Prince Albert I of Monaco was really into marine life, and used the royal yacht as a scientific research vessel.
Here, from the description on The Artful Gene’s tumblog:
Illustrations from the voyages on the yacht of prince Albert I of Monaco (1848-1922). Albert was a keen oceanographer and owned four different research ships, which he used for his expeditions to survey the waters of the world. The prince would bring scientists on board and travel with them collectin…
SONG: “In the Ring”.
SOURCE: Scientific American, 4 May 2020, “A Shiny Snack Bag’s Reflections Can Reconstruct the Room around It,” as used in the post “How your snack bags can give you away.”
I really like the music to this song, especially the way the two electric guitars talk to each other during the solo/outro. This is actually the third (maybe fourth) piece of music I tried for this month’s song. At one point, it was going to be spoken word about bat res…
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From the “Scientific Illustration” collection on Wikimedia Commons, where this image of trilobites and prehistoric shellfish has the following in-depth description:
The Devonian period is often considered to be the “Age of Fish” due to appearance of the first ray-finned and lobe-finned bony fish, but this illustration focuses on the diversity of marine organisms such as trilobites and brachiopods, even though most of them became extinct at the end of the Devonian pe…
Ja’far ibn Muḥammad Abū Ma’shar wrote a book – and published it in Venice. It was the place to be, and to see the sky, in the 1500s. He was famous. A star of stars.
Image from the British Museum.
From the D.M. Ferry & Co. Seed Annual, via the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Fresh vegetables, fresh muskmelon. Mmm. I do love a muskmelon.
Astronomers are marking the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with a “ portrait of a firestorm of starbirth in a neighboring galaxy” – an image of two nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 2014 (the big red one) and NGC 2020 (the little blue one). Because of all the dust coalescing there, this is a place where stars are born – little by little, accumulating matter until they start fusing under their own gravity.
Credits: NASA, ESA and STScI
…even when taught online by some of the world’s top universities. Maybe I can finally get chemistry to make sense.
Hexagonal dendrite snowflake as captured by the Electron Microscopy Unit of the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.