Crystal Souleater

19 Apr 2014

designboom:

invisible barn by STPMJ reflects the surrounding landscape
all images courtesy of STPMJ

read more about the installation at the socrates sculpture park here.

19 Apr 2014

19 Apr 2014

verdantdeer:

roachpatrol:

sarcoptid:

i’d just like to take a moment to appreciate one of my new favorite fishes, the longnosed lancetfish

that’s a dragon

When I become an evil supervillian, I’d like a giant tank of these behind my opulent mahogany desk.

Can I be your evil henchlady who takes care of them and teaches them to communicate using telepathy?

19 Apr 2014

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)

Yaaaaaas Neil de Grasse Tyson you are my hero

18 Apr 2014

“The sclera of our eyes lost its dark coloration somewhere on the route between chimpanzee and human. With the whites of my eyes as a backdrop to my bright blue irises, the direction of my gaze becomes plainly distinct…What pure disappointment these evolutionary developments might have been to their first bearers. Just when they thought their attention was private, now everyone else could read it on their faces. It could be no worse if a Magic Marker traced a circle around your genitals when you feel attracted to someone, or your forehead scrolled the text rambling through your head in private thoughts.”
— On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes- Alexandra Horowitz p82-3 (via thefistofartemis)

18 Apr 2014

So C is going to be here on Tuesday and this is basically how I feel, I’ve been like buzzing with excitement all week. Gah!

(Source: Spotify)

18 Apr 2014

18 Apr 2014

serpientes:

AJ Abualrub & Steffen Weng by Markus Pritzi

um

18 Apr 2014

“The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips.”

17 Apr 2014

somnomania:

meowoofau:

mini me

It’s me but mini.

Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

aaaaaaaaa

(Source: meowoof.com.au)