Youtuber and 8th grade science teacher Tom McFadden composed this fun parody of “Choices” by E-40 to promote the amazing power of scientific curiosity. Kudos to Tom and the 76 scientists, engineers, educators, and YouTubers who agreed to participate in this project!
Science is AMAZING, but unfortunately, it is currently being defunded all around the world. Fortunately, you can make a difference. Start by watching this video, and then use democracy to help the world progress to a better tomorrow.
Scientists reveal the hidden structure and size of our galaxy
Our galaxy is not what we thought it was. According the paper Rings and Radial Waves in the Disk of the Milky Way—published in the Astrophysical Journal—we should call it the Corrugated Cardboard Galaxy, as shown in the diagram above. Even more surprising: It’s 50-percent larger than previously thought.
"According to Heidi Jo Newberg—professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and lead author for this paper—"in essence, what we found is that the disk of the Milky Way isn't just a disk of stars in a flat plane—it's corrugated. As it radiates outward from the sun, we see at least four ripples in the disk of the Milky Way. While we can only look at part of the galaxy with this data, we assume that this pattern is going to be found throughout the disk.""
This is awesome… Neil deGrasse Tyson is such a great front man for the world of science and listening to him as he explains why Stephen Hawking is the ultimate badass of the science world is crazy fun.