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Rad Video // The Most Astounding Fact with Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an accomplished and acclaimed astrophysicist, who is, to say the least, enthusiastic about Science.

The video below is a video remix of sorts, with Dr. Tyson answering the question, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” With some accompanying visuals and music added by Max Schlickenmeyer, the video is a profoundly eloquent vignette that truly demonstrates the grandeur that Science has to offer. Do watch.

 

This single question was taken from Time Magazine’s “10 Questions with Neil deGrasse Tyson” which you can watch here.

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Written by theberad

March 6, 2012 at 9:22 am

Rad Science // There’s No Such Thing As A Jellyfish

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With a degree in Biology it should be no surprise that I love this video: it skims the surface on the diversity embedded within that name “jellyfish” and how it is a overbearingly broad term which deems it inaccurate. Courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, enjoy this soothing v that shows the rad design capabilities of nature and

 

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Written by theberad

June 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

Wolf Moon: First full moon of 2010

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I love astronomy! As a third grader that’s what I wanted to be. Things change, but I am still quite obsessed with space. Tonight, January 29, 2010, marks the first full moon of 2010. If you remember the last full moon was a blue one on New Year’s Eve. This full moon is not only the first of the year but it also going to be the biggest (14% wider) and brightest (30% brighter), as the moon is in its perigee.

The beauty of celestial objects is something I think modern human beings generally take for granted. Enjoy the full moon tonight!

Bonus mp3: Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La) by The Ramones

Be Rad. Enjoy.

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Written by theberad

January 29, 2010 at 6:42 pm

New species alert

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I love it when scientists find new speices. The fact that we, as the dominant and all knowing creatures we think we are, are still finding unbeknownst species always impresses me. The vastness of life – oh what a treat.

Discovered by Ho Ping-ho in Taiwan, there is a new species of crab being dubbed the “strawberry crab.” I love the LA Times interpretation of it, saying it is reminiscent of the Super Mushroom of Super Mario Bros. fame.

Whatever it ends up being classified and named as, I consider it a gift that we were able to catch, document, and now forever remember. A true gift indeed.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

January 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Blue Moon Rising

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I recently read that 2009 will be closing with a blue moon. You know, the blue moon of “once in a blue moon” fame. Maybe you’ve used the phrase and I sure hope you’ve heard it, but you still may be wondering what an actual blue moon is.

A blue moon is an anomaly in which the moon cycle deviates from its formal calendrical rhythm  to produce two full moons in a month resulting in a 13th full moon in the calendar year. I won’t get in to the astronomical details of this occurrence other than the year normally has 12 full moons, one corresponding to each month. With the moon cycle being 29.5 days, you can see how a blue moon can be a inevitable possibility.

Another possibility that ran through my mind while writing this was if there has ever a month in which there were no fulls moons. There indeed has! With February being the only month shorter than the moon cycle, back in 1999, there was no full moon that month. The results of this led to two fulls moons in both January and March. Exciting, I know.

So how stoked are you that the year of 2009 will be ending with an astronomical anomaly on New Year’s Eve? Pretty rad stuff if you ask me. So be sure to let all your ignoramus friends on New Year’s Eve that, “Hey, it’s a blue moon tonight!”

Bonus mp3: Blue Moon – The Marcels

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

December 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm

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