Best boyband ever.
If this were a boyband I might actually become interested in boybands, to an extremely limited degree.
Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’. —
Terry Pratchett, Snuff (via bibliophilemartini)
I do believe this has come up in a previous book (don’t remember which one, Small Gods or Night Watch or anything in between), something along the lines of
Nothing strikes fear in to the hearts of innocents like being told they have nothing to fear.
(But where is Part 2?)
Carolyn and Herc are indisputably the cutest couple persons who know each other in the whole of history.
morning still life
Northwestern Crow. Photo by schochin
“First Evidence for Extraterrestrial Sources of High-Energy Neutrinos” —Reports Antarctica Observatory
Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most enduring mysteries in physics. Until now. A massive telescope at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the Antarctic ice reports the detection of 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos that might have their origin in cosmic sources. Two of these reached energies greater than 1 petaelectronvolt (PeV), an energy level thousands of times higher than the highest energy neutrino yet produced in a manmade accelerator.
“We’re looking for the first time at high energy neutrinos that are not coming from the atmosphere,” says Francis Halzen, principal investigator of IceCube and the Hilldale and Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of Wisconsin–Madison. “This is what we were looking for,” he adds.
Because they rarely interact with matter and are unimpeded by gravity, neutrinos can carry information about the workings of the highest-energy and most distant phenomena in the universe. Though billions of neutrinos pass through the Earth every second, the vast majority originate either in the sun or in the Earth’s atmosphere. Far rarer are high-energy neutrinos that may hail from the most powerful cosmic events — such as gamma ray bursts, black holes, or star formation — where they would be created in association with high-energy cosmic rays that can reach energies up to thousands of PeVs.
Postdoctoral fellow Nathan Whitehorn described 28 high-energy neutrino events captured by the detector between May 2010 and May 2012. These events, including two that exceeded the unprecedented energy level of 1 PeV, were one of the main goals for building a detector such as IceCube.
“Their properties are strongly inconsistent with what you would expect of atmospheric sources and are almost exactly what you would expect from an astrophysical source,” Whitehorn says. It is premature to speculate where these neutrinos originated, he adds, but the IceCube collaboration is continuing to refine and expand the analysis.
IceCube is comprised of more than 5,000 digital optical modules suspended in a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole. The National Science Foundation-supported observatory detects neutrinos through the tiny flashes of blue light produced when a neutrino interacts with a water molecule in the ice.
The first hints of high-energy neutrinos came with the unexpected discovery in April 2012 of two detector events above 1 PeV. An analysis of those events was reported last month in a paper submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters. An intensified search, led by Whitehorn and fellow WIPAC scientists Claudio Kopper and Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, turned up 26 additional events exceeding 30 teraelectronvolts (TeV; one-thousandth of a PeV), which will be described in a forthcoming publication.
The Daily Galaxy via http://www.news.wisc.edu/21790
Reblogging for Silas Wright – they’re keeping up your field work, dude! Built a slightly fancier hut for it, though.
I bought a sandwich cutter from China and I think the translation on the package is a bit off
It got real dark real fast
…The sandwich cutter is vision. The sandwich cutter is not a mere frame,the sandwich cutter is not an inert mechanism…In the hideous nightmare it projects across the soul, the awful apparition of the sandwich cutter fuses with its terrible work…
i was just getting mad about this a minute ago
Is this real?
(Source: norwegian-blue, via threeoranges)
apparently my school made the senior dinner great gatsby themed
because what better theme for a graduation party than the inaccessibility of the american dream
THIS IS THE BESTWORST GRADUATION IDEA I HAVE EVER SEEN.
Best, worst, but most appropriate definitely.
Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown - Telegraph -
The snobs and critics will have a field day with the US author’s latest work – but I’m not joining in.
Dan Brown + intelligent snarky Brits = My OTP
I hope Dan Tetsell gets in on the act again; I can always tell when he’s written on a show rerunning on 4extra because he just can’t leave The DaVinci Code alone.
When I traveled cross-country this past weekend, my parents were both baffled, and somewhat intrigued, that I chose to take the inexpensive train from the airport rather than bumming a ride from them or hiring a taxi. “But how did you find the station?” they asked. “How did you know where to walk after you got off the train? Where did you look it up? How did you even begin?” Quirky eco-conscious individualism (aka thrift and responsibility) is apparently gloriously confusing to boomers.
In my experience the responses are one or both of the following:
A) “But you might have been raped!”
B) “But you can afford a taxi, why would you do that?”
(Source: bostonreview, via walkerfarrell)
You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious. —
When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials arent’ buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
Every time someone says we’re a lazy and entitled generation I’m going to show them this
They should be happy most of us haven’t moved to the moon yet
That actually sounds like a good idea at this point
“Just get another job”
Yeah okay I’ll go get one from the job tree, along with everyone else who graduated with my qualifications while more are coming all the time
I’d like to think this means Millennials could bring about the turn away from consumerism that might make our well-being actually sustainable, rather than this ridiculous profligate Economy Uber Alles approach that is running everything into the ground … but I may be too optimistic. (There’s a first for everything.) At least we’d be happier.
BTW – “the quirky eco-conscious individualism that supposedly characterizes this generation” (from the article) – I’ve rarely felt so much aligned with something I’m supposed to belong to. What is this strange feeling …
(Source: bostonreview, via arythusa)