25 Of Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Most Mind Blowing Tweets

May 18, 2014
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tweets

Source: Conde Nast

The field of astrophysics–let alone the people who comprise it–often presents itself as unapproachable. Its intricacies and wonders are hidden behind a tall wall of academia and advanced formulae. Thus when the world meets a character like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, whose sharp intelligence is matched by his rapier yet accessible wit, we all go a little gaga. Especially when we get bite size pieces of his wisdom, humor and brilliance via Twitter.

Tyson currently has nearly two million followers on the social media platform, which is approximately the population of Latvia. And with trinkets like those featured below, it’s easy to see why. Here are 25 Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweets chockfull of trivia you know you’ll end up dropping when you want to impress someone. Just hope they’re not one of his followers.

Watch As A Gas Tank Transforms Into A Cathedral Of Light

May 10, 2014

Thanks to German creative studio Urban Screen, what once was a gas tank quickly became a colossal light projection. The tank, whose area is approximately 20,000 square meters, served as the host of “320 Licht”, their latest project.

Visualizing Music….With 2,500 Individual Flames

April 30, 2014

Never heard of a Rubens tube before? Now you have. The physics apparatus examines how sound waves generate pressure, and how their variation affects the way gas flows from the holes in this “Pyro Board”, which thereby influences the flames’ height and color. Just wait until they put the flames to actual music. But please, don’t try this at home.

Why Do We Yawn?

April 28, 2014

Owls do it. Fetuses in the womb do it. But why?

Everything You Need To Know About Cannabis And Its Impact On Health

April 20, 2014

From the filmmakers: “In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated affects on human health…this game-changing movie presents the most comprehensive synopsis to date of the real science surrounding the world’s most controversial plant.”

The 2013 Winners Of Olympus BioScapes’ Microscopic Photography Contest

April 14, 2014

Microscopic photography is one of the most breathtaking and unconventionally beautiful forms of the artistic medium. In commemoration of the oft-overlooked genre, the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition has recently released its selection of 2013 contest winners. The images vary greatly in content, style, and appearance but what they do have in common is their uncanny ability to present viewers with a dynamic world that typically goes unbeknownst to the human eye. Nine images wowed judges enough to be included in the winners circle, along with one video entry.

Without further ado, here are the 2013 winners of the Digital Imaging competition:

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