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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Vatican Astronomy

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Pope Benedict XVI is hosting the Vatican’s second astronomical conference in seven years, reports the BBC: Father Jose Funes, the head of the Vatican Observatory, […]

Songbirds see the way

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Nature unveils the unseen world of songbirds: They injected one tracer into the part of the forebrain known to be the only active area when […]

I don’t *feel* sexy….

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A study from the University of Guelph finds that men often feel “coerced” into sex because we’re subject to the myth of the massive libido. […]

SONG: An Awful Lot of Empty

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SONG: “An Awful Lot of Empty” [Download] (To download: right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. I’m the guy responsible for this questionable corner of the […]

The Bacterial Kinkmobile.

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New Scientist reports on a new way to propel nanomachines – using wiggly little germs as propulsion (or models for propulsion) because they’re kinky: The […]

Suffocated by bees!

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Snakes, as we know too well, come in two varieties: the venomous kind, which stick you full of poison, and the constricting kind, which smother […]

Nine tiny galaxies.

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Science Daily reports on astronomers making an atypically cute discovery. The Hubble Space Telescope has isolated nine new galaxies – the smallest galaxies ever observed: […]