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A note about our (odd) name: Skunk bear is a nickname for the wolverine. It climbed to the top of the list of possible names with all the ferocious strength of the world’s largest terrestrial mustelid. Wolverines are known for their voracious appetites - they consume everything from voles to caribou. And … here comes the connection … this tumblr is a place for you to consume a diverse feast of science stories, ideas and images.
Hydrogen Peroxide Explosion!!! @acarboni and @taralongest making it rain foam on today’s Hard Science episode.
"Marohn, a self-described ‘recovering traffic engineer’ and founder of the nonprofit Strong Towns, observed this thing spreading unchecked through suburban and rural America. It was neither fish nor fowl, neither street nor road. It was a strange mutant creature he decided to call a ‘stroad.’"
Great breakdown of streets, roads and the newly coined, stroads.