We will now be donating 50% of our profits to science and conservation organizations!
Stay tuned for future posts in which we will announce when donations are made and ask our fans to help us choose organizations!
Bats are awesome and important creatures, but they face many conservation challenges around the world…
That’s why we’ll be donating 100% of the profits from this shirt to bat conservation!
This image has been modified from a print in “Die vergleichende Osteologie”, a German osteology book published in 1821. It was created by engraver and naturalist Joseph Wilhelm Eduard d’Alton.
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Hi everyone! This Earth Day (April 22nd) the March for Science will take place in Washington, DC and around the world.
This event will give people a chance to take to the streets to show their support for science.
We’ll be donating 50% of our profits from the month of March to support the March for Science!
You can check out our store here: http://punkrockscientist.storenvy.com/
And the official site for the march here: https://www.marchforscience.com/
Here I am wearing our Brain t-shirt design. “The brain is a monstrous, beautiful mess”
“The more I learned about music and about science the more fascinating they became, and the more I was able to appreciate people who are really good at them. Like science, music over the years has proved to be an adventure, never experienced exactly the same way twice. It has been a source of continual surprise and satisfaction for me. It turns out science and music aren’t such a bad mix.” – Daniel J Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
On this day in 1831 the Beagle set sail with Charles Darwin on board. Darwin would later publish “The Voyage of the Beagle” to document his five year journey, in which he traveled the world, explored, collected specimens, and ultimately gained experience and knowledge that would lead him to formulate his theory of evolution.
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
On this day in 1912 Charles Dawson announced to the Geological Society of London the finding of the Piltdown Man skull, which supposedly belonged to a missing link between apes and humans. Some scientists expressed doubts about the skull’s authenticity, believing that it was a human skull with an ape’s jaw attached. However, the skull was not officially revealed as a forgery until 1953. Unfortunately by then the fraud had lead to significant confusion in research on human evolution and wasted the time of many scientists (over 250 papers were written on the subject).
Happy Birthday to Freeman Dyson, who is 93 today! Dyson is a theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He is also known for the concept of the Dyson Sphere, a large structure that could theoretically be built by advanced alien civilizations to surround a star and gather more of its energy. Learn more about Dyson Spheres in this video –> https://youtu.be/GrM3f7Bil5A