February222014
biodiverseed:

There is a huge difference between selective breeding (artificial selection) and genetic engineering. This level of scientific illiteracy is embarrassing coming from such an esteemed scientist as Tyson.
I’m not even worried about the health impacts of GMOs (because there is little evidence to support that angle). The real issues of GMOs are:
The patents and lawsuits on biological life, forcing farmers into poverty, and in the case of India, suicide.
Encouraging increased pesticide use with pesticide-resistant strains.
Encouraging monoculture practices, which are stripping topsoil of nutrients (soil erosion), and devastating ecosystems, (especially with their impacts on pollinators, like bees).
This is a social and environmental issue. You may get the occasional health nut saying “GMO corn causes tumours in rats,” but there are bigger fish to fry in the struggle against big agribusiness. 
We are talking about control of the global food supply being in the hands of a few lawsuit-happy corporations, and governmental bodies like the EU making things like swapping seeds illegal.
BiodiverSeed.com/tagged/food-politics

Really Tyson? Really? I guess the more educated you are, the more you think you know everything.

biodiverseed:

There is a huge difference between selective breeding (artificial selection) and genetic engineering. This level of scientific illiteracy is embarrassing coming from such an esteemed scientist as Tyson.

I’m not even worried about the health impacts of GMOs (because there is little evidence to support that angle). The real issues of GMOs are:

  1. The patents and lawsuits on biological life, forcing farmers into poverty, and in the case of India, suicide.
  2. Encouraging increased pesticide use with pesticide-resistant strains.
  3. Encouraging monoculture practices, which are stripping topsoil of nutrients (soil erosion), and devastating ecosystems, (especially with their impacts on pollinators, like bees).

This is a social and environmental issue. You may get the occasional health nut saying “GMO corn causes tumours in rats,” but there are bigger fish to fry in the struggle against big agribusiness.

We are talking about control of the global food supply being in the hands of a few lawsuit-happy corporations, and governmental bodies like the EU making things like swapping seeds illegal.

BiodiverSeed.com/tagged/food-politics

Really Tyson? Really? I guess the more educated you are, the more you think you know everything.

(Source: likeamosaic, via kihaku-gato)

January162014

mistakenfornormal:

carlsagan:

bouncingdodecahedrons:

Carl telling us how to science.

no guys I’m 100% serious there are dinosaurs on Venus, you should check it out sometime it’s pretty cool

That is a completely acceptable conclusion. I hereby concur.

Genius.

(via fromtheseaoftranquillity)

January132014
Mesh fruit bags used as shadows and highlights.

Mesh fruit bags used as shadows and highlights.

December312013
I finished another in my series of science related mini art quilts. #Artquilt #science

I finished another in my series of science related mini art quilts. #Artquilt #science

August42013

cultivatevision:

Series of posters created for the love of math, nature, art, and education.

Prints available: http://meganemoore.storenvy.com/

(via transpyro)

July82013
indypendenthistory:

Awakening from Keto-acidosis: ”The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine’s most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.”
(via http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-slideshows/48-history-of-diabetes?utm_source=Pinterest#12)

indypendenthistory:

Awakening from Keto-acidosis: ”The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine’s most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.”

(via http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-slideshows/48-history-of-diabetes?utm_source=Pinterest#12)

February12013

comicalchills:

Portal 2 Sign Collection

Demand to see life’s manager…

(Source: hell-ifiknow, via justaquickquestion)

January292013
panda-moniummm:

The Spotted Lakes of British Columbia
The lake appears to be a normal one during fall, winter, and a small portion of spring; but during the summer, most of the lake becomes evaporated. Dozens upon dozens of crater-like mineral deposits rest at the bottom of the lake and become visible during the warm weather. The mineral deposits span about 25 feet on average and contain many different concentrations of magnesium sulfate, and calcium/sodium phosphates, which gives them a distinct yellow, orange, green, or blue color.

panda-moniummm:

The Spotted Lakes of British Columbia

The lake appears to be a normal one during fall, winter, and a small portion of spring; but during the summer, most of the lake becomes evaporated. Dozens upon dozens of crater-like mineral deposits rest at the bottom of the lake and become visible during the warm weather. The mineral deposits span about 25 feet on average and contain many different concentrations of magnesium sulfate, and calcium/sodium phosphates, which gives them a distinct yellow, orange, green, or blue color.

(Source: forums.quattroworld.com, via scishow)

July12012
nevver:

Scientists

Sometimes i wish i were a scientist. But there’s that whole discovering radium in your purse thing. That part would be bad.

nevver:

Scientists

Sometimes i wish i were a scientist. But there’s that whole discovering radium in your purse thing. That part would be bad.

August242011
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