Nina Katchadourian, Fall’s Colors (2008)

A small red maple tree that was visible out the window at Mass MoCA was given an artificial branch, attached to the trunk by a metal cuff, like a kind of prosthetic. The plastic leaves on this branch were in a permanent state of peak fall color. The piece was up for an entire year. During most of this time, the branch stood out awkwardly, like an overdressed guest at a party. But for the brief and famously colorful fall season that takes place in this part of Massachusetts, the branch disappeared entirely. During the most spectacular phase of fall, the branch was at its most unspectacular.

Golden Eagle heart model at the Field Museum.
A four-chambered heart supports a warm-blooded lifestyle.

Golden Eagle heart model at the Field Museum.

A four-chambered heart supports a warm-blooded lifestyle.

Good morning!This frog is taking a stand.

Good morning!
This frog is taking a stand.

good:

Artist Olafur Eliasson installed a river at a Danish museum

good:

Artist Olafur Eliasson installed a river at a Danish museum

thebrainscoop:

Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

Some days, everything I touch turns to gremlins.

sesamestreet:

Even superheroes need to just hang out once in a while.

Dem. Birds.

sesamestreet:

Even superheroes need to just hang out once in a while.

Dem. Birds.

freshphotons:

"The glass bulb of the lightbulb has been opened, causing the inert gas inside to escape. When turned on, the tungsten filament burns with a flame, due to oxygen entering the light bulb. The light bulb was screwed into a socket, which was replaced with the lamp base using image processing." Via.

When lightbulbs break.

freshphotons:

"The glass bulb of the lightbulb has been opened, causing the inert gas inside to escape. When turned on, the tungsten filament burns with a flame, due to oxygen entering the light bulb. The light bulb was screwed into a socket, which was replaced with the lamp base using image processing." Via.

When lightbulbs break.

badsciencejokes:

A chemist, a physicist, and a biologist go to the beach. The physicist is intrigued by the waves, walks into the ocean to examine them and drowns.

The biologist is intrigued by the various forms of life, walks into the ocean to study them, and drowns.

The chemist is sitting on the beach with a lab notebook and writes “Biologists and physicists are soluble in water.”