sheri-go-round

the trick was to surrender to the flow

magictransistor:

Draco Bipes ist ein (unter anderem von Ulisse Aldrovandi) beschriebener Drache, der einer Schlange mit Beinen und Körper gleicht, c. 1541.

(via scientificillustration)

patrickcruz:

Grand Wizard testing spells in his living room, acrylic on canvas, 28x34, 2014

patrickcruz:

Grand Wizard testing spells in his living room, acrylic on canvas, 28x34, 2014

(via myyearatthebar)

humansofnewyork:

"There’s a principle in game theory known as min-maxing, meaning that in any given system, behaviors will evolve that maximize gain for minimum effort. This means that a lot of thought has to be put in to bulletproofing a new system against min-maxing. Take the internet, for example. The designers of the internet thought it was going to be this wonderful open community. They were expecting it to be nothing but unicorns shitting rainbows. But in come the min-maxers with their spam, bot nets, and viruses."

<3 game theory 

humansofnewyork:

"There’s a principle in game theory known as min-maxing, meaning that in any given system, behaviors will evolve that maximize gain for minimum effort. This means that a lot of thought has to be put in to bulletproofing a new system against min-maxing. Take the internet, for example. The designers of the internet thought it was going to be this wonderful open community. They were expecting it to be nothing but unicorns shitting rainbows. But in come the min-maxers with their spam, bot nets, and viruses."

<3 game theory 

tastefullyoffensive:

Game of Cats

humansofnewyork:

"The happiest moment of my life was when my daughter was born. The second happiest moment was when I made this jacket."

humansofnewyork:

"The happiest moment of my life was when my daughter was born. The second happiest moment was when I made this jacket."

Facing my old college team for an alumni match

fuckyeahwomensrugby:

I’m like:

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americantoxic:

oh.my.god.srsly.

americantoxic:

oh.my.god.srsly.

(via smartasswhitegirl)

scienceyoucanlove:

after-fear:

Overly Honest Methods in science.

The using rodents instead of students one is too true

odditiesoflife:

Strange Face Found on Iceberg
In this incredible photograph by reddit user strummingmusic, we see what looks to be the profile of a large face on the left side of the iceberg. The psychological phenomenon is known as pareidolia, seeing human faces in inanimate objects.
The photograph was taken in Antarctica in Collins Bay. In the comments section, strummingmusic says he works on a ship called the Barque Europa as a tour guide. He gives lectures, takes people on hikes and guided tours, and captures interesting moments like these. Very cool photograph.

odditiesoflife:

Strange Face Found on Iceberg

In this incredible photograph by reddit user strummingmusic, we see what looks to be the profile of a large face on the left side of the iceberg. The psychological phenomenon is known as pareidolia, seeing human faces in inanimate objects.

The photograph was taken in Antarctica in Collins Bay. In the comments section, strummingmusic says he works on a ship called the Barque Europa as a tour guide. He gives lectures, takes people on hikes and guided tours, and captures interesting moments like these. Very cool photograph.

(Source: twistedsifter.com, via odditiesoflife)

queennubian:

I’m on your white thing. Stealing your warms.

queennubian:

I’m on your white thing. Stealing your warms.

(Source: cute-overload, via dynastylnoire)

wnycradiolab:

theolduvaigorge:

Deadly lake turns animals into statues

According to Dante, the Styx is not just a river but a vast, deathly swamp filling the entire fifth circle of hell. Perhaps the staff of New Scientist will see it when our time comes but, until then, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania does a pretty good job of illustrating Dante’s vision.

Unless you are an alkaline tilapia (Alcolapia alcalica) – an extremophile fish adapted to the harsh conditions – it is not the best place to live. Temperatures in the lake can reach 60 °C, and its alkalinity is between pH 9 and pH 10.5.

The lake takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash, accumulated from the Great Rift valley. Animals that become immersed in the water die and are calcified.

Photographer Nick Brandt, who has a long association with east Africa – he directed the video for Michael Jackson’s Earth Song there in 1995 – took a detour from his usual work when he discovered perfectly preserved birds and bats on the shoreline. “I could not help but photograph them,” he says. “No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.”

When salt islands form in the lake, lesser flamingos take the opportunity to nest – but it is a risky business, as this calcified bird (top) illustrates. The animals are all arranged in poses by the photographer. Above, on the right we have a sea eagle and on the left a dove, in what is surely the most horrific depiction of the “bird of peace” since Picasso’s Guernica.

Brandt’s new collection of photos featuring animals in east Africa, Across the Ravaged Land, is published by Abrams Books.”

(Source: New Scientist)

Extraordinary.

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke

lifehackercom:

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By Matthew Kepnes

Think you don’t have enough money to travel? Think again. Travel guru Matt Kepnes puts that myth to rest with this guide to traveling on little (or no) money.

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tastefullyoffensive:

Famous Paintings on Bread by Ida Frosk

Previously: Unuseful Everyday Objects