Sidebar by Theme Static


A show about curiosity.



About »
Archive »
Radiolab.org »
Radiolab Reads »
Have you guys tried the scales at AMNH that tell you what you’d weigh on various planets? Never (in my experience) gets old.

Have you guys tried the scales at AMNH that tell you what you’d weigh on various planets? Never (in my experience) gets old.

(via ilovecharts)

It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily.
neilsanders:

Bumbling bumblers from my hive mind.

neilsanders:

Bumbling bumblers from my hive mind.

generalelectric:

Electrons are directed through a fluorescent lightbulb by molecules of mercury and argon in this series of GIFs from “La Magia de la Fluorescencia,” a GE science film from 1946. 

(via freshphotons)

I’ve always been very interested in loving things that required defense.
Mars rises in the east at sunset, and soars almost overhead at midnight, shining burnt-orange almost 10 times brighter than a 1st magnitude star.
The mosquito can live a pretty normal life. It can mate, reproduce and buzz to its heart’s delight. But the whole time, the sneaky fungus is slowly spreading itself around the mosquito’s vital organs.

awkwardsituationist:

the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier

(previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)

Can’t…look…too…beautiful.