science-is-real

The signs as Headline Smashes
  • Aries:19 Struggles of Being Addicted to Puns
  • Taurus:KFC Is Turning Disabled Kids Into Awesome Cyborgs
  • Gemini:This Guy Had 50,000 Bees in His Own Flesh
  • Cancer:13 Signs You Are a Fucking Disgrace
  • Leo:First Official Look at THIS CAT
  • Virgo:Don’t Be Discouraged by His Balls ... Says Mom
  • Libra:I'd Fuck a Dragon
  • Scorpio:Miraculously, Nobody Was Hurt by This 9-Year-Old
  • Saggitarius:OK, Let's Make Some F***Ed-Up Robots
  • Capricorn:Someone Is on Drugs
  • Aquarius:Science Is Real and Costs $1,000,000
  • Pisces:5 Unsexy Things We Learned About Fish
Dear Future Partner

I realize that I have to be honest with myself in what/who I want. There are a few things out of a future partner that I find extremely attractive and hope to enjoy one day with someone.

- Hopefully you workout. I don’t need you to have a pro card or be thin but I hope that you care about your own health and well physical being daily
- Clean-ish eating. I’m a pescatarian and that requires tons of veggies but I love pizza, sushi, macaroons, and ice cream.
- Nothing like a home-cooked meal! I hope you enjoy cooking and being cooked for.
- Enjoys physical touch and intimacy
- We MUST be able to discuss social justice, politics, science…real things.
- Let’s travel…A LOT. And, go on fun-ventures. I want to explore the world.
- Understand my job/field can be demanding. Working on/at a college campus has it’s perks and pitfalls but I love it.
- We can watch sports together (esp. attend basketball and football games)
- Let’s read for leisure even if it’s an article and simulate our minds
- I want to peruse my PhD in 3 years, scholarship and research and are EXTREMELY important to me. I will definitely need your support.
- HONESTY. I have not nan’ time for lies, myths, and fairy tales.
- Lets communicates through issues. If at the end we decide it’s not meant to be cool, but being silent and passive aggressive solves nothing.
- I REALLY LOVE puppies and dogs. I plan to get one so…yeah.
- I can’t dance but I try. Let’s boogie.
- Professional. I hope your working towards and achieving your own goals and growing as an individual in the process.
- Silliness. I am very goofy and love a good laugh. Two laughs are enjoyed more than one.

As daunting as it may seem it’s what I like. I don’t expect for someone to be “perfect” but it should work.

This is a real medical condition known as Gan’s Syndrome, an ocular retinoblastoma occurring in 0.0004% of the total retinoblastoma cases. Ruptured blood vessels create often symmetrical, or at least fractal patterns and though the eye can see, visual acuity is lowered. It can be treated but never cured, though most suffering with the condition live normal lives. Gan’s Syndrome was founded by Dr. Sharon Gan.

the first day of physical science in eighth grade we all got to the classroom and sat around for the first five minutes without a teacher and we were all really confused because no one came in but then music started blasting out of nowhere and our teacher popped out of the equipment closet in a tuxedo and jumped across the room on top of our lab desks and shouted “the name’s bond. atom bond.”

ANNOUNCING. A new original documentary series, a BBC AMERICA and BBC Two co-production. The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19, 10:00pm ET after the Season 2 premiere of orphanblack.

From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots,SpaceInvasion and Time. Narrated by Mark GatissDoctor Who writer, actor and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.

Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The SandmanStardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum LeapStar Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars),Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.

On one level, sci-fi can deliver a ‘white knuckle-ride’ – jaw-dropping special effects, and thrills that have cinemagoers flying out of their seats. But also, it is possibly the only area of pop culture that engages with big ideas. Good science fiction engages audiences on a deeper level than mere spectacle; it becomes a place to discuss not just the universe and how it works – but what it means to be emotional, sentient human beings. 

We can’t wait for this exciting documentary eye-opener to The Real History of Science Fiction.

I want fantasy books with an non-medieval imaginary world as a setting

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Based on science and embellished by fantasy…

The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19 at 10/9c— Immediately following the Premiere of the New Season of Orphan Black at 9/8c, only on BBC America.

BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. 

Narrated by Mark Gatiss, and featuring new, exclusive interviews with David Tennant, Nathan Fillion, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner and more.

Up first: ROBOTS: What if our creations turn against us?  The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction. The first installment of the four-part series transports viewers from the first steps of Frankenstein’s monster to the threat provided by the Terminator and the world of Cyberspace.

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This week something adorable will be posted: fluorescence thermochromism!

During the last few weeks I have prepared ~25 new, not yet described compound that have a weak or strong fluorescence thermochromism. This means they emit an other color under UV lamp at a different temperatures. Most of these compounds work at -195 °C where liquid nitrogen boils, but some of them show some effect at -100 to -70 °C. 

How do these work? Depending on the temperature the bonds in these molecules change a lot what means they can absorb and emit different wavelength. As seen on the pictures, on the first there are the compounds, each ampule contains 100 mg. When irradiated with UV light at room temperature (second pics) few of them emit some visible light, but when they are cooled down with liquid nitrogen (last pics) most of the compounds emit a different wavelength light with a different intensity. 

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PokémonMorphology - Dragonite.

My second set, as it’s my favourite Pokémon. 

I worked on making this set a bit more refined, and a bit more creative. Whilst the designs out there are superb, I wanted to push for more body shape differences then simply swapping the colours. Hopefully this will flesh out a more realistic Pokémon world a bit more. 

I have attached the text to the pictures and made them a bit more scientific, as people kept deleting the flavour text, but it’s also attached below. Please don’t delete it :)

INFORMATION BELOW


COMMON DRAGONITE

The Common Dragonite is the most plentiful and registered breed found to date. It is categorised by an equal balance of wingspan, limb size and tail size, being adapted for life both on the land and at sea for extended periods of time. It is also an incredible flyer, known to rise to great heights in order to circumnavigate the globe in a relatively short amount of time.

In its common form, which can be found in lakes, rivers and other large bodies of water, Dragonite is a light orange colour, with teal membranes to its wings and yellowish antennae (which it uses to sense prey and also to perform electrical attacks). Dragonite reaches full maturity at 55 months if trained correctly, with wild specimens varying between 55 to 65 months. A creature with extreme intellect and power, it is not easily trained and is marked as a pseudo-legendary class Pokémon.

BLUE EASTERN DRAGONITE

The Eastern Blue Dragonite is found primarily in lakes and rivers and is noted for having very high special attack and special defence capabilities. Though smaller than their common counterparts, they are longer, more lithe and are considered the most elegant of the various breeds. They are not capable flyers, preferring to glide with their smaller wingspan, but are inclined to use them to surge out of bodies of water to catch prey. 

These Dragonite are the calmest and most serene of their species, boasting higher intelligence than the Common Dragonite. Along with their small wingspan and blueish colouring, they are easily spotted by their white frilled antennae that adorn the neck, leading people to mistake them for the juvenile Dragonairs that often accompany them in their pods.  Being that they often live in warmer climates, they seem slightly more resilient to ice attacks (a primary weakness of dragons) as their blood is naturally warmer overall.

CRESTED DRAGONITE

The Crested Dragonite, sometimes called the Flame Crested Dragonite, is one of the most exotic breeds of this Pokémon. Its vibrant colours set it apart from other Dragonite, along with several other differences.

As a cliff-dweller by nature, the Crested Dragonite has a much larger wingspan to body ratio than other Dragonite, capable of gliding for days at a time if required. Its feet are less webbed and have longer talons that allow it to pluck prey from the water. This also affords it more grip on its mountainous home. The crest fills with blood when the Pokémon is angered and shows off the same exotic colours that adorn the wing membranes.

Crested Dragonite are often faster than common Dragonite, as their naturally larger wings allow for them to reach heights and speeds few other winged species can match. Their downfall, however, is when they are grounded, being lighter and more fragile than their Common brethren.

MUDDY DRAGONITE

The Muddy Dragonite is known for being the most aggressive of the Dragonite breeds. Far stronger and tougher than its ocean-dwelling brethren, the Muddy Dragonite boasts exceptional defence and attack, which it sacrifices speed for.

As these creatures are often found with the ability ‘Multiscale’, (a highly sought after trait in the Dragonite species) it is no surprise that their tough, armoured hide separates them from the other breeds. Their wings are small and unsuited for long distance flights, preferring, as with other small-winged Dragonite, the use of quick bursts of speed in their swampy homes. Dwelling in murky and often shallow waters inland, the Muddy Dragonite can also be found lazing out in the afternoon sun, heating its body temperature up before it returns to the water.

This breed is often used as parental stock in order to pass on the Multiscale gene onto its offspring, weeding out the aggressive tendencies as the process goes along.

SHINY DRAGONITE

‘Shiny’ Dragonite (and its evolutionary line) are rare, but are becoming increasingly more common, as are most ‘Shiny’ Pokémon. This pigment change, whilst adored by the training public, is in fact a genetic disorder resulting from inbreeding. All too often, trainers will ‘farm’ Pokémon eggs in order to create stronger and more specialised animals, sometimes resulting in a ‘Shiny’ side effect.

The disorder, which can affect any Pokémon subjected to harsh inbreeding, can be categorised in a faint sheen on the skin (that can result in them being shunned from their social groups and parents and simply not surviving in the wild due to lack of camouflage in weaker animals) and a drastic skin colour change. Whilst considered desirable, most ‘Shiny’ Pokémon are often frail and sickly, few living as long as their uncorrupted counterparts. Pokémon breeders are advised by the government to halt this process, but with such a high demand for glamourous Pokémon, it is unlikely to stop any time soon.

GREAT OCEAN DRAGONITE

The Great Ocean Dragonite is exceptionally rare, typically spending most of their lives in the deeper areas of the ocean.

Despite being rather sluggish and poorly equipped for combat on land, the Ocean Dragonite boasts remarkable defences and HP stats, with a thick hide that only the strongest attacks can penetrate. In comparison to the Common Dragonite, the Ocean Dragonite is far more suited to life in water. Its arms and legs are more fin-like, and primarily used for steering its massive body through the water. Its wings are too small for it to fly with, considering its weight, so they are commonly used for underwater battles, where quick bursts of speed are required. A large mouth also allows for it to swallow entire schools of Goldeen, Magikarp and other fish-like Pokémon in a single gulp.

Seeing a fully grown Great Ocean Dragonite is a rare privilege. The largest known recording was at a Kanto lighthouse in 1998, where it was estimated to have been at least 30 meters long.


EDIT - added in a size chart because quite a few people were asking for one :)