Soccer fans call it brave goalkeeping, the act of springing into a star shape in front of an attacker who is about to kick the ball as hard as possible toward the goal. As I shuffled from the field, bent forward, eyes watering, waiting for the excruciating whack of pain in my crotch to metamorphose into a gut-wrenching ache, I thought only stupid goalkeeping. But after the fourth customary slap on the back from a teammate chortling, “Hope you never wanted kids, pal,” I thought only stupid, stupid testicles.
Natural selection has sculpted the mammalian forelimb into horses’ front legs, dolphins’ fins, bats’ wings, and my soccer ball-catching hands. Why, on the path from the primordial soup to us curious hairless apes, did evolution house the essential male reproductive organs in an exposed sac? It’s like a bank deciding against a vault and keeping its money in a tent on the sidewalk.
To give your baby lower-fat milk, just stand on your head.
Now what atheist?
HOW ME A DOG LEARNED ENGLISH?
Bro, do you even water cycle?
I guess they finally won. Could someone direct me to the nearest church, please?
That’s easy. Science only told us to drink water in the last few years. Before that, we drank soda. Duh.
Alkali metals reacting in water
omg cesium just completely loses his shit
cesium calm the fuck down we’ve talked about this
I am awaiting this as a “Harlem Shake” at any moment. Until then, SCIENCE!
This is a good illustration of how the properties of elements intensify the farther down in the column they are.
Ancient Egyptian socks, circa 250-420 AD.
The Romano-Egyptian socks were excavated in the burial grounds of ancient Oxyrhynchus, a Greek colony on the Nile in central Egypt at the end of the 19th century. They were given to the Museum in 1900 by Robert Taylor Esq., ‘Kytes,’ Watford. He was executor of the estate of the late Major Myers and these items were selected among others from a list of textiles as ‘a large number of very useful examples.’
Single-needle knit. Bright red. Amazing. Via The Smithsonian’s Threaded blog.
This is part of a shameful Republican disinformation campaign to systematically deny real science, diabolically combined with their effort to eliminate PBS.
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Help spread the word that, in actuality, these are the ancient remains of Big Bird’s long-extinct ancestors.
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Here it is, guys!! The “Bitches love science” pillow done for a friend.
He’s actually a scientist or something. Something something physicist something. I think. So it was a little daunting doing this for him. He hasn’t gotten it yet, so keep your fingers crossed that he likes it.
And if anyone reading this likes what you see, I have an Etsy shop, too.
It’s true. A known fact about bitches.
This. Is. OUTFUCKINGSTANDING.
New Estimate for Alien Earths: 2 Billion in Our Galaxy Alone
Roughly one out of every 37 to one out of every 70 sunlike stars in the sky might harbor an alien Earth, a new study reveals.
These findings hint that billions of Earthlike planets might exist in our galaxy, researchers added.
Can Science find out for me if there’s one that doesn’t have any batshit-crazy Tea Birthers? I’d like to live on that one, please.
Infographic of the Day: ~215,000 vs. ~87,000. In case you were wondering.
Data source: CBS.
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Compared to Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s audience, Glenn Beck’s crowd had a 252% higher incidence of headless people per capita.
That’s just science, people.
Totally buying Danielle a vowel for her housewarming gift.
Vowels inside SOFT cookies (chocolate chip or sugar or snickerdoodles) would be awesome. I WILL PAY FOR SHIPPING.
That’s because British people’s teeth never stop growing. They’ve evolved to eat only hard cookies to wear them down throughout their lifetime.