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Anything science-related - I love geology and botany, but it all goes in here.

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The new dinosaur, named Yi qi (shown above in the artists reconstruction), had unusual bristle-like feathers and bat-like wings that were covered in a membrane. The dinosaur may have been able to glide and even flap Dinosaur With Wings, Tiny Dinosaur, Dinosaur Fossils, The Good Dinosaur, Dinosaur Art, Reptiles, Mammals, Flying Squirrel, Prehistoric Creatures

Chinese Dinosaur Had Bat-Like Wings and Feathers

Since most dinosaur names consist of long, polysyllabic gargles—Parasaurolophus, Therizinosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus—it is refreshing that the latest addition to the family has the shortest one yet. It is simply Yi. In full, it is Yi qi, which comes from the Mandarin for “strange wing” and can be roughly butchered as “ee chee”. The name hints at […]

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can't really talk about it. Save The Planet, Our Planet, Planet Earth, Global Warming Climate Change, The Future Of Us, About Climate Change, Energy Conservation, Social Awareness, New Politics

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

For climate scientists, it can be hard to sleep at night.

Yakhchal in Yazd, Iran/In the hot, dry deserts of Ancient Persia in around 400 B.E, long before the invention of electricity, engineers mastered a sustainable technology to store ice throughout the scorching summer. Perse Antique, Ancient Persian, Ancient Greek, Ice Houses, Ancient Architecture, Environmental Architecture, Persian Architecture, Vernacular Architecture, Green Architecture

It’s Not Rocket Science #3: Yakhchal

By 400BC, Persians had developed a system for making ice in winter and storing it throughout the summer and in a hot desert climate, in buildings they called yakhchal. Most of what you’ll fin…

“Through scientific study and understanding, we deepen our connection to the natural world.” FORMS IN NATURE: Understanding Our Universe An audiovisual collaboration by Kevin Dart, Stéphane Coëdel,. Powerpuff Girls, Design Thinking, Storyboard, Steven Universe, Cartoon Network, Wireframe Mobile, Design Android, Kevin Dart, 2d Character Animation

Science and Nature Blend Beautifully in This Stunning Short Animation

The world we live in can be so crappy and depressing, every once in a while it’s nice to remind yourself that there’s plenty of beauty out there. In lieu of a dancing plastic bag, this short film should do the trick.

Breathe Deep, Fellow Asthmatics By Glendon Mellow Scientific American, Real Beauty, Asthma, Science And Nature, Breathe, Deep, Frosting, Nursing, Anatomy

Breathe Deep, Fellow Asthmatics

Today is World Asthma Day. Started by the Global Initiative for Asthma, I thought World Asthma Day would be a great time to share a detail from a series of key frames being produced by the animation team at INVIVO Communications, where I work.

A scanning laser confocal microscope image of raw carrot. The clearly defined cell walls help explain why raw carrot is crunchy. Microscopic Images, Cell Wall, Things Under A Microscope, Small World, Science And Nature, Food Design, Beautiful, Walls, Beauty

A scanning laser confocal microscope image of raw carrot. The clearly defined cell walls help explain why raw carrot is crunchy. Image: Sofia Oiseth

Once and future cats: Sabercats were magnificent, powerful predators – what does their extinction tell us about the future of life on earth? Terryl Whitlatch, Extinct Animals, Creature Design, Science And Nature, Predator, Geology, Cat Art, Wildlife, Creatures

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Sabercats were magnificent, powerful predators – what does their extinction tell us about the future of life on Earth?

I'm autistic and it's better than getting the measles! The autistic brain is not particularly good at understanding irony, and yet most people I’ve met on the autism spectrum have, over time, developed a pretty strong grasp of the concept. The Autistic Brain, Autistic People, Pseudo Science, Science And Nature, Vaccines And Autism, Opinion Piece, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurology, Believe

I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles

The autistic brain is not particularly good at understanding irony, and yet most people I’ve met on the autism spectrum have, over time, developed a pretty strong grasp of the concept. Many of us…

Mammoth is Mopey is an alphabet book celebrating two great joys: prehistoric animals and language. Prehistoric Animals, Extinct Animals, Scientific American, Alphabet Book, Page Turner, Science And Nature, Childrens Books, Vocabulary, My Books

Let's publish Mammoth is Mopey!

Mammoth is Mopey is an alphabet book celebrating two great joys: prehistoric animals and langua | Check out 'Let's publish Mammoth is Mopey!' on Indiegogo.

Brian Switek is raising funds for Have Allosaurus, Will Travel - Fossil Tales From the West on Kickstarter! Help me buy a field vehicle so that I can tell these prehistoric tales. Science And Nature, T Rex, Prehistoric, Kids Learning, Logan, Skulls, Fossil, Awesome, Travel

Have Allosaurus, Will Travel - Fossil Tales From the West

Brian Switek is raising funds for Have Allosaurus, Will Travel - Fossil Tales From the West on Kickstarter! The rock record is full of stories about life's history. Help me buy a field vehicle so that I can tell these prehistoric tales.

The Flying Trilobite is Now Eight — Glendon Mellow The Final Frontier, Science And Nature, Posts, Illustrations, Live, Blog, Messages, Blogging, Illustration

The Flying Trilobite is Now Eight — Glendon Mellow

The Flying Trilobite blog has been live for 8 years now! For the next week, expect re-posts of some classics, as well as sneak peeks of new posts. Something new every day! It may seem like I post less often than is used to - typically once a month instead of once a week. but I also post 4

Mammoth is Mopey is an alphabet book celebrating two great joys: prehistoric animals and language. Prehistoric Animals, Extinct Animals, Scientific American, Alphabet Book, Page Turner, Science And Nature, Childrens Books, Vocabulary, My Books

Let's publish Mammoth is Mopey!

Mammoth is Mopey is an alphabet book celebrating two great joys: prehistoric animals and langua | Check out 'Let's publish Mammoth is Mopey!' on Indiegogo.