Yuichi Takasaka’s lunar eclipse photo is better than your lunar eclipse photo.
Taken over Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. See those other specks chasing the Moon? Those aren’t lens flares, they’re fellow celestial bodies including Mars, Jupiter, and the star Spica.
Time for spring cleaning! Dust yourself off and sci again while learning the science behind dust:
Oh, PBSDS, you are so punny.
I forgot to mention that I think this might be the prettiest video thumbnail I’ve ever made.
Crocodiles vs. Alligators
If you’re staring imminent death in the face, it’s best to know which genus and species is staring back. Sadly, does not feature actual footage of crocodiles versus alligators, but I’ll let that slide.
Also, The Brain Scoop got a makeover! Do you love it? I love it. A great show just got greater. We’re all gonna have to step up our game to keep up with you, Emily
"[Ray] makes the future now by the way he writes and by his awareness of… vitality." Yes, yes he does.
I could watch this every day. Simply brilliant stuff from Mr. Bradbury.
Accompany this with Ray reading his beautiful poem “If Only We Had Taller Been” alongside Carl Sagan and Arthur C. Clarke…
The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.
No, thank YOU!
The wonderful thing about becoming a scientist is that you don’t have to become a scientist to become a scientist.
Perhaps there was no winner, as this was not a scored debate. Nevertheless by all, or a strong majority of, accounts, I bested him. The fundamental idea that I hope all of us embrace is, simply put, performance counts as much or more than the specifics of the arguments in a situation like this. I admit that, for me at least, it took tremendous concentration. I was and am respectful of Ken Ham’s passion. At a cognitive level, he believes what he says. He really means it, when he says that he has “a book” that supersedes everything you and I and his parishioners can observe everywhere in nature around us. I respected that commitment; I used it to drive, what actors call, my “inner monologue.” I did not choose, as I was advised, to attack, attack, attack. My actor’s preparation helped me keep things civil and be respectful of Mr. Ham despite what struck me as his thoughtless point of view. I’m sure it influenced the countless people who’ve written to me and come up to me in public to express their strong and often enthusiastic support. Thank you all.
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