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I like this game. Not they Zynga one obviously.

I like this game. Not they Zynga one obviously.


jtotheizzoe:

Today’s Big Solar Storm Might Only Be a Preview of Worse to Come

If Tumblr breaks today, you can blame the Sun. The video above shows an enormous M9 flare erupting from the Sun recently, which is the second most powerful rating for flares that we have. As I write this, we are being bombarded with solar protons, only saved by our magnetosphere.

We are at the beginning of a solar activity cycle that could lead to more events like this.

The coronal mass ejection (CME, and which always makes me giggle) sent energy particles hurtling towards Earth that will provide goo aurora fodder for the polar folks, but can disrupt electronics elsewhere.

I’m not avoiding you, I didn’t get your call, it was totally the Sun.”

Madrigal pointed out this interesting tidbit: In 1859, a solar storm hit the Earth that was so strong, telegraphs could be powered by electrical currents in the air.

(via Alexis Madrigal - The Atlantic)

Super cool. Watch the big spot on the top half at about 6 seconds.


unknownskywalker:

Astronomical by Mishka Henner

Astronomical is a set of twelve 506-page volumes representing a scale model of our solar system from the Sun to Pluto. The width of each page represents one million kilometres. The set is an open edition with each set printed for each buyer. Order Astronomical here (£100 + shipping). Watch the video →

I want this.


jtotheizzoe:

Whoa.
The SOHO satellite is being inundated with so much radiation right now that it looks like it’s in a snowstorm. Cursed coronal mass ejection!
(via Spaceweather.com)

It looks like SOHO is getting more snow than Wisconsin this year!

jtotheizzoe:

Whoa.

The SOHO satellite is being inundated with so much radiation right now that it looks like it’s in a snowstorm. Cursed coronal mass ejection!

(via Spaceweather.com)

It looks like SOHO is getting more snow than Wisconsin this year!


pantslessprogressive:

Re: the Hill, President Obama says he wants to:
ban insider trading by members of Congress (“send me a bill… and I will sign it tomorrow.”)
“…limit any elected official from owning stocks in industries they impact.”
require an up or down vote for all judicial and public service nominations within 90 days.

This would fix so many things in congress. 

pantslessprogressive:

Re: the Hill, President Obama says he wants to:

  • ban insider trading by members of Congress (“send me a bill… and I will sign it tomorrow.”)
  • “…limit any elected official from owning stocks in industries they impact.”
  • require an up or down vote for all judicial and public service nominations within 90 days.

This would fix so many things in congress. 


shortformblog:

brooklynmutt:

“Great gif, or greatest gif?” - @SaraLang
via Daily Intel

This has YTMND material all over it. <3

shortformblog:

brooklynmutt:

“Great gif, or greatest gif?” - 

via Daily Intel

This has YTMND material all over it. <3


motherjones:

Could be.
(Via)

motherjones:

Could be.

(Via)


christiantheatheist:

Bill Nye

Science rules.

(Source: thehackerformerlyknownas4chan)


At 120 degrees, it was so hot in Australia that Koalas were asking people for water, something that’s never been seen before.

freakypencils:

kyoscock:

One Koala entered someone’s house, looking for water and shade, and here’s what happened when the owner gave him something to drink. 

KOALAS :((((((((((

(Source: kyos-cock)