A blog for lovers of all things science, made by two students who are fascinated by all the scientific wonders of the universe. Daryl is pursuing a career in higher education and cell and molecular biology and Khris is a future coroner getting close to her M.D. Also feel free to ask us anything!
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In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that the American people, wracked with anxiety over the possible spread of the virus, might desperately look to science to save the day.

“It’s a very human reaction,” said Harland Dorrinson, a prominent anti-science activist from Springfield, Missouri. “If you put them under enough stress, perfectly rational people will panic and start believing in science.”

Additionally, he worries about a “slippery slope” situation, “in which a belief in science leads to a belief in math, which in turn fosters a dangerous dependence on facts.”

At the end of the day, though, Dorrinson hopes that such a doomsday scenario will not come to pass. “Time and time again through history, Americans have been exposed to science and refused to accept it,” he said. “I pray that this time will be no different.”

(via The Borowitz Report)

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The past six months have been the hottest such stretch on Earth since recording began in 1880. By

In case you doubted climate change, NASA has some scary new facts for you. (via micdotcom)

On a very related note: NASA is still the most underfunded agency, restrained from what it’s become evolved to do…monitor the biosphere of Earth for the survival of well, everything. Just in case anyone needed reminded of this.

Not to mention…



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Scientist: *sees a spider with long legs*
Scientist: I think I’ll call it daddy…… Daddy long legs

Ok no… they gave it an actual scientific name. Daddy longlegs are arachnids (but not actually spiders) belonging to the order Opiliones. I’d bet real actual money that the term “Daddy longlegs” was not credited to a scientist. 

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On November 24, 1859, The Origin of Species was published. The first edition of 1,250 copies was snapped up by the booksellers. Darwin had been careful to make only one reference to humans in the whole book: “Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history”…His restraint fooled no one. Given its formidable argumentarium of data, there could be no reconciling The Origin with a literal rendition of Genesis. By

Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (via whats-out-there)

i feel bad for darwin.  he lived in a society where ppl got skinned and burned alive for being smart

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