Coming soon: SciNote.org, launched by entrop-e, shychemist, and geogallery, is Tumblr’s project for promoting science education around the world.
At SciNote, we believe that science shouldn’t just be reading about the ideas of people with PhDs and Nobel Prizes. We believe that science is an active process of asking questions and finding answers.
That’s why we, at SciNote, want to hear from you. We want to ponder the interesting questions you pose and get excited with you over the cool science you see in your world.
SciNote will feature the best of the Tumblr science community, and we will compile and publish the top posts from every year in the form of a magazine available both digitally and in print. Think of SciNote magazine as the Tumblr science magazine.
We hope to celebrate our launch by featuring some of the coolest science from around Tumblr. So before we launch SciNote, we would like to collect 25 science posts and/or questions from you, including:
- the most interesting science news you have come across
- questions you’ve always wanted to ask
- fascinating facts that you’ve learned
- pictures of nature and/or science that you’ve taken
- cool research that you’ve participated in
- any other science-related thing you’d like to tell us!
- Submit posts or ask questions to be featured on our blog and for an opportunity to be published in SciNote magazine.
- Follow our blog at SciNote.org.
- Read more about our project here.
- If you’re interested, apply to join our staff here.
- Reblog this post so that we can collect 25 posts and launch our project as soon as possible!
Thank you all and happy science!
"Nicki features twerking girls in her Anaconda video and people call it “pornographic and inappropriate” but Taylor Swift uses black girl’s asses as props and people see it as ~quirky and cute~ I’m so sick of this earth"
you know that scene in ghostbusters where dana opens her fridge and it’s a portal to hell?
"This is the same narrative we always hear from the authorities. First, we must submit to their control; then they will address our concerns. All the problems we face, they insist, are caused by our refusal to cooperate. This argument sounds most persuasive when it is dressed up in the rhetoric of democracy: those are “our” laws we should shut up and obey—“our” cops who are shooting and gassing us—“our” politicians and leaders begging us to return to business as usual. But to return to business as usual is to step daintily over the bodies of countless Michael Browns, consigning them to the cemetery and oblivion."
As someone who grew up around guns, I really side-eye radicals, white or brown, who have weird idealistic romantic ideas of guns as tools for revolution and resistance. Probably because I’ve seen how often radical men, brown or white, will then turn the barrel on their wives, girlfriends, and children when they lost their temper or don’t get their way.
Which is my roundabout way of saying: You need some decolonizing of your internalized patriarchal thinking before I trust you with a firearm to “free” me and my sisters.
Large mammals are being lost from Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest much faster than expected, according to a recent study.
The study, undertaken by scientists from Brazil and the UK, looked at 18 mammal species in 196 forest fragments, and compared their current populations to estimates of their population densities before Europeans colonised the region about 500 years ago.
The results of the study, published in the journal PLoS One, showed that mammals are being lost from forest fragments at least twice as fast as previous estimates suggested.
Of over 3,500 mammal populations estimated to have originally lived in the study area, only about 22% remain today. Among the species being lost are large, charismatic mammals such as the jaguar, lowland tapir, northern muriqui and giant anteater, while the white-lipped peccary has been completely wiped out in the region…
(read more: Blog - Arkive.org)