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but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

What are you doing today? Japan has once again offered me something amazing. The chance to see a Woolly Mammoth. Yuka, a young female, was found in Russia and is almost fully intact save a few injuries to her front legs. The missing chunks are thought to be from an encounter with early humans. #japan #science #moreawesomethenyou #yokohama


A group of amateur cave explorers discovered a river in Mexico with banks, trees and leaves just like an ordinary river, but with an additional metric shit ton of “WTF,” because they were hovering 25 feet over it in scuba gear when they discovered it.

While underwater water doesn’t seem possible, the “river” is actually a briny mix of salt water and hydrogen sulfide. It’s much more dense than regular salt water, so it sinks to the bottom and forms a distinct separation that acts and flows like a river.

Deep sea lakes look like normal lakes, complete with sandy and rocky shores. Scientist call these lakes “cold seeps,” but they’re a hotbed for life, because apparently waterfront real estate is a hot commodity under water, too. The “rocky” shores are actually made up of hundreds of thousands of mussels. Even weirder, the lakes under the waves have waves of their own.

Photos by Anatoly Beloshchin, source,


If you have any leftover hard-boiled eggs, you can recreate this bit of fluid dynamical fun. Spin the egg through a puddle of milk, and you’ll find that the egg draws liquid up from the puddle and flights it out in a series of jets. As the egg spins, it drags the milk it touches with it. Points closer to the egg’s equator have a higher velocity because they travel a larger distance with each rotation. This variation in velocities creates a favorable pressure gradient that draws milk up the sides of the egg as it spins, creating a simple pump. To see the effect in action check out this Science Friday video or the BYU Splash Lab’s Easter-themed video. (Photo credit: BYU Splash Lab)

My in depth interview with a Higgs boson particle...

  • Me:

    So what exactly are you?

  • Higgsy:

    I could answer that and sound like I know what I'm talking about, but honestly I have no clue.

  • Me:

    Nobody knew if you really existed. You were like the unicorn of particles. How does it feel to finally be recognized?

  • Higgsy:

    It's kind of annoying. Do you know how they found me? They took a couple of douchebag protons, smashed them together and sent me flying to who knows where. I'll have you know that I was taking a nap. I was having an awesome dream too. An up quark and a down quark were making out. Then I came in dressed as a pizza delivery particle. I'm all like, "Did someone order a large sausage?" Things got steamy and I increased their mass... if you know what I mean. Also... there was this other quark in the corner just watching us. He was pretty strange.

  • Me:

    So you determine the mass of everything in the universe. I don't suppose you could help me drop a few pounds.

  • Higgsy:

    Dude, I am not a weight loss solution. I am a particle that informs all of creation.

  • Me:

    That's a bit pretentious, don't you think?

  • Higgsy:

    Is this some kind of smear job? I was at the big bang. I helped create you and I can uncreate you just as easily.

  • Me:

    You think pretty highly of yourself. You have quite the god complex.

  • Higgsy:



No road, no trail can penetrate this forest. The long and delicate branches of its trees lie everywhere, choking space with their exuberant growth. No sunbeam can fly a path tortuous enough to navigate the narrow spaces between these entangled branches. All the trees of this dark forest grew from 100 billion seeds planted together. And, all in one day, every tree is destined to die.

This forest is majestic, but also comic and even tragic. It is all of these things. Indeed, sometimes I think it is everything. Every novel and every symphony, every cruel murder and every act of mercy, every love affair and every quarrel, every joke and every sorrow — all these things come from the forest.

How mapping neurons could reveal how experiences affect mental wiring by Sebastian Seung




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Scientists by Tomas Muller

With the intention of depicting science as the true adventure and worthy pursuit it is, Tomas created this series as a promotion for the Charles University’s Faculty of Science in Prague. These Titans of ginormous stature are each a visual representation of an area of science: biology, geography, chemistry, and geology.  I’ll let you figure out which Titan is which, after all, you should already know this stuff. But before you ask: the Titan representing the science of pizzamaking was, sadly, omitted.

Artist: behance / website

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