Science Art: Mercury Spacecraft Main Instrument Panel, 1959.

from https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mercury.htmClick to embiggen

Just in case you have to drive one of these, now you know where the controls are.

I like that there’s a dial labeled “Time To Go.”

Found at the NASA Johnson Space Center History Portal’s Mercury diagrams archive.

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Science Art: Ptychogena Pinnulata, 1882.

from https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/36283302253/in/album-72157688740420735/ Click to embiggen
Jellyfish. Deep sea medusae. By Ernst Haeckel and A. Giltsch.

From Vol. 4, pt.11-13 of Report on the scientific results of the voyage of /i>H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of Captain George S. Nares … and the late Captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N., published in 1882.

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Science Art: Tab X from Ueber den Pollen by Carl Julius Fritzsche, 1837.

From Pollen Up Close: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/pollen-up-close-1837/

Where plants come from. (And hay fever.) These are as seen through a pretty powerful microscope – magnified 500 times – and drawn by a German pharmacist and chemist living in St. Petersburg.

Unexpected geometries.

From the Public Domain Review.

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Science Art: NASA spacecraft comparison, by D. Meltzer.

from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_dayClick to embiggen vastly. You can see the astronauts’ faces!

“Here am I floating in a tin can,” indeed.

Here’s how much room some of the first humans in space – the first Americans, at least – had to live in. Going into the great emptiness of the celestial void sure was a crowded business.

Illustration of the relative sizes of the one-man Mercury spacecraft, the two-man Gemini spacecraft, and the three-man Apollo spacecraft. Also shows line drawing of launch vehicles (Saturn V, Titan…

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SONG: At 6 A.M.

SONG: “At 6 A.M.”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Nature, 17 Apr 2018, “Medicine’s secret ingredient — it’s in the timing”, as used in the post “Chronotherapy is the discipline of giving medicine according to your body clock”.

ABSTRACT:
The laugh, I gotta say first, really has nothing to do with the song per se. It’s just something I got from recording my daughter for the “Titanium” cover that I really like the sound of.

I wanted sounds I liked for this. Overdriven organ, hissy guitar, re…

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Expelled from Expelled.

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You’ve no doubt heard of the Ben Stein movie extolling the virtues of Intelligent Design and bemoaning the fact that it isn’t being allowed in […]

Music Brain.

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Science News rhapsodizes over Johns Hopkins research into what happens in musicians’ brains that makes the music happen: “What we think is happening is that […]

Long life. Little women.

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New Scientist reports on geneticists who might have isolated the specific genes for longevity: [T]he [Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University] team… identified […]

Is it the munchies?

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Medicinenet has a real downer of a report, dude. Stoners are more likely to contract severe gum disease: After controlling for other risk factors for […]

Light from Salmon what???

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Endgadget is freaking out over a joint University of Cincinnati/Air Force breakthrough creating an environmentally friendly light source, called BioLEDs, out of salmon sperm: The […]

15 Tiny Pictures.

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The Guardian is featuring an incredible slideshow of the Wellcome Image Awards 2008. Go, look, be awed.

Catepillars Remember.

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More poetry from New Scientist, reporting on Georgetown University research into the memory of butterflies: Seventy-eight percent of the caterpillars that were shocked directly after […]

It’s Full of Holes.

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Discover reports on a new bicycle frame that’s stronger than titanium, steel, carbon composites or aluminum. It’s lighter, too – because it’s full of holes: […]