dadatavis:

An (exquisite) animated history of the Earth

chandra-nalaar:

i swear the quality of this video gets worse every time i watch it

startalkradio:

Congrats #COSMOS on winning an Emmy for writing!

YAAASSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

startalkradio:

Congrats #COSMOS on winning an Emmy for writing!

YAAASSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arabellesicardi:

blackdenimjeans:

soulrevision:

You WILL want to watch this.

In the early morning hours on 8/16/2014 in Ferguson, MO, Greg Thomas spoke with VICE about Ferguson, structural racism, media bias and more!!!

Please reblog & signal boost so we can get this truth out!!

Greg Thomas can be found on twitter, here: Minossec

#Ferguson #MikeBrown

Mess at this being a vice interview important still though

i saw this live and was screaming about it on twitter. he’s the best. this is a graduate level seminar on media & partisanship. this is 4 years of journalism classes in 7 minutes. 

It’s so hard to watch the news anymore, especially right now. I always know that in the news, the police officer will always be touted as innocent, trying to protect the public from a dangerous Black Man (in this case, a Black boy). There will be interviews with the officer’s family. People will listen to whatever made-up bullshit the officer has to say to protect himself. And in the end, the officer will appear as more human, and will get a slap on the wrist. And that sickens me. The fact that an unarmed Black boy was gunned down and left in the street… And this guy is trying to make him look like a dangerous criminal? White privilege will let you get away with anything.

This is why social media is so important. It’s now that I’m seeing just how much the media is skewing everything to fit a different story, an alternate reality. I used to think social media was too unreliable, but it’s proving to be what is keeping me actually informed.

Welp, someone left a door open for too long yesterday and now there’s a goddamn mouse in my room. Goodbye sleep, I didn’t need you anyway.

I’m just sitting over here quietly laughing at all the people going into engineering at my school who own Macs. Like…. What!?! Seriously??

s-c-i-guy:

Hair cells: the sound-sensing cells in the ear
These cells get their name from the hairlike structures that extend from them into the fluid-filled tube of the inner ear. When sound reaches the ear, the hairs bend and the cells convert this movement into signals that are relayed to the brain. When we pump up the music in our cars or join tens of thousands of cheering fans at a football stadium, the noise can make the hairs bend so far that they actually break, resulting in long-term hearing loss. 
Image courtesy of Henning Horn, Brian Burke and Colin Stewart, Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore. 
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s-c-i-guy:

Hair cells: the sound-sensing cells in the ear

These cells get their name from the hairlike structures that extend from them into the fluid-filled tube of the inner ear. When sound reaches the ear, the hairs bend and the cells convert this movement into signals that are relayed to the brain. When we pump up the music in our cars or join tens of thousands of cheering fans at a football stadium, the noise can make the hairs bend so far that they actually break, resulting in long-term hearing loss.

Image courtesy of Henning Horn, Brian Burke and Colin Stewart, Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore.

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propagandery:

Rabe Crater, Mars

Rabe Crater is a 108 km-wide impact crater with an intricately shaped dune field. The dune material likely comprises locally eroded sediments that have been shaped by prevailing winds. Other smaller craters in the region also contain these dark deposits. One relatively young and deep crater can be seen in the upper left; as well as the dark material, channels and grooves are clearly visible in its crater walls.

via European Space Agency

megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

sci-universe:

Definitely. Deciced. (@SurlyAmy)

sci-universe:

Definitely. Deciced. (@SurlyAmy)

homies-comfort-homies:

coffeeandniall:

i’ve seen a lot of people reblogging news from ferguson, wondering if the situation has changed at all. the answer is YES—massively! so i thought i would compile some updates, courtesy of alderman antonio french (who, less than 24 hours ago, was being [wrongfully] held in jail for alleged unlawful assembly). the time right now is 4:20AM CST, august 15th.

yesterday afternoon—thursday, august 14th—ferguson & stl police were taken out of control of ferguson and replaced with MO highway patrol, led by captain ron johnson, who grew up in the area. his first order of business was to order police to remove their masks and cease violent tactics.

orange cones replaced tanks, the police line vanished, not a drop of tear gas was in sight and families felt safe enough to have their young people out protesting with them. without the fear tactics and police intimidation, people came out in droves to support ferguson.

the discussion of mike brown cannot end here. the relief is palpable and the decrease of tension under johnson’s excellent leadership is a huge mercy, but justice has not been served yet. now, hopefully, citizens will get to work together with the legal system for swift and transparent justice for mike brown & the countless other black men & women across the nation who have been unlawfully treated, and in many cases died, at the hands of police. let all of us use the alleviated atmosphere to focus the conversation, focus the nation. #mikebrown 

Yay for good news!

hotdogheroine50:

the moment you knew this was going to be the best fucking game you ever played

apicturesqueplace:

wtf-sabrinaa:

She gets it.

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I was gonna get mad but then