Sunday, August 31, 2014
amnhnyc:

How did the moon form? The leading theory is that the Moon resulted from a glancing collision between the young Earth and an object the size of Mars. The above image series is based on several mathematical simulations of the Moon’s origin:
The Moon’s history begins with a collision between a young Earth (larger object) and a Mars-sized planet.
10 minutes: The now-molten mantle layers (gray) of the two planets are mixing together.
1 hour: The iron cores (orange) are melding together – Most of this iron will remain with Earth.
2 hours: Parts of the mantle are spinning off into a swarm of debris.
22 hours: Pieces of debris revolve around Earth, slowly gathering together.
1 week: The growing Moon’s gravity pulls in the remaining debris.
Learn more about Moon rocks and craters.






I REMEMBER THIS FROM MY FAVE RADIOLAB EPISODE AND NOW I FEEL REAL REAL CLEVER

amnhnyc:

How did the moon form? The leading theory is that the Moon resulted from a glancing collision between the young Earth and an object the size of Mars. The above image series is based on several mathematical simulations of the Moon’s origin:

The Moon’s history begins with a collision between a young Earth (larger object) and a Mars-sized planet.

10 minutes: The now-molten mantle layers (gray) of the two planets are mixing together.

1 hour: The iron cores (orange) are melding together – Most of this iron will remain with Earth.

2 hours: Parts of the mantle are spinning off into a swarm of debris.

22 hours: Pieces of debris revolve around Earth, slowly gathering together.

1 week: The growing Moon’s gravity pulls in the remaining debris.

Learn more about Moon rocks and craters.

I REMEMBER THIS FROM MY FAVE RADIOLAB EPISODE AND NOW I FEEL REAL REAL CLEVER
Saturday, August 30, 2014
This is the universe I want to live in instead of earth :(. A watercolor painting with many books and friendly cats

This is the universe I want to live in instead of earth :(. A watercolor painting with many books and friendly cats

amnhnyc:

Mollusks are generally characterized as having a soft body, and their exoskeletons, commonly known as shells, have evolved into countless forms, sizes, shapes, and colors—many of which wash up on shores around the globe.
If you head to the beach this Labor Day weekend look for these Angel Wing Clams, and learn about many more!

amnhnyc:

Mollusks are generally characterized as having a soft body, and their exoskeletons, commonly known as shells, have evolved into countless forms, sizes, shapes, and colors—many of which wash up on shores around the globe.

If you head to the beach this Labor Day weekend look for these Angel Wing Clams, and learn about many more!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Am I as ~dramatic~ about my ~feelings~ in real life as I come across in writing sometimes? Cause sometimes (all the time) I look back on things that I wrote and just feel embarrassed for myself. Can you calm the heck down, you basket case?

But the problem is that many things in the universe makes me feel deeply hurt, not to mention terrified.

And I have a lot of questions, like why do sweet babies have to grow up so fast? Why is humanity terrible? And why do I have to be a part of it? I would rather be a guardian angel. Not in a creepy way, but I think I would be a lot better at watching over people than living my own life. I think I’d really excel in that position. A lot more than I excel at being a person.

They tell you not to judge a book by its cover, but we all judge books by their covers anyway, at least to a certain extent, and that really, really bothers me.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
ohscience:

I’m an artist with a molecular biology degree from the University of Washington, and I’ve been working on making science infographics for several months now. 
This week I made an animated identification chart of North American butterflies. You can check out the full sized GIF here or pick up a poster for your room here :)

ohscience:

I’m an artist with a molecular biology degree from the University of Washington, and I’ve been working on making science infographics for several months now. 

This week I made an animated identification chart of North American butterflies. You can check out the full sized GIF here or pick up a poster for your room here :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

majiinboo:

arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

character assassination 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Never stops being beautiful

earthdad:

hello ma’am i came a long way to give u a flower and to tell u how pretty u r today

image

newsweek:

United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property. 

Monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted, US regulators say | Ars Technica

newsweek:

United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property.

Monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted, US regulators say | Ars Technica