Happy Earth Day!
From the archives: Children viewing Globe of the World exhibit in the Hall of Earth History. Photographed by Alex J. Rota in 1969. AMNH/333906
Find more many more archival images on our new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections.
If you’re a real history buff, don’t miss our upcoming Slide Slam, happening Monday, April 28. New York-based artists Alexis Rockman and Mark Dion will share how the Museum’s Library collections have influenced their work, and as a memento, each guest will receive a packet of historic 35 mm slides from the Library’s collection!
Happy Earth Day! Here is a new time-lapse of images from the International Space Station, titled The World Outside My Window. You may not be looking at it from this perspective, but you’ve got a world outside your window, too. Take care of it.
Turn up your speakers, go full screen, and lean back. Heck … this one even goes to 4K. Enjoy.
(video by David Peterson)
- Stamen hair Tradescantia
- Clivia pollen, single grain
- Arabidopsis, pollen
- Oat leaf with barbs, the reason you cannot stroke grasses ‘the wrong way’
BOTANY IN MICRO CRYO COLOR
Adriaan van Aelst: Scanning Electron Microphotography
Robin Noorda: pseudo coloring
Adriaan van Aelst takes photos of plant preparations in ‘cryo’ conditions – temperatures below -180°C, using an electron microscope. This allows plants, which are very rich in water, to retain their natural form even on such a small scale.
SOURCE: Tropisme: Photosynthesis
MY SCIENCE TEACHER CAUGHT THE TABLE ON FIRE AND HES JUST STARING AT IT
I LOVE SCIENCE TEACHERS
I’M SORRY BUT HOW BADLY DID HE FUCK UP READING HIS CALIPER?
That is indeed an interesting story, but why is the entire thing hashtags?
why I say men can’t be raped
So here is my thing to all you anti feminists.
There are misogynists who claim men are always physically stronger than women right? Like they think we are just pretty decorations.
So they are saying “women are weak!”
So I say TO THOSE misogynists “men can’t be raped by women then” and they scream that women are evil
See my point here
>”Men are stronger than women”
> “OMG WOMEN DO RAPE MEN ALL THE TIME”
It doesn’t make any sense. Either they admit women are equal or stronger than men or they admit men can’t get raped because they are stronger than women.
Can’t have both because is physically makes no sense
This just in, drunkenness, sedatives and weapons don’t exist.
Stars are colossal fusion reactors, burning hydrogen into helium. As the nuclei fuse lighter elements into heavier elements, massive amounts of energy are released. A new game sets you the task of nucleosynthesis, building hydrogen into iron, and it’s surprisingly fun.
"The game is a stellar variant of 2048, where you fuse elements together along the reaction pathways that power stars." (Read: you’ll never get another thing done)
Play it here: http://newbrict.github.io/Fe26/
This is wonderfully addictive.
I’m a fan!
Victoria Siemer, Reflected Landscapes (2014)
"In this recent series of digital artworks, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer begins with dreamy landscapes of mountainous forests shrouded in fog and clouds and then inserts giant reflective fragments that rise from the ground. The inversed image creates the uncanny effect of a monolithic mirror that towers over the photograph like a kind of portal. Siemer says via email that the images are open for interpretation, but her work often deals with the idea of visual or emotional fragmentation which originated from her college thesis." - Christopher Jobson
If you thought the post on twins sharing consciousness was awesome, wait until you hear this.
A 44-year-old French man one day went to the trip to the doctor’s because he felt a pain in his left leg. He’s a married man with two kids and a steady job.
Doctor’s found that he had hydrocephalus as a child (when your brain is filled with fluids) so they decided to run some brain scans.
What they found was that the majority of his head was filled with fluid. Over time, the buildup caused his lateral ventricles to swell so much that his brain had been flattened to a thin sheet.
Doctors estimated that his brain mass had been reduced by at most 70%, affecting the areas in charge of motion, language, emotion, and, well, everything.
Shockingly, he was fine. While his IQ was only 75, he wasn’t mentally challenged. He held a steady job, raised a family, and didn’t have trouble interacting with others.
Over time, his brain had adapted to all that pressure, and even though he had fewer neurons that most, Jacques was still a fully functional human being.
The doctors drained the fluid and while his brain is much smaller now, he is still a healthy individual with a normal life.
If you don’t think neuroplasticity is wicked incredible, you can go away!
Wow. I’m just amazed.
If this guy doesn’t end up in the annals of medicine, I will eat my hat.