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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Veritasium’s new video has an awesome demonstration featuring acoustics, standing waves, and combustion. It’s a two-dimensional take on the classic Rubens’ tube concept in which flammable gas is introduced into a chamber with a series of holes drilled across the top. Igniting the gas produces an array of flames, which is not especially interesting in itself, until a sound is added. When a note is played in the tube, the gas inside vibrates and, with the right geometry and frequency, can resonate, forming standing waves. The motion of the gas and the shape of the acoustic waves is visible in the flames. Extended into two-dimensions, this creates some very cool effects. (Video credit: Veritasium; via Ryan A.; submitted by jshoer)

Nice.
Coming soon to an unregulated concert venue near you!


kqedscience:

Archaeologists Find Ancient Puppy Paw Prints on Roman Tiles
“The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.
"They are beautiful finds, as they represent a snapshot, a single moment in history," said Nick Daffern, a senior project manager with Wardell Armstrong Archaeology. "It is lovely to imagine some irate person chasing a dog or some other animal away from their freshly made tiles."
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“canis stultus!”

kqedscience:

Archaeologists Find Ancient Puppy Paw Prints on Roman Tiles

The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.

"They are beautiful finds, as they represent a snapshot, a single moment in history," said Nick Daffern, a senior project manager with Wardell Armstrong Archaeology. "It is lovely to imagine some irate person chasing a dog or some other animal away from their freshly made tiles."

Learn more from mashable.

“canis stultus!”



❝Because the rape threats are what they are. They’re horrible. And the people who send them are horrible […] and they probably know deep down […].
But you, you, guy-who-just-wants-to-hear-about-science, you don’t know you’re awful.

You think that you’re just… doing a good thing, that you’re trying to encourage me, to talk more about science and skepticism. You think you’re “building bridges.” You think that if someone learns about the scientific method, then it doesn’t really matter if they call women cunts.

You think if you ignore a problem long enough, it’ll go away.
As opposed to the problem remaining, and the women going away.❞


Rebecca Watson: Dear Guy Who Wants Me to Stop Talking About Feminism


upworthy:

Just Made A Rape Joke? Think It’s Edgy? Well Here’s A Truth Bomb.
Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad.

upworthy:

Just Made A Rape Joke? Think It’s Edgy? Well Here’s A Truth Bomb.

Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad.


hostilehottie:

IF YOU GENUINELY THINK THAT PEOPLE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LIVE IN REALLY NICE APARTMENTS AND CAN AFFORD IPHONES AND NAME BRAND CLOTHES AND DESIGNER SHOES & PURSES AND EAT FULL STEAK DINNERS ROUTINELY AND PAY FOR THAT ALL WITH FOOD STAMPS WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU IN COLLEGE. WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU WORKING. QUIT YOUR JOB AND DROP OUT AND GO LIVE THE LIFE YOU’RE SO JEALOUS OF. WHY WON’T YOU DO THAT? IS IT PERHAPS BECAUSE YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO THAT YOU’RE FULL OF SHIT?