Quote of the week - 14/07/2014
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The freediving del Rosario brothers have created a real treat with this underwater film. There are no computer-generated special effects, just some clever tricks with camera angles, perspective, and buoyancy. The end result is slightly surrealistic and captures some of the fluid beauty of the ocean. And don’t miss the excellent bubble ring vortices. (Video credit: The Ocean Brothers; via Gizmodo; submitted by jshoer)
This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder.
It’s amazing that they even let her in the room at the first Solvay Conference considering that facial hair was apparently required for entry (except for you, James Hopwood Jeans, you somehow made it in naked-faced and wearing gray)
As a scientist, Marie Curie experienced incredible anti-female prejudice , and although we still have a lot of progress yet to make, let’s be thankful for people like her for opening some of the first doors for women in science.
It must have been exhausting work. I mean, just look at her, sitting next to Poincaré, head in hand like “Why do I even bother, Henri?”
I can almost picture Marie as a child…
Baffling Butterfly-Shaped Cloud Turns Out To Be… A Huge Swarm Of Actual Butterflies
“Meteorologists in St. Louis were baffled last week when radar images showed a strange butterfly-shaped cloud passing overhead on its way south.
The cloud was shifting its shape dramatically on what otherwise was a “completely clear day,” Laura Kanofsky, a National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist, told the Washington Post. “So we were all kind of scratching our heads saying ‘What are we looking at here?’”
But the mystery has now been solved. What looked like a cloud on radar images was actually a huge butterfly-shaped swarm of actual butterflies.”