A E I O

Mostly reblogs relating to science, books/reading, and photography. Sometimes some original content. I also blog about whiskey, my teenager, and my forties elsewhere. I'll share if you ask nicely.

Oct 19
humanoidhistory:

1963 concept art of a control room at Cape Canaveral.
(NASA/Department of Defense)

humanoidhistory:

1963 concept art of a control room at Cape Canaveral.

(NASA/Department of Defense)

(via scientificillustration)


Lizzie is so fiercely and unapologetically protective in Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft. I loved it. There was a lot to love.

Lizzie is so fiercely and unapologetically protective in Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft. I loved it. There was a lot to love.


Oct 18

winter-is-coming-valar-morghulis:

I found my new favourite twitter account

(via powells)


calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water. TEXT: “Other people’s successes are not your failure. Your path is your path, and you are doing perfectly fine.”](Image credit to Carol Grant)

calmingmanatee:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water. TEXT: “Other people’s successes are not your failure. Your path is your path, and you are doing perfectly fine.”]

(Image credit to Carol Grant)


Oct 17
visioluxus:

The Collector
Model: skywartooth
H/MUA: thebirdbones​
To me she looked like some sort of slayer of demon dolls and possessed toys, wearing her trophies like a primal warrior.

wordfury

visioluxus:

The Collector

Model: skywartooth

H/MUA: thebirdbones

To me she looked like some sort of slayer of demon dolls and possessed toys, wearing her trophies like a primal warrior.

wordfury

(via serotoninteabiscuit)


wordfury:

cookingchannel:

Ladies and gentlemen, one of the world’s most pressing problems has finally been solved. There are now fully edible cupcake wrappers. Sorry to those of you who were hoping for world peace or Segway 2. 


FALL TO YOUR KNEESTHE FUTURE HAS COME AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL

I might have to start baking again.

wordfury:

cookingchannel:

Ladies and gentlemen, one of the world’s most pressing problems has finally been solved. There are now fully edible cupcake wrappers. Sorry to those of you who were hoping for world peace or Segway 2.

FALL TO YOUR KNEES

THE FUTURE HAS COME AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL

I might have to start baking again.


Oct 16

neptunain:

who is this person

Welp. Time to shut down the internet, I suppose. Can’t get any better than that.

(via smellmyhead)


montereybayaquarium:

Life is good for ocean sunfish in our million-gallon Open Sea exhibit. Our most recent inhabitant grew so large (386 pounds) that we released it into Monterey Bay, with a satellite tag that will help us learn more about mola behavior in the wild. And don’t worry: we have a new, smaller one on exhibit!

Watch us release an ocean sunfish in this video!


Oct 15
Aside in a bit about tar pit fossils.
from: The Science of Monsters: The Origins of the Creatures We Love To Fear by Matt Kaplan

Aside in a bit about tar pit fossils.

from: The Science of Monsters: The Origins of the Creatures We Love To Fear by Matt Kaplan


theavc:

Gillian Anderson really wants to be in Ghostbusters 3. The former Special Agent Scully was made aware of the reboot plans during a recent Reddit AMA, to which she responded:

"OH MY GOD, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I’m free!!!!! I’m free I’m free and I’m funny, goddamnit!"



Yes. Oh God yes. I’d heard about the reboot but… this? This is all I’ve ever wanted; I just never knew it until now. 

  I have this weird relationship with the cinema in which I have a hard time overcoming the energy of activation necessary to actually SEE movies that look interesting to me.  

  This, with GA, I would see every day for a week. Probably.  

  Also: attn wordfury, please report to the white courtesy Tumblr and commence screaming.

theavc:

Gillian Anderson really wants to be in Ghostbusters 3The former Special Agent Scully was made aware of the reboot plans during a recent Reddit AMA, to which she responded:

"OH MY GOD, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I’m free!!!!! I’m free I’m free and I’m funny, goddamnit!"

Yes. Oh God yes. I’d heard about the reboot but… this? This is all I’ve ever wanted; I just never knew it until now.

I have this weird relationship with the cinema in which I have a hard time overcoming the energy of activation necessary to actually SEE movies that look interesting to me.

This, with GA, I would see every day for a week. Probably.

Also: attn wordfury, please report to the white courtesy Tumblr and commence screaming.

(via obscureliteraryreference)


obscureliteraryreference:

Channing Tatum’s really taking the sequel in an unexpected direction.

Cyberdyne Systems Model 10.

obscureliteraryreference:

Channing Tatum’s really taking the sequel in an unexpected direction.

Cyberdyne Systems Model 10.


smellmyhead:

teal-deer:

literaryreference:

I never had reason before now to know or look up the Japanese word for a cat’s paw pads, but thanks to this post, now I know that it literally translates to “meat beads,” and I am kind of grossed out.
… cool photo, though!

That
What the heck was wrong with “toes” Japan?
Hey what’s the rest of the caption say?

i am all in favor of “meat beads,” myself.

Meat. Beads.

smellmyhead:

teal-deer:

literaryreference:

I never had reason before now to know or look up the Japanese word for a cat’s paw pads, but thanks to this post, now I know that it literally translates to “meat beads,” and I am kind of grossed out.

… cool photo, though!

That

What the heck was wrong with “toes” Japan?

Hey what’s the rest of the caption say?

i am all in favor of “meat beads,” myself.

Meat. Beads.


amnhnyc:

Happy #NationalFossilDay! Can you tell which of the above are dinosaur teeth? Below are the answers.
Clockwise from top:
Tyrannosaurus rex tooth (Late Cretaceous, western US) 
Tyrannosaur tooth (Late Cretaceous, Judith River, MT) 
Rugose coral (Middle Devonian, Falls of the Ohio, Clarksville, Indiana) 
Rugose coral (Paleozoic, locality unknown) 
Ornithomimid toe claw (Late Cretaceous, western US)
Rugose coral (Paleozoic, locality unknown)
Tyrannosaur tooth (Late Cretaceous, Judith River, MT) 
Rugose coral (Paleozoic, locality unknown)
Theropod tooth (Late Cretaceous, Ojo Alamo, NM) 
Tyrannosaur toe claw (Late Cretaceous, western US). 
All are fossils except, technically, the T. rex tooth at the top, which is actually a cast of a real tooth. The rugose corals (also known as solitary or horn corals) are very often mistaken for dinosaur teeth but are older than the oldest dinosaurs, having gone extinct around 250 million years ago (the oldest known dinosaurs are around 230 million years old).
Learn more on the Museum’s Division of Paleontology website. 

amnhnyc:

Happy #NationalFossilDay! Can you tell which of the above are dinosaur teeth? Below are the answers.

Clockwise from top:

  • Tyrannosaurus rex tooth (Late Cretaceous, western US)
  • Tyrannosaur tooth (Late Cretaceous, Judith River, MT)
  • Rugose coral (Middle Devonian, Falls of the Ohio, Clarksville, Indiana)
  • Rugose coral (Paleozoic, locality unknown)
  • Ornithomimid toe claw (Late Cretaceous, western US)
  • Rugose coral (Paleozoic, locality unknown)
  • Tyrannosaur tooth (Late Cretaceous, Judith River, MT)
  • Rugose coral (Paleozoic, locality unknown)
  • Theropod tooth (Late Cretaceous, Ojo Alamo, NM)
  • Tyrannosaur toe claw (Late Cretaceous, western US). 

All are fossils except, technically, the T. rex tooth at the top, which is actually a cast of a real tooth. The rugose corals (also known as solitary or horn corals) are very often mistaken for dinosaur teeth but are older than the oldest dinosaurs, having gone extinct around 250 million years ago (the oldest known dinosaurs are around 230 million years old).

Learn more on the Museum’s Division of Paleontology website


Oct 14

riotouseaterofflesh:

end0skeletal:

In case you are sad here are some animals wearing sweaters.

In case any occasion whatsoever here are some animals wearing sweaters.

I know people who need this.

(via obscureliteraryreference)


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