sci-universe:

Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies migrate to California and Mexico for winter. North American monarchs are the only butterflies that make such a massive journey (up to 4,830 kilometers/3,000 miles). They use the sun to ensure that they stay on course and on cloudy days Earth’s magnetic field as a kind of backup navigational system. (read more here)

for-science-sake:

The Jewelled Flower Mantis is a type of Flower Mantis endemically found in Asia. Females are commonly cannibalistic so males are usually communal. Females grow to about 4cm long whereas the males are smaller at 3cm. These little guys are often kept as pets. 

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why are breasts different sizes?

Or: what do boobs and testicles have in common?

The BrainStuff cast and crew after shooting “Why Is Blood Red?” Looks like they learned why — and how!

The BrainStuff cast and crew after shooting “Why Is Blood Red?” Looks like they learned why — and how!

missedinhistory:

Sawbones is a show about medical history. It’s for fun. Sometimes it’s also for giving me ideas for podcast subjects, which is what happened with today’s episode. After listening to the Sawbones episode Corpse Theft and the Resurrection Men while on a plane, I decided we needed an entire episode just on the Doctors’ Riot of 1788. That’s when a giant mob of people got so angry that buried bodies were being dug up for dissection that they stormed two different sites of medical study in New York. This was just one of at least 17 so-called anatomy riots in the U.S. between 1765 and 1854.

Here’s a link to our notes and research. We also hook you up with two places to learn whether England and France were at war in a given year. Since these are also for fun, please no pedantry about whether “England” or “France” is really the right name.

Could this be the Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know? No, it’s just BrainStuff. The show, that is — not what’s splattered all over Lauren.

Could this be the Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know? No, it’s just BrainStuff. The show, that is — not what’s splattered all over Lauren.

brainstuffshow:

In a very special horror homage episode, we explain that blood is always red, even when it’s in your body. Guest starring Robert & Julie from stufftoblowyourmind!

techstuffhsw:

TechStuff Prints in 3D (Again)

We all hear a lot of buzz about the incredible future of 3D printing, but what about the incredible present? (Er, and the not-so-incredible present?) Special guest Joe McCormick — head writer of Fw:Thinking and pretty rad dude — joins us to talk about the state of 3D printing today. Tune in to learn what’s going on in the industry, what the 3D learning curve is like, and how you can get started.