malformalady:

Japanese farmers have been experimenting with growing watermelon in shapes other than the traditional round or oblong shapes. Hirochi Kimura and his wife spent three years perfecting the art of growing these tokens of affection on their farm in Kumamoto, Japan. They say the shape symbolizes “their passion for farming and their affection for each other.”

malformalady:

Japanese farmers have been experimenting with growing watermelon in shapes other than the traditional round or oblong shapes. Hirochi Kimura and his wife spent three years perfecting the art of growing these tokens of affection on their farm in Kumamoto, Japan. They say the shape symbolizes “their passion for farming and their affection for each other.”

karlsparxxx:

Can my privilege check be written for cash?


  NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Deep-Sky-Astroteam - Recording / preprocessing: by Gorden Konieczek + Image processing: by Frank Iwaszkiewicz & Nico Geisler

NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Deep-Sky-Astroteam - Recording / preprocessing: by Gorden Konieczek + Image processing: by Frank Iwaszkiewicz & Nico Geisler

(Source: afro-dominicano)

explainers-nysci:

asapscience:

jtotheizzoe:

thebrainscoop:

Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

Science needs women.

Seconded! 

Important and inspiring.

beautifulmars:

Flow Leaving a Mesa Valley in Protonilus Mensae

beautifulmars:

Flow Leaving a Mesa Valley in Protonilus Mensae

afro-dominicano:


  The Rise of the Andromeda Galaxy by M. Raşid Tuğral
  
  This picture was taken from Saklıkent located in Antalya at 2000m altitude summits of Taurus Mountain range.


Messier 31 (Andromeda) can be found towards the upper center above the airglow and light pollution below.

afro-dominicano:

The Rise of the Andromeda Galaxy by M. Raşid Tuğral

This picture was taken from Saklıkent located in Antalya at 2000m altitude summits of Taurus Mountain range.

Messier 31 (Andromeda) can be found towards the upper center above the airglow and light pollution below.

shychemist:

Why is the Sea Salty?

When you are swimming in the ocean or sea, the last thing you want is a big mouth full of water. Its horrible because it is really salty. But why is it salty? This video looks into why the sea is salty and how it gets there. 

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIDSMzXXzLM

Sources
www.palomar.edu/oceanography/salty_ocean.htm
www.utdallas.edu/~pujana/oceans/why.html
www.bbc.com/future/story/20140411-why-is-the-sea-so-salty

Thanks for the submission eseinsteinium!

favouritelittlelines:

Albrecht Dürer: The Little Owl

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

favouritelittlelines:

Albrecht Dürer: The Little Owl

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

goingtofall:

For over 30 years the Forensic Anthropology Centre has used body farms for research and training. 
1.3 acres of land are used to study human decomposition under various circumstances. They study everything from the rate of bacterial decomposition to foreign organisms feeding on the body. All of this information is then used to help forensic anthropologists, pathologists, and crime scene investigators pinpoint time of death among other things.
There are about 5 ‘farms’ of this type in the country. 
You can make arrangements to have your body donated to the farm. 
(x) (x)

goingtofall:

For over 30 years the Forensic Anthropology Centre has used body farms for research and training. 

1.3 acres of land are used to study human decomposition under various circumstances. They study everything from the rate of bacterial decomposition to foreign organisms feeding on the body. All of this information is then used to help forensic anthropologists, pathologists, and crime scene investigators pinpoint time of death among other things.

There are about 5 ‘farms’ of this type in the country. 

You can make arrangements to have your body donated to the farm. 

(x) (x)

"I only listen to REAL music"

   — Some boring ass nerd (via emojipapi)

(Source: lebaenese)

rubyredwisp:

Arianne Appreciation Week: [Day 5] Favorite Colors →  House Martell
If Quentyn has the Golden Company behind him… “Beneath the gold the bitter steel,” was their cry.You will need bitter steel and more, brother, if you think to set me aside. Arianne was loved in Dorne, Quentyn little known. No company of sellswords could change that.

ophelies:

Andromeda's Disownment
Andromeda,

Your father and I are ashamed and in disbelief at your reprehensible decision to not only associate with mudbloods, but to go off and marry one! You are a disgrace to not only us, but to your sisters and to the  Noble and Most Ancient House of Black. Your disgusting, traitorous actions will not be tolerated. We raised you to be the archetypal pureblood witch and not only have you failed to reach that standard, you have also disgraced what it means to be a pureblood- to be a Black.

You are no longer welcome in our household. We do not allow traitors, harlots or those who associate with mudbloods to remain in our family. You have besmirched the House of Black. You are no daughter of mine.

Do not attempt to contact us.

Druella Black

bombing:

one of my favorite things is when you give a baby your finger and they hold on to it as tight as they can. it’s funny because they don’t even come close to having the amount of muscle power i do. do you really think you can hold me here haha. i’ll crush you

the-actual-universe:

THE MOON AS ARTRecently we shared a ‘slope map’ of the Moon that rather resembled a piece of abstract art: [x]This composite of images was arranged to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The entire catalog of “Moon as Art” is available via the link below.-CBMore Information

the-actual-universe:

THE MOON AS ART

Recently we shared a ‘slope map’ of the Moon that rather resembled a piece of abstract art: [x]

This composite of images was arranged to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The entire catalog of “Moon as Art” is available via the link below.

-CB

More Information

dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos