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Happy Birthday to the man, the legend, the badass: Carl Sagan.
He would have turned 78 today.

Happy Birthday to the man, the legend, the badass: Carl Sagan.

He would have turned 78 today.

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"I’m not pro life just because of my catholic faith but also reason and science."

– Paul Ryan

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"As a scientist, it’s always a good feeling to obtain confirming evidence for something you had strongly suspected was true. Curiosity has just taken us there. But it’s an even better feeling to find evidence that conflicts with long-held ideas. Over its usable life, Curiosity will almost surely take us there too."

Neil deGrasse Tyson reacts to the news that Mars Rover Curiosity discovered evidence of an ancient stream on Mars, in an email to The Huffington Post.

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Happy Birthday, Pavlov!


"It seems, and not without reason, that now is the really critical moment for natural science; for the brain, in its highest complexity—the human brain—which created and creates natural science, itself becomes the object of this science."


-Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), Russian physiologist-psychologist, Nobel laureate and early prophet of the cognitive revolution

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"In some strange way, any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a ‘discovery’ of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up." -Subrahmanyan “Chandra” Chandrasekhar, 
Indian-American astrophysicist, Nobel laureate. At age 19, Chandra paved the way for the study of black holes by predicting that stars heavier than a certain critical limit would collapse into infinitely dense “singularities.”Photo: University of Chicago

"In some strange way, any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a ‘discovery’ of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up." 

-Subrahmanyan “Chandra” Chandrasekhar, 

Indian-American astrophysicist, Nobel laureate. 

At age 19, Chandra paved the way for the study of black holes by predicting that stars heavier than a certain critical limit would collapse into infinitely dense “singularities.”

Photo: University of Chicago

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"If it does not change everything, why waste your time doing the study?"-Jerry Lettvin (1920-2011), cognitive scientist, philosopher and occasional poet.

"If it does not change everything, why waste your time doing the study?"

-Jerry Lettvin (1920-2011), cognitive scientist, philosopher and occasional poet.

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When asked by a theologian, “What inference might one draw about the nature of God from a study of his works?” eminent British population geneticist J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964) replied: “An inordinate fondness for beetles.”

When asked by a theologian, “What inference might one draw about the nature of God from a study of his works?” eminent British population geneticist J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964) replied: “An inordinate fondness for beetles.”

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-Statement from Neil Armstrong’s family today, the day of his death: http://huff.to/OgsyNE

-Statement from Neil Armstrong’s family today, the day of his death: http://huff.to/OgsyNE

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"I am already a half starving man. To preserve my brains I want food and this is my first consideration. Any sympathetic letter from you will be helpful to me here to get a scholarship either from the university of from the government." -Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), then a 26-year-old clerk from India, writing to English mathematician G.H. Hardy. By the time Ramanujan died, seven years later, he had cemented a reputation as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. Hardy later recalled seeing Ramanujan’s theorems and thinking that they “must be true, because, if they were not true, no one would have the imagination to invent them.”

"I am already a half starving man. To preserve my brains I want food and this is my first consideration. Any sympathetic letter from you will be helpful to me here to get a scholarship either from the university of from the government." 

-Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), then a 26-year-old clerk from India, writing to English mathematician G.H. Hardy. By the time Ramanujan died, seven years later, he had cemented a reputation as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. Hardy later recalled seeing Ramanujan’s theorems and thinking that they “must be true, because, if they were not true, no one would have the imagination to invent them.”

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"The isness of things is well worth studying; but it is their whyness that makes life worth living."-William Beebe (1877-1962), naturalist, explorer, early conservationist and bon vivant

"The isness of things is well worth studying; but it is their whyness that makes life worth living."

-William Beebe (1877-1962), naturalist, explorer, early conservationist and bon vivant

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"Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born."

– Albert Einstein (via sagansense)

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"My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer."

– Neil deGrasse Tyson  (via rebeccasearles)

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