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Seriously never forget this fellow scientists and leaders of a better tomorrow.

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Anonymous said: hi, i'm a tiny dreamer from a small country who want to study physic. when i was a girl i was always watching universe that tv show on History Channel that got me and when i ended up high school i decide to study what i said. i don't feel too much of support except for my friends i don't want to say that i'm not in to this or that i'm afraid. i just want to some one like you tell me at least how does it feel to be a scientist, i admire you. thank for read.


Hello tiny dreamer!

Thank you so much for coming here to speak to me about your interest in science! I’m very flattered by your admiration and would like to also tell you that you are doing the right thing by deciding to stick with what you want to do. Please keep going with it! I have no doubts that you will succeed in the future. Even though your family might not support you, I think it’s still crucial for you to stay focused and go out there to get what you want. You have an interest in it, and that’s very important. You dictate your life. You get to choose. Please don’t even lose that hope.

And for me? What is it like to be a scientist?

It’s amazing. It really is absolute bliss to be very much involved in science. I fall in love with it more and more everyday. And the reason is because there’s so much freedom of thinking when it comes to science. Science follows a rigorous guide that strictly adheres to logical thinking, which allows scientists to get to the truth. And it is the time spent everyday trying to this truth that makes being a scientist one of the best thing about being alive. I like the idea that free-thinkers can express thoughts, ideas, theories, and various understanding of the human condition. But scientists are able to conceptualize those ideas into a larger, more formidable and graspable knowledge. 

Truth is absolute beauty. And things are also absolute beauty. We, scientists, find ways to learn about both. It’s awesome, really. 

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The Woolly Terrestrial Octopus (Octopus hirtus) is a land-dwelling carnivore that can grow up to four feet in length and weigh as much as seventy-five pounds. It is warm-blooded and lives in northern temperate forests, using its sharp beak to hunt for birds, squirrels, and other small rodents. It is a solitary creature that is most active at night.

The terrestrial octopus has a thick coat of fur and is able to climb trees and rocky outcrops using its strong arms, which are lined with mucus-secreting suction cups. Unlike its invertebrate marine counterpart, the terrestrial octopus has a skeleton, including a skull, rib cage, and vertebra-like columns of bones within each arm.

During mating season, the terrestrial octopus builds, in thickets of tall vegetation, distinctive conical grass-nests in which to lay its large, speckled eggs. It will lay three to five eggs, and the incubation period lasts for thirty-five to forty days.

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Hydrophobic surfaces are great for creating some wild behaviors with water droplets, but they make neat effects with other liquids, too. The viscous honey in the first segment of this Chemical Bouillon video is a great example. Because the honey doesn’t adhere to the hydrophobic surface, the viscoelastic fluid does not maintain the form it had when drizzled on the surface. Instead, the honey contracts, with surface tension driving Plateau-Rayleigh-like instabilities that break the contracting ligaments apart to form nearly spherical droplets of honey on the surface.  (Video credit: Chemical Bouillon

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As Virginia Hughes noted in a recent piece for National Geographic’s Phenomena blog, the most common depiction of a synapse (that communicating junction between two neurons) is pretty simple:

Signal molecules leave one neuron from that bulby thing, float across a gap, and are picked up by receptors on the other neuron. In this way, information is transmitted from cell to cell … and thinking is possible.

But thanks to a bunch of German scientists - we now have a much more complete and accurate picture. They’ve created the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synaptic bouton (that bulby bit) complete with every protein and cytoskeletal element.

This effort has been made possible only by a collaboration of specialists in electron microscopy, super-resolution light microscopy (STED), mass spectrometry, and quantitative biochemistry.

says the press release. The model reveals a whole world of neuroscience waiting to be explored. Exciting stuff!

You can access the full video of their 3D model here.

Credit: Benjamin G. Wilhelm, Sunit Mandad, Sven Truckenbrodt, Katharina Kröhnert, Christina Schäfer, Burkhard Rammner, Seong Joo Koo, Gala A. Claßen, Michael Krauss, Volker Haucke, Henning Urlaub, Silvio O. Rizzoli

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My friend Thomas Leveritt is enjoying well-earned wild success for his video, “How the sun sees you,” which shows what your face looks like under UV light—and then with sunscreen.

Omg, never forgetting sunscreen.

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Me when the experiment goes well but I’m not entirely sure why

xD you are a magician.


Me when the experiment goes well but I’m not entirely sure why

xD you are a magician.

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Jupiter’s great red spot. A hurricane three times the size of our whole planet that’s been raging for centuries.
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start training water bears to investigate chernobyl, they can take the radiation yo

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