Friday Project: Magical White Beards (Power by length)
I’m resurfacing this because many of you will be traveling over the next few days and, who knows, maybe you’ll be near one of these grave sites and cemeteries: Dead Stop: A Summer Road Trip To America’s Strange And Notable Cemeteries
— tanya b.
Fixed this chart. We all know where these things lead to.
Whether you’re having turkey, turducken, tofurkey or fish tacos, Thanksgiving is about family, food and the soul-deadening stress of logistics. So here’s a mix designed to help you keep your mind on the bonding-fueled feast that justifies it all.
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Illustration: Paulo Lopez/NPR
“Effluvia from an Electrified Hand Resting on a Photographic Plate, 1896, Société Astronomique de France, Paris”
A featherless chicken mid-stride. Taken by Tim Flach.
And with that: enjoy your weekend, folks!
NASA probe allows for visualization of solar storms
You’re looking at a computer simulation of a solar cyclone, constructed using data from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory and a Swedish-based solar telescope. The cyclone is composed of plasma swirling among the solar magnetic fields.
These solar cyclones may help to answer a question that scientists had long wondered about: why is the sun’s atmosphere more than 300 times hotter than its surface? Scientists previously thought that the heat came from the surface of the sun, but how it traveled to the surface was unclear. Now, researchers think that these solar storms, as many as 11,000 at once, funnel heat from the sun’s surface to the corona, as they reported in Nature.
The Venn Diagram of Sexual Identity
Best human Venn diagram ever! @ilovecharts
(Source: lulusaurus, via ilovecharts)
Walter R. Tschinkel pours molten aluminum into ant colonies
(ht Radiolab listener Astima Chitre)