zerostatereflex:

Door to Hell

"Door to Hell is a natural gas field in Derweze (also spelled Darvaza, meaning "gate"), Ahal Province, Turkmenistan. The Door to Hell is noted for its natural gas fire which has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petrochemical scientists in 1971, fed by the rich natural gas deposits in the area. The pungent smell of burning sulfur pervades the area for some distance.”

Well, that’s crazy.

Source: Here & Here

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gothamknowledge:

Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

Sometimes I just don’t know you nature.

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staceythinx:

Orbital Mechanics by Tatiana Plakhova 

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scienceyoucanlove:

GREAT NEWS! Researchers have developed a new reconstructive procedure that uses lab-grown cartilage instead of borrowed cartilage from ribs or ears to reconstruct noses, and have performed the first reconstructive nasal surgery using engineered tissue. The method is less invasive and can also be used to engineer cartilage for eyelids or ear reconstruction procedures.Read more: http://bit.ly/P4s8A8 via Smithsonian MagazineImage: Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel
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scienceyoucanlove:

GREAT NEWS! Researchers have developed a new reconstructive procedure that uses lab-grown cartilage instead of borrowed cartilage from ribs or ears to reconstruct noses, and have performed the first reconstructive nasal surgery using engineered tissue. The method is less invasive and can also be used to engineer cartilage for eyelids or ear reconstruction procedures.

Read more: http://bit.ly/P4s8A8 via Smithsonian Magazine

Image: Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel

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thenewenlightenmentage:

"Getting Closer and Closer" —Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Alien Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets
Five years ago today, on March 6, 2009, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies to find planets around other stars within a field of view 1/400th the size of the Milky Way in search of potentially habitable worlds. Since then, Kepler has unveiled a whole new side of our galaxy — one that is teeming with planets. Because of Kepler we now know that most stars have planets, Earth-sized planets are common, and planets quite unlike those in our solar system exist.
"This is the biggest haul ever,” says Jason Rowe of the nasa Ames Research Center, who co-led the research. The scientists studied more than 1,200 planetary systems and validated 715 planets. All the new worlds are members of multiplanet systems—stars with more than one orbiting satellite.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

"Getting Closer and Closer" —Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Alien Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets

Five years ago today, on March 6, 2009, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies to find planets around other stars within a field of view 1/400th the size of the Milky Way in search of potentially habitable worlds. Since then, Kepler has unveiled a whole new side of our galaxy — one that is teeming with planets. Because of Kepler we now know that most stars have planets, Earth-sized planets are common, and planets quite unlike those in our solar system exist.

"This is the biggest haul ever,” says Jason Rowe of the nasa Ames Research Center, who co-led the research. The scientists studied more than 1,200 planetary systems and validated 715 planets. All the new worlds are members of multiplanet systems—stars with more than one orbiting satellite.

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science-junkie:

How To: Improve your Memory

Nearly everyone wants a better memory. To just be able to remember the last item on a shopping list, or where they put their car keys. But most importantly, remember all the information for exams. This video has tips and tricks to improving your memory in all kinds of ways.

Source:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory
2. http://www.helpguide.org/life/improving_memory.htm
3. http://www.spring.org.uk/2013/10/10-surprising-and-mostly-easy-ways-to-improve-your-memory.php

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kanenlyons:

gravitationalbeauty:

the northern lights from space  

Its like a cosmic crown on the earth

kanenlyons:

gravitationalbeauty:

the northern lights from space

Its like a cosmic crown on the earth

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sagrasa:

sixpenceee:

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.

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If you don’t think neuroplasticity is wicked incredible, you can go away! 

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thecraftychemist:

Chemical quote sources: Quote and chemical compound, background image

thecraftychemist:

Chemical quote sources: Quote and chemical compound, background image

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scanzen:

Particle Tracks On Film from the Fermilab Bubble Chamber.

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thedragoninmygarage:

"Our entire universe emerged from a point smaller than a single atom. Space itself exploded in a cosmic fire, launching the expansion of the universe and giving birth to all the energy and all the matter we know today. I know that sounds crazy, but there is strong observational evidence to support the big bang theory. And it includes the amount of helium in the cosmos and the glow of radio waves left over from the explosion.” 
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos

thedragoninmygarage:

"Our entire universe emerged from a point smaller than a single atom. Space itself exploded in a cosmic fire, launching the expansion of the universe and giving birth to all the energy and all the matter we know today. I know that sounds crazy, but there is strong observational evidence to support the big bang theory. And it includes the amount of helium in the cosmos and the glow of radio waves left over from the explosion.”

- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos

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compoundchem:

The colours & chemistry of some common pH indicators: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-aM
PDF download via the above link, and also available to purchase in large poster form here.

compoundchem:

The colours & chemistry of some common pH indicators: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-aM

PDF download via the above link, and also available to purchase in large poster form here.

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anditslove:

Constellation Mug

anditslove:

Constellation Mug

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