Sciencey LOL of the Week


Author: Thea Beckman

Domain Eukarya, kingdom Animalia (Metazoa), phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Hominidae, genus Homo, species Homo sapiens, subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens... essentially. I have a Master's Degree in Atmospheric science, which doesn't entitle me to be generous with my opinion, but my sense of self importance does! I love writing, I love science, I love reading, but I'm not nuts about long walks on the beach. Short to medium walks are preferable. This is my blog and I have something important to say:

38 thoughts on “Sciencey LOL of the Week”

      1. Always! What’s not to love about them?! They make you laugh AND teach you something (kinda)!

    1. And if you’re feeling ambitious, you might want to check out some of my written blogs too. They’re packed full of LOL’s and inappropriate references to boobs and tequila πŸ™‚

      1. You already got me at ‘science’, but now you’ve got me at ‘boobs’…
        I’m already checking out your posts on Plate Tectonics. Absolutely smashing!

      2. Which of course is why the females of the human race grow permanent breasts, as opposed to the temporary breasts of all the other primates.
        When they’re not feeding hungry babies, they’re used as VERY effective tools of persuasion for the opposite sex.

  1. just wondering, Wouldn’t it be the other way around since Diamonds eventually turn into graphite? (that’s what my geology Professor taught me) wouldn’t the mother and child be diamonds and the father be graphite?

    1. Diamonds exist in their brilliant crystalline form because they have been under conditions of such immense pressure. Graphite is composed of exactly the same thing – Carbon – except it has been formed at conditions of substantially lower pressure… nearer to the surface of the Earth. If you brought a diamond to the surface, it would eventually, after many millions of years, become graphite – at least in theory, so your professor is right. But if you had to bury graphite at the right depth, it too would eventually become a diamond. It works both ways. Kapish?

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