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.

Apr 20

archiemcphee:

California-based Yarnboming artists Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life (previously featured here) recently transformed a pair of unassuming benches near the San Francisco Ferry Building into adorably ferocious monsters, complete with six awesome orange feet. The irrepressibly inventive sisters created this delightful yarn installation for an upcoming episode of CCTV America’s new show Full Frame.

[via Laughing Squid]

(via obscureliteraryreference)


third-eyes:

staceythinx:

Science-inspired necklaces from the Delftia Etsy store

(via scientificillustration)


Apr 19
lomographicsociety:

Photo of the Day by sweetyyydreams
Flipping her already cleverly composed and framed photograph, sweetyyydreams was able to morph this rather straightforward landscape shot into a dreamy one. Congratulations sweetyyydreams for having our Photo of the Day!

lomographicsociety:

Photo of the Day by sweetyyydreams

Flipping her already cleverly composed and framed photograph, sweetyyydreams was able to morph this rather straightforward landscape shot into a dreamy one. Congratulations sweetyyydreams for having our Photo of the Day!


cigarettes-and-unicornshit:

today in The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

(via teachingliteracy)


Apr 18
thefrogman:

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thefrogman:

[video]

Jiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.

(via obscureliteraryreference)


iatrogenic:

nehirose:

dirt-roads:

what.

::yells excitedly::

Man I wish I were still in fire rescue right now …

(via obscureliteraryreference)


lostincape-town:

Earth ☽


*gapes*

lostincape-town:

Earth ☽

*gapes*

(via obscureliteraryreference)


otakucutie:

adreamwithoutyou:

sherokutakari:

therealhamster:

woah man

I ALWAYS ASSUMED THIS WAS DONE BY HAND.

I don’t even know what to do with this information now that I have it

i feel like my entire life has been a lie


SCIENCE!

otakucutie:

adreamwithoutyou:

sherokutakari:

therealhamster:

woah man

I ALWAYS ASSUMED THIS WAS DONE BY HAND.

I don’t even know what to do with this information now that I have it

i feel like my entire life has been a lie

SCIENCE!

(via obscureliteraryreference)


Apr 17

coolchicksfromhistory:

The Bletchley Circle returns for Season 2, following four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. The women use their code-breaking skills to solve crimes in post-war London. 

Episode 1 of Season 2 is online at pbs.org, Episode 2 airs tonight (April 17).  Season 1 is on Netflix.

I love this show so much.


skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:


Apr 15

brevetcaptain:

youandsometimeswhy:

accioguitardis:

cyberunfamous:

trillow:

how much do islands cost i want one

Less than a college education

image

what the fuck

Suddenly my retirement goals seem less ridiculous.

Chandler Island is nice, but the island across the bay is huge and has a much better view. 

Will probably aim for something more tropical/subtropical for long term but that’s good to know.


accioguitardis:

cyberunfamous:

trillow:

how much do islands cost i want one

Less than a college education

image

what the fuck

Suddenly my retirement goals seem less ridiculous.

(via obscureliteraryreference)


Apr 14

livelymorgue:

May 24, 1960: Sam Falk of The New York Times sought the perfect shot of an aquarium shark in a year when a Jersey Shore shark attack frightened the Metro area. The Times sought to set the record straight on Aug. 28: “Scientists point out there is less chance of a swimmer being attacked by a shark than struck by lightning.” And experts surmised that “there is no real increase, but merely more swimmers and sun bathers to report sighting of sharks” as well as “other large fish, which are often mistaken for sharks.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times


Apr 13

montereybayaquarium:

What’s it take to wrap the Aquarium with giant #Tentacles? Here’s all you need to know, in 45 seconds.

Learn more about our new exhibit



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