“The press still thinks [global warming] is controversial. So they find the 1% of the scientists and put them up as if they’re 50% of the research results. You in the public would have no idea that this is basically a done deal and that we’re on to other problems, because the journalists are trying to give it a 50/50 story. It’s not a 50/50 story. It’s not. Period.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson, podcast interview (via fourteendrawings)
“The business of skepticism is to be dangerous. Skepticism challenges established institutions. If we teach everybody, including, say, high school students, habits of skeptical thought, they will probably not restrict their skepticism to UFOs, aspirin commercials, and 35,000-year-old channelees. Maybe they’ll start asking awkward questions about economic, or social, or political, or religious institutions. Perhaps they’ll challenge the opinions of those in power. Then where would we be?”—Carl Sagan, The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in The Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)
Atoms are small. Really small. One million of them in a row could safely hide behind a human hair; ten million could fit between the ridges on a postage stamp. If an apple were magnified to the size of the Earth, its atoms would be the size of that original apple. There are more atoms in a grain…
Hello everyone. This has been a little project of mine over the past few days
I hope you all enjoy this listing, and share it around. Share all the science. :3
I will be editing this from time to time and I’ll keep a link to it on my blog so you can find it easily.
This is not meant to be a list of all science blogs on tumblr. Only all the ones I follow (which is still a lot but definitely not all). The blogs listed are all active as well (within the past few weeks).
If you are not on the list and want me to check out your blog, send me a message. I may or may not follow you
I categorized each blog by scientific field:
Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Science, General Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Medical, Paleontology, Physics and Zoology
If you’re not happy with the section I put you in, send me a message and I’ll make an edit. I had to make quick decisions on hundreds of blogs, I’m only human.
Its a LONG post, so it might be easier to just search for the field you’re interested in.
“Technology is usually fairly neutral. It’s like a hammer, which can be used to build a house or to destroy someone’s home. The hammer doesn’t care. It is almost always up to us to determine whether the technology is good or bad.”—
Noam Chomsky, answering a question from an 11-year-old named Honor on whether technology is always good. It’s the perfect answer, if you ask me.
Chomsky’s words come from Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?, a collection of young people’s questions answered by great scientists and thinkers. It’s ample proof that many of our greatest questions are simple ones, and their answers delight minds both brilliant and new.