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sagansense:

ohstarstuff:

New ‘Interstellar’ Trailer

A third incredible trailer from Christopher Nolan’s new film “Interstellar” has been released. In the film, Matthew McConaughey plays an engineer who, along with several other scientists and astronauts, journeys through a newly discovered wormhole to save the world. The trailer features word’s from the beautiful Dylan Thomas poem “Night”.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

The world needs to see this. As Carl Sagan poetically forewarned…

A civilization either becomes spacefaring or extinct.

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humanoidhistory:

The clouds of Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe in 1981: “The extensive ribbonlike cloud structure in Saturn’s atmosphere is visible in this Voyager 2 green-filter photograph, obtained Aug. 23 from a range of 2.5 million kilometers (1.6 million miles). Some Voyager scientists have interpreted the ribbon to be a large-scale atmospheric wave; it is believed to lie in a rapid eastward-moving jet stream. The presence of vortices adjacent to the ribbon itself will help scientists understand the relationship between such structures and the strong jet-streams present in Saturn’s atmosphere. The smallest features visible in this photograph measure about 50 km. (30 mi.) across.”

humanoidhistory:

The clouds of Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe in 1981: “The extensive ribbonlike cloud structure in Saturn’s atmosphere is visible in this Voyager 2 green-filter photograph, obtained Aug. 23 from a range of 2.5 million kilometers (1.6 million miles). Some Voyager scientists have interpreted the ribbon to be a large-scale atmospheric wave; it is believed to lie in a rapid eastward-moving jet stream. The presence of vortices adjacent to the ribbon itself will help scientists understand the relationship between such structures and the strong jet-streams present in Saturn’s atmosphere. The smallest features visible in this photograph measure about 50 km. (30 mi.) across.”

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jtotheizzoe:

compoundchem:

Check out these awesome, laser engraved periodic tables! These were kindly sent across to me by @Andrestujado, and have instantly become the coolest periodic tables I own. Actually, this photo really doesn’t do the yellow one justice, which has a very nice glow to it in the light.

Is any home complete without a laser-engraved periodic table? I need to get that bottom one, like, yesterday.

jtotheizzoe:

compoundchem:

Check out these awesome, laser engraved periodic tables! These were kindly sent across to me by @Andrestujado, and have instantly become the coolest periodic tables I own. Actually, this photo really doesn’t do the yellow one justice, which has a very nice glow to it in the light.

Is any home complete without a laser-engraved periodic table? I need to get that bottom one, like, yesterday.

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sagansense:

Dawkins said it best when he asserted that religion is a mental virus. And if you haven’t read the latest *shocking* development….children not indoctrinated exposed to religion differ in happiness, mental health, and their grasp of reality. Religious fundamentalism/indoctrination and creationism is child abuse.

“The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance, but to overcome it." — Lawrence Krauss

sagansense:

Dawkins said it best when he asserted that religion is a mental virus. And if you haven’t read the latest *shocking* development….children not indoctrinated exposed to religion differ in happiness, mental health, and their grasp of reality. Religious fundamentalism/indoctrination and creationism is child abuse.

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance, but to overcome it." — Lawrence Krauss