Posts tagged science

Everybody know that Primer is amazing. Emily Yoshida tries to explain why. (Contains spoilers: watch it at least once before reading)

An interesting little piece on British environmentalist Mark Lynas, an early anti-GMO campaigner, who has come around after discovering science.

Restoring the subway

There's a great little piece in New York Magazine about the restoration of the NYC subway after Hurricane Sandy. It echoes some of the things at the start of The World Without Us about the huge level of everyday maintenance required to keep the subway system from flooding completely.

The case of the missing bees (more specially, colony collapse disorder) might have actually been solved.

28th February, 11:05 am

i went to CERN when i was in high school and james bridle is right - it's amazing

23rd August, 12:36 am

reading the archive of zomgscience is worth it

2nd May, 11:38 pm

not only do some crabs have blood that is blue, it's worth $15k per quart. crab blood!

29th December, 4:16 pm

learning science is best when you do it yourself. does that apply to other subjects?

30th November, 2:44 pm

yup, the universe it pretty big. and the planck length is pretty small

7th November, 1:59 pm

using angled cups to drink coffee in space. go science!

22nd December, 11:07 am

the physics of spaces battles is an excellent read

21st November, 6:43 pm

these photos of the LHC are awesome - i had a chance to tour it a few years back and it's amazing in person too

29th October, 3:57 pm

this cell sizing demo is very nicely put together. i'd like a version that goes up to galaxies and down to atomic nuclei

30th July, 11:59 pm

it's a thursday sciencegasm with this awesome illustration of electromagnetic waves vs the atmosphere

20th July, 9:38 am

i would subscribe to vague scientist

15th April, 2:18 pm

"The challenge isn't creating the heat; it's engineering a bacon structure strong enough to withstand the stress of a 5,000°F bacon plasma flame."

20th March, 9:20 pm

i'm not sure if the sense of scale measurements are correct, but it looks great

13th October, 6:04 pm

miracle berry tablets seem pretty awesome. i need to get some :)

6th September, 12:48 pm

over-enthusiastic anatomy diagrams are freaky. nice

3rd September, 9:43 pm

this xkcd still makes me smile. it helps if you've seen the discovery channel advert

26th February, 6:41 pm

i wish we had science fairs in the uk

27th April, 12:57 pm

science finally answers the question that's been weighing on all our mins for so long - does a duck's quack echo? [via b4ta]

3rd March, 4:45 pm

world jump day sounds slightly crazy. after fixing global warming by jumping, maybe we can fix poverty by standing on one leg.

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