Science used to be classy

science history, class, and aesthetics
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.

(Source: )

smithsonianlibraries:


Happy Birthday, Jules Verne!
image of Verne surrounded by his prophetic creations from Science and Invention Vol. VIII, No. 4, Aug. 1920
cover and illustrations from the 1874 English translation of De la terre à la lune (From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it. Trans. by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King)

(Source: sil.si.edu)

biomedicalephemera:

"The tale of the clown is not a wild dream. His name is Cho-Cho, and he knows what he is talking about…By his antics and games he impresses on the children the proper things to eat and drink, and how often to bathe, sleep, and play”
Cho-Cho knows. 
Do as Cho-Cho says.
He is the health clown. Ĥė ïŝ ťĥĕ ĥėåļťĥ ĉŀõŵñ

biomedicalephemera:

"The tale of the clown is not a wild dream. His name is Cho-Cho, and he knows what he is talking about…

By his antics and games he impresses on the children the proper things to eat and drink, and how often to bathe, sleep, and play”

Cho-Cho knows.

Do as Cho-Cho says.

He is the health clown.

Ĥė ïŝ ťĥĕ ĥėåļťĥ ĉŀõŵñ