Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) - Resource for Crime Writers
this is the coolest thing i’ve ever seen.
The Fukang Meteorite
Back in the year 2000, an incredible meteorite weighing 2,211 pounds was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Named the Funkang meteorite, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite. With 4.5 billion years in the making, its golden olivine mixed with silvery nickel-iron to create a stunningly beautiful mosaic effect.Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and Fukang has been hailed as one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.
It has since been divided into slices which give the effect of stained glass when the sun shines through them. It is so valuable that even tiny chunks sell in the region for $40 to $60 a gram. An anonymous collector holds the largest portion, which weighs 925 pounds.
WHO ELSE MISREAD THIS AS “THE FUCKING METEORITE”
God fukang dammit
Long exposure picture of a Lightning Bolt hitting a tree!
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.
Each ball weighs differently, causing each one to bounce to a specific height, and when precisely placed in the dust pans and thrown down… 2013
sometimes I love science.
^wtf, do people believe this is real? o_o
It’s a Siamese Banana!
THE OPERATION WAS A SUCCESS.
I like the science, but the term “Siamese” in the comments is rubbing me the wrong way.
“Family Reunion.” Watercolor, Colored Pencil, and Digital.
by Mary Williams
A fun little commentary on the fact that the chicken is the closest living relative of the T Rex. Dinosaurs are just so fun. :)
Link to my blog: marypwilliams.tumblr.com
Minimal Posters - Six Women Who Changed Science. And The World.
i would reblog this a million times if i could.
These would make great mini posters for my classroom.
Adam Savage dipping his fingers into a pot of molten lead. Immediately prior to submerging his fingers in the lead, he wet them with water, which will form a thin protective layer of water vapor on contact with the lead, which was heated to 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This is known as the Leidenfrost effect.
Ladies and gents, I give you SCIENCE.