Next time you go walking around barefoot in the water…
The wonderful and frightening Bobbit Worm, Eunice aphroditois.
And not in the “cool” way.
The reason “the fade” works so well in film and TV is that we empathize with it. It replicates how our own consciousness forms itself and navigates the world: piece by blurry piece, it shapes a more solid picture.Source theaudienceisthemessage
Within its very nature, the laugh track is an oppressive, authoritarian, and anti-democratic institution.Source theaudienceisthemessage
this is some grade A surrealist shit this is the definition of a successful picture
The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.
Urban sprawl is the type of thing you tend to forget about if you’re living in it, except maybe when you’re stuck in traffic inching home after work. But it does a lot more than cause road rage: Sprawl also makes us fatter, sicker, and poorer, and it’s the source of half of the country’s household carbon footprint. In a series of photos taken over seven years, now published in a new book called Ciphers, photographer Christoph Gielen shows a different perspective on sprawl, intended to get more people to question typical patterns of development.Source fastcoexist.com
Kyrie passes to himself. Joe Johnson grabs nothing.Source gotemcoach
The Last Billboard
A 36-foot-long billboard located at the corner of Highland and Baum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Every month, a different individual is invited to take over the billboard to broadcast personalized messages, which are spelt out using wooden letters that are changed by hand.
you can follow it’s tumblr here.Source thelastbillboard.com
The binomial formula for third powers visualized.Source hyrodium
Today the Google’s doodle goes to Italian mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi, a profession really extravagant for a woman of the early eighteenth century… Maybe that’s why she ended evolving towards philosophy and theology.
(via curiosamathematica)Source scienceisbeauty
Neil deGrasse Tyson is not impressed with all your sexism.
Edit: This post made it to the Science tag! As a science aficionado, this of course makes me happy.
So lots of people have reblogged pointing out the irony that I didn’t even include the names of the scientists in my original post. This is mostly true. I did include their names on my post, but that was only in the tag section, and even then it was for my own reference purposes. Had I known this was going to be reblogged like mad and added to an educational category I, would have at least included links to their respective biographies and stuff, instead of only just my glib commentary.*
But that is what the edit feature is for, I suppose. SO HERE ARE SOME LINKS:
* Not that I will ever regret writing glib commentary about Neil deGrasse Tyson throwing some serious shade at the past.
(via gjmueller)Source ricktimus
A memo from 20 years ago, today.
Key quote: “The internet is a collection of computer networks that is connected around the world…A code of ‘netiquette’ exists among users and within user groups, but otherwise, you pay your money, find your niche and take your chances.”
via Johnny Kauffman at NPR
(via wnycradiolab)Source nprchives