If you’re inside on Tumblr instead of outside watching the lunar eclipse, we feel obliged to notify you that, thanks to NASA and the Internet, you can see the view from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama without leaving your computer.
Here, science reporter Deborah Netburn explains just what a “blood moon” is, exactly. We’ll be filling up this photo gallery as the night goes on. And if you’d like to see a bigger version of the infographic up top, you’ll find it on our science blog.
Why isn’t it required by law that children get vaccinated?
Because, in general, we acknowledge the sanctity of a person’s bodily autonomy over the desires of the general populace. This isn’t necessarily true in cases of imminent danger (i.e. we will forcibly restrain and confine a person who is a known and immediate danger to the lives of others), but not getting vaccinated doesn’t place other people in immediate jeopardy.
Why do my muscles ache more the day after a workout than immediately after the workout?
It can be a result of delayed onset muscle soreness.
Also: When working out eccentric contractions (muscle lengthening) cause the muscle cells to rip apart and build on each other, the sarcomeres (cell units of muscle tissue) building upon themselves takes time and causes discomfort similar to the healing response.