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obsessedwiththeroyals:

The 2014 Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia otherwise known as the time George came, George saw, George conquered 

(Source: georgeslays)

(Source: adamwests)

smartgirlsattheparty:

women-in-science:

Friendly reminder that we scientists need to remember/acknowledge that the arts and humanities are just as important as the sciences and should be seen as a complementary, rather than an opposing field of study.

smartgirlsattheparty:

women-in-science:

Friendly reminder that we scientists need to remember/acknowledge that the arts and humanities are just as important as the sciences and should be seen as a complementary, rather than an opposing field of study.

wafflecopter05:

This is a NAND cat.
Zomg, nerd win.

wafflecopter05:

This is a NAND cat.

Zomg, nerd win.

levantineviper:

Aurora on the poles of Earth, Saturn, and Jupiter. 

Earth photo credit: NASA’s IMAGE satellite. 

Saturn and Jupiter photo credit: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

(Source: levantineviper-archive)

itsthatmoment:

ivettehomestuck:

hudmelberrysonnyc:

corkiri:

ok here’s something for you to do listen carefully

play this video but mute it

and then

open this one up but DO NOT have it muted

then play both videos and watch and feel emotions you’ve never felt before

#I REGRET DOING THAT

omg why

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

submissivelymonroe:

mortalcompass:

nezua:

don’t be so sure you alone possess the secret to happiness

The more I watched this, the more I smiled. :D

STOP THIS. His face is one of pure mischief behind that beard. I like this human.

(Source: gleekybollywood)

wildcat2030:

Habitable exoplanets are bad news for humanity  - Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone” – the distance from a star in which we might expect liquid water, and perhaps life. What did not make the news, however, is that this discovery also slightly increases how much credence we give to the possibility of near-term human extinction. This because of a concept known as the Great Filter. The Great Filter is an argument that attempts to resolve the Fermi Paradox: why have we not found aliens, despite the existence of hundreds of billions of solar systems in our galactic neighbourhood in which life might evolve? As the namesake physicist Enrico Fermi noted, it seems rather extraordinary that not a single extraterrestrial signal or engineering project has been detected (UFO conspiracy theorists notwithstanding). This apparent absence of thriving extraterrestrial civilisations suggests that at least one of the steps from humble planet to interstellar civilisation is exceedingly unlikely. The absence could be caused because either intelligent life is extremely rare or intelligent life has a tendency to go extinct. This bottleneck for the emergence of alien civilisations from any one of the many billions of planets is referred to as the Great Filter. (via Habitable exoplanets are bad news for humanity)

wildcat2030:

Habitable exoplanets are bad news for humanity
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Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone” – the distance from a star in which we might expect liquid water, and perhaps life. What did not make the news, however, is that this discovery also slightly increases how much credence we give to the possibility of near-term human extinction. This because of a concept known as the Great Filter. The Great Filter is an argument that attempts to resolve the Fermi Paradox: why have we not found aliens, despite the existence of hundreds of billions of solar systems in our galactic neighbourhood in which life might evolve? As the namesake physicist Enrico Fermi noted, it seems rather extraordinary that not a single extraterrestrial signal or engineering project has been detected (UFO conspiracy theorists notwithstanding). This apparent absence of thriving extraterrestrial civilisations suggests that at least one of the steps from humble planet to interstellar civilisation is exceedingly unlikely. The absence could be caused because either intelligent life is extremely rare or intelligent life has a tendency to go extinct. This bottleneck for the emergence of alien civilisations from any one of the many billions of planets is referred to as the Great Filter. (via Habitable exoplanets are bad news for humanity)

coors-lightyear:

Provost

coors-lightyear:

Provost

johnskylar:

mimilestrange:

Of course they know.

[That Vulture article from April 2013]

OH MY GOOD THIS ROCKS MY LIFE

I like that they chose to use this for some advocacy on cool science projects.  That’s the kind of shit that I like to see from major celebs—they don’t just take all the attention, they shine the spotlight too.

attack-on-tacos:

killermuffins89:

innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..

Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

wow

tis is so beatiful

courfeycute:

but just imagine a ghost that no one can see that catches an item thats flying towards someone right before it hits their face but no one can see the ghost so people start to thin k that person can make stuff float around and the ghoST IS SO ADORABLY AWKWARD IT JUST SORTA FOLLOWS THAT PERSON AROUND AND WHENEVER SOMEONE IS LIKE “duDE MAKE THAT PENCIL FLOAT” THE GHOST JUST SIGHS AND PICKS IT UP

(Source: lukenewberry)

wildcat2030:

9 Albert Einstein Quotes That Are Totally Fake - As Albert Einstein once said, “Don’t believe every quote you read on the internet, because I totally didn’t say that.” Today would have been Einstein’s 135th birthday, and to celebrate, we have nine quotes incorrectly attributed to Einstein that you may have seen swirling around the internet lately. They’re all fake.
1. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Einstein never said that.
And neither did Benny Franklin. Salon has a good round-up of people using this quote in various political contexts, because politicians really love this quote. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein traces the quote to Rita Mae Brown‘s 1983 book Sudden Death, but it’s almost certainly older than that. Also, that’s not the definition of insanity.
go read..
(via 9 Albert Einstein Quotes That Are Totally Fake | Gizmodo Australia)

wildcat2030:

9 Albert Einstein Quotes That Are Totally Fake
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As Albert Einstein once said, “Don’t believe every quote you read on the internet, because I totally didn’t say that.” Today would have been Einstein’s 135th birthday, and to celebrate, we have nine quotes incorrectly attributed to Einstein that you may have seen swirling around the internet lately. They’re all fake.

1. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Einstein never said that.

And neither did Benny Franklin. Salon has a good round-up of people using this quote in various political contexts, because politicians really love this quote. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein traces the quote to Rita Mae Brown‘s 1983 book Sudden Death, but it’s almost certainly older than that. Also, that’s not the definition of insanity.

go read..

(via 9 Albert Einstein Quotes That Are Totally Fake | Gizmodo Australia)