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Sometimes, in the name of science, you must put tiny trousers on frogs.
An image of Saturn’s “sponge-textured moon” Hyperion.
(Are you checking NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on the regular? Don’t forget.)

An image of Saturn’s “sponge-textured moon” Hyperion.

(Are you checking NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on the regular? Don’t forget.)

Then Professor Darlington tossed frogs off the roof, one by one.

This is a 3D print of Vincent Van Gogh’s severed ear. It was made using cells from his great-grandson [EDIT: actually his great-great-grand-nephew], Lieuwe van Gogh.

If you’re in Germany, you can stop by and whisper in it.

For our latest podcast, The Skull, we did a little experiment in 3D printing.

Visit our Thingiverse page and print your own 2 million-year-old skull (or, if you don’t have access 3D printer, at least check out the nifty “thingview” option).

(Thanks to Henry Reich of MinutePhysics fame for snapping these photos!)

Domesticated pigs have smaller brains than wild boars. Lab rats have smaller brains than wild rats. Dog brains are smaller than wolf brains. Same for domesticated ducks, domesticated geese, domesticated horses…

John Conway paints dinosaurs unlike any you’ve ever seen.

(Also pterosaurs, which I just learned about and which are super cool.)

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

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)

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.