1. jtotheizzoe:

    One of my favorite GIFs of one of my favorite NASA visualizations to preview Monday’s It’s Okay To Be Smart and get you excited and all that jazz. Think you can guess what tomorrow’s vid is about?

    Blue = sea salt
    Green = organics
    Red = dust
    White = sulfates

    Check out the full NASA video below, featuring simulated global “stuff in the air” over a two year period on Earth. Ain’t Earth beautiful? (Even if, as in this case, it’s a 3 million processor-hour computer animation)

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  9. tinychatter:

    please watch this

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  10. (Source: buzzfeed, via forgottenbones)

     

    1. Europeans: I drove forty minutes to the Netherlands for some groceries and then I popped into Germany to see some of my relatives before driving back home.
    2. Americans: I was in Florida, I drove for nine hours, now I'm still in Florida.
    3. #australians: i drove for nine hours #now i'm nine hours away from home #no one is here #the streets are empty #how did this happen #where has civilisation gone #i am alone in the universe #oh wait no there's an echidna it's okay
    4. Canadians: We left Toronto 2 days ago, We are still in Ontario, food is scarce. We are lost, soon we will have to eat each other to survive, oh wait there's a tims we're good.
    5. Russians: I was in Yakutia, I drove for twenty eight hours, now I'm still in Yakutia, I travelled by train for 6 days, I'm still in Russia. Don't even try to leave Russia. Don't forget: you're here forever. Accept it and suffer.
     
  11. visualizingmath:

    proofmathisbeautiful:

    zerostatereflex:

    Water Experiment No. 33 Automata

    What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.

    By: Dean O’Callaghan

    Can’t look away…

    Wow. 

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  13. bookoisseur:

    bebinn:

    stfufauxminists:

    Yeah fuck that person who thinks this isn’t intimidating for patients.

    I do clinic escorting at a local clinic every weekend. We have a fence and the antis aren’t allowed on our property, luckily, but let me just tell you about my experience just today.

    • I had a woman ask me for my name multiple times. She knew I worked for the clinic because I wear an apron that says “clinic escort” on it. She kept telling me I didn’t “have” to work for an abortion clinic. This is part of a concerted effort on the part of anti-choicers to harass clinic workers into quitting their jobs. It’s actually called "And then there were none" and it’s pretty fucking disgusting.
    • When I walked up to a patient as she was getting out of her car (this is policy, we have to ask if the person has an appointment because the antis try to park on our property all the time), she got really scared at first because she thought I was one of the antis. She told me how relieved she was once she read my apron. This woman had an existing child that she mentioned to me as the antis were screaming over the fence about her “killing her baby”.
    • Another woman told me how she was worried I might be “with them” when I walked up, just because the knowledge of how anti-choicers harass people going into the clinic is so commonplace. She was also relieved to have me there. One of the anti-choicers yelled at her about killing her baby from over the fence. She burst into tears.
    • These people also yell at and harass the men that come into the clinics with either their partners or their family members. One woman kept yelling out to the men coming in to “protect [his] legacy”. 

    This was all in one day. One day. I’ve had other experiences on other days when I’ve escorted that are just as bad or worse.

    It’s not like these people stand there silently. They are actively yelling at folks and when they can, pursuing them. If an anti-choicer at my place of work can’t get to someone through the part of the fence that overlooks the parking lot, they will push their pamphlets through the parts of the fence that face the doors of the clinic. They are aggressive and totally insensitive to the feelings of any of the patients coming into the clinic.

    I haven’t worked at this clinic long, but I have seen the emotional effects that these people have on patients coming into the clinic. So like yeah, in one picture it doesn’t appear that they’re harassing anyone, yelling, or threatening people. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. And either way, who wants people staring at them when they’re going in for a medical procedure? Or when you come out of one, and you’re still so groggy from anesthesia that you need one of the clinic nurses (or even myself or someone else in my kind of position!) to hold you up and put you in the car?

    Anyone who thinks the people standing outside of clinics are not doing it with the intent to harass and bully is wrong, and patients deserve to be protected from this kind of bullshit. My clinic has a big fence and the patients that we serve still feel harassed and bullied. I can’t imagine what it must be like for people going into a clinic without that, like what is pictured.

    Thank you for the work you do. Clinic escorts are so brave, and so needed.

    The clinic escort who took me in for my annual exam looked like a Hell’s Angel and was easily 6’5.

    The anti who harassed me looked like Aunt May.

    #protectthezone

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  14. rainbowsandfish:

    wrestlingaknife:

    insanefastone:

    darthevzimus:

    opalsoda:

    crash-antebois:

    dirk-the-hatter:

    osheamobile:

    thatoneblogyoualmostremember:

    roguesareth:

    myherokills:

    You trip and fall to your death.

    Critical fail, you swallow a knife and it explodes.

    "As the assassin foolishly tries to slide down the gravelly side of the mountain, he trips and slits his throat on his knife. He’s dead. Anyone else want to do anything stupid?"

    "You somehow determine that the golem is made of bacon.”

    "You go to search the body, but manage instead to trigger the bear trap. I’m rolling damage now."

    "You shoot your unconscious bleeding cleric, roll damage. Don’t forget your favored enemy bonus."

    "You fail to notice the pit in front of you as you direct your horse to walk into it."

    "The mugger then proceeds to shoot his friend in the foot"

    "the opponent sneezes and accidentally stabs himself to death"

    "You try to pick the door, but the door picks you. You’ve been impaled."

    "You let go of the bow instead of its string, and it hits you in the face before falling at your feet."
    me: can i just pretend like i totally meant to do that
    //rolls a nat 20 on a bluff check
    "Everyone totally saw that but it looked like you completely meant to do that."

    "You try to wake the unconscious child up, and sink him into an indefinite magical coma."

    "You walked in twenty minutes ago, and only just noticed that the man you’re negotiating with is sitting in an enormous bowl of jelly beans."

    And, last but certainly not least.

    "You try to knock the vial out of his hands, and instead punch a hole in the hull of the ship. The atmosphere explosively decompresses. Congratulations, you just killed more than half the party during a milk run."

    "You hear nothing. What explosion?" 

    (Source: zerohitpoints, via n0l4n)