warrenellis:

Five geckos sent into orbit to test the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards’ sex lives have all died, the Russian space agency said on Monday.

There should be a great orgy to celebrate the sacrifices of our great gecko fuckstronauts.  With fire and intermissions and loud russian music and a parade.

retrofied-forest:

1950s Spacesuit

Can I grow up to be her?  Can we make that happen?

(via theremina)

“Our innumeracy isn’t inevitable. In the 1970s and the 1980s, cognitive scientists studied a population known as the unschooled, people with little or no formal education. Observing workers at a Baltimore dairy factory in the ‘80s, the psychologist Sylvia Scribner noted that even basic tasks required an extensive amount of math. For instance, many of the workers charged with loading quarts and gallons of milk into crates had no more than a sixth-grade education. But they were able to do math, in order to assemble their loads efficiently, that was “equivalent to shifting between different base systems of numbers.” Throughout these mental calculations, errors were “virtually nonexistent.” And yet when these workers were out sick and the dairy’s better-educated office workers filled in for them, productivity declined.

The unschooled may have been more capable of complex math than people who were specifically taught it, but in the context of school, they were stymied by math they already knew. Studies of children in Brazil, who helped support their families by roaming the streets selling roasted peanuts and coconuts, showed that the children routinely solved complex problems in their heads to calculate a bill or make change. When cognitive scientists presented the children with the very same problem, however, this time with pen and paper, they stumbled. A 12-year-old boy who accurately computed the price of four coconuts at 35 cruzeiros each was later given the problem on paper. Incorrectly using the multiplication method he was taught in school, he came up with the wrong answer. Similarly, when Scribner gave her dairy workers tests using the language of math class, their scores averaged around 64 percent. The cognitive-science research suggested a startling cause of Americans’ innumeracy: school.”

wolvensnothere:

It had to happen: Duckface Selfie With kellysue!

(via catvincent)

zaatar-diva:

"What is your father’s name?"
"What is your father’s father’s name?"
"Where was he born?"
"Ramallah?!"
"You have Palestinian passport?"
"You have American passport only?"
"You have family in Ramallah?"
"You don’t have family there?”
"Who do you know in Ramallah?"
"You were…

liartownusa:

Medium.com presents"A Recipe for Awareness"

Evil Supply Company official press release
August 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM Central, USA (via evilsupplyco)

2nd annual re-issue: August 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM Central, USA

(via evilsupplyco)

3rd annual re-issue: August 31, 2014 at 11:15 AM Central, USA

(via evilsupplyco)

(via winneganfake)

interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.
interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.
Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.

interdome:

Drone Sigil & Reliquary, by Megan and Adam Rothstein.

Installation constructed from approximately 50% non-new material, and entirely solar-powered.

militantweasel:

On a lighter note, here are some pictures from us crashing the corporate Pride parade with a Pink Bloc that had fun without paying the ridiculously high registration fee. We won’t pay, to be queer! The Pink Bloc originated at May Day and its participants have created a range of creative forms of queer resistance, from the organization Glitur, to the “Drag Out Capitalism” drag show during Pride weekend.  A vibrant, radical queer movement is emerging in Seattle, and the police are not going to stop us.http://blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/pride/
militantweasel:

On a lighter note, here are some pictures from us crashing the corporate Pride parade with a Pink Bloc that had fun without paying the ridiculously high registration fee. We won’t pay, to be queer! The Pink Bloc originated at May Day and its participants have created a range of creative forms of queer resistance, from the organization Glitur, to the “Drag Out Capitalism” drag show during Pride weekend.  A vibrant, radical queer movement is emerging in Seattle, and the police are not going to stop us.http://blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/pride/
militantweasel:

On a lighter note, here are some pictures from us crashing the corporate Pride parade with a Pink Bloc that had fun without paying the ridiculously high registration fee. We won’t pay, to be queer! The Pink Bloc originated at May Day and its participants have created a range of creative forms of queer resistance, from the organization Glitur, to the “Drag Out Capitalism” drag show during Pride weekend.  A vibrant, radical queer movement is emerging in Seattle, and the police are not going to stop us.http://blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/pride/

militantweasel:

On a lighter note, here are some pictures from us crashing the corporate Pride parade with a Pink Bloc that had fun without paying the ridiculously high registration fee. We won’t pay, to be queer! The Pink Bloc originated at May Day and its participants have created a range of creative forms of queer resistance, from the organization Glitur, to the “Drag Out Capitalism” drag show during Pride weekend.  A vibrant, radical queer movement is emerging in Seattle, and the police are not going to stop us.

http://blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/pride/

(via interdome)

Running on The Default Network
by Boyce