Science Art: Geostrophic and Surface-Winds at Southport, 1931

from https://archive.org/details/manualofmeteorol04shawuoftClick to embiggen

Eight years of observations, from 1908 to 1915, went into this chart. We’re looking at deviations from geographic points, and the percentage of geostrophic wind to surface-wind for each orientation, and I’m not ashamed to say I can’t really tell half of what’s going on in this diagram.

It’s from Manual of Meteorology, Vol IV: Meteorological calculus: pressure and wind, by Sir Napier Shaw and Elaine Austin.

You can check it out at Archive.org.

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Science Art: A Year of Mars Weather

from http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/mars/20141229_mars_marci_14.html Click to embiggen
In honor of the unusually good Mars viewing available right now, here’s a year’s worth of Martian weather images.

I found this on the Planetary Society’s The Bruce Murray Space Image Library. From their description of the composite image:

A camera called MARCI aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures a global view of Mars and its weather daily, which the team at Malin Space Science Systems maps onto a 3D globe of the planet. Here is one such image for each mon…

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Science Art: Anatomical Embroidery by Cecile Dachary

Cecile Dachary's anatomical embroidery
If you want to give your old-fashioned lover your heart. Or kidney.

Ah, tradition.

Cecile Dachary does all manner of feminine arts, always with a logical (or, really, “-logical”) twist. (Oh, my….)

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SONG: Rats Get Into Everything.

SONG: “Rats Get Into Everything”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Nature, 11 July 2018, “Seabirds enhance coral reef productivity and functioning in the absence of invasive rats”, as used in the post “How rats can kill a coral reef”.

ABSTRACT:
It’s a blues song about rats. I mean, with twee-ish, shoegazer-ish quiet vocals, and a kind of pseudo-South African guitar figure, but still. Rats. They demand a certain directness of approach when evoking.

I would have gotten it done on time but I was…

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Science Art: "How to Build a Human" by hellofromthemoon.

from https://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgifs/comments/2pi849/i_made_a_gif_about_how_babies_are_made_xpost_from/

This is an animated look at the part of human reproduction you don’t normally see on video loops on the internet (so if all you’re seeing now is words or a still picture, clicky the linky!).

So many babies! Embryos like… like… embryos! A veritable human-building spiral factory!

I found this on the Educational GIFs subreddit, where the user “hellofromthemoon” has done other fun stuff.

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SONG: One of Our Submarines (a penitential Thomas Dolby cover)

SONG: “One of Our Submarines” (penitential cover)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: This has no scientific source; it’s a penitential cover for being late for the June song. It’s originally by Thomas Dolby.

ABSTRACT: I just can’t escape the 1980s, I guess.

I never liked dance music, as a kid, except when I liked dance music. By which I mean I didn’t really like songs that were meant to be danced to for the fact of their danciness – dance and clubs and jollity were basically anathema. But certa…

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Gimme more sugar! MORE!

4 August 2007 grant b 0

Kevin Beck at ScienceBlogs shares some news published on PLoS by researchers from France’s University of Bordeaux, who found that sweet things can be more […]

Robo-Dog Soldiers

2 August 2007 grant b 0

Well, we knew about robot dogs and we’ve heard about robot soldiers – but unless you were paying close attention, you might not have heard […]

The future is now.

31 July 2007 grant b 0

Via Wired’s Danger Room comes news from the US Army’s Future Combat Systems. They need a new name because we’re already living in the future: […]

The 62-mile-high club

30 July 2007 grant b 0

Discover raises a slippery space question… as if NASA didn’t have enough scandal to deal with lately: When missions lasted no more than a few […]

My Mechanical Mom

28 July 2007 grant b 0

From New Scientist comes news of the womb-on-a-chip: Fujii’s team has created a “lab on a chip” that is 2 millimetres across and 0.5 millimetres […]

The Amygdaloids

26 July 2007 grant b 0

From Salon comes assurance that we are not alone: All right, the occasion wasn’t a concert but a graduation ceremony for 10,000 students in the […]

Pleasure and placebo

25 July 2007 grant b 0

Nature plumbs the depths of one of the most mysterious processes in medicine. Researchers have found that the placebo effect – when “fake” medicine creates […]

The Noble Bonobo

25 July 2007 grant b 0

The New Yorker, of all publications, has a fascinating Ian Parker article on the natural history of the bonobo – the sexy primate that’s supposed […]

Ice Volcanoes of Charon!

24 July 2007 grant b 0

Nature brings new observations of Ice Volcanoes in Outer Space. Cook speculates that liquid water deep within Charon’s core is mixed with ammonia, which acts […]

SONG: A World Without Us.

23 July 2007 grant b 3

SONG: “A World Without Us” [Download] (To download: right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. I’m the guy who put this questionable site up on the […]