gaksdesigns:

Porcelain sculptures by Kate MacDowell.

(via pathopharmacology)

nubbsgalore:

honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators. 

photos by (click pic) konrad wothekenji nishida, jenny theobald and tobias gerlach, leyooutofsomewherewanja krahalex figueroamatt brady, and michael and patricia fogden

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Addams Family board game, 1964

Addams Family board game, 1964

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roachpatrol:

jaclcfrost:

"why do you like floral prints so much" because i’m not a person. secretly i’m just a mass of bees. trying to blend in with humans. unable to let go of my love of flowers

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Tags: Bees

wytchblood:

historywithwomen:

Ada Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852)
Ada Lovelace was born in London, England on December 10th, 1815 to parents Anne Isabelle Milbank and the Romatic poet Lord Byron. A month after Ada was born her parents split. Ada grew up with her mother who was trained in math and insisted that Ada be tutored in mathematics and science to keep from the same poetic tendencies that her father had. At the age of seventeen she became close friends with one of the gentlemen scientists at the time named Charles Babbage, who was known as the inventor of the Difference Engine. Babbage showed her a piece of this engine, which was meant to perform mathematical calculations, Ada was captivated by it. Babbage later on invented a new more complex calculating machine, called the Analytical Engine and an Italian mathematician published a memoir in French about it and Babbage asked her to translate it. For nine months she worked on the article and a set of her own notes which ended up being three times longer than the original. In her notes, she theorized the process called looping that computer programs use today. For this work she is considered the first computer programmer. Ada died at the age of thirty-seven from cancer and although her article was not popular when she was alive, in the 1950s her notes were reintroduced by B.Y. Bowden, who republished them in Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines in 1953.

In the late 70s a new programming language was commissioned by the US DoD. The team selected to create this language named it Ada. It’s still in use.

wytchblood:

historywithwomen:

Ada Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852)

Ada Lovelace was born in London, England on December 10th, 1815 to parents Anne Isabelle Milbank and the Romatic poet Lord Byron. A month after Ada was born her parents split. Ada grew up with her mother who was trained in math and insisted that Ada be tutored in mathematics and science to keep from the same poetic tendencies that her father had.

At the age of seventeen she became close friends with one of the gentlemen scientists at the time named Charles Babbage, who was known as the inventor of the Difference Engine. Babbage showed her a piece of this engine, which was meant to perform mathematical calculations, Ada was captivated by it.

Babbage later on invented a new more complex calculating machine, called the Analytical Engine and an Italian mathematician published a memoir in French about it and Babbage asked her to translate it. For nine months she worked on the article and a set of her own notes which ended up being three times longer than the original. In her notes, she theorized the process called looping that computer programs use today. For this work she is considered the first computer programmer.

Ada died at the age of thirty-seven from cancer and although her article was not popular when she was alive, in the 1950s her notes were reintroduced by B.Y. Bowden, who republished them in Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines in 1953.

In the late 70s a new programming language was commissioned by the US DoD. The team selected to create this language named it Ada. It’s still in use.

So after 6 months of having to cancel my appointments I finally got to the hairdressers yesterday. So why have one colour when you can have four ? Please excuse my face but unfortunately my hair is attached to it.

So after 6 months of having to cancel my appointments I finally got to the hairdressers yesterday. So why have one colour when you can have four ? Please excuse my face but unfortunately my hair is attached to it.

medievalpoc:

aboyoficeandfire reblogged your photo:
Vampire

I demand fanfic immediately

(context)

granadabrettishholmes:

double-zero-agent-alison:

ego-zhu:

 

OMGasdfghjkl;  *I’M NOT WORTHY*…*I’M NOT WORTHY*
Seriously, artist, holy ksfgxcbtf JEREMY IS SO SULTRY  
*dies*

Wow!

granadabrettishholmes:

double-zero-agent-alison:

ego-zhu:

 

OMGasdfghjkl;  *I’M NOT WORTHY*…*I’M NOT WORTHY*

Seriously, artist, holy ksfgxcbtf JEREMY IS SO SULTRY  

*dies*

Wow!

willsmiff:

kayleyhyde:

We all know that feeling, vending machine

#i am also full of snacks and darkness

willsmiff:

kayleyhyde:

We all know that feeling, vending machine

(Source: dalasverdugo, via old-woman-josie)

kapujanincs:

Stephen Kettle
Alan Turing - Codebreaker (2007)
statue made of slate at Bletchey Park

kapujanincs:

Stephen Kettle

Alan Turing - Codebreaker (2007)

statue made of slate at Bletchey Park

"The only person that should be pardoning anybody is him. Hopefully, the film will bring to the fore what an extraordinary human being he was and how appalling (his treatment was). It’s a really shameful, disgraceful part of our history."

— Benedict Cumberbatch saying something we should keep in mind as we get excited about the film (via cinemaseas)

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sarahseeandersen:

scissor-happy:

Not sure who the fuck decided to crop this,
The original artist of this design is Sarah Andersen.
Please don’t steal other artist’s work!!!!


As the original creator of this piece, let me explain why stuff like this is bad for artists.
When someone edits an illustration, it hurts the artist because they had a specific intention and you took that away from them.  A person spent a long time trying to make something look a certain way, and with two clicks in photoshop you can undo all of that work.  To put it bluntly, you ruined it.  And when someone worked hard to create a very specific image, it’s sort of painful to see it being spread around as a downgrade version.
Some artists allow people to use their work in other media, such as collages or glitch art.   Sometimes they want to make minor changes, like cropping. That’s okay!  But it’s really as easy as just asking the artist and seeing if it’s alright.
I also see my comics edited a lot.  Specifically, people will take out my signature and add a url to their website. Frankly, that’s just selfish.  That’s my comic and my idea, so you shouldn’t redirect traffic to your website. 
Also, you really shouldn’t be taking traffic away from artists.  The starving artists thing isn’t just a cliche; it’s very hard to profit from your work.  So you can at least let the artists keep their credit, right?
Regarding credit: Sometimes people don’t take credit away maliciously, they just really don’t know where something came from.  So obviously I’m not going to attack those people, but there are ways of finding the original artist.
Here’s a link to a tumblr that explains more of this, and has a post explaining how to find the original creator of a piece.
http://credittheartist.tumblr.com

sarahseeandersen:

scissor-happy:

Not sure who the fuck decided to crop this,

The original artist of this design is Sarah Andersen.

Please don’t steal other artist’s work!!!!

As the original creator of this piece, let me explain why stuff like this is bad for artists.

When someone edits an illustration, it hurts the artist because they had a specific intention and you took that away from them.  A person spent a long time trying to make something look a certain way, and with two clicks in photoshop you can undo all of that work.  To put it bluntly, you ruined it.  And when someone worked hard to create a very specific image, it’s sort of painful to see it being spread around as a downgrade version.

Some artists allow people to use their work in other media, such as collages or glitch art.   Sometimes they want to make minor changes, like cropping. That’s okay!  But it’s really as easy as just asking the artist and seeing if it’s alright.

I also see my comics edited a lot.  Specifically, people will take out my signature and add a url to their website. Frankly, that’s just selfish.  That’s my comic and my idea, so you shouldn’t redirect traffic to your website. 

Also, you really shouldn’t be taking traffic away from artists.  The starving artists thing isn’t just a cliche; it’s very hard to profit from your work.  So you can at least let the artists keep their credit, right?

Regarding credit: Sometimes people don’t take credit away maliciously, they just really don’t know where something came from.  So obviously I’m not going to attack those people, but there are ways of finding the original artist.

Here’s a link to a tumblr that explains more of this, and has a post explaining how to find the original creator of a piece.

http://credittheartist.tumblr.com

(Source: fashionbagsblog, via ooksaidthelibrarian)

txchnologist:

RFID Tags Show Elite Bees Are Made, Not Born

by Michael Keller

Some bees in a hive have a right to complain. Researchers studying individual foraging behavior found that a minority group of elite colony members work much harder than others. 

By attaching tiny radio frequency identification tags to the backs of bees, University of Illinois scientists realized that 20 percent of bees that leave the nest to forage account for 50 percent of the total food brought back.

“We found that some bees are working very, very hard – as we would have expected,” said lead researcher Gene Robinson, who heads the university’s Institute for Genomic Biology. “But then we found some other bees that were not working as hard as the others.”

Read more and check out the video below.

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(via scienceyoucanlove)

Tags: bees Gif