So I’ve heard somebody wanted to see a gif of that moment when Brian Cox was ran over by Stephen Hawking. Here it is, I hope it loads.

This gif changed my life

what have i just seen???

Haha this is the greatest

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shannon: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 28th October 2005.

Image runs from 63°S 205°E on the Terra Sirenum about 830 km due south to 78°S 205°E among the Ultima Scopuli. The crater seen in the 5th and 6th images is Reynolds (Osborne Reynolds, engineer & physicist, 1842-1912; see also: Reynolds number).

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and one monochrome image for detail. 

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

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The female astronauts at the Association of Space Explorers conference in Beijing this year


Desktop wallpaper by Anneka Tran.

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Back to school!

Fun maths :)


Crescent Mimas

A thin sliver of Mimas is illuminated, the long shadows showing off its many craters, indicators of the moon’s violent history.

The most famous evidence of a collision on Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across) is the crater Herschel that gives Mimas its Death Star-like appearance.

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas. North on Mimas is up and rotated 40 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 100,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 130 degrees. Image scale is 4,000 feet (1 kilometer) per pixel.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


Canada Has High Public Science Knowledge, Attitudes, Engagement

A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada’s science culture and science culture support system in 25 years. The expert panel who conducted the assessment found Canadians excel in public science knowledge, attitudes and engagement; however they also determined there is room for improvement in some areas, including skills development.

• 93 percent of Canadians surveyed by the panel report being moderately or very interested in scientific discoveries and technological developments. Canada is ranked 1st out of 33 countries on this measure.

• Consistent with other countries, survey respondents who were: younger; male; highly educated; and/or had high incomes levels had a greater interest in science.

• Approximately 42 percent of Canadians surveyed exhibit a sufficient level of knowledge to grasp basic concepts and understand general media coverage of scientific issues.

• Canada ranks first on a science literacy index among countries with similar available data, though this ranking should be viewed with caution as science literacy has been increasing over time in most countries and data for other countries is less recent.

• Despite Canada’s strong performance internationally, more than half of Canadians surveyed still lack the level of science knowledge needed to understand current public debates about issues involving science and technology.

• Canada ranks first among OECD countries in overall post-secondary educational attainment, but only 20 percent of first university degrees are in the sciences and engineering.

• Immigration also plays an important role in supplying S&T skills: 51 percent of those who hold degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics are immigrants.

Overall, our 14-member expert panel found that Canadians perform well across a range of science culture indicators, said Arthur Carty, Chair of the Expert Panel. “It is important that we continue to strive for a society that looks to science to inform decisions and to broaden our world view.

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The colour of this crack changes to a darker version of your blog colour.


OmF there’s a crack of space and time on my blog.


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Finally bought this book! So excited to read it!


Inner Space

Inner Space is a lovely series of photos by London-based Owen Silverwood that depicts miniaturized spacecraft blasting through confined aquatic landscapes.

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I was on facebook and clicked on this article about Alex Ovechkin being pro-putin. These were only some of the facebook comments this guy left.

So I thought I’d make some corrections:

Comment 1: “USSR…accepts every language and culture.”

—> Did he forget about the genocide in 1932-1933 that killed over 7 million ethnic Ukrainians?

"…suppress Russia culture and Russian language in eastern Ukraine."

—>When Yanukovych (ex-president of Ukraine/puppet to Putin) was ousted from government, the Russian language was simply demoted as an official language of Ukraine. If people want to speak it, they can!

Comment 2: “Kievan Russia”

—> Actually it was called Kyivan-Rus. Believe it or not ‘Rus’ isn’t short for Russia.

"Is there such a race called ‘Ukrainians’ - No"

—> Uh, yeah, there is. Ukrainians are Ukrainians living in Ukraine!!! The Ukrainian culture actually dates back further than the Russian. In fact, much of Russian tradition and history is ‘borrowed’ from the Ukrainian culture. Vladimir the Great? Yeah he’s from Ukrainian history not Russian.

Comment 3: “Is GAY a religion, is it a nationality, is it a race???”

—> It’s a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT, you dickweed!

Like this is the pro-putin mentality at it’s finest! It honestly scares the shit out of me! But if history has taught me anything, it’s that Ukrainians are a stubborn people. We haven’t given up the fight for hundreds of years. You cannot get rid of us. You will not break our spirits. We are Ukrainians! We always were and we always will be!

Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine





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Remember when we read about touchscreen and ebook before those things exist? Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to find myself a nice towel.

You’re not carrying one? Come on, my frood! 

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Found this awesome book in a vintage shop for $10!! It was published in 1959 and has all these cool sci-fi short stories. Such a good find!