1. christinetheastrophysicist:

The latest image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. When this picture was taken on July 29th, Rosetta was 1950 km from the comet, and each pixel in the image corresponds to about 37 m. Geographic features on the comet are becoming more apparent.

Looks like a fun target to land on.

    christinetheastrophysicist:

    The latest image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. When this picture was taken on July 29th, Rosetta was 1950 km from the comet, and each pixel in the image corresponds to about 37 m. Geographic features on the comet are becoming more apparent.

    Looks like a fun target to land on.

     
  2. braceyourselfgames:

We are extremely pleased to announce that Crypt of the NecroDancer is now available on Steam!  Get it here!

    braceyourselfgames:

    We are extremely pleased to announce that Crypt of the NecroDancer is now available on Steam! Get it here!

     
  3. Reblog with Your Desktop (no Cleaning)

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    train-whistles-at-night:

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    when I cant read teh writing anymore its time to clean the desktop. Also a daily reminder for me to art.

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    i recently uninstalled all the crap games i didnt want so my desktop is kinda neat right now

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    mine’s always clean :p I don’t like to have too much stuff hehe~image

    (Source: jennythegamer)

     
  4. 20:53 28th Jul 2014

    Notes: 288592

    Reblogged from indigo-deoxys

    nowyoukno:


catzrpeople2:

pan-pirate:

d-i-y-orgasms:

the-youngest-gandor-brother:

blackcr0wking:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scaryThey
use tools
Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
Have huge brains for birds
like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
they are scary smart at solving puzzles
some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
they can remember faces
SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.(q) 

i love crows so much

crows are amazing

My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead

crows are the coolest shit

crow for prez

Though we aren’t the biggest source of crow facts online you can find more crow facts here on nowyoukno

    nowyoukno:

    catzrpeople2:

    pan-pirate:

    d-i-y-orgasms:

    the-youngest-gandor-brother:

    blackcr0wking:

    fangirling-so-hard-rn:

    nowyoukno:

    Now You Know (Source)

    Crows are scary
    They

    • use tools
    • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
    • Have huge brains for birds
    • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
    • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
    • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
    • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
    • they can remember faces
    • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
    • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

    Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
    (q

    i love crows so much

    crows are amazing

    My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead

    crows are the coolest shit

    crow for prez

    Though we aren’t the biggest source of crow facts online you can find more crow facts here on nowyoukno

     
  5. 01:41 25th Jul 2014

    Notes: 111

    Reblogged from fuckyeahdwarffortress

    Tags: Dwarf Fortress

    (Source: fengengao)

     
  6. robocorn:


Working on another Amxu flashback because I haven’t in a while and everybody’s asking me about trees.

    robocorn:

    Working on another Amxu flashback because I haven’t in a while and everybody’s asking me about trees.

     
  7. braceyourselfgames:

This beautiful piece is by Jay Epperson from Naiad Entertainment, the creators of Sneaky Sneaky! We love how tough Cadence looks here as she smashes through walls!

Would you like to own a higher resolution copy of all of the NecroDancer promo art? Contribute to the ‪#‎NecroThon‬ here!

What I really like about the game is not only that it is a roguelike (and I love roguelikes) and its wonderful artstyle, but that it has also an awesome female player character.

    braceyourselfgames:

    This beautiful piece is by Jay Epperson from Naiad Entertainment, the creators of Sneaky Sneaky! We love how tough Cadence looks here as she smashes through walls!

    Would you like to own a higher resolution copy of all of the NecroDancer promo art? Contribute to the ‪#‎NecroThon‬ here!

    What I really like about the game is not only that it is a roguelike (and I love roguelikes) and its wonderful artstyle, but that it has also an awesome female player character.

     
  8. 14:43

    Notes: 110

    Reblogged from fromquarkstoquasars

    fromquarkstoquasars:

Did you know that the astronauts on the ISS can actually see explosions in Israel and the Gaza strip? You can read more about this picture here: http://bit.ly/1sVCmVe

Image Credit: Alexander Gerst

    fromquarkstoquasars:

    Did you know that the astronauts on the ISS can actually see explosions in Israel and the Gaza strip? You can read more about this picture here: http://bit.ly/1sVCmVe

    Image Credit: Alexander Gerst

     
  9. 01:53

    Notes: 16

    Reblogged from nargacutie

    nargacutie:

    YOU CAN PLAY WITH A DANCE PAD

     
  10. alxndrasplace:

    (NASA)  NASA’s Fermi Finds A ‘Transformer’ Pulsar

    In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed. The pulsar’s radio beacon vanished, while at the same time the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays, the most powerful form of light, according to measurements by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. (…)

    A binary consists of two stars orbiting around their common center of mass. This system, known as AY Sextantis, is located about 4,400 light-years away in the constellation Sextans. It pairs a 1.7-millisecond pulsar named PSR J1023+0038 — J1023 for short — with a star containing about one-fifth the mass of the sun. The stars complete an orbit in only 4.8 hours, which places them so close together that the pulsar will gradually evaporate its companion.

    When a massive star collapses and explodes as a supernova, its crushed core may survive as a compact remnant called a neutron star or pulsar, an object squeezing more mass than the sun’s into a sphere no larger than Washington, D.C. Young isolated neutron stars rotate tens of times each second and generate beams of radio, visible light, X-rays and gamma rays that astronomers observe as pulses whenever the beams sweep past Earth.

    (more…)

     
  11. 04:38

    Notes: 26

    Reblogged from phoxbox

    
Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF’s Privacy Badger
Add-On for Firefox and Chrome Prevents Spying by Ads, Social Widgets, and Hidden Trackers
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission.
To install the beta version of Privacy Badger visit:

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

    Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF’s Privacy Badger

    Add-On for Firefox and Chrome Prevents Spying by Ads, Social Widgets, and Hidden Trackers

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission.

    To install the beta version of Privacy Badger visit:

    https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

     
  12. 15:51 22nd Jul 2014

    Notes: 4813

    Reblogged from visualizingmath

    
The brachistochrone
This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: the brachistochrone challenge.
If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?
Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.
Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics, calculus of variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in quantum mechanics and other fields.


Yep this is vital to theoretical physics.

    The brachistochrone

    This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: the brachistochrone challenge.

    If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?

    Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.

    Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics, calculus of variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in quantum mechanics and other fields.

    Yep this is vital to theoretical physics.

    (Source: saulofortz)

     
  13. 13:47 20th Jul 2014

    Notes: 52092

    Reblogged from indigo-deoxys

    Tags: tibetan fox

    biomorphosis:

    Tibetan sand foxes are famous for their distinct looksquare-molded face and little, triangular ears that are situated near its head. They form life-long partnerships and live, hunt and share the responsibility of raising their young together. Tibetan foxes are not overly territorial and many pairs live in close quarters and share hunting grounds.

     
  14. 16:09 16th Jul 2014

    Notes: 89

    Reblogged from colliderblog

    colliderblog:

The film Particle Fever officially hits VOD, available to watch on Netflix and others.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesse-damiani/particle-fever-hits-vod-h_b_5585844.html

This summer may pack plenty of silver-screen explosions, but how many of them tell you what you’re made of? In the heat of the blockbuster season we find an altogether different kind of explosion: Particle Fever, the definitive documentary on the Large Hadron Collider and our search for the Higgs boson (the “God particle”), premieres today on all major VOD platforms, including Netflix.
For its outwardly complicated subject, the documentary takes a clean, narrative focus, centering on the lives and personalities of its protagonists — six scientists working in different arms of the experiment — letting the practical information and tech specs flow from the human vantage point. You rarely find complex science presented in such a compelling, approachable way; we’re talking, after all, about the biggest, most expensive, and arguably most important scientific undertaking in human history, a machine that synthesizes the expertise of thousands of the world’s leading minds in particle physics. The result is an exciting glimpse into this moment of discovery: our attempts to discover what we’re made of, where we come from, and where we’re heading.

    colliderblog:

    The film Particle Fever officially hits VOD, available to watch on Netflix and others.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesse-damiani/particle-fever-hits-vod-h_b_5585844.html

    This summer may pack plenty of silver-screen explosions, but how many of them tell you what you’re made of? In the heat of the blockbuster season we find an altogether different kind of explosion: Particle Fever, the definitive documentary on the Large Hadron Collider and our search for the Higgs boson (the “God particle”), premieres today on all major VOD platforms, including Netflix.

    For its outwardly complicated subject, the documentary takes a clean, narrative focus, centering on the lives and personalities of its protagonists — six scientists working in different arms of the experiment — letting the practical information and tech specs flow from the human vantage point. You rarely find complex science presented in such a compelling, approachable way; we’re talking, after all, about the biggest, most expensive, and arguably most important scientific undertaking in human history, a machine that synthesizes the expertise of thousands of the world’s leading minds in particle physics. The result is an exciting glimpse into this moment of discovery: our attempts to discover what we’re made of, where we come from, and where we’re heading.

     
  15. crypsys:

This is one of the best SMBC comics in a while. Short, simple, not unnecessarily cryptic, and preachy but not wordy.

    crypsys:

    This is one of the best SMBC comics in a while. Short, simple, not unnecessarily cryptic, and preachy but not wordy.