Science Art: PIA18353: Janus and Tethys by Cassini (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

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A big moon and a little moon, orbiting Saturn.

Moons like Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across) are large enough that their own gravity is sufficient to overcome the material strength of the substances they are made of (mostly ice in the case of Tethys) and mold them into spherical shapes. But small moons like Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across) are not massive enough for their gravity to form them into a sphere. Janus and its like are left as irregularly …

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Science Art: Geology, by Brad Paisley

Yeah, this was just rebroadcast on Prairie Home Companion this weekend. But why not?

A pretty good country song that does everything you’d want a science song to do.

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Science Art: Flaming Storms on the Sun's Face

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First found on dthorne books.

I’m guessing this came from a very old Scientific American (maybe 1930s?), but can’t really say for sure.

Welcome, 2016.

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SONG: Aware of Emptiness

SONG: “Aware of Emptiness.”

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “China’s dark-matter satellite launches era of space science”, Nature, 17 Dec 2015, as used in the post “Monkey King goes in search of dark matter.”

ABSTRACT: Is it tacky to use something sorta competitive as a writing prompt? Because that’s what I did. One of the folks from Song Fu 2012 has started a thing – it’s over here: http://songdojo.rocks/.

The challenge issued there was to write a song about packaging, and to i…

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Love and Fitness

16 September 2015 0

PLOS Biology wants us to know that in a cost/benefit analysis, love comes out ahead: A new study published in PLOS Biology by Malika Ihle, […]

Pitchers tell evolution’s story

2 July 2013 0

Nature draws an ancient lesson from America’s favorite pastime, observing how baseball pitchers reveal the evolution of human beings: “Throwing projectiles probably enabled our ancestors […]

Cars shape sparrows’ evolution.

21 March 2013 0

Nature demonstrates how (possibly) our machines are transforming birds’ whole existence: Roadside-nesting cliff swallows have evolved shorter, more manoeuvrable wings, which may have helped them […]

Robot buddies.

5 May 2011 0

Science Mag produces proof – actual, empirical proof – that nice guys really can finish first and that even killer robots can learn to care […]

Malarial evolution.

21 October 2010 0

Scientific American notices that the mosquitoes that carry malaria seem to be splitting off into their own species: “We can see that mosquitoes are evolving […]

Running barefoot.

3 February 2010 0

ScienceDaily keeps up with the latest research into the health benefits of running without shoes: [S]ays Daniel E. Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at […]

Birdfeeder evolution.

7 December 2009 0

Wired reveals one strange way humans are changing the natural world – by accidentally creating new species: “This is reproductive isolation, the first step of […]

The Crocodile Goat of Majorca

19 November 2009 0

Discovery tells the strange story of the island-dwelling goat that was more like a reptile than a mammal: The tiny goat, which stood about 19 […]

Walking in the trees.

13 August 2009 0

New Scientist goes out on a limb with a new study that hints that humans may have learned to walk up in the branches before […]

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