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fatxslut:

Good thing I can experience the lunar eclipse from the comfort of my own bed on the interweb.

fatxslut:

Good thing I can experience the lunar eclipse from the comfort of my own bed on the interweb.

(Source: blowsive)

skunkbear:

Endangered Species Condoms!

I like these endangered species condom wrappers, produced by the Center For Biological Diversity — and not just because they taught me how to correctly pronounce snowy plover, or because I often think about the hellbender when I’m feeling tender.  They make an important point about the link between human population growth and the dramatic population decline of other species.

The wrappers were designed by Lori Lieber and the artwork was created by Roger Peet. Don’t share these images without acknowledging them!

This is certainly one way to encourage safe sex.

99percentinvisible:

A study in brand minimalism 

I feel like this is some sort of satire of the current tech minimalism/flat movement.

Yankees To Buy Red Sox

parislemon:

True story: this evening, I found myself at a Comcast event. I drank the free booze. Had some hors d’oeuvres. Watched some 4K Super Ultra HD.1 Grand old regular night.

Nope.

Awkward.

Here’s the thing: the people who work at Comcast all seem nice enough. They are human beings after all. And I’d never begrudge anyone from earning a living. But Comcast as an entity is like a horror story of regulation gone bad.

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Wow. This article. Worth a read all the way through. There are some important points about the ridiculous cable industry that we live under. 

whereisyourbirdtonight:

WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT CASUAL AFFAIR IT IS SO SO SAD BUT SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL AND HONESTLY TELL ME ONE OTHER PERSON HE COULD BE TALKING ABOUT JUST LOOK AT THE LYRICS FOR A SEC OKAY

chrispirillo:

http://lgno.me/1qGqS4w

Great comment from tonight’s TLDR: do you think T-Mobile’s move to get rid of all overage charges will cause an influx of people switching companies?

Unfortunately, this won’t cause a mass switch.

chrispirillo:

http://lgno.me/1qGqS4w

Great comment from tonight’s TLDR: do you think T-Mobile’s move to get rid of all overage charges will cause an influx of people switching companies?

Unfortunately, this won’t cause a mass switch.

discoverynews:

Could Black Holes Give Birth to ‘Planck Stars’?
Black holes are vexing objects. Not only do they defy our everyday understanding about how the Universe should work, they confound even the most complex mathematical models. Science writers describe them as “gravitational behemoths” that warp spacetime so much that even light cannot escape the surrounding boundary, known as the “event horizon.” But what lies inside? Well, that doesn’t matter, we argue, everyday physics does not apply once you cross the event horizon.
The horribly unsatisfactory explanation has been battered in recent months when a serious physics confrontation entered the public arena. What goes on inside a black hole’s event horizon has actually caused a theoretical conflagration and now, two theoretical physicists have proposed a new idea that may marry quantum mechanics with gravity, extinguishing the tricky “firewall” and finding a solution to the “information paradox.”
Enter the “Planck Star.” It’s weird….

Science!

discoverynews:

Could Black Holes Give Birth to ‘Planck Stars’?

Black holes are vexing objects. Not only do they defy our everyday understanding about how the Universe should work, they confound even the most complex mathematical models. Science writers describe them as “gravitational behemoths” that warp spacetime so much that even light cannot escape the surrounding boundary, known as the “event horizon.” But what lies inside? Well, that doesn’t matter, we argue, everyday physics does not apply once you cross the event horizon.

The horribly unsatisfactory explanation has been battered in recent months when a serious physics confrontation entered the public arena. What goes on inside a black hole’s event horizon has actually caused a theoretical conflagration and now, two theoretical physicists have proposed a new idea that may marry quantum mechanics with gravity, extinguishing the tricky “firewall” and finding a solution to the “information paradox.”

Enter the “Planck Star.” It’s weird….

Science!

peyton-williams:

Just posted some photos of Duke lacrosse practice on Feb 7, 2014. Did these for US Lacrosse for a story they are working on. 

peyton-williams:

Just posted some photos of Duke lacrosse practice on Feb 7, 2014. Did these for US Lacrosse for a story they are working on. 

*gets down on one knee* will you please give me the wifi password?

(Source: possiblypensive)

undwhockey:

How it feels throughout the day after waking up early to watch the Olympics.

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How it feels throughout any day…