The Discovery of the Coelacanth

On this day in 1938 a museum curator discovered an unusual fish among the catch of a fisherman off the South African coast. The fish was a coelacanth, believed to have been extinct for millions of years. Since then more living specimens have been found, primarily along the east African coast. Learn more about coelacanths and their important place in our own evolutionary history in this video –> https://youtu.be/ujKL1pUHDfo

Latimeria chalumnae

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

Discovering King Tut’s Tomb

On this day in 1922 archaeologists discovered the entrance to the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, commonly known as King Tut. Thousands of artifacts were subsequently removed from the tomb, including a meteorite dagger and Tut’s golden coffin and burial mask. More discoveries about the tomb are still taking place today, and recent scans showed that there may be two unopened chambers behind the walls of the tomb that contain organic and metal objects. Find out more here –> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160317-king-tut-tomb-hidden-chambers-radar-egypt-archaeology/
King Tut's Coffin
Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

Science Quote – Stephen Jay Gould on Science and Creativity

Sometimes you’ve got to be really creative and use imagination to solve a problem that allows for new discoveries.

Science is an amazing process!

Stephen Jay Gould Quote on Science and Creativity | Punk Rock Scientist - Science T-Shirts

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

How Many Kinds of Animals Have We Sent Into Space?

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the first return of live animals from orbit.

How many different kinds of animals have we sent to space?

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

What Did We Learn from Apollo 11?

The anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon is this week!

What kind of scientific knowledge did we gain from the mission?

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

Science News – July 9th, 2016

Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, this week NASA’s Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter after a five year journey and is now orbiting the gas giant. The mission will collect in depth data about Jupiter that will help us to understand how the planet formed. Read more from Popular Science here.

Second, this week China finished constructing the world’s largest radio telescope. With a dish the size of 30 football fields the telescope will search for signs of intelligent life in space and can help us learn more about the early days of the universe. Read more from Scientific American here.

Third, researches have discovered evidence of neanderthal cannibalism in northern Europe. Bones were found with signs of having been cut and broken to extract marrow. Read more from Phys.org here.

Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

Science News – July 2nd, 2016

Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, scientists grew vegetable and cereal plants in soil that was formulated to resemble the soil of Mars, and found that the crops were safe to eat did not have dangerous levels of heavy metals. This raises hopes for future colonization of Mars. Read more from Phys.org here.

Second, scientists have discovered that a gas field in Tanzania contains over six times the world’s current supply of Helium, so we may not run out of the element, which has important medical and industrial applications, as soon as we thought. Read more from Wired here.

Third, a newly discovered species of tarantula has a unique defense mechanism. Rather than launching barbed utricating hairs at attackers like other tarantulas, the new species makes contact with its enemy and jabs the hairs in directly. Read more from the New York Times here.

Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

Happy Birthday to Robert Ballard!

Happy Birthday to Robert Ballard! Ballard is a professor of oceanography and former Navy officer who discovered the underwater wrecks of the Titanic and other vessels. In this video he discusses his work and the future of undersea exploration –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XxyNMoncxs

Robert Ballard Underwater Exploration Quote | Created by Punk Rock Scientist - Science T-Shirts

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

Science News – June 25th, 2016

Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, pink snow in the Arctic caused by algae may be speeding up Arctic melting. The algae darkens the snow which causes it to melt faster. Read more from the Washington Post here.

Second, research has found that some genes become active after death and may remain so for days. This knowledge could have applications in determining time of death, understanding evolution, and has implications for organ transplants as well. Read more from Science Magazine here.

Third, NASA has discovered that Earth has another object orbiting it besides the moon. A small asteroid that orbits the sun also circles the Earth, and is now considered a quasi-satellite of our planet. Read more from the Huffington Post here.

Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest

Science Quote – Galileo on Human Ingenuity and Discovery

In science there is always something waiting to be discovered!

Galileo Quote on Human Ingenuity, the Universe, and Discovery | Created by Punk Rock Scientist - Science T-Shirts
Follow us for awesome science quotes, news, giveaways, and more!
Facebook | Pinterest