Human Behavior by Björk
"There’s definitely, definitely, definitely no logic to human behavior"
Carl Sagan guided the maiden voyage of Cosmos a generation ago. He was the most successful science communicator of the 20th century, but he was first and foremost a scientist. Carl contributed enormously to our knowledge of the planets. He correctly predicted the existence of methane lakes on Saturn’s giant moon Titan. He showed that the atmosphere of the early Earth must have contained powerful greenhouse gasses. He was the first to understand that seasonal changes on Mars were due to wind-blown dust. Carl was a pioneer in the search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence. He played a leading role in every major spacecraft mission to explore the solar system during the first 40 years of the space age.
The Rufous Sengi creates an intricate network of trails that enable it to hunt for insect prey and outrun predators very efficiently. (Life - BBC)
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on why we should double the budget of NASA and go to Mars. Watch it till the end, NDT says more than one thing which had me applauding him.
AKA, Neil deGrasse Tyson RAW. This is the type of frustration actual scientists have for the ongoing state of political affairs and involvement (or lack thereof) in science. And the reason why more scientists and science communicators need to be less reserved, more outspoken, and highly visible in the public sphere.
Whenever you feel stupid just remember:
There are still people out there who genuinely believe that the universe is 6,000 years old.
I am having a really, really good day today.
Today has been really nice.
I’m going to play a computer game.
I am happy
I’m smiling, and I can’t help it
I don’t wish to help it
I don’t feel compelled to suppress it
I catch myself walking with my eyes closed
I notice myself breathing
And only breathing
And enjoying every breath
And for the first time in a while
I don’t wish it to stop
why were dinosaurs so big
because Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures