Breathtaking View of a Breathing Earth

This animation of 15 frames from the NASA cloudless photos is beautiful but haunting. John Nelson is usually known for rather complex animations, but this simple gif shows a year in the life of our Earth. A breathing Earth. Read up on it over at fastcodesign.com/ or directly at John Nelsons post

The letter “J” [It’s okay to be smart]

Joe Hanson over at It’s ok to be smart obviously has the same problem I do… Why isn?t there an amino acid or nucleotide or element with the one-letter symbol ?J?? Because I can never write out my name in anything science and that?s just not fair.

Moh’s Scale updated

When it comes to minerals, they have certain properties. One property is the hardness. Back in the day German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs had the idea to introduce Moh’s Scale, where you basically take two minerals and have a look which one can put scratches into the other. This scale has ten levels from extremely soft […]

Beasties of fur and of feather

Our world long ago with lands joined together when first appeared beasties of fur and of feather. Artistic view on the life in the Triassic period by Richard Morden. Get it here! (All copyright belongs to him!) This artistic map shows the supercontinent Pangaea and the Tethys ocean. It’s a surprisingly accurate depiction where the […]

Happy New Year! – On gravitational attraction

A new year starts and suddenly a lot of people are concerned about their gravitational attraction to the Earth. In January new subscriptions to the gym spike compared to every other month. Weight watchers and a lot of the other programs for weight reduction invest in every commercial break on TV. Gravity is a very […]

The Apocalypse – a Geoscientific View

Today is a fun day. Some New Age guys decided that an ending calendar of an ancient culture can only have one meaning: The world is going to end. Homer Simpson on the end Copyright Matt Groening Now this happens quite often and some people will always tell you that this world is going to […]

Amazing fluid dynamics

Fluid dynamics is just boring equations, right? Well have a look at this video and think again! Food-dye is always fun, especially when you get to mix it and get some colourful joy. But this is just amazing how this liquid creates “laminar flow”. If there were turbulences in the fluid while turning, you would […]

Talk nerdy to me – a TED talk

A wonderful TED note on science communicationAlthough, is having the science communication plattform TED talking about science communication some weird form of “TEDception”? You don’t need to be a fabulous presenter. You don’t need to publish all your research in Nature. You don’t need to make it perfect. Go out there, tell people about your […]