zenamiarts:

Night Vale Inspires — Series 10. I think the series as a whole is really evolving and growing. Thank you for sticking with me all this time. ♥

Previous installments: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

"Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another."

Carl SaganCosmos (via feellng)
sagansense:

endeavor : an attempt to achieve a goal; earnest and industrious effort, especially when sustained over a period of time; an enterprise or undertaking
I’d like to welcome everybody and provide an introduction.
Right now, the year is 2014. Up until this moment throughout ‘modern’ civilization, we’ve struggled amongst society to penetrate through the economic discourse of our own devices and fuel innovation by actively participating in it ourselves alongside those working on the frontiers of our ignorance.
Citizen science is essentially rebranded or evolved activism, and it’s come a long way since the advent of the globally-connected wireless force of influence we call ‘the internet’. We’ve watched online activism take shape, assemble, and thrive in real-time on Twitter during Arab Spring. Just as quickly, we’ve watched viral smear campaigns become snuffed out just as fast as they’ve begun. Human society has entered an age where information - even the wrong kind - can spread, infiltrating homes and mobile devices, plaguing scientifically illiterate minds and confusing the masses regarding reality and the way society even functions.

However, just as in biological or cosmological evolution, entropy, when properly recognized, can be guided in a way where the outcome is beneficial for all. Carl Sagan once asserted, “if you wait long enough, everything changes;" which brings me to the present moment. We’re hungry for information, thirsty for the truth, and starving for transparency in an age where we so desperately need it the most amidst a growing population where new minds and voices are coming online every day.
One of us knows at least someone - other than ourselves - that have aided in scientific research, or attempted, at least. From charity baskets, door-to-door donations, online/sidewalk fundraising campaigns, walks/runs and triathlons for illnesses or disorders, we all have an innate desire to help our fellow brothers and sisters.
Aid. Cures. Progress. None of it happens without the research to propel it forward.
We all know that we want to assist in solving problems. And realistically, we understand that they won’t be solved today. Or tomorrow. But someday. And having the peace of mind that we supported this/that effort in someway, provides us hope in humanity and strengthens our resolve to remain confident regarding a future we realize may be beyond our time.
Now, there’s a network which embodies human curiosity and ingenuity never before put forward. It’s called Endeavorist.

From biochemistry to astrophysics, Endeavorist provides a platform for researchers to put their work in progress on display, communicate its importance, and launch a ‘Research Campaign' to have it funded. Adversely, 'Grants' and 'Grant Campaigns' - features unique to Endeavorist - drive innovation by the public at large (or another researcher) by essentially placing a bounty on the research either not yet explored, or which hasn’t been given the attention or support you feel it deserves and you’d like to see flourish.
Endeavorist is the world’s first curiosity network, meaning, it belongs to the world. We’ve long been held back by bureaucratic, commercial, industrial, and often institutionalized interests that scarcely reflect the passions of the researchers themselves. We’re overdue for an upgrade on how we connect the science of tomorrow with the researchers of today.
I invite you all to discover Endeavorist, because it’s what we’ve deserved all along. This is a small step for citizen science, but a giant leap for the advancement of scientific research.
#freescience

sagansense:

endeavor : an attempt to achieve a goal; earnest and industrious effort, especially when sustained over a period of time; an enterprise or undertaking

I’d like to welcome everybody and provide an introduction.

Right now, the year is 2014. Up until this moment throughout ‘modern’ civilization, we’ve struggled amongst society to penetrate through the economic discourse of our own devices and fuel innovation by actively participating in it ourselves alongside those working on the frontiers of our ignorance.

Citizen science is essentially rebranded or evolved activism, and it’s come a long way since the advent of the globally-connected wireless force of influence we call ‘the internet’. We’ve watched online activism take shape, assemble, and thrive in real-time on Twitter during Arab Spring. Just as quickly, we’ve watched viral smear campaigns become snuffed out just as fast as they’ve begun. Human society has entered an age where information - even the wrong kind - can spread, infiltrating homes and mobile devices, plaguing scientifically illiterate minds and confusing the masses regarding reality and the way society even functions.

image

However, just as in biological or cosmological evolution, entropy, when properly recognized, can be guided in a way where the outcome is beneficial for all. Carl Sagan once asserted, “if you wait long enough, everything changes;" which brings me to the present moment. We’re hungry for information, thirsty for the truth, and starving for transparency in an age where we so desperately need it the most amidst a growing population where new minds and voices are coming online every day.

One of us knows at least someone - other than ourselves - that have aided in scientific research, or attempted, at least. From charity baskets, door-to-door donations, online/sidewalk fundraising campaigns, walks/runs and triathlons for illnesses or disorders, we all have an innate desire to help our fellow brothers and sisters.

Aid. Cures. Progress. None of it happens without the research to propel it forward.

We all know that we want to assist in solving problems. And realistically, we understand that they won’t be solved today. Or tomorrow. But someday. And having the peace of mind that we supported this/that effort in someway, provides us hope in humanity and strengthens our resolve to remain confident regarding a future we realize may be beyond our time.

Now, there’s a network which embodies human curiosity and ingenuity never before put forward. It’s called Endeavorist.

image

From biochemistry to astrophysics, Endeavorist provides a platform for researchers to put their work in progress on display, communicate its importance, and launch a ‘Research Campaign' to have it funded. Adversely, 'Grants' and 'Grant Campaigns' - features unique to Endeavorist - drive innovation by the public at large (or another researcher) by essentially placing a bounty on the research either not yet explored, or which hasn’t been given the attention or support you feel it deserves and you’d like to see flourish.

Endeavorist is the world’s first curiosity network, meaning, it belongs to the world. We’ve long been held back by bureaucratic, commercial, industrial, and often institutionalized interests that scarcely reflect the passions of the researchers themselves. We’re overdue for an upgrade on how we connect the science of tomorrow with the researchers of today.

I invite you all to discover Endeavorist, because it’s what we’ve deserved all along. This is a small step for citizen science, but a giant leap for the advancement of scientific research.

#freescience

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via likeafieldmouse)
humanoidhistory:

Astronaut and lunar lander, 1966, illustrated by John Polgreen.
(Mondorama 2000)


Off to work

humanoidhistory:

Astronaut and lunar lander, 1966, illustrated by John Polgreen.

(Mondorama 2000)

Off to work

lemonkittysquares:

Little Carlos doodle.  It’s just something he says but I always found his “A scientist is self sufficient” and “A scientist is always fine” to be pretty lonely. 

lemonkittysquares:

Little Carlos doodle.  It’s just something he says but I always found his “A scientist is self sufficient” and “A scientist is always fine” to be pretty lonely. 

zerostatereflex:

Man Creates The First Ever Leaf That Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

"If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we’re going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn’t going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological leaf that produces oxygen just like the ones on our home planet do."

YES. Let’s get off this planet, shall we? 

pastel-study:

Is it weird that I only want to study and not actually want to get a job? I want to know more about the human body, science and psychology. I would’t mind if I would be studying whole my life. However money is also sometimes important.

"I would undervalue grades based on knowing things and find ways to reward curiosity. In the end, it’s the people who are curious who change the world."

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via whats-out-there)

tell dad

(via 1998bl11)