"If you're flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit."

minestuck:

alternate title: young children gawk at flaming homosexuals

(Source: sefren)

mary09lovedesign:

Pirate themed party at Tombstone :)

I’m not the only person at this party with a Tumblr.  Yay!!!

dailymagic:


NEW PIXAR MOVIE UPDATE:
“The Good Dinosaur: co-directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, Up; writer, Finding Nemo) and Peter Sohn (an in-house animator and storyboard artist for WALL·E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles). It’s set in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct and instead evolved as a society. It’s set for a May 30, 2014, release.”

dailymagic:

NEW PIXAR MOVIE UPDATE:

“The Good Dinosaur: co-directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, Up; writer, Finding Nemo) and Peter Sohn (an in-house animator and storyboard artist for WALL·E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles). It’s set in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct and instead evolved as a society. It’s set for a May 30, 2014, release.”

I want to live in a Hobbit hole.

frodonnette:

Hobbit outfit to go rest in a Hobbit hole

Hobbit Hole Info

Modern Republicans “have so much of their own collective identity wrapped up in the belief that they’re surrounded by free-loading, job-averse parasites who not only want to smoke weed and have recreational abortions all day long, but want hardworking white Christians like them to pay the tab,” Taibbi wrote. “Their whole belief system…is inherently insulting to everyone outside the tent – and you can’t win votes when you’re calling people lazy, stoned moochers.”

The Keck Observatory control room
Our observing team and observing support staff sitting in the Keck Observatory
control room last week. Image Credit: M. Bolte
If you read enough comics (especially

My run on the Keck Telescope earlier this week involved looking for white dwarf stars and taking spectroscopic measurements of them. I got a couple of Twitter queries about how this works,…

Keck Telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea
Image Credit: W. M. Keck Observatory

Last night and tonight, I am on the Big Island of Hawaii using the Keck I telescope at the W. M Keck Observatory. The twin Keck telescopes are…

I have one last week of serious telescope proposal writing that will likely keep me from blogging very much.  In the meantime, here’s an article by planetary scientist Dr. Mike Brown about some…


National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky

I’ve been a subscriber to National Geographic magazine for many years, and I’ve always been impressed by the quality of that publication and other productions by the National Geographic…

As a scientist, I must always struggle to remember the difference between actual data and inferences based upon those data. This difference is often pretty clear. For example, if I take a picture…

An asteroid passing too close to a white dwarf gets shredded by gravity
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
Our Solar System is such a nice, ordered place. Eight (or nine or thirteen) planets have been happily circling our sun for 4.6 billion years, and the…
Hubble's new view of Stephan's Quintet
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Yes, I know I’m a whole 6 hours late to the game in bringing you these photos, during which time every other science-related blog in…