doctorwho

doctorwho:

bbcearth-bbca:

Earthflight, narrated by David Tennant, is now available in the BBC America Shop!

David Tennant narrates this exhilarating adventure, filmed over four years with help from camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders and remote-control microflight planes. Feel your heart pound as you scramble with snow geese to escape the talons of a bald eagle above North America. Soar with cranes over Venice and the white cliffs of Dover. Sail over South American mountains, jungles and waterfalls with hummingbirds and condors. Circle with vultures high above African plains, and navigate a dangerous Himalayan pass with demoiselle cranes on their way to India. This wondrous aerial spectacle will make your spirits soar!

You can buy Earthflight from the BBC America shop on DVD & Blu-Ray

David Tennant narrating things is the best things. 

smaugthefabulousgoldenmajesty

mydogsnokes:

stealingyourpension:

mydogsnokes:

why put cookie dough in the oven when you can put it in your mouth

because I don’t want salmonella….

then don’t eat salmon….

"Salmonella infection is one of the most common types of food poisoning. It occurs when you swallow food or water that contains the salmonella bacteria.

The salmonella germs may get into the food you eat (called contamination) in several ways.

You are more likely to get this type of infection if you have:

  • Eaten foods such as turkey, turkey dressing, chicken, or eggs that have not been cooked well or stored properly”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001339/

fishingboatproceeds
fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

jtotheizzoe:

I got to thinking about the weight of rain, and I realized I had no idea how much rain really weighed, so I looked it up, and made a thing. 113.3 tons, fallin’ on your head.
Want to see where I got my numbers? Click here.

DAAAANG

Well, sure, but those are tiny elephants. Those elephants are like one inch tall. They can’t weigh more than a couple pounds each.

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

jtotheizzoe:

I got to thinking about the weight of rain, and I realized I had no idea how much rain really weighed, so I looked it up, and made a thing. 113.3 tons, fallin’ on your head.

Want to see where I got my numbers? Click here.

DAAAANG

Well, sure, but those are tiny elephants. Those elephants are like one inch tall. They can’t weigh more than a couple pounds each.

wilwheaton

Talking to My Brother

  • Hank: Did you know the earth's core would be solid if it weren't for the heat generated by radioactive decay of nuclear isotopes?
  • Me: That's kind of beautiful.
  • Hank: hahaha
  • Me: No, but the idea that decay is what makes life possible is deeply resonant.
  • Hank: Well, it isn't decay in the traditional sense.
  • Me: Shut up. I'm having a moment.
edwardspoonhands
edwardspoonhands:

my-time-and-space:

flintstonevitamins:

do you see this
this is a white cube
the license plate is the chemical equation for glucose

sugarcube

Sorry…nit picking chemistry rant…
First, this isn’t an equation…chemical equations are a representation of a reaction, this is a representation of a single molecule which we call a molecular formula. Second, you can’t tell what molecule C6H12O6 is from this molecular formula, it could be a number of different molecules.
The cool thing about sugars is that nearly all monosaccharides have the same molecular formula. Fructose, glucose, galactose, fucose…they all have the same molecular formula but different molecular structures. 
Glucose is the most common C6H12O6, but there are probably more than a dozen others. There may even be some molecules with that molecular formula that aren’t even sugars…though I’m not able to think of any off hand. So, yeah, the “sugarcube” is completely accurate and extremely clever. But I couldn’t stand by and let this completely esoteric misuse of chemical terminology pass.

edwardspoonhands:

my-time-and-space:

flintstonevitamins:

do you see this

this is a white cube

the license plate is the chemical equation for glucose

sugarcube

Sorry…nit picking chemistry rant…

First, this isn’t an equation…chemical equations are a representation of a reaction, this is a representation of a single molecule which we call a molecular formula. Second, you can’t tell what molecule C6H12O6 is from this molecular formula, it could be a number of different molecules.

The cool thing about sugars is that nearly all monosaccharides have the same molecular formula. Fructose, glucose, galactose, fucose…they all have the same molecular formula but different molecular structures. 

Glucose is the most common C6H12O6, but there are probably more than a dozen others. There may even be some molecules with that molecular formula that aren’t even sugars…though I’m not able to think of any off hand. So, yeah, the “sugarcube” is completely accurate and extremely clever. But I couldn’t stand by and let this completely esoteric misuse of chemical terminology pass.