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science history, class, and aesthetics
kqedscience:

A Valuable Reputation 
"[Scientist Tyrone] Hayes has devoted the past fifteen years to studying atrazine, a widely used herbicide made by Syngenta. The company’s notes reveal that it struggled to make sense of him, and plotted ways to discredit him."
Read more at the newyorker: http://goo.gl/CGQtLJ
And here’s a KQED QUEST interview with Hayes from 2008.Previous KQED QUEST video Disappearing Frogs.

kqedscience:

A Valuable Reputation

"[Scientist Tyrone] Hayes has devoted the past fifteen years to studying atrazine, a widely used herbicide made by Syngenta. The company’s notes reveal that it struggled to make sense of him, and plotted ways to discredit him."

Read more at the newyorker: http://goo.gl/CGQtLJ

And here’s a KQED QUEST interview with Hayes from 2008.

Previous KQED QUEST video Disappearing Frogs.

Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy - KansasCity.com

lawrencepubliclibrary:

This is what happens when smart, motivated people have access to community resources. This is what happens in a library. 

(via sylvar)

From “Dinosaurs and How They Lived”.

From “Dinosaurs and How They Lived”.

asapscience:

A planet in the shape of a donut? According to physicists, it could happen. As a result of its toroidal shape, the planet would have short days and nights, regions with different gravity and seasons, and moons with strange orbits. 
via ScienceAlert

asapscience:

A planet in the shape of a donut? According to physicists, it could happen. 

As a result of its toroidal shape, the planet would have short days and nights, regions with different gravity and seasons, and moons with strange orbits. 

via ScienceAlert

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Blind Velvet Worm" (Tasmanipatus anophthalmus)
…a species of velvet worm (Phylum: Onychophora) that is endemic to north-eastern Tasmania. True to its common name T. anophthalmus lacks eyes and is completely blind. Like other velvet worms the blind velvet worm is terrestrial and typically inhabits dry eucalyptus forests. Also like other velvet worms it is nocturnal and a predator, feeding on small invertebrates, which are caught via the ejection of sticky fluid from appendages on its head.
Currently Tasmanipatus anophthalmus is listed as Endangered.
Classification
Animalia-Onychophora-Onychophora-Onychophora-Peripatopsidae-Tasmanipatus-T. anophthalmus
Image: Robert Mesibov

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Blind Velvet Worm" (Tasmanipatus anophthalmus)

…a species of velvet worm (Phylum: Onychophora) that is endemic to north-eastern Tasmania. True to its common name T. anophthalmus lacks eyes and is completely blind. Like other velvet worms the blind velvet worm is terrestrial and typically inhabits dry eucalyptus forests. Also like other velvet worms it is nocturnal and a predator, feeding on small invertebrates, which are caught via the ejection of sticky fluid from appendages on its head.

Currently Tasmanipatus anophthalmus is listed as Endangered.

Classification

Animalia-Onychophora-Onychophora-Onychophora-Peripatopsidae-Tasmanipatus-T. anophthalmus

Image: Robert Mesibov

mucholderthen:

Chemicals Burning in Oxygen: long exposure images
by Cyberchemist on Flickr.

TOP:
[left] Charcoal burning brilliantly in oxygen.
[right] Previously ignited zinc dust burning rapidly in oxygen, forming zinc oxide.

MIDDLE:
Previously ignited sulfur burns rapidly with a bright blue flame when lowered into oxygen, forming acidic sulfur dioxide and a little sulfur trioxide.

BOTTOM:
[left] Ammonia & oxygen mixture, 
produced by bubbling oxygen through concentrated ammonia solution, burning explosively with a squeaky pop, forming chiefly nitrogen and steam. Ammonia does not burn readily in air.
[right] Steel wool burning brilliantly in oxygen, accompanied with a crackling sound.

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