Category Archives: Cool science.

Life Science in Motion #3

Some science-y gifs to take your mind off that stuff you really should be doing.

A Capella Science – Bohemian Gravity!

This is truly incredible. A student from McGill has used Queens classic to explain string theory. And this is no normal cover version, Tim Blais (youtube channel acapellascience) does this rendition completely a Capella, while explaining one of the most complex theories in science, WHILE remaining rhythmically, melodically and OVERWHELMINGLY faithful to Queens original masterpiece. I’m delighted this is getting the attention it deserves – well over a million views in about 2 weeks. To add to this bizarre and brilliant ensemble is an Einstein sock puppet who sings the guitar solo-y bit chipmunk style and more costume changes than the average Madonna tour.

This week I Learned #3

Been a pretty busy week here at LS but that hasn’t stopped me accumulating a veritable  smorgasbord of useless (read: highly informative) information. Here it is pared down, collated and presented with some newly-acquired WordPress skills which you probably won’t notice. Enjoy!

This Week I Learned #2

More stuff I’ve learned this week. Further reading/sources are provided.

This Week I Learned #1

We deal with a great variety of scientific disciplines on a daily basis here at Life Science, so I think a more multifaceted approach is required with this blog than just random bites of ‘news’… and who doesn’t love a good litany of weird and wonderful facts? I’ve always had a thing for factoids, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and the like, and I’m always writing down those that I stumble across. I figure, why not make a thing out of it? OK, they may not always be ‘mind-blowers’ per se and some of you may already know some of them -congratulations if that is the case. But I guarantee they will all have you AT LEAST stroking your chin and nodding at the screen with that ‘not bad’ look on your face – if not at the wonderfulness then more than likely at the weirdness. And yes, I’ll be providing the sources for all you skeptics (whom I welcome with open arms.)

Nature in Motion

The last few gif series I’ve curated have all been fairly tech-centric so I decided to mellow it a little with some of my favourite shots from the natural world. If the feedback from this is good you can expect more of the same in the near future. 🙂

Mythbusters: Breaking Bad Special

It appears that a lot of people’s dreams have come true in what can only be described a nerdish perfect storm. Two of the best shows on TV have collaborated: The fictional one where the chemistry teacher gets cancer, becomes a drug cook to pay for his treatment; killing a lot of people in the process, and the factual one where these guys blow uop a lot of stuff and then play in back in slow motion. I’m talking about Breaking Bad and Mythbusters.

Science in Motion #2

Been snowed under with work lately, but I’ve penciled in enough time to compile another compilation of science-centric gifs to amaze and confound your poor incredulous eyeballs. Hopefully there’s something here you haven’t seen before that you find amazing or interesting. New stuff is fun.

More science in motion

Its a Friday and I’m feeling lazy so all I’ll say is feast your eyes on the wonderful display of science below.

A Couple of Quotes from the World of Engineering

I’ve found myself with quite the compendium of humorous and insightful quotes from the world of engineering. Be they ones I’ve found on clients web pages or on candidate’s social media profiles, there seems to be a wealth of dry wit,  intelligence and downright cockiness out there! I figured, why not share some of my favourites? So I’ve compiled ten of the better ones below. Enjoy.