newyorker:

Months before the U.S. Geological Survey released a study on Yellowstone’s supervolcano, fears of another eruption had already gone viral. George Black writes:

“Doomsday predictions like this have been around for millennia. But their purveyors have never had social media before, and this time their prediction—at least of something significant, if not of a supervolcano eruption—almost came true. At dawn on March 30th, Yellowstone had a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, its biggest in thirty-four years.”

Photograph by Max Waugh/Solent News/AP

newyorker:

Months before the U.S. Geological Survey released a study on Yellowstone’s supervolcano, fears of another eruption had already gone viralGeorge Black writes:

“Doomsday predictions like this have been around for millennia. But their purveyors have never had social media before, and this time their prediction—at least of something significant, if not of a supervolcano eruption—almost came true. At dawn on March 30th, Yellowstone had a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, its biggest in thirty-four years.”

Photograph by Max Waugh/Solent News/AP

(Source: newyorker.com)

@3 weeks ago with 409 notes

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@1 month ago with 1304 notes

Replacement for ableist slurs

apothecary-initiate:

dearnonacepeople:

Silly
Foolish
Absentminded
Confused
Dazed
Befuddled

Nonplussed
Inane
Thoughtless
Ignorant
Perplexed
Careless
Incompetent
Asinine

Come on, you know you want to use “befuddled” more.

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@2 months ago with 5783 notes

tastefullyoffensive:

Men With Fabulous Flower Beards [boredpanda]

Previously: Guys With Fancy Female Hairstyles

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@2 months ago with 151733 notes

jtotheizzoe:

goadthings:

Ernst Haeckel

Not only was Ernst a Haeckel of an artist, he was a brilliant biologist and naturalist as well. 

Side note: I have business cards, for some unknown reason, and there’s a Haeckel illustration on the back of each one.

@6 months ago with 2530 notes
discovery:

A single lightning bolt can reach 50,000 degrees and generate a billion volts.
@6 months ago with 426 notes

"

A boy sprawled next to me on the bus, elbows out, knee pointing sharp into my thigh.
He frowned at me when I uncrossed my legs, unfolded my hands
and splayed out like boys are taught to: all big, loose limbs.
I made sure to jab him in the side with my pretty little sharp purse.
At first he opened his mouth like I expected him to, but instead of speaking up he sat there, quiet, and took it for the whole bus ride.
Like a girl.

Once, a boy said my anger was cute, and he laughed,
and I remember thinking that I should sit there and take it,
because it isn’t ladylike to cause a scene and girls aren’t supposed to raise their voices.
But then he laughed again and all I saw
was my pretty little sharp nails digging into his cheek
before drawing back and making a horribly unladylike fist.
(my teacher informed me later that there is no ladylike way of making a fist.)

When we were both in the principal’s office twenty minutes later
him with a bloody mouth and cheek, me with skinned knuckles,
I tried to explain in words that I didn’t have yet
that I was tired of having my emotions not taken seriously
just because I’m a girl.

Girls are taught: be small, so boys can be big.
Don’t take up any more space than absolutely necessary.
Be small and smooth with soft edges
and hold in the howling when they touch you and it hurts:
the sandpaper scrape of their body hair that we would be shamed for having,
the greedy hands that press too hard and too often take without asking permission.

Girls are taught: be quiet and unimposing and oh so small
when they heckle you with their big voices from the window of a car,
because it’s rude to scream curse words back at them, and they’d just laugh anyway.
We’re taught to pin on smiles for the boys who jeer at us on the street
who see us as convenient bodies instead of people.

Girls are taught: hush, be hairless and small and soft,
so we sit there and take it and hold in the howling,
pretend to be obedient lapdogs instead of the wolves we are.
We pin pretty little sharp smiles on our faces instead of opening our mouths,
because if we do we get accused of silly women emotions
blowing everything out of proportion with our PMS, we get
condescending pet names and not-so-discreet eyerolls.

Once, I got told I punched like a girl.
I told him, Good. I hope my pretty little sharp rings leave scars.

"

'My Perfume Doubles As Mace,' theappleppielifestyle. (via queenofeden)

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@7 months ago with 207956 notes

jtotheizzoe:

awkwardsituationist:

paul bourke, associate professor at the university of western australia, scours google earth looking for fractal patterns, or self similarity, in the rivers systems, mountains ranges and deserts of the planet. in nature, self similarity doesn’t exist ad infinitum, as with a mandlebrot set, but branching structures are found across two, three, even four scales. paul invites people to submit their own finds to his site, which links to the pictures shown here on google earth (click pics for the country)

(learn more about fractals on “hunting the hidden dimension”, pbs nova)

This project is several layers of recursively cool.

@7 months ago with 2487 notes

thebriskconvergence:

Amazing.

Lifted from:

hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

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@3 weeks ago with 51593 notes

nnekbone:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quotables...

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@1 month ago with 8818 notes

npr:

skunkbear:

archatlas:

Casa Tomada Rafael Gómez Barros

"The urban interventions are meant to represent displacement of peasants in his native Columbia [sic] due to war and violence, themes that resonate in one form or another in any country his work is displayed in. Crafted from tree branches, fiberglass, and fabric, the 2 foot ants are particularly striking when seen clustered aggressively on facades of buildings.”

I will always reblog giant ants.

This is truly terrifying.

– Alexander

@2 months ago with 3091 notes
#it's colombia not columbia #fucking morons 
@2 months ago with 220051 notes
vahc:

One year Aniversary - Eyjafjallajökull eruption by Jokull

vahc:

One year Aniversary - Eyjafjallajökull eruption
by Jokull

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@6 months ago with 13832 notes

aide-factory:

Breathtaking The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings illustration by Jian Guo also known as breathing2004

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@6 months ago with 33954 notes
just-art:

Saul by Armando Bravo
Artist: Tumblr / Behance

just-art:

Saul by Armando Bravo

Artist: Tumblr / Behance

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@7 months ago with 10823 notes