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Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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Tag Archives: cats
Happy caturday! Here’s an illustration showing five of the largest cat species to have ever lived! From left to right, those cats are… American Lion (Panthera leo atrox) Possibly the largest cat to have ever lived, looking remarkably like modern day … Continue reading
Have a good Caturday!
The Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland is celebrating it’s current heroes – a litter of Scottish Wildcat kittens! Scottish Wildcats are a perilously endangered species, with only around 400 estimated to currently be alive in the wild. Some consider the … Continue reading
Well, that last post was depressing wasn’t it? Quickly now… That’s exactly why I keep one of these on standby!
If anyone can tell me what’s happening here, they’ll win a prize! No, really. Please do tell me. I’m totally clueless. The cat looks as confused as I am. Oh well… Happy caturday!
On caturday here at Supernova Condensate, I like to endeavour to bring you the very best combination I can of cats and science. Or at least, the very best combination I can find with a few minutes using Google. Interestingly, … Continue reading
It’s caturday. So here’s a picture of a glow in the dark kitten. This picture was taken under a blue light, presumably of sufficiently short wavelength to cause the green fluorescent protein in the kitten’s fur to fluoresce. Note that … Continue reading
I hope you’re having a good caturday!
Today is Caturday. And Supernova Condensate doesn’t contain enough feline lunacy. I am fixing this. Yes. For any non-chemists in the room, carbon-astatine bonds would be C-At bonds. And yes, even though it’s radioactive and its longest isotope only lasts … Continue reading