Science!

“Gracie is pregnant.”

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“What did the humans have to say?”
“I’m not sure. Something about a record being scratched, and no longer being infected…?”

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“I’ll tell you one thing, they sure as hell didn’t apologize for turning great-grandpa into an oil lamp.”

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“That one guy kept saying something about ‘Nuclear Wessels’, what ever those are!”

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In the earth science department -

A swarm of earthquakes in Taiwan. 19 today, between 4 and 6.1, many 5 or better. This is in the area that had the 7.4 back on the 2nd.

Edit to add - now up to 30 in the last 12 hours

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The way they did it is the science part, and much more interesting than what they discovered (mainly that Plato was a whiner, even at the end of his life, which is not shocking).

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‘Orangutan, heal thyself’: First wild animal seen using medicinal plant

The Sumatran orangutan used a plant known to humans for its medicinal qualities.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-01289-w

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I’m not sure if Mark Rober’s stuff counts as science, but I love octopuses, so here this is.

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Maybe one step closer to understanding the language of other species:

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We all know about Lake Maracaibo and how wide it is. But we weren’t told about the thunderstorms.

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The ocean is deep. How deep? Keep scrolling down!

https://neal.fun/deep-sea/

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New money scum.

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And now I’m reminded of one of my favorite websites. Turn on lightspeed.
https://www.joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html

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Scrolling out to the Outer Oort Cloud would take 13.724 years.

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