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You Keep Using That Word… – DORK TOWER 09.05.17

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Saddest Turtle Copes

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Saddest Turtle Copes

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For New Scientist. #tomgauld #cartoon #science #dinosaurs...

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For New Scientist.
#tomgauld #cartoon #science #dinosaurs #jurassicpark

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Retirement

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We expect napalm to be a highly liquid asset.

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Just one week left to get BAHFest MIT tickets so you can come see me and Marc Abrahams of the Ig Nobel Prize!

(Please note: Student tickets are available to students from *any* university).

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Context

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I HAVE SINNED WITHIN MY HEART AND BETWEEN MY TEETH!

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About 2/3s of BAHFest tickets are now gone! Buy before they sell out!

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Rayleigh Scattering

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If you ask "why are leaves green?" the usual answer is "because they're full of chlorophyll, and chlorophyll is green," even though "why does chlorophyll scatter green light?" is a great question too.
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corjen
86 days ago
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This bothered me every time people talk about why the sky is blue.
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emdot
81 days ago
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I'm the one saying Wow!
San Luis Obispo, CA
fxer
82 days ago
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he's circled back around to Rayleigh Scattering? There have got to be more scientific phenomena to be toon'ed

https://xkcd.com/1145/
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Covarr
87 days ago
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Why is the sky pink and orange at sunset?
Moses Lake, WA
rraszews
87 days ago
Because (and this is in fact the real answer) half of the blue in the air is facing over the horizon
Aatch
87 days ago
To re-state rraszews' answer: Because air scatters blue light more than other colors, after a while, there's not much blue light actually getting to our eyes. Or another way: the sky is blue, the sun is not.
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87 days ago
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If you ask "why are leaves green?" the usual answer is "because they're full of chlorophyll, and chlorophyll is green," even though "why does chlorophyll scatter green light?" is a great question too.
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