jtotheizzoe:

One of my favorite GIFs of one of my favorite NASA visualizations to preview Monday’s It’s Okay To Be Smart and get you excited and all that jazz. Think you can guess what tomorrow’s vid is about?

Blue = sea saltGreen = organicsRed = dustWhite = sulfates

Check out the full NASA video below, featuring simulated global “stuff in the air” over a two year period on Earth. Ain’t Earth beautiful? (Even if, as in this case, it’s a 3 million processor-hour computer animation)

jtotheizzoe:

One of my favorite GIFs of one of my favorite NASA visualizations to preview Monday’s It’s Okay To Be Smart and get you excited and all that jazz. Think you can guess what tomorrow’s vid is about?

Blue = sea salt
Green = organics
Red = dust
White = sulfates

Check out the full NASA video below, featuring simulated global “stuff in the air” over a two year period on Earth. Ain’t Earth beautiful? (Even if, as in this case, it’s a 3 million processor-hour computer animation)

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currentsinbiology:

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Microbes and Mothers


Although babies are born into a world replete with diverse bacteria, the ones that colonize them are not accidental. These first microbes colonizing the newborn begin a dynamic process. We are born with innate immunity, a collection of proteins, cells, detergents, and junctions that guard our surfaces based on recognition of structures that are widely shared among classes of microbes. In contrast, we must develop adaptive immunity that will clearly distinguish self from non-self. Our early-life microbes are the first teachers in this process, instructing the developing immune system about what is dangerous and what is not.
In our first three years of life, a great diversity of microbes self-organizes into a life-support system with the complexity of the adult microbiota. This critical period lays the foundation for all the biological processes that unfold in our childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age—unless something comes along to disrupt it.

Lactobacillus organisms and vaginal squamous epithelial cell. Image: CDC via Wikipedia

currentsinbiology:

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Microbes and Mothers

Although babies are born into a world replete with diverse bacteria, the ones that colonize them are not accidental. These first microbes colonizing the newborn begin a dynamic process. We are born with innate immunity, a collection of proteins, cells, detergents, and junctions that guard our surfaces based on recognition of structures that are widely shared among classes of microbes. In contrast, we must develop adaptive immunity that will clearly distinguish self from non-self. Our early-life microbes are the first teachers in this process, instructing the developing immune system about what is dangerous and what is not.

In our first three years of life, a great diversity of microbes self-organizes into a life-support system with the complexity of the adult microbiota. This critical period lays the foundation for all the biological processes that unfold in our childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age—unless something comes along to disrupt it.

Lactobacillus organisms and vaginal squamous epithelial cell. Image: CDC via Wikipedia

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#fbf with @trentsherrill, VooDoo Larry in Chicago back in… Uhh… 2009? I don’t know but enjoy! 

#pinup #pinupgirl #ivydmuerta #green #kustom #tuckandroll #46ford #ford #voodoo #chicago #customs #tuckandroll #inked #tattoo #bewbs #hashtagfuckery #dress #vintage

#fbf with @trentsherrill, VooDoo Larry in Chicago back in… Uhh… 2009? I don’t know but enjoy!

#pinup #pinupgirl #ivydmuerta #green #kustom #tuckandroll #46ford #ford #voodoo #chicago #customs #tuckandroll #inked #tattoo #bewbs #hashtagfuckery #dress #vintage

#tbt 💜
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

#tbt 💜
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Tags: tbt

Typical Sunday evening. @carnifex #pyro #fire #carnifex

@scottianlewis @buddhafex @furdycal @theshawncameron @jordandangerfield @dianadrummergirl @martincleal

Pleased to announce I will be returning for the third year as the Roadshow Revival’s Master of Ceremonies! Come to the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Father’s Day weekend (Saturday June 14th) for great live music, hot rods and bikes, shopping, food… and the PINUP PAGEANT! I will be signing prints at the Roadshow Revival booth all day long in between announcing the beautiful pinup girls on stage. See you then. ❤️ 

@roadshowrevival
#ivydmuerta #hostess #pinup #pinuppageant #pageant #mc #bikini #gretsch #hotrod #bike #ratrod #johnnycash #carshow #music #musicfestival #summer #carshowseason #iwannameetyou

Pleased to announce I will be returning for the third year as the Roadshow Revival’s Master of Ceremonies! Come to the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Father’s Day weekend (Saturday June 14th) for great live music, hot rods and bikes, shopping, food… and the PINUP PAGEANT! I will be signing prints at the Roadshow Revival booth all day long in between announcing the beautiful pinup girls on stage. See you then. ❤️

@roadshowrevival
#ivydmuerta #hostess #pinup #pinuppageant #pageant #mc #bikini #gretsch #hotrod #bike #ratrod #johnnycash #carshow #music #musicfestival #summer #carshowseason #iwannameetyou

💀 #ivydmuerta

💀 #ivydmuerta

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fellforgabrielle:

awkwardsituationist:

there are three ways that individuals who are oppressed can deal with their oppression. one of them is to rise up against their oppressors with physical violence and corroding hatred. but oh this isn’t the way. violence creates many more social problems than it solves. another way is to acquiesce and to give in, to resign yourself to the oppression. but that too isn’t the way, because non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.

but there is another way. and that is to organize mass non violent resistance based on the principle of love. where there is something about hate that tears down and is destructive, there is something about love that builds up and is creative. love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe.

when you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system. you just keep loving people, even though they’re mistreating you. just keep being friendly to that person. i’m foolish enough to believe that through the power of this love, somewhere men of the most recalcitrant bent will be transformed.

edited from a november 17, 1957 sermon by dr. martin luther king, jr. photos by: 1. marc riboud of jan rose kasmir at the pentagon, october 21, 1967; 2. lefteris pitarakis in cairo, january 28, 2011; 3. guillermo legaria in bogota, october 26, 2011; 4. sergei chuzavkov in kiev, december 30, 2013; 5. william fernando martinez in bogotá, november 11, 2011; 6. reuters, kiev, november, 2004; 7. stefan stefanov in sofia, bulgaria, november, 2013; 8. john vizcaino in bogotá, november 11, 2011; and 9. hadi mizban in baghdad, january 6, 2008

This brought me to tears.

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"Greatness is a property for which no man can receive credit too soon; it must be possessed long before it is acknowledged."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


#Emerson #StayHumble #StayGrateful  

Photography by @thecoffey

"Greatness is a property for which no man can receive credit too soon; it must be possessed long before it is acknowledged."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


#Emerson #StayHumble #StayGrateful

Photography by @thecoffey

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this post in memoriam of my friend Dave Brockie, whom so many of you know as Oderus (frontman of Gwar).
  Dave was one hell of a friend. Shit, I can’t even write this without tears streaming down my face. Dave was one of those incredibly rare human beings who took the time out of their day to make sure you are okay in your life. He supported and gave me valuable advice in my career and life. His jokes and incredible wisdom (also hidden under crass humour we all knew and loved) helped me through some shitty times in my life both personally and professionally. He was incredibly wise, intelligent, hilarious, crass, kind, and stood up for what is right and wrong. 
  Hearing of his loss yesterday was like an atom bomb being dropped on my soul. Dave wasn’t just a friend, but a human I considered as a family member. I will miss you so much my friend, and you still owe me a Guinness you clownshoe!

Be a good human, and in his philosophical words “We are all one, some parts get along better.”

#davebrockie #oderus #gwar #ripmyfriend #brother

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this post in memoriam of my friend Dave Brockie, whom so many of you know as Oderus (frontman of Gwar).
Dave was one hell of a friend. Shit, I can’t even write this without tears streaming down my face. Dave was one of those incredibly rare human beings who took the time out of their day to make sure you are okay in your life. He supported and gave me valuable advice in my career and life. His jokes and incredible wisdom (also hidden under crass humour we all knew and loved) helped me through some shitty times in my life both personally and professionally. He was incredibly wise, intelligent, hilarious, crass, kind, and stood up for what is right and wrong.
Hearing of his loss yesterday was like an atom bomb being dropped on my soul. Dave wasn’t just a friend, but a human I considered as a family member. I will miss you so much my friend, and you still owe me a Guinness you clownshoe!

Be a good human, and in his philosophical words “We are all one, some parts get along better.”

#davebrockie #oderus #gwar #ripmyfriend #brother

astrodidact:

A New View of the Milky Way


March 21, 2014 | by Justine Alford



If you want to explore the Milky Way without having to go into space, then look no further than GLIMPSE360, an incredible new interactive website that allows you to take a tour of the milky way with the click of a button. This is all thanks to a team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who used over a whopping two million images collected by NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope to allow us to be able to do this. This telescope was launched into space in 2003, and is still going strong, though it was only meant to last 2 and a half years. 
The images collected were used to generate an amazing 360 degree view the Milky Way, the spiral galaxy within which our solar system lies, looking through a slice of the galactic plane. The Milky Way is approximately 100,000 light years in diameter and contains up to 400 billion stars, and possibly a similar number of planets. 
The Spitzer telescope takes infrared pictures of space since interstellar dust obscures images taken using visible light. The results have been incredible; not only have the images provided new information on galactic structure, but more than 200 million objects have now been added to our map of the milky way that were previously unknown. The leader of the group at the U of W-Madison who put these images together, Edward Churchwell, says “We’ve established beyond the shadow of a doubt that our galaxy has a large bar structure that extends halfway out to the sun’s orbit. We know more about where the Milky Way’s spiral arms are.” Churchwell’s group have been compiling and analysing data collected from the Spitzer telescope for over a decade in a project called GLIMPSE (Galactic Legacy Infrared Midplane Survey Extraordinaire). 
Alongside giving us new insights into the Milky Way, the results have also raised some puzzling questions. For example, the project revealed that interstellar space is filled with a gas made from complex, aromatic (benzene ring containing) hydrocarbons, suggesting that carbon is far more abundant in space than originally believed. The images are also being used in the Milky Way Project, whereby citizens can dredge through these infrared pictures in order to gain better information on star formation and what lies inside our galaxy. There’s evidently going to be a lot more exciting data that can be pulled out from these images to build up an even bigger and comprehensive picture of the Milky Way; it’s certainly not over yet. 


http://www.iflscience.com/space/new-view-milky-way#mGlOpkghplX1k6IX.99

astrodidact:

A New View of the Milky Way

March 21, 2014 | by Justine Alford

If you want to explore the Milky Way without having to go into space, then look no further than GLIMPSE360, an incredible new interactive website that allows you to take a tour of the milky way with the click of a button. This is all thanks to a team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who used over a whopping two million images collected by NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope to allow us to be able to do this. This telescope was launched into space in 2003, and is still going strong, though it was only meant to last 2 and a half years. 

The images collected were used to generate an amazing 360 degree view the Milky Way, the spiral galaxy within which our solar system lies, looking through a slice of the galactic plane. The Milky Way is approximately 100,000 light years in diameter and contains up to 400 billion stars, and possibly a similar number of planets. 

The Spitzer telescope takes infrared pictures of space since interstellar dust obscures images taken using visible light. The results have been incredible; not only have the images provided new information on galactic structure, but more than 200 million objects have now been added to our map of the milky way that were previously unknown. The leader of the group at the U of W-Madison who put these images together, Edward Churchwell, says “We’ve established beyond the shadow of a doubt that our galaxy has a large bar structure that extends halfway out to the sun’s orbit. We know more about where the Milky Way’s spiral arms are.” Churchwell’s group have been compiling and analysing data collected from the Spitzer telescope for over a decade in a project called GLIMPSE (Galactic Legacy Infrared Midplane Survey Extraordinaire). 

Alongside giving us new insights into the Milky Way, the results have also raised some puzzling questions. For example, the project revealed that interstellar space is filled with a gas made from complex, aromatic (benzene ring containing) hydrocarbons, suggesting that carbon is far more abundant in space than originally believed. The images are also being used in the Milky Way Project, whereby citizens can dredge through these infrared pictures in order to gain better information on star formation and what lies inside our galaxy. There’s evidently going to be a lot more exciting data that can be pulled out from these images to build up an even bigger and comprehensive picture of the Milky Way; it’s certainly not over yet. 

http://www.iflscience.com/space/new-view-milky-way#mGlOpkghplX1k6IX.99

kulturkrig:

Viking restaurant Aifur in Stockholm, Sweden.

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doworksmokeblunts asked: What is something you wanna see explained on cosmos? I just started watching it and i find it to be pretty awesome, i personally hope they go over dark matter.

kenobi-wan-obi:

Okay so see how in the first cosmos with Sagan he made the distinction between astrology and astronomy? well I would like them to make connections as to how astronomy and biology joined to make astrobiology a now well studied subject. It’s flourished a lot since Sagan’s time so I’d basically like to see a bit of its roots and most influential figures and see where it went to today in the way they did with that segment. That’d be pretty fun to see since it’s all about life in outer space and the studies that help our understanding of this concept. It would give people an idea of how far scientists have come in that subject. Could even plug the idea that if we understand how life might work in outerspace or in other planets we can better defend ourselves down here on Earth. You can do so much with the theme of astrobiology.

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

afangirlstreehouse:

hheath541:

Apple download - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?mt=8
Android download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 

alwayssmilecuzyoucan:

afangirlstreehouse:

hheath541:

Apple download - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?mt=8

Android download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.

I DON’T CARE IF THIS DOESN’T SUIT YOUR BLOG TYPE IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU 

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jtotheizzoe:

You know it’s spring when, just after sunset, the refrigerator constellation rises in the western sky.

(But seriously, remember that our perspective on the stars is at the same time wonderfully unique but not at all special, and the stellar stories that we write are products not only of our imaginations, but also our brain’s relentless desire to recognize patterns in random assortments of far away dots)

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