scienceisbeauty:

Take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole The National Museum of Natural History (at Washington, D.C.). Definitely worth the walk.

mypubliclands:

americasgreatoutdoors:

Monday is the National Park Service 98th birthday & all entrance fees will be waived. Please share and like this photo of Denali National Park to spread the word! 

Photo: Morton Katz (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

  1. Camera: Nikon D7000
  2. Aperture: f/7.1
  3. Exposure: 1/250th
  4. Focal Length: 62mm

astronomicalwonders:

Dark Matter Distribution in the Abell 901/902 Supercluster

Astronomers assembled this photo by combining a visible-light image of the Abell 901/902 supercluster taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope in La Silla, Chile, with a dark matter map derived from observations with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The magenta-tinted clumps represent a map of the dark matter in the cluster. Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe’s mass. The image shows that the supercluster galaxies lie within the clumps of dark matter.

Hubble cannot see the dark matter directly. Astronomers inferred its location by analyzing the effect of so-called weak gravitational lensing, where light from more than 60,000 galaxies behind Abell 901/902 is distorted by intervening matter within the cluster. Researchers used the observed, subtle distortion of the galaxies’ shapes to reconstruct the dark matter distribution in the supercluster.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

image

i-love-dna:

Dopamine and serotonin earrings. 
i-love-dna:

Dopamine and serotonin earrings. 

i-love-dna:

Dopamine and serotonin earrings. 

(Source: etsy.com)

thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!
thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 
Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]
—————————-
This was last week’s Because Science. 
CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!

thefrogman:

It wasn’t always easy being my brother. 

Artwork by Chris Gugliotti [webcomic | tumblr]

—————————-

This was last week’s Because Science. 

CHECK OUT AN ALL NEW BECAUSE SCIENCE! CLICK HERE!!

j5h:

canaydian:

FUCK science

okay now hold on a second

image

(Source: 13hr)

i-love-dna:

An infographic on ALS.

(Source: knowingneurons.com)