Appreciating Science

Science is Fascinating

This tickled my fancy, I saw a rant the other day about the number of people proclaiming they “Fucking Love Science” when what they really like is catchy quoted by Neil Degrasse Tyson, and atheist views. That isn’t science, science is working hard to gather data to prove something.

Via VectorBelly

New Element Discovered – Governmentium

I saw this on a couple of peoples FaceBook profiles and had to share it. Apparently it’s quite an old joke and a variant of it referenced Administradium

The LHC Project at Cerne has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction normally taking less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other byproducts are produced.

Nerves Of Steel Tights

So most people want to hide the veins they have on their legs, if you are not like most people you can get these tights that have veins printed on them! from THE CULTLABEL

A blend of blue and red blood vessels running down these tights. Soft and comfortable material that’s durable. Stretchable.

They also sell among other things these machine gun stockings:


One In 5 Teenagers Will Experiment With Science

This image was tweeted by @iJoyce, the water mark lists “Life Technologies” as the source but I can’t find a link to the image on their site and it may well be that it’s just the first image that is theirs rather than the whole thing.

It is reminiscent of the image I posted in November last year which had a similar theme but with art as the subject.