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Do you realize silk cannot be produced in the wild? The silkworm, as we cultivate it, has no wild counterpart because it would die in the wild. So there’s not even any silk anymore. So we are creating and modifying the biology of the world to serve our needs. I don’t have a problem with that, cause we’ve been doing that for tens of thousands of years. So chill out.
Neil deGrasse Tyson To GMO Critics: ‘Chill Out’

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Chris Hadfield:
“Laundry is even easier — much like your college dorm years, we don’t even bother doing it. A good pair of jeans will last for six months in space, and I wore the same socks and underwear for four days straight (I tried to continue doing this on Earth in the name of science, but my wife objected). That’s because our clothes aren’t actually touching us — they’re floating away from our bodies, meaning they’re not pressed against our skin, soaking up all the funk. That’s not something you’d ever think of, but it makes perfect sense as soon as you experience it.
If you need a haircut, just ask a colleague to grab the hair clippers, which are connected to a vacuum tube. As a general rule, most astronauts don’t have any salon experience, but we’re more about function over fashion. Trimming my mustache was trickier and required the use of an actual vacuum cleaner, but I’m always careful when trimming it anyway, as it is the source of my power.”
Source: cracked.com - 6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

Chris Hadfield:

Laundry is even easier — much like your college dorm years, we don’t even bother doing it. A good pair of jeans will last for six months in space, and I wore the same socks and underwear for four days straight (I tried to continue doing this on Earth in the name of science, but my wife objected). That’s because our clothes aren’t actually touching us — they’re floating away from our bodies, meaning they’re not pressed against our skin, soaking up all the funk. That’s not something you’d ever think of, but it makes perfect sense as soon as you experience it.

If you need a haircut, just ask a colleague to grab the hair clippers, which are connected to a vacuum tube. As a general rule, most astronauts don’t have any salon experience, but we’re more about function over fashion. Trimming my mustache was trickier and required the use of an actual vacuum cleaner, but I’m always careful when trimming it anyway, as it is the source of my power.”

Source: cracked.com - 6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

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Solvay Conference 1927. First row: Irving Langmuir, Max Planck, Marie Curie, Hendrik Lorentz, Albert Einstein, Pierre Langevin, Charles Eugene Guye, C. T. R. Wilson, Owen W. Richardson Second row: Peter Debye, Martin Knudson, W. Lawrence Bragg, Hans Kramer, Paul Dirac, Arthur Compton, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Niels Bohr Third row: Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Edouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrodinger, Jules-Emile Vershaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph Howard Fowler, Leon Brillouin. Color work by pastincolour.com
Dream Team! Total IQ?

Solvay Conference 1927.

First row: Irving Langmuir, Max Planck, Marie Curie, Hendrik Lorentz, Albert Einstein, Pierre Langevin, Charles Eugene Guye, C. T. R. Wilson, Owen W. Richardson

Second row: Peter Debye, Martin Knudson, W. Lawrence Bragg, Hans Kramer, Paul Dirac, Arthur Compton, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Niels Bohr

 Third row: Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Edouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrodinger, Jules-Emile Vershaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph Howard Fowler, Leon Brillouin.

Color work by pastincolour.com

Dream Team! Total IQ?

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