Per Aspera Ad Astra
I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.
The first thing to understand is that mathematics is an art. The difference between math and the other arts, such as music and painting, is that our culture does not recognize it as such…Part of the problem is that nobody has the faintest idea what it is that mathematicians do. The common perception seems to be that mathematicians are somehow connected with science—perhaps they help the scientists with their formulas, or feed big numbers into computers for some reason or other.

Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics.
Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician’s Lament  (via lifeisgorges)
scifigeneration:


Rosetta’s irregular orbit at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
This is really, really crazy that we’ve done this.to get a better Idea, check out the entire trajectory:
http://sci.esa.int/where_is_rosetta/

via framesandflames

scifigeneration:

Rosetta’s irregular orbit at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This is really, really crazy that we’ve done this.

to get a better Idea, check out the entire trajectory:

http://sci.esa.int/where_is_rosetta/

via framesandflames

magnificenttitanic:

An addendum to my post about the panel not being a door, because every second person who reblogged it felt like replying or tagging with “but Jack could fit!”






the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

So amazing

Holy

Def click da pic

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

So amazing

Holy

Def click da pic

thescienceofreality:

#YesAllWomen tweets reveal persistent sexism in science By Fiona MacDonald via ScienceAlert. | Image Credit: First three images via ScienceAlert via Twitter, fourth image via Twitter.

Reading through the tweets on the #yesallwomen hashtag is heartbreaking, illuminating and frustrating all at the same time. 

And if you’re a woman, you’ll be nodding along to nine out of 10 of them.

The hashtag started after it was revealed that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, lead suspect in the Isla Vista shooting, had shared extremely disturbing and misogynistic views in a video posted shortly before the attack.

Instead of flooding the internet with Rodger-specific fury, Twitter took the discussion to the next level and remind the world that sexism is still very much present across society, and #YesAllWomen experience it.

Among those tweets were many honest and confronting admissions of sexism from female scientists, students and communicators.

This isn’t the first time the issue of misogyny in science has been brought up, but it’s always sad and shocking to see certain opinions persist when females have come such a long way in the field.

As ScienceAlert is staffed almost entirely by women, we though we’d add a few of our own:

Because only 44 out of 835 Nobel Prize laureates are women.

Because senior scientists would still rather hire males, and pay them more.

Because people are still shocked when we tell them ScienceAlert is run by women.

Because that last tweet I screenshotted, via Hannah Hart, really hits home for myself and so many women I’ve talked to over the last few days [much less ever] when it comes to pointing out sexism in general, especially within the STEM world. 

feminismisatrick:

misanthrpologie:

Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

humanoidhistory:

Apollo 11 training with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in April 1969. (NASA)

themagnificentunknown:

kvotheunkvothe:

iygrittenothing:

jtotheizzoe:

whisperingwordsofwisdom:

General Relativity in 8 gifs

Reblog every time.

Relatively awesome.

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This was a fantastic show!

carlsagan:

fixed it

carlsagan:

fixed it

themagnificentunknown:

charlesoberonn:

lewishaoki:

warcalledlife:

Not sure why but this is how my phone took a picture of lightning

Looks like it took half of this world, and half of a dark world.
It’s so rad and creepy, gives the spook chills

Science side here: The flash coming off of the lightning is very fast. Your phonecamera’s shutter actually takes the photo from side to side. The flash of lightning (or perhaps another lightning) struck while it was in the middle of photographing, leaving half of the photo being from before the flash, and the other half during it.

Science side here is the best way to start a comment

themagnificentunknown:

charlesoberonn:

lewishaoki:

warcalledlife:

Not sure why but this is how my phone took a picture of lightning

Looks like it took half of this world, and half of a dark world.

It’s so rad and creepy, gives the spook chills

Science side here: The flash coming off of the lightning is very fast. Your phonecamera’s shutter actually takes the photo from side to side. The flash of lightning (or perhaps another lightning) struck while it was in the middle of photographing, leaving half of the photo being from before the flash, and the other half during it.

Science side here is the best way to start a comment

levantineviper:

A section of the Tarantula Nebula in the constellation Dorado
Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

levantineviper:

A section of the Tarantula Nebula in the constellation Dorado

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope