Excavating Xiphactinus: the Monster Fish

The fieldwork continues as we excavate the Xiphactinus audax skull. This is the actual digging part of paleontological work.

By: Dinosaur Nerds.

  • Molly:I've got your heart! *eyes widen*
  • Molly:And by your heart, I meant my heart. *winces*
  • Molly:*panics* And by my heart, I meant the heart given to me at Bart's which I will now give to you.
  • Sherlock:I got you the first time, Molly.
  • Molly:Right, yes of course. So I'll —uhmm—leave you with my heart then.
  • Molly:The one from Bart's! Not my heart cause -well, I'm still alive and—
  • Sherlock:Molly!
  • Molly:*jumps slightly* Sorry, again. *closes her eyes* *Gives him the cooler where the heart is*
  • Sherlock:Thank you. For your heart.
  • Molly:*Nods* *blushes* I'm just going to go..
  • Sherlock:Although I do prefer if you gave me your heart too. Not the one from Bart's. *Winks*
Bad Biology Pick Up Lines
  • The only cleavage I want to see is at a cellular level.
  • If we were like chromosomes, you’d be my homologous pair.
  • Baby, I wish I were DNA Helicase, so I could unzip your genes
  • Girl whenever I’m near you, I undergo anaerobic respiration because you take my breath away.
  • If I was an endoplasmic reticulum, how would you want me: Smooth or Rough?
  • I wish I was adenine, then I could get paired with U.
  • Your chromosomes have combined beautifully
  • Girl, your so hot you denature my proteins
  • I like my sex the way I like my endoplasmic reticulum…..Rough.
  • You must be a gibberelin, because I’m experiencing some stem elongation.
  • Baby, every time I see you, my cardiovascular system gets all worked up
Too few people have seen the lighter and more personal side of climate scientists. Many of us are science nerds. But we are ordinary people too, and like anyone else, we care about our children and grandchildren, and the health of the world we leave behind for them.
—  Michael Mann, on the new video campaign where scientists talk about why climate change matters to them personally

Here’s a little something I wrote a long time ago when I took a physical chemistry class in college.  I thought I’d share it here, just in case the three people in the world who like both chemistry and The Major General’s Song are here on tumblr and come across it.  If you’ve never heard The Major General’s Song, watch the video above.


The P. Chem. Song

With Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan*

By chelsie fan


I am the very model of a modern p. chem. genius.

I know dG subtracted from dH is rather tedious.

I know that pressure varies quite directly with the temp’rature.

Equations with twelve variables cause me no discomfiture.

And I know how to operate computers and thermometers

And ultraviolet, infrared, and visible spectrometers.

I’ve had so much experience with X-ray diffractometers

And HPLC’s, NMR’s, GC’s, and refractometers.

I’m very good with complicated pieces of machinery

And feel at home surrounded by the lab’ratory scenery.

I have deep understanding of the table periodical,

And all my calculations are painstakingly methodical.

And, you will note, I demonstrate a natural proclivity

T’wards Heisenberg’s uncertainty and Einstein’s relativity.

I’ve knowledge of those orbitals – atomic and molecular.

I know about determinants – the sacred and the secular.

I easily can calculate the secular determinant

And then the dipole moment, whether it’s induced or permanent.

I’ve riddles, puns, and jokes to tell and p. chem. stories numerous.

(The stories that I tell are most hilariously humorous.)

I find the whole idea behind p. chem. rather quizzical.

In short, I know my stuff in matters chemical and physical!


* For those of you familiar with Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, you can sing along to the tune of the Major General’s song: “I am the very model of a modern Major General …” - see above video clip

Reblog all you like (please!), but if you’re going to use it for another purpose, please send me message and let me know.  I’ll give you permission to use it; I’d just like to know what you’re doing.  Thanks!

So although abc family has some pretty crap shows I really think stitchers is pretty darn cool and here’s why:

It shows that people of science can be just as good and awesome doing field work.

It doesn’t stereotype people of science into being weak nerds that aren’t humorous and can’t stand up for themselves etc

It has some really awesome women that do some really awesome things


The characters have pretty good chemistry between each other

It shows that a woman can be perfectly fine on her own

There is fantastic character development and the writers do a good job making you curious about the characters pasts

The show has a pretty small fan base for being pretty darn cool and I really wanna help it get more viewers so that there is a second season. I know it’s nowhere near as awesome as aos and the 100 etc but I think it’s worth the watch