fucking Bill Nye the damn science guy
That’s the thing, is the first games she had no idea what she was doing, but she had a chance. Even if it was the slightest in the world, it was there. The second….she goes in completely knowing that she is going to devote every effort she had to saving Peeta. So courageous
Wait but can we talk about how the filmmakers reflected this in the background sound. In the first film when the tube shut everything went silent and it reflected what Katniss could hear and feel, but in the second film there was no change in sound to reflect Katniss’s experience in the tube, because at that point she knew it wasn’t about her.
Xu Bing — Tian Shu (Book from the Sky), 1987-1991
Tian Shu is comprised of a display of books spread in a large rectangle across the ground, above which voluptuous scrolls unroll in long, pregnant arcs. The books—four hundred of them—are handmade with reverential adherence to the standards of traditional Ming dynasty fonts, bookbinding, typesetting and stringing techniques.
To make them, Xu painstakingly carved Chinese characters into square woodblocks, in just the way his ancient printing predecessors would have done, had them typeset and printed, and the printed pages mounted and bound into books and scrolls.Yet, there’s the astonishing, Borgesian catch: out of the three or four thousand Chinese characters used in these volumes and scrolls, not a single one of them is a real Chinese character. They are made up of recognizable radicals and typical atomic components of Chinese characters, but Xu laboured to ensure that while they all retain the unmistakable look of Chinese script, they are all, so to speak, nonsense. They do not exist in any dictionary, and do not mean anything. Chinese speakers and non-Chinese speakers alike approach the books with the same sense of wonder at their beauty, and the same sense of incomprehension at their content. It’s a piece of art whose meaning is to be found in its meaninglessness. (via)
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music." | Betrand Russell
"Beauty of Mathematics" by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux
What do you know about the multiverse theory? Well for those of you who don’t know it is essentially a theory that says there are finite or infinite number of universes out there. There have been numerous scientists and researchers trying to prove that other universes exist outside our own. Well earlier in the year Planck telescope released some data that showed there are numerous anomalies that our current standard model of physics can’t predict. Some multiverse researchers believe that they are caused by other universes pulling on our own! It’s an interesting suggestion and maybe these anomalies could support their claim but we do need more data on this.
Planck researchers, for the most part, think these outlandish claims hold no water and think it might be something else. There is another piece of the puzzle to add and it’s called Dark Flow. Scientists have been able to track Dark Flow and it’s moving away from Earth. It’s another piece that researchers believe is caused from other universes pulling on our own. Astronomers still don’t understand these anomalies completely but our technology is getting better to track them and get a clearer picture.
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Comet C/2012 S1 ISON in the Cor-2 images on the NASA STEREO Ahead spacecraft.
Image credit: NRL/NASA
OG Menswear Dog
Despite being the best dressed pooch on the internet, Menswear Dog is certainly not the first canine to don people clothes. Turns out, America has a century long obsession with dressing up their pets, and we’ve got nothing but respect for our four-legged forefathers.
Check out more mind-blowing vintage photos of dapper dogs over at io9.com