April222014

Blank, Drawing a

iworkatapubliclibrary:

Patron: “Can you please fax this for me?”

Me: “Sure, just the one page?”

Patron: “Well, both sides of it.”

Me [turning page over]: “But one side is blank.”

Patron: “I insist that you send both sides.”

Me: “-“

10AM
9AM
theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

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7AM
6AM

manuxinhace:

Fox News talks about working mothers’ negative impact on their children. AKA “When Fox News gets so misogynistic that their own anchor is 1026% done with them.” [x]

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6AM

An Open Letter to David Benioff and D.B Weiss

theroseofthereach:

*warning, spoilers for 4.03 and A Storm of Swords*

Dear Mr Benioff and Mr Weiss,

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April212014
“We usually try to avoid the females because what do you do with a female Turian? Do you give her breasts? What do you do? Do you put lipstick on her?”

Mass Effect art director Derek Watts

fucking bioware man

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An attitude that explains why they went from the concept of a monosex species to a whole race of ‘hot alien babes’ wrt the asari :I

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Yeah I mean it’s not like they could’ve just look exactly like the males or anything. No that wouldn’t make any sense and they’d risk being accused of lazy game design! Why take the chance???? FEMALES, WHY BOTHER? 

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It’s not like they put boobs and lipstick on the lady werewolves in Origins… but Danlya was definitely female.  I don’t see why that couldn’t have applied to an alien race.  :/

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8AM

daniellecaliforniaa:

The primary teaching of every religion? Don’t be an asshole.

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April202014
8PM
“Sleeping next to someone, not with someone, is perhaps the most intimate you will ever be with another human. In sleep, we are completely defenseless. We are soft and supple and childlike. Our hard exteriors falls away when the sand hits our eyes. The way you sleep, with your face softened and your arms wrapped around my waist, is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I am not an artist, but I may become one just so that I can capture that moment.” I Miss Sleeping Next To You. (via fawun)

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