things tumblr glorifies too much
- mental disorders (esp depression)
- negative attitudes
The Fukang Meteorite
Back in the year 2000, an incredible meteorite weighing 2,211 pounds was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Named the Funkang meteorite, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite. With 4.5 billion years in the making, its golden olivine mixed with silvery nickel-iron to create a stunningly beautiful mosaic effect.Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and Fukang has been hailed as one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.
It has since been divided into slices which give the effect of stained glass when the sun shines through them. It is so valuable that even tiny chunks sell in the region for $40 to $60 a gram. An anonymous collector holds the largest portion, which weighs 925 pounds.
Stone Sculptures by Japanese Artist Jiyuseki
Project Description: Incredible Stone Sculptures. Jiyuseki is a Japanese artist and sculptor who carves incredible sculptures in stone to create a perfect illusion of a soft or elastic material. It’s amazing how realistic the effect looks, even though he doesn’t remove the rough texture of the stones.
Source: We and The Color
Are you seriously telling me that there isn’t a single tumblr out there dedicated to bitching about the dumb-ass science that appears on tv shows/movies/etc?
Doctor Who, drugs can’t just turn into viruses. What kind of a self-respecting pharmacist sells drugs with DNA or RNA in them?