Hexagons have to be one of my favorite shapes, it’s hard to say why but I just think they’re neat. They have internal angles that add up to 720 or 4 lots of pi for those who prefer radians (everyone). The other neat thing is that the length between a vertex and the one opposite is twice the length of one of the sides in a regular hexagon. This in turn means that hexagons can be constructed from equilateral triangles. The area for a hexagon is given by the formula A=((3√3)/2)t^2 where t is the length of one of the sides, or alternatively simply A=1.5dt where d is the length between parallel sides. The elegant construction discovered by Euclid is also pictured.
Hexagons also pop up a lot in nature, being the shape of honey combs (for it’s space optimizing ability), igneous basalt columns, crystal structures, benzene rings, snow flakes and the clouds on Saturn’s north pole.
i love books too, just…not like that.
Social Weavers (Philetairus socius) are bird versions of ants.
They create massive communal nests, the largest structures built by birds. The nests last for decades, or even centuries. up to 200 adult birds and their offspring can live in 1 single nest. They even help to raise each others young!
it’s a catfish
It’s a fucking catfish
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Just some sweet, sweet pictures of science:
I love the Leith Clark for Warby Parker collection. I’m dying for the white Aurora glasses, so perfect!