breakingnews:

Curiosity rover finds soil similar to Hawaii’s on Mars
BBC News:

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found soil on Mars to be similar to Hawaii’s after sifting and scanning its first sample on the Red Planet.
The robot’s CheMin instrument shook out fine particles of soil and fired X-rays at them to determine their composition.

Photo credit: NASA

So then according to Republican “logic”:
Since Obama is Muslim and from Hawaii and has touched the sand in Hawaii and since sand is basically the same everywhere Mars is a Muslim planet so don’t vote for Mars.
M-A-R-S. Mars Bitches.  RED ROCKS!

breakingnews:

Curiosity rover finds soil similar to Hawaii’s on Mars

BBC News:

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found soil on Mars to be similar to Hawaii’s after sifting and scanning its first sample on the Red Planet.

The robot’s CheMin instrument shook out fine particles of soil and fired X-rays at them to determine their composition.

Photo credit: NASA

So then according to Republican “logic”:

Since Obama is Muslim and from Hawaii and has touched the sand in Hawaii and since sand is basically the same everywhere Mars is a Muslim planet so don’t vote for Mars.

M-A-R-S. Mars Bitches.  RED ROCKS!

inothernews:

howstuffworks:

jtotheizzoe:

Charles Darwin And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
In a letter dated October 1, 1861, Charles Darwin wrote to Charles Lyell:
“But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.”
It’s nice to know that even the most brilliant among us have bad days, surly days, downer days doubtful days, and days they just hate it all. It’s part of the human process.
(via Krulwich Wonders… and check out more about Darwin’s correspondence at Brain Pickings)

Oh Darwin, bb.
I feel the same way at least once a week.

“OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS CREATIONISM SHIT?
SWEAR TO GOD SMH.
ALSO HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE GALAPAGOS LATELY?  LOL.”

inothernews:

howstuffworks:

jtotheizzoe:

Charles Darwin And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In a letter dated October 1, 1861, Charles Darwin wrote to Charles Lyell:

“But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.”

It’s nice to know that even the most brilliant among us have bad days, surly days, downer days doubtful days, and days they just hate it all. It’s part of the human process.

(via Krulwich Wonders… and check out more about Darwin’s correspondence at Brain Pickings)

Oh Darwin, bb.

I feel the same way at least once a week.

“OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS CREATIONISM SHIT?

SWEAR TO GOD SMH.

ALSO HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE GALAPAGOS LATELY?  LOL.”

christiannightmares:

Religion vs. Science: Ricky Gervais keeps score on Twitter (Found at Dangerous Minds; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/14248468421/outrage-over-ricky-gervais-tweet-saying-jesus)

christiannightmares:

Religion vs. Science: Ricky Gervais keeps score on Twitter (Found at Dangerous Minds; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/14248468421/outrage-over-ricky-gervais-tweet-saying-jesus)

ilovecharts:

Science!

Did these people go to school!?!?

ilovecharts:

Science!

Did these people go to school!?!?

parislemon:

robsheridan:

A statement prepared for President Nixon to read in the event that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became stranded on the moon.

Whoa.

Wow.

parislemon:

robsheridan:

A statement prepared for President Nixon to read in the event that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became stranded on the moon.

Whoa.

Wow.

Do you realize that the $850 billion bank bailout — that sum of money — is greater than the entire fifty-year running budget of NASA?

Neil deGrasse Tyson

This seems like an appropriate quote for today. 

In 2012, NASA’s budget will be less than half a percent of the total Federal Budget. This also represents 35% of the total spending on academic scientific research in the United States.

Over the past 50 years, with little more than the pocket change left over, NASA has turned science-fiction into science-fact. Space stations, human spaceflight, interplanetary exploration - this is all reality now.

Imagine what we could accomplish if we started prioritizing science.

(via spytap)

(via nslayton)

amnhnyc:

The biggest and most technically advanced rover to date is on track to arrive on Mars at 1:31 am EDT on Monday, August 6. Curiosity’s primary mission is to collect and analyze rock, soil, and air samples to determine whether conditions on Mars could have ever supported life.
This illustration, showing 3 previously launched rovers, originally appeared in the fall 2011 issue of Rotunda, our magazine for Museum Members.

amnhnyc:

The biggest and most technically advanced rover to date is on track to arrive on Mars at 1:31 am EDT on Monday, August 6. Curiosity’s primary mission is to collect and analyze rock, soil, and air samples to determine whether conditions on Mars could have ever supported life.

This illustration, showing 3 previously launched rovers, originally appeared in the fall 2011 issue of Rotunda, our magazine for Museum Members.

Game over.  Well played internet.

Game over.  Well played internet.

ihateallyourgods:

Children are not the problem here

ihateallyourgods:

Children are not the problem here

Have you ever watched a toddler play with an iPhone?

Most likely, the child was completely captivated and surprisingly adept at manipulating the tiny icons. Two-year-old Teco is no different. Sitting with his Motorola Xoom tablet, he’s rapt, his dark eyes fixed on the images, fingers pecking away at the touch screen. He can’t speak, but with the aid of the tablet app I created for him, he’s building a vocabulary that will likely total several thousand words. What’s more, he’ll be able to string those words together into simple sentences and ask questions, tell jokes, and carry on conversations.

Such talents wouldn’t seem exceptional in a human child, but Teco is an ape—a bonobo, to be precise.

Apes With Apps - IEEE Spectrum

Maybe the most interesting article you’ll read all week.

(via spytap)

(via spytap)

(via section9)

jtotheizzoe:

A 7 year-old asks Neil deGrasse Tyson what would happen if two black holes collide.

It’s wonderful. You da man, Clayton.

Oh, and the answer will make your head spin in the all the best ways.

(by KaluzaPryme)

(via brooklynmutt)