananas
Science has crossed the line with the trumpet skeletons.
Even if you don’t think vaccines and autism are related … these are some staggering numbers!
YES THESE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING I WOULD ALSO POSIT THAT HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THESE IMAGES AND TEXT ALSO
And seriously, vaccines are meant to prevent deadly diseases. So even if vaccines did cause autism (which they don’t), you’re saying you’d rather your child have diseases that killed hundreds of thousands of children before vaccines than to be autistic. Autism is worse than the death of a child to you. Congratulations, you’re a douchecanoe.
Oh my god, this. I work in a pediatrics clinic and do you have any idea how crazy it drives me when parents refuse vaccinations for their children because of this? Do you know how horrible it is when we then sometimes get freaked out parents with horribly sick children who desperately ask if it’s too late to give the vaccines?
I’d also like to point out that FIVE MINUTES, if even, of looking up actual scientific studies disproves this. Here’s a few sources for you.
I have no idea what this Brazilian outcrop looks like on the ground, but from orbit, it’s a brain.
cat that is a no
how do cats even work
- A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
- The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”
- The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
- One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
- A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.
- A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
- If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.
- A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
- Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
- The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
- Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
- Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
- A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
- A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
- Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
- A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
- A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
- A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
And that’s how cat’s work.
But it isn’t as sobering as the case in January in Minnesota in which an Hib meningitis outbreak severely sickened four children and killed one infant. Of those five children, one was too young to be vaccinated, one had an immune deficiency, and the other three had parents who refused the vaccine. The child who died was among those three children whose parents, out of fear or personal belief, opted out of the vaccine.
Another example of how your stupid fucking self obsessed opinion on vaccines is actively damaging to others in your community.
Until then, the rest of us will keep carrying the can for you.
I cannot stand the anti-vaccine movement. Absolutely cannot stand. There is absolutely no basis in science for the ridiculous claims. Not to mention that those who choose not to vaccinate are the types of people who could, quite literally, kill my uncle. He has only one transplanted kidney and is unable to get vaccinated due to health problems. Small colds are even dangerous. So by your selfish decision, you are putting people like my uncle at a deathly risk.
Yep, Schrödinger deserves this.
(Seen in Facebook. unsourced)
are pringles flammable?
i guess they are
I admire tumblr’s dedication to science.
Salt water carves meanders as it flows down the surface of the ice balloon.
Tiny wells, each about the size of an eraser on the end of a pencil, hold individual populations of E. coli either evolving or succumbing to different levels of an antibiotic which has a red-orange hue.