kqedscience:

NASA Is Planting A Veggie Garden In Space

"It’s spring planting season and NASA is getting in on the action with a vegetable garden bound for the International Space Station.

The experimental garden will be grown in a sealed, expandable chamber which researchers are calling Veggie. Their first crop will be Outredgeous lettuce, a red romaine variety that we can confirm tastes pretty good within the confines of Earth’s atmosphere. But researchers say they Veggie can support all kinds of “salad-type crops.”

(via io9)

I can’t keep weeds alive in my backyard, meanwhile in space NASA had a salsa garden…show off

(Reblogged from kqedscience)

they get it. 

Artificial blood ‘will be manufactured in factories’

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood. read more

so apparently Tru Blood is real

NASA to conduct unprecedented twin experiment: 
One twin to spend a full year circling Earth at 17,000 mph on the international Space Station, while his brother (a retired astronaut) remains Earth-side to act as the control to test the effects of long-term space travel on the body. 

NASA to conduct unprecedented twin experiment: 

One twin to spend a full year circling Earth at 17,000 mph on the international Space Station, while his brother (a retired astronaut) remains Earth-side to act as the control to test the effects of long-term space travel on the body. 

(Source: phys.org)

I’m in Portland for the week and since my husband and I made a pact that neither one can watch 'Game of Thrones' without the other, I have to essentially quit the internet until Thursday to avoid spoilers at all cost.

advice for future Jess: avoid all out of town travel during ‘Game of Thrones’ season- you will regret nothing. 

spaceexp:

A Full Sweep of Saturn’s Rings

(Reblogged from spocksbeard)

i hope everyone i encounter feels this way when i speak.

(Source: ourdrunkitchen)

(Reblogged from wilwheaton)

there are funny April Fool’s jokes. 

and then there is this. no. i just… no. 

"Gravity waves" over Tama, Iowa - Imgur

"Gravity waves" over Tama, Iowa - Imgur

rhamphotheca:

Elusive Whales Set New Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals

A new study of elusive Cuvier’s beaked whales shows they can dive to nearly 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

by Jane J. Lee

A new long-term study looking at the elusive Cuvier’s beaked whale reveals the deepest and longest dives ever seen among mammals.

The new records indicate behavior that is much more varied and extreme than scientists expected for this species, says Simone Baumann-Pickering, a marine mammal biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. One exceptional whale dove to 9,816 feet (2,992 meters), while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.

Scientists and the U.S. Navy are especially interested in these whales because sonar activity has stranded individuals on beaches in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands, and the Bahamas, says Greg Schorr, a research biologist with the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington…

(read more: National Geo)

images: Photograph by Tui De Roy, Minden Pictures/Corbis, and infographic by NG staff

(Reblogged from ilovecharts)

British experts say they have found London’s lost Black Death graves

Archaeologists in Britain said on Sunday they had solved a 660-year-old mystery, citing DNA tests which they said proved they had found a lost burial site for tens of thousands of people killed in medieval London by the “Black Death” plague. read more 

fencehopping:
Coral: flowers of the ocean.

fencehopping:

Coral: flowers of the ocean.

(Reblogged from mad-as-a-marine-biologist)