After a slight schedule hiccup last week, I come offering a double feature in today’s installment of “BEHOLD! A Guide for the Aspiring Mad Scientist”. Professor Depravis’s years of experience in handling both mundane flunkies and assemblies of fellow super-scientists are now available for your perusal.

Another few pages have been uploaded to my original story/how-to guide to world domination, courtesy of Samuel Frendelson, Chief Assistant to Professor Depravis.

Hey, all. Well, I decided that, for a change of pace, I’d write something original. It’s just a few pages for now, but I’m putting out feelers and seeing what people think. If you’re interested, go check out the first bits of BEHOLD! A Guide for the Aspiring Mad Scientist.

we-are-star-stuff:

This is the world’s smallest snowman - at 10 micrometres across, it’s only 1/5th the width of a human hair. The tiny guy was made from two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The eyes and smile were milled using a focused ion beam, and the nose, which is under 1 µm wide (or 0.001 mm), is ion beam deposited platinum.
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Koan of the day: Is a snowman a snowman if it isn’t made of snow?

we-are-star-stuff:

This is the world’s smallest snowman - at 10 micrometres across, it’s only 1/5th the width of a human hair. The tiny guy was made from two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The eyes and smile were milled using a focused ion beam, and the nose, which is under 1 µm wide (or 0.001 mm), is ion beam deposited platinum.

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Koan of the day: Is a snowman a snowman if it isn’t made of snow?

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Tags: science zen

GATECRASH IN ABOUT A MONTH.

ihititwithmyaxe:

makimonstrous:

blackmarketshopkeeper:

makimonstrous:

zeico:

zhace:

It is mandatory that you pick one guild from RtR to rep and one from GtC to rep.

Mine would be Azorius and Boros. I make the law, and enforce it too.

Typical of an Azorius to deem it mandatory for the rest of us to pick two guilds. 

…Izzet and Orzhov. 

um um um izzet/orzhov or izzet/boros AAAAAAAAAAA

How about no? Orzhov/Boros 2 best guilds. Simic is a notable mention. All others can go home. Especially those damn militant hippies, Selesnya are worse than Mormons, or Jehovas. 

but but what about your RTR pick? IT’S WHY I CAN’T CHOOSE

Izzet and Dimir. I mean… shhhh. Izzet and uh.. Orzhov. There is no Dimir, what are you talking about?

Izzet and Simic. Because science and science. All the science. ALL OF IIIIIIIIT.

The League’s activities haven’t gone unnoticed—that many explosions are hard to miss—and the other guilds are beginning to worry if there is a method behind the Firemind’s madness.

Oh, Niv-Mizzet. Only you could make shenanigans funny enough to briefly rouse me from Tumblr-death. And in the Selesnya portion of the guide, no less! Well played, sir.

acrylicemulator:

oh

Tags: science beauty

aloisxfuckingxtrancy:

razzledazzy:

geromytime:

oxytreza:

frenchfry113095:


what the actual.

WHAT ARE YOU

This is actually kind of freaky. 

aaaAaaAAAAAUUUUGHHHH

WHAT IS THIS

wut

I suspect some sort of highly heat-sensitive polymer. Not sure what it is, though.

aloisxfuckingxtrancy:

razzledazzy:

geromytime:

oxytreza:

frenchfry113095:

what the actual.

WHAT ARE YOU

This is actually kind of freaky. 

aaaAaaAAAAAUUUUGHHHH

WHAT IS THIS

wut

I suspect some sort of highly heat-sensitive polymer. Not sure what it is, though.

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Tags: science gif

ecmajor:

derpygrooves:

See this?
This came out of a horse’s intestine (presumably the one in the background), and it’s called an enterolith or colloquially known as a “horse pearl”.
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterolith
Equine enteroliths are found by walking pastures or turning over manure compost piles to find small enteroliths, during necroscopy, and increasingly during surgery for colic. Therefore, the incidence of asymptomatic enteroliths is unknown.
Equine enteroliths typically are smoothly spherical or tetrahedral, consist mostly of the mineral struvite (ammonium magnesium phosphate), and have concentric rings of mineral precipitated around a nidus.
So essentially what I’m saying is that OMFG IT’S A UNICORN EGG IT’S REALLY REAL YOU GUYS IT’S A BEAUTIFUL BABY UNICORN AND YOU CAN RIDE IT IRL OMFG SUPER BEAUTIFUL PEARLY MARBLY EGG OMFG

Wow, that’s actually pretty cool. I know a decent amount about horses, but i’ve not heard of this before. It’s like a giant jawbreaker.

This just in: Horses occasionally poop pearls.

ecmajor:

derpygrooves:

See this?

This came out of a horse’s intestine (presumably the one in the background), and it’s called an enterolith or colloquially known as a “horse pearl”.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterolith

Equine enteroliths are found by walking pastures or turning over manure compost piles to find small enteroliths, during necroscopy, and increasingly during surgery for colic. Therefore, the incidence of asymptomatic enteroliths is unknown.

Equine enteroliths typically are smoothly spherical or tetrahedral, consist mostly of the mineral struvite (ammonium magnesium phosphate), and have concentric rings of mineral precipitated around a nidus.

So essentially what I’m saying is that OMFG IT’S A UNICORN EGG IT’S REALLY REAL YOU GUYS IT’S A BEAUTIFUL BABY UNICORN AND YOU CAN RIDE IT IRL OMFG SUPER BEAUTIFUL PEARLY MARBLY EGG OMFG

Wow, that’s actually pretty cool. I know a decent amount about horses, but i’ve not heard of this before. It’s like a giant jawbreaker.

This just in: Horses occasionally poop pearls.

"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."

— Carl Sagan (via nothingdreadfuleverhappens)

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