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listoflifehacks:


If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

I love how this post is like “Oh, clean up some of the nastiest, hard to clean shit with coke!” but doesn’t mention “Hey, you actually ingest this stuff that can clean CORRODED CAR BATTERIES.”

Uhg.

Heyyy this is because when you put carbon dioxide to make the carbonated water, you get carbonic acid. Carbonic acid varies in how much the pH is, especially in the different coke products. Strong enough to dissolve rust but not steel or any of the metals mentioned here.

But here’s the thing, carbonic acid is not one of the 6 strong acids. You know what is one of those? Hydrocholric acid. You know where you naturally secrete hydrocholric acid? Your stomach. Hydrochloric acid is some nasty stuff and WILL eat away at a screw if allowed to soak long enough. If you ever got just drop of a diluted solution on your skin in chem lab, then you can see where that would happen very easily.

The stronger acid wins. Your tummy is fine when you drink coke. Your tummy makes acid strong enough to fuck that corroded battery up. It can handle a can of coke. Please don’t swallow a screw or something to test this tho, please.

thank you science side of tumblr <3

Seriously. You could probably do all of these with lemon juice (citric acid) or vinegar (ethanoic, or acetic, acid) just because acids work in pretty similar ways. Actually, when you see people recommending vinegar as a household cleaner? This is what it’s doing!

Also, as someone who has accidentally inhaled hydrochloric acid fumes, TRUST ME, THE CARBONIC ACID IS MUCH BETTER.

Every time I see a hysterical post on modern food I just kinda point and laugh

Because dude. Dude.  You know what you breathe in and out every fucking second to survive? Oxygen. An incredibly corrosive gas that is probably responsible for more deaths across the history of the planet than anything else. Not only that, it’s a biproduct of photosynthesis. You literally rely on plant excretions to survive

Do you know what most of your body is made up of? Water. Which, given enough time, will destroy anything.

That morning coffee you like? Well shit, caffeine - lifeblood to many - is actually an incredibly potent nerve toxin (If you’re an insect). Plants actually produce that shit as an insecticide.

That refreshing zing from citrus?  Acid.  That juicy smack of a tomato? Acid and cadmium.  That tart in an apple? Arsenic.  That seasoning you put all over your fish and chips? Acid strong enough to destroy seashells - life that has evolved to survive living in a salt-drenched sea.

Stop being a tit and drink your damned coke.

EVERYTHING. IS. CHEMICALS.

It IS safe to say though that drinking/eating too many acidic foods CAN damage some things such as the esophagus or teeth - but it does require QUITE a lot of acid.

SCIENCE, BITCH

Post by listoflifehacks (via filthyhumans)
August 13, 2014 at 12:33 PM | Post Permalink | 86,036 notes



rainbowbarnacle:

xysciences:

Flame tests for Lithium, Strontium, Sodium, Copper and Potassium.

rainbowbarnacle:

xysciences:

Flame tests for Lithium, Strontium, Sodium, Copper and Potassium.

(Source: xyprogramming)

Post by xyprogramming (via rainbowbarnacle)
July 4, 2014 at 9:20 PM | Post Permalink | 10,271 notes



joeshmo:

ass-ume:

onlylolgifs:

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

oh my god they did it!

holy shit that looks so cool too

Post by onlylolgifs (via nuetralinthiswar)
June 17, 2014 at 7:13 PM | Post Permalink | 281,419 notes



thatnigga-ian:

calmtempest:

startrekmademequeer:

lifeofabiologymajor:

artofseductionlxix:

mentalalchemy:

 
hoodjab:
A Greek doctor has photographed an extremely rare moment during a birth, showing a baby still encased inside the amniotic sac after it has been removed from the mother’s body.
Because the sac had not been punctured, Dr Tsigris said the baby did not even realise it had been born and behaved as if it was still inside the mother’s womb.
—-
The doctor said there was no risk to the baby as it was still feeding off the placenta and would begin to breathe as soon as the sac was broken.
[Source]

wow

this is really cool

just five more minutes, mom

procrastination taken to the next level

Procrastinating from the womb


This is&#8230; Oh my god, this is literally awesome, in the truest meaning of the word.

thatnigga-ian:

calmtempest:

startrekmademequeer:

lifeofabiologymajor:

artofseductionlxix:

mentalalchemy:

 

hoodjab:

A Greek doctor has photographed an extremely rare moment during a birth, showing a baby still encased inside the amniotic sac after it has been removed from the mother’s body.

Because the sac had not been punctured, Dr Tsigris said the baby did not even realise it had been born and behaved as if it was still inside the mother’s womb.

—-

The doctor said there was no risk to the baby as it was still feeding off the placenta and would begin to breathe as soon as the sac was broken.

[Source]

wow

this is really cool

just five more minutes, mom

procrastination taken to the next level

Procrastinating from the womb

This is… Oh my god, this is literally awesome, in the truest meaning of the word.

Post by hoodjab (via qsyduck)
May 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM | Post Permalink | 240,748 notes



amnhnyc:

Play Pterosaurs: The Card Game!
Challenge your friends to this Pterosaurs card game, and explore animals and plants that lived during the Mesozoic Era along the way. The game was co-designed with students in the Museum’s #scienceFTW program based on an existing biodiversity card game, Phylo.
Purchase or print the cards, play the game, and don’t forget to download the companion app which reveals animations of pterosaurs walking, flying, and more!

amnhnyc:

Play Pterosaurs: The Card Game!

Challenge your friends to this Pterosaurs card game, and explore animals and plants that lived during the Mesozoic Era along the way. The game was co-designed with students in the Museum’s #scienceFTW program based on an existing biodiversity card game, Phylo.

Purchase or print the cards, play the game, and don’t forget to download the companion app which reveals animations of pterosaurs walking, flying, and more!

Post by amnhnyc (via scientificillustration)
May 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM | Post Permalink | 171 notes



jumpingjacktrash:

teratocybernetics:

momothefiddler:

momothefiddler:

transagenda:

codeawayhaley:

According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9

petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut

THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDEYOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK

THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS

Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.

this is the coolest article oh wow

jumpingjacktrash:

teratocybernetics:

momothefiddler:

momothefiddler:

transagenda:

codeawayhaley:

According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9

petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut

THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE

YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER

YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT

THIS IS SO COOL

THIS IS SO COOL

I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK

THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS

Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.

this is the coolest article oh wow

Post by codeawayhaley (via wasarahbi)
April 27, 2014 at 9:09 AM | Post Permalink | 195,181 notes



skeptv:

Science!

Evacuating a sample of unknown fluid (to vaporize for mass spectrometry). Pressure drop causes a decrease in temperature. The fluid simultaneously both boils and freezes? Would like some insight here…
Edit: Thanks for the help guys. It appears we have found the triple point of the substance!
Edit2: The substance is Cyclohexane!

via Tom Enstone.


Reblogged from jtotheizzoe:

Watch this liquid boil and freeze at the same time! It’s not magic, these folks just dropped the pressure and temperature to the perfect place to hit the substance’s triple point, that magical nexus on the phase diagram where solid, liquid, and vapor coexist.

The liquid above is almost certainly not pure water (those crystals look a little funny), but here’s water’s phase diagram, complete with triple point and its various ice phases. Yes, even that one.

(via Mental Floss)

Post by jtotheizzoe (via skeptv)
April 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM | Post Permalink | 2,113 notes



maladicta:

ryangoodtimes:

wolfdancer:

Fire glass produces more heat than real wood, and also is environmentally friendly. There is no smoke, it’s odorless and doesn’t produce ash. You are able to stay toasty warm without cutting down trees and the specially formulated glass crystals give off no toxic deposit.

Holy shit it really exists

main benefit: it looks a lot like sorcery 

maladicta:

ryangoodtimes:

wolfdancer:

Fire glass produces more heat than real wood, and also is environmentally friendly. There is no smoke, it’s odorless and doesn’t produce ash. You are able to stay toasty warm without cutting down trees and the specially formulated glass crystals give off no toxic deposit.

Holy shit it really exists

main benefit: it looks a lot like sorcery 

Post by wolfdancer (via grapefruitmilkshake)
January 30, 2014 at 12:14 AM | Post Permalink | 134,001 notes



comic-chick:

22drunkb:

kironaskymage:

propagandery:

How NASA might build its very first warp drive
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.


HOLY SHIT WARP DRIVE IS PLAUSIBLE AGAIN

#seriously it’s shit like this that make me so happy to be a human being #WE’RE CRAZY MOTHERFUCKERS WHO WILL INVENT THE SHIT OUT OF THINGS WE SAW ON TV ONCE (leupagus)
FERREAL

STARFLEET

comic-chick:

22drunkb:

kironaskymage:

propagandery:

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.

image

HOLY SHIT WARP DRIVE IS PLAUSIBLE AGAIN

#seriously it’s shit like this that make me so happy to be a human being #WE’RE CRAZY MOTHERFUCKERS WHO WILL INVENT THE SHIT OUT OF THINGS WE SAW ON TV ONCE (leupagus)

FERREAL

STARFLEET

Post by propagandery (via howtoquityou)
December 23, 2013 at 9:40 PM | Post Permalink | 45,483 notes



scienceyoucanlove:

BIG NEWS: This is the first time ever the genetic code has been fundamentally changed. The breakthrough is a huge step forward in synthetic biology and opens up the possibility of turning re-coded bacteria into biofactories, capable of producing potent new forms of protein that could fight disease or generate sustainable materials.Read more: http://bit.ly/19bDzvZ via Yale University
source

scienceyoucanlove:

BIG NEWS: This is the first time ever the genetic code has been fundamentally changed. The breakthrough is a huge step forward in synthetic biology and opens up the possibility of turning re-coded bacteria into biofactories, capable of producing potent new forms of protein that could fight disease or generate sustainable materials.

Read more: http://bit.ly/19bDzvZ via Yale University

source

Post by scienceyoucanlove (via skepticalavenger)
October 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM | Post Permalink | 1,981 notes



christinsanity:

We are a superior species, we can fly faster and higher than eagles, swim better than dolphins, run faster than cheetahs and see in the darkness better than cats. We also use infrasounds and ultrasounds to see. But only when we do not use our infrared vision, when we do not sense the presence of other beings electrically or when we do not smell them from the several kilometers distance. We are superior.


To quote my reaction from an earlier post:
People are actually this stupid.
People.
Are actually.
This stupid.
-picks up table, then flips it again-

christinsanity:

We are a superior species, we can fly faster and higher than eagles, swim better than dolphins, run faster than cheetahs and see in the darkness better than cats. We also use infrasounds and ultrasounds to see. But only when we do not use our infrared vision, when we do not sense the presence of other beings electrically or when we do not smell them from the several kilometers distance. We are superior.

To quote my reaction from an earlier post:

People are actually this stupid.

People.

Are actually.

This stupid.

-picks up table, then flips it again-

Post by christinsanity (via christinsanity)
January 25, 2013 at 1:26 PM | Post Permalink | 55 notes



skepticalavenger:

Oopsie
Post by skepticalavenger (via skepticalavenger)
January 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM | Post Permalink | 102 notes



mothernaturenetwork:


 Has DARPA created a magic gluten-free pill? 



The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may have inadvertently put the hurt on celiac disease.

mothernaturenetwork:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may have inadvertently put the hurt on celiac disease.

Post by mothernaturenetwork (via mothernaturenetwork)
January 19, 2013 at 4:01 PM | Post Permalink | 56 notes



rhamphotheca:

Project Bumblebee (Conservation and Citizen Science)

In the late 1990′s, bee biologists started to notice a decline in the abundance and distribution of several wild bumble bee species in North America. Five of these species (western bumble bee, rusty patched bumble bee, yellowbanded bumble bee and the American bumble bee) were once very common and important crop pollinators over their ranges. Franklin’s bumble bee was historically found only in a small area in southern Oregon and northern California, and it may now be extinct.

The dramatic decline in wild populations of these five species occurred about the time that a disease outbreak was reported in populations of commercially raised western bumble bees, which were distributed for greenhouse pollination in western North America. The timing of this suggests that an escaped exotic disease organism may be the cause of this widespread loss…

(read more: The Xerces Society)

______________________________________

What You Can Do to Help Bumblebees:

1. Download our new publication:  Conserving Bumble Bees. Guidelines for Creating and Managing Habitat for America’s Declining Pollinators.  See this link for more information on what is covered in the guidelines.

2. The Xerces Society has collaborated with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to create a list of plants that are attractive to bumble bees. If you are interested in planting flowers in your garden or on your land to attract bumble bees, please consider using this valuable resource.

3. We are collecting data on bumble bee nesting habits.  Please visit this site for more information and to fill out our bumble bee nest survey.

(photos: Johanna James-Heinz and Derrick Ditchburn)

Post by rhamphotheca (via scinerds)
January 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM | Post Permalink | 287 notes



skeptv:

We were all female

Dear Gentlemen, science has a confession. You were once…a female - which helps to explain where your nipples came from. Watch and learn.

by AsapSCIENCE.
Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).
http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE
http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE

Post by skeptv (via skeptv)
January 13, 2013 at 7:21 PM | Post Permalink | 36 notes




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