Scientific Fact: Hank eats a considerable amount on Crash Course and Sci Show. 

I often don’t have time for lunch…so we just write it into the script.

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The Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize. Earth’s largest diametric submarine sinkhole.

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Osmia Avosetta are solitary bees that build their nests by biting petals off of flowers, flying them back one by one, and gluing them together often using nectar as glue. Each nest is a papermache work of art that houses a single bee egg. (via)

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source: geneticist


Tubular Cloud Rolls Toward Horizon

A photo taken near Brazil captures a rare and beautiful “roll cloud,” a tubular cloud that seems to tumble across the sky.

Roll clouds are a type of arcus cloud, which is a category of low cloud formations. Their more common cousin is the shelf cloud, often seen on the leading edges of thunderstorms. Roll clouds sometimes form along with storms, too, born out of the storm’s downdraft. Sinking cold air causes warm, moist air on the planet’s surface to climb to higher altitudes, where the moisture condenses into cloud form. Winds from the storm “roll” the cloud parallel to the horizon, creating an effect that looks much like a horizontal tornado. Unlike shelf clouds, rolls clouds are completely detached from the bulk of the storm. (Gallery of Curious Clouds)

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photo by Capt. Andreas M. van der Wurff

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source: discoverynews


Baby Stars Spied Throbbing Inside Orion

Looking like a blinding battle between opposing cosmic forces, this dazzling image shows a region of the Orion nebula as seen by NASA’s Spitzer and the European Space Agency’s Herschel space telescopes. The colors represent different wavelengths of infrared light emitted by infant stars as they heat up and cool down over the course of their energetic development.

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Image credit: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/IRAM

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Three Years of Kepler

On March 6, 2009 the Kepler Mission left Earth to begin its search for exoplanets far and wide. In the past three years, it has amassed 2,321 exoplanet candidates and confirmed 61 of them. Just a drop in the bucket compared to what’s out there.

This is raw video from the launch day three years ago. I think it captures the excitement of the whole project perfectly. Goosebump warning.

Let’s keep creating that feeling.

(by curleyco, HT to NASA on Twitter)

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