mrpicard:

Meanwhile, at Dragon Con (x)

mrpicard:

Meanwhile, at Dragon Con (x)

mittiepaul:

The way some people freak out about pumpkin spice stuff coming back you’d think it’s a rare drug from a desert planet or something…

crookedcivilization:

I’m not sure if someone already did this

startrekrenegades:

he said the thing

startrekrenegades:

he said the thing

thebrainscoop:

The Brain Scoop:
Fossil Meteorites! 

500 million years ago a collision between two asteroids threw one of them out of its rotation in the belt between Jupiter and Mars. Within a few tens of thousands of years the fragments of that meteor fell to earth and sank to the bottom of an ancient sea in modern-day Sweden. Over millions of years the mineralization process replaced many of the original elements in the meteorite, but thanks to some key identifying chemical markers our geologists and meteoriticists were able to determine that these specimens, excavated from a limestone quarry, are fragments of that ancient asteroid collision. 

The craziest part of all of this? Those fragments are still falling on earth today - in fact, one was found here in Chicago a few years ago, and after analysis it was matched to one of the fossilized fragments from Sweden. 

Separated by unthinkable distances in space and more than 500 million years, they’re reunited together again right here at The Field Museum. Now tell me that isn’t a story of star-crossed lovers. 

Handing some buttons out to Trek cosplayers today at DragonCon!

Handing some buttons out to Trek cosplayers today at DragonCon!

DragonCon!

Hey, Tumblr, I’ll be at DragonCon this weekend. While I won’t be cosplaying because I’m not staying at one of the host hotels, I will be handing out a whole slew of different “BOLDLY GO” buttons! So if I see you in a Trek cosplay or shirt, I might surprise you with one. I’ll post preview pics of the buttons tomorrow morning. Hope to see you there!

I really hope that some day my skills at parsing scifi technobabble will help in parsing real science technobabble.

"Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean."
Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet” (via we-are-star-stuff)