The story so far:

In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
 
  1. Notes: 1 / 11 hours ago 

    Also I got a haircut today.

  2. Notes: 12583 / 14 hours ago  from jovianaut (originally from asylum-art)

    asylum-art:

    Tibetan Buddhist monks Create Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand-The Mystical Arts

    Imagine the amount of patience that’s required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala sand painting, pouring multicolored grains of sand onto a shared platform until it becomes a spectacular piece of art.

     

  3. Notes: 13450 / 5 days ago  from manifestlycovariant (originally from magnius159)
    "

    I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

    When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

    Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

    Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

    …My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

    So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

    "
    -

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

    "What’s up with chicks and science?"

    Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

    (via magnius159)

  4. Notes: 42120 / 5 days ago  from igshar (originally from dungeonsandpendragons)

    igshar:

    punkrockluna:

    hexgoddess:

    adamsforthought:

    dungeonsandpendragons:

    commonly confused medieval weapons

    a powerpoint by me

    now stop screwing them up seriously or i will put a medieval weapon in your head

    Tumblr is endearing me to being lectured at in Comic Sans

    "medieval guys really liked spikes they were like medieval glitter" hasfjkashfgasjfgafjadhasdhgaHGASGFSHGD

    needs more sickle

    All it’s missing is a rousing discourse on the fact that longswords, bastard swords, and hand-and-a-half swords are all the same damn thing.

  5. Notes: 1 / 5 days ago 
    The Dubbel is in the glass, had the porter a month or so ago. I cannot decide which I like better.

    The Dubbel is in the glass, had the porter a month or so ago. I cannot decide which I like better.

     

  6. Notes: 89774 / 5 days ago  from parastatic (originally from nostalgicpatter)
    unoriginalgarbage:


[x]

this is hilarious
the way that other mantis just falls omg

    unoriginalgarbage:

    [x]

    this is hilarious

    the way that other mantis just falls omg

    (Source: nostalgicpatter)

     

  7. Notes: 1769 / 5 days ago  from jtotheizzoe
    jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal
That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.
This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.
Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 
(GIF via NC State University)

    jtotheizzoe:

    Tripedal to the Metal

    That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.

    This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.

    Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 

    (GIF via NC State University)

     

  8. Notes: 1665 / 6 days ago  from kenobi-wan-obi

    kenobi-wan-obi:

    There’s a reason why Neil deGrasse Tyson’s views on race are completely overlooked and why even I was never aware of them until recently. Science nerds will make a billion photosets and quotes about the new Cosmos and speak on everything Neil gets into even the science of the fucking Mjölnir hammer from Thor or the science of Krypton. Anything Neil speaks on as a prominent figure in science gets circulated. But just like Albert Einstein’s celebrity scientist status had no effect on his vocal views against antiblack racism in America [and it’s now 2014 with the same shit different faces], Neil’s anti-racism views are also suppressed, downplayed, or ignored. It shows that the science community at large has a long way to go in terms of accepting the problem of racism and sexism it has and fails to bring to light as it does so frequently with more efforts to many other political subjects.

  9. Notes: 34 / 6 days ago  from beesandbombs

    Anonymous asked: i dont understand the whole code thing?

    beesandbombs:

    you wanna make art, you gotta write code. that’s just how it is these days

  10. Notes: 1 / 6 days ago 

    Pyro Board: 2D Rubens’ Tube!

    If you know what a Rubens’ tube is, you’ll already want to watch this video from the title.
    If you don’t, it’s essentially a way to turn music into dancing flames by using physics which helps you analyse the situation.

    It’s just so pretty and awesome.

  11. 6 days ago 

    Lecturers amuse me.

    The online feedback from a recent relativity multiple choice exam.

  12. Notes: 1 / 1 week ago 
    congratulations!!

    Thank you :)

  13. Notes: 3 / 1 week ago 

    Guess what people?

    I just managed to land myself not one, but three brand spanking new paid jobs!

    First ever paid job I’ve had, will certainly help spruce up the CV. And it’s a pretty good set of jobs, all related and involves basically helping run university open days and similar events and tutoring 15-17 year olds in maths and science!

  14. Notes: 11861 / 1 week ago  from kenobi-wan-obi (originally from theonion)
    theonion:


FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States
     

  15. Notes: 7101 / 1 week ago  from kenobi-wan-obi (originally from scificity)
    kenobi-wan-obi:


scificity:

Wall-mounted water cooled PC

the dream

    kenobi-wan-obi:

    scificity:

    Wall-mounted water cooled PC

    the dream

     

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I'm Daniel Hoare, but more often than not I'm just referred to as 'Hoare'. Beginning the second stage of my life by studying physics at the University of Bath

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