jtotheizzoe:

doctordisneybatman:

adriofthedead:

dragonmaw:

jtotheizzoe:

Eat Your Tardigrades or You Don’t Get Dessert!
You know this little guy, right? It’s the mighty tardigrade, as featured in the new Cosmos. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, also known as FREAKIN’ MOSS PIGLETS, are microscopic eight-legged animals that can withstand temperatures from near absolute zero to boiling water, absorb extreme doses of radiation, go without food or water for ten years, and even survive the vacuum of space. They can even be completely dried out and ride on the wind to a new home, where they rehydrate and go about their tardibusiness. Tardigrade rain, folks.
In other words, they are BAMFs (bad-ass microfauna).
Oh, and you’ve probably eaten them. Thanks to Meg Lowman, I found out that these water-dwelling super-critters live not only on wild mosses and wet plants, but on grocery store produce like lettuce and spinach. Do you think that a mere rinse or shake under the faucet (or even cooking) is enough to dislodge a radiation-eating space pig? Ha! Not by a long shot, according to Lowman.
So yeah… trying to go strictly vegetarian? You’ve almost certainly eaten some tardigrades. Sorry. Don’t worry, though. They’re totally harmless. I like to imagine that when I eat them, I absorb their power, and become a little bit mightier.
New motto: For strength, eat your vegetables and eat your tardigrades.
Meg Lowman has more about your local tardigrade friends. Also check out Lowman’s awesome research project that helps wheelchair-bound students climb to the top of the forest canopy where they help study tardigrade biodiversity. Science is for everyone!

i love its stupid face

noot

did you know england sent them in to space and called it tardigrades in space and shortened it down to tardis

UPDATE: I just looked that last part up and yes, the European Space Agency did launch tardigrades into space to test their supposed invincibility as part of a mission called “Tardigrades In Space” that they did abbreviate as TARDIS.
Well played, Europe.
Read about that 2007 mission here and here.

OMG

jtotheizzoe:

doctordisneybatman:

adriofthedead:

dragonmaw:

jtotheizzoe:

Eat Your Tardigrades or You Don’t Get Dessert!

You know this little guy, right? It’s the mighty tardigrade, as featured in the new Cosmos. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, also known as FREAKIN’ MOSS PIGLETS, are microscopic eight-legged animals that can withstand temperatures from near absolute zero to boiling water, absorb extreme doses of radiation, go without food or water for ten years, and even survive the vacuum of space. They can even be completely dried out and ride on the wind to a new home, where they rehydrate and go about their tardibusiness. Tardigrade rain, folks.

In other words, they are BAMFs (bad-ass microfauna).

Oh, and you’ve probably eaten them. Thanks to Meg Lowman, I found out that these water-dwelling super-critters live not only on wild mosses and wet plants, but on grocery store produce like lettuce and spinach. Do you think that a mere rinse or shake under the faucet (or even cooking) is enough to dislodge a radiation-eating space pig? Ha! Not by a long shot, according to Lowman.

So yeah… trying to go strictly vegetarian? You’ve almost certainly eaten some tardigrades. Sorry. Don’t worry, though. They’re totally harmless. I like to imagine that when I eat them, I absorb their power, and become a little bit mightier.

New motto: For strength, eat your vegetables and eat your tardigrades.

Meg Lowman has more about your local tardigrade friends. Also check out Lowman’s awesome research project that helps wheelchair-bound students climb to the top of the forest canopy where they help study tardigrade biodiversity. Science is for everyone!

i love its stupid face

noot

did you know england sent them in to space and called it tardigrades in space and shortened it down to tardis

UPDATE: I just looked that last part up and yes, the European Space Agency did launch tardigrades into space to test their supposed invincibility as part of a mission called “Tardigrades In Space” that they did abbreviate as TARDIS.

Well played, Europe.

Read about that 2007 mission here and here.

OMG

scienceetfiction:

scifigeneration:

Maps of bodily sensations associated with different emotions. Hot colors show activated, cool colors deactivated regions.
Credit: Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen.
Source: People worldwide may feel mind-body connections in same way (Medical Xpress)
More info.: Bodily maps of emotions (PNAS)
via scienceisbeauty

Happiness = Human Torch, Anxiety = Iron Man, Depression = Doctor Manhattan, Shame = Spider-Man. 

Şimdi taşlar yerine oturdu mu küçük sincap?

scienceetfiction:

scifigeneration:

Maps of bodily sensations associated with different emotions. Hot colors show activated, cool colors deactivated regions.

Credit: Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen.

Source: People worldwide may feel mind-body connections in same way (Medical Xpress)

More info.: Bodily maps of emotions (PNAS)

via scienceisbeauty

Happiness = Human Torch, Anxiety = Iron Man, Depression = Doctor Manhattan, Shame = Spider-Man. 

Şimdi taşlar yerine oturdu mu küçük sincap?

jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:

Here’s a few images from our new video about popcorn (the inside of an unpopped kernel, a popped kernel, and a super close-up of a popped kernel). Watch the whole thing:

Special thanks to Murry Gans, who provided the amazing electron microscope images of popcorn’s bubbly structure. You read / listen to more about the science and history of popcorn here.

This is some CORNY stuff, but great POP-ular science.

jtotheizzoe:

youweremyfavorite:

byeproductivity:

headlikeanorange:

The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch - BBC)

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how fucking awesome this is?
These eggs no doubt started out like all other avian eggs, but they had the problem of rolling off the cliffs. The eggs that were slightly more oblong tended to roll off the cliffs less, and thus the genes contained in those eggs lived to be passed on. Fast forward a few million years, and BAM tight-circle eggs. 
Naturally selected for your viewing pleasure. 

Natural selection is a beautiful thing 

I think you mean natural sel-EGG-tion.

ALLAH NELER YARATIYOR

jtotheizzoe:

youweremyfavorite:

byeproductivity:

headlikeanorange:

The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch - BBC)

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how fucking awesome this is?

These eggs no doubt started out like all other avian eggs, but they had the problem of rolling off the cliffs. The eggs that were slightly more oblong tended to roll off the cliffs less, and thus the genes contained in those eggs lived to be passed on. Fast forward a few million years, and BAM tight-circle eggs. 

Naturally selected for your viewing pleasure. 

Natural selection is a beautiful thing 

I think you mean natural sel-EGG-tion.

ALLAH NELER YARATIYOR