Video 17 Apr

KSP: Asteroid Redirect Mission.

This looks fun!

Video 17 Apr 163,843 notes

thebacklot:

heidi8:

pierogi-jarskie:

smithsonian:

Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr

Whoever does social media for the Smithsonian is awesome. 

well played, Smithsonian

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Video 17 Apr 55,990 notes

portalgifs:

NO BUT YOU ALL NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW FUNNY THIS IS THEYRE LITERALLY FILLING A ROBOT WITH BULLETS, LIKE BULLETS THAT YOU FIRE FROM A GUN. NOW NORMALLY FIRING A GUN TRIGGERS THE BULLET TO EXPLODE CREATING A PRESSURE THAT CAUSES THE TIP OF THE BULLET TO BE FORCED OUT OF THE BARREL AT A HIGH SPEED. 

WHaT CAVE JOHNSON’S TURRET’S DO IS LOAD A TON OF FUCKING BULLETS INTO THE CASE OF THE SENTRY LIKE IT”S A GODDAMN GUMBALL MACHINE AND THEN USE A FUcKIN SPRING LOADED PISTON TO FIRE IT THAT IS SO UNNECESSARY AND INEFFECTIVE LIKE NO WONDER CHELL CAN RESIST SO MANY BULLETS THE LIKELIHOOD ITD CAUSE ANYTHING MORE THAN A BAD BRUISE IS LIKE ONE IN A HUNDRED

I’ve never seen the second part before.

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via TomSka.
Photo 15 Apr 23 notes
via veloage..
Link 15 Apr Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations»
Photo 12 Apr 65 notes wildcat2030:

Read of the day: “Under the influence” -How did enlightenment thinkers distinguish between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’? And how should we? - ..It would not be a stretch to say that the wave of stimulants, intoxicants and narcotics that followed in the wake of Christopher Columbus helped to create modernity as we know it. From coffee, tea and chocolate to Adderall, painkillers and cocaine, and alternative remedies such as homeopathy and ginseng, consuming drugs stands at the centre of what it is to be a modern consumer. (via Yesterday’s drugs are tomorrow’s medicines – Benjamin Breen – Aeon)

wildcat2030:

Read of the day: “Under the influence”
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How did enlightenment thinkers distinguish between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’? And how should we?
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..It would not be a stretch to say that the wave of stimulants, intoxicants and narcotics that followed in the wake of Christopher Columbus helped to create modernity as we know it. From coffee, tea and chocolate to Adderall, painkillers and cocaine, and alternative remedies such as homeopathy and ginseng, consuming drugs stands at the centre of what it is to be a modern consumer. (via Yesterday’s drugs are tomorrow’s medicines – Benjamin Breen – Aeon)

Photo 8 Apr 1 note minhspeakstruth:

Got my AIDS Life Cycle T-shirt in the mail! #alc2014

minhspeakstruth:

Got my AIDS Life Cycle T-shirt in the mail! #alc2014

Photo 8 Apr 5,898 notes I feel hungry.

I feel hungry.

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Photo 8 Apr 11,035 notes mild-doux:

Awww

Biiiiiiiike!

mild-doux:

Awww

Biiiiiiiike!

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Video 8 Apr 2,324 notes

futurejournalismproject:

Cable on Climate Science

Via the Union of Concerned Scientists:

CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are the most widely watched cable news networks in the U.S. Their coverage of climate change is an influential source of information for the public and policy makers alike.

To gauge how accurately these networks inform their audiences about climate change, UCS analyzed the networks’ climate science coverage in 2013 and found that each network treated climate science very differently.

Fox News was the least accurate; 72 percent of its 2013 climate science-related segments contained misleading statements. CNN was in the middle, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. MSNBC was the most accurate, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements.

Read the overview here, or jump to the study here (PDF).

Images: Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science, via Union of Concerned Scientists


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