Neil Degrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist, Am. Museum of Natural History. Author: Space Chronic1
Not that anybody asked, but the symbol "lb" for pound comes from an abbreviation of the constellation Libra, the scales.
It's just unfair that "a lot" is still two words, yet "inasmuch" "heretofore" "unforeseen" & "stomachache" are each one word.
Advice to Students: When choosing a career, consider jobs where the idea of a vacation from it repulses you.
Odd that for many people, the less data that support their beliefs the more ardently they'll defend them, even w/ their lives
Crescent Moon slides past Jupiter this night. In the west. After sunset. Both gorgeous. Both bright
Low in the west this Saturday night, Jupiter rides the thin crescent Moon. Both stunningly suspended in the Sun's twilight,
Only in America can a Beer Commercial be more scientifically literate than a State School Board: http://t.co/b5BqqyuANf
1 light-nanosecond to your dinner plate. 1.3 light seconds to the Moon. 8.3 light-minutes to the Sun. 1.4 light-hrs to Saturn
.@shk711: Does light travel farther in a leap year? // Yup. An extra 16 billion miles. About 2x the diameter of Pluto's orbit
.@ugotsnookied There are light-years. How about light-months? // They're just not useful. No known objects light-months away.
Use any time. Light travels about a foot in a billionth of a second. So people near you are typically light-nanosecods away.
.@ugotsnookied There are light-years. How about light-months? // They're just not useful. No known objects light-hours away.
Yup. Europeans get their Fibonacci day on 5 Aug 2013. And after the next one in the USA (August 13, 2021) there are no more.
FibonacciSeries: Each number is the sum of the two previous numbers. Shows up in cool places in Nature, like Golden Spirals.
[May 8, 2013] Happy Fibonacci day: 0 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - [ 5 - 8 - 13 ] - 21 - 34 - 55 - 89 - 144 … Next one is Aug 13, 2021
If Wolves were in charge they'd surely indict humans for cruel genetic manipulations of their species to create Yorkies.
If butterflies were in charge, I wonder if they'd capture humans, put us on display, and admire our beauty & our differences?
.@ChrisBerghoff: How do you define the difference between education & school? // I care more for ideas than for definitions.