awkwardsilence/nervouslaughter

Walk backwards slowly and silently out of the room.

smithsonianmag:

What is an Analemma?

An analemma is the figure “8″ loop that results when one observes the position of the sun at the same time during the day over the course of a year. Due to the earth’s tilt about its axis (23.45°) and its elliptical orbit about the sun, the location of the sun is not constant from day to day when observed at the same time on each day over the course of a full year. Furthermore, this loop will be inclined at different angles depending on one’s geographical latitude.

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crookedindifference:

Starry Night of Alamut
crookedindifference:

Sequoias and the Stars
colchrishadfield:

I’m sure this river takes itself seriously, but it makes me laugh.



Spent an hour poring over the 8 pages (so far) of Col Hadfield’s tumblr.

FROM. SPACE. — SPACE.  !!!

colchrishadfield:

I’m sure this river takes itself seriously, but it makes me laugh.

Spent an hour poring over the 8 pages (so far) of Col Hadfield’s tumblr. FROM. SPACE. — SPACE.  !!!
please, people, give humanity the three years to actually create: 1. the hoverboard, 2. jaws 19 in 3D, 3. jackets that dry themselves, 4. flying cars, and lastly but definitely not least, 5. ready-to-rehydrate pizza hut pizzas. why rush?

buzzfeed:

We’ve been discussing this in the office for a while, and just wanted to let everyone know that that Back To The Future clock screen floating around is fake.
For reference, these are the years visited in Back To The Future: 1885, 1955, 1985, 2015. 

please, people, give humanity the three years to actually create: 1. the hoverboard, 2. jaws 19 in 3D, 3. jackets that dry themselves, 4. flying cars, and lastly but definitely not least, 5. ready-to-rehydrate pizza hut pizzas. why rush?

buzzfeed:

We’ve been discussing this in the office for a while, and just wanted to let everyone know that that Back To The Future clock screen floating around is fake.

For reference, these are the years visited in Back To The Future: 1885, 1955, 1985, 2015. 

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wnycradiolab:

jtotheizzoe:

Because you were wondering, you know you were.
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Anyone else remember going to a science museum as a kid and being weighed on the “space” scales?  Was that Liberty Science Center?  Man, that was great.

wnycradiolab:

jtotheizzoe:

Because you were wondering, you know you were.

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Anyone else remember going to a science museum as a kid and being weighed on the “space” scales?  Was that Liberty Science Center?  Man, that was great.

theatlantic:

In Focus: Historic Photos of New York City

Top: View of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, on April 24, 1933.

Bottom: Lower Manhattan skyline at night, seen beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn end in February of 1938. See this scene today in this Google Map street view.

See more. [Images: E. M. Bofinger and Eugene de Salignac, courtesy NYC Municipal Archives]