OK, so Curiosity is on Mars and sending back high resolution images to Earth and holy crap is that frakking amazing, or what? Of course, I can’t leave well enough alone, so I just had to add my own special touch to Curiosity’s panorama shot of Mount Sharp.
Even though I’ve been told otherwise, I have a feeling size really does matter. OK, people, get your minds out of my pants. I’m talking about our size in relation to everything else in the universe, and I’ve found pretty much the coolest visualization showing how big — or small — we are compared to everything around us.
Our ability to categorize and catalog our surroundings is pretty amazing, and the periodic table of the elements is one of the best examples of how we’ve used those traits to add structure to the chaos that surrounds us. Imagine my delight when a friend gave me what I consider to be the coolest periodic table I’ve ever seen. Yes, it’s on the wall in my office so I can check it out every day.