Forty-five years ago today, two human beings first set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, and forever changed how we view our place in the universe. When I think about the fact that four and a half decades ago, at the very moment I am writing this, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the freakin’ moon, I am humbled and inspired.

I’ve combined some of my favorite photos from Apollo 11 with some of the actual words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

If you’d like to relive the historic mission moment by moment, word by word, and photo by photo, head over to SpaceLog



Science Tumblr Minecraft is full of the nicest people, I s2g.


You really do have a nice castle.

except I havent really had any free time to play for like the past month because of my job and whatnot. i havent really had time to do that much on this website either, except reblog a couple posts every now and then.

Hopefully that will change soon, I’m gonna try and free up some time for that this upcoming week.

There are physical differences between man and the other animals, even between man and the apes. For example, the athlete grasps his pole with an exact grip that no ape can quite match. Yet such differences are secondary by comparison to the overriding difference, which is that the athlete is an adult who’s behavior is not driven by his immediate environment. In themselves, his actions make no practical sense at all. They’re an exercise which is not directed to the present. The athlete’s mind is fixed ahead of him, building up his skill, and vaults in imagination into the future.

Jacob BronowskiThe Ascent of Man (1973)

I’m finding it really hard to believe that Dashcon was an actual thing that actually happened in real life, and that actual people actually payed to attend this very real event that actually happened


Cheesy Science

You’d cheddar brie-lieve it, this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart is so gouda, nay, grate, that it will leave you wanting meaux.

What I’m trying to say with all those horrible puns is I freakin’ love cheese, so I headed over to my favorite cheese shop here in Austin to learn a little bit about some of mankind’s earliest and most delicious biotechnology.


Keep your eyes on the blog for more cheese-related science this week. We didn’t have time to cover everything in the video and there is so much delicious knowledge to share.

(Source: banderboucher)

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