Leia Beach Day, driftwood nude, October 2013.
NASA just landed a rover on Mars, this is the very first picture. This JUST happened minutes ago.
1:42am EST 8/6/2012
It’s in color
that’s fucking MARS you guys
I just need this on my blog again. This wonderful picture :’D
science is good fuck yes go NASA
Wow almost a year has past and this is still one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
Robots are cool. :) Next, let’s get someone there and take their own image. :)
The trite explanation for that is, when you see Earth from space, the borders disappear. You’ll be looking at Africa or Europe, and thinking back to what happened there 60 or 70 years ago, and you’ll be wondering: How could that little line right there have meant anything to anybody? You can’t even see it from a million feet away. But more important is that you can see that people all around the planet live more or less the same way. One of the guys on the crew put it best. He said we look like bacteria in a kitchen—we’re living in these sheltered little warm spots that have a nice supply of moisture. You can look down on a city and think, hey, I know that place. But then you wait half an hour, and you’re on the other side of the world, looking at a place you’ve never even heard of and, wow, it looks exactly the same.
So you make this link. You realize, “Those people are the same. They’re trying to solve the same problems the same way. They just have their own particular set of barriers and circumstances.” So it affects your response, when you hear about some idiot doing something stupid that has a negative effect on it all. You have to accept it; there are good dogs and bad dogs in life. You just wish that people could get a little more of that million-feet-away perspective.
Wil Wheaton sharing a Chris Hadfield post. pretty good Sunday.
People getting gas in the fog
Standing there, for a moment the scene vaguely reminded me of George Tice’s “Petit’s Mobil Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1974”
Kurt Vonnegut (via artistontheinside)
Just write/paint/draw/sculpt/photograph/design it.
Germaine Greer: “Women have no idea how much men hate them.”
The search results are so sad. :/
October is breast cancer awareness month. A very good friend of mine is going through some challenges with breast cancer right now and I am sending good thoughts her way. She is a fighter and she Will kick its ass!
If you have them protect them, If you don’t have them, donate to help find a cure.
I’ve heard comment sections compared to “sewers”, and that sounds rather literally correct. Most of them are logistically required, but consistently disgusting, subterranean conduits for what is, technically speaking, waste. Not The Atlantic, of course. We have the Internet’s best commenters. But, you know, other people’s websites.
If you have ever visited YouTube, you cannot pretend to not know what I’m talking about.
So this got me thinking: Popular Science has officially shut off its comment section, pointing to research showing that disagreeable comments hurt the reading experience. Or, at least, the reading comprehension. One study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that mean comments under an article about nanotechnology “polarized readers,” taking attention away from the story and warping the audience’s grasp of the article. Another study found that even simple disagreements between commenters “impacted readers’ perception of science,” wrote Suzanne LaBarre, PopSci's online content director.
I made this comic entirely on computer, to see if I could! I guess I can? Neat!
Hey, don’t be an asshole! When you reblog a piece of art and write “ugh I can’t believe this idiot, I hate this so much,” the person who made it sees that. Would you enjoy waking up to that every day? I don’t think so.
Be nice! It’s underrated!
This should be posted on the front page of Youtube - amongst other sites, but there, the comments are vicious. To the point I won’t even read any of them.
Ilona K. On the Rock, No.2
A modern take on Marilyn Monroe perhaps. The breeze was cooperating nicely at this point.
In honour of the 75th Anniversary of the creation of Superman by the US -Canadian duo of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, you can now get seven different coins from the Royal Canadian Mint such as this one.
Canadian Mint page for the coins: http://goo.gl/3NJ1zJ
i want to be carl sagan
Such a rich understanding of the world around him.