datagoddess

nubbsgalore:

photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.

in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.

but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.  

volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.

(see also: previous volcanology posts)

Volcano of awesome.

npr

nprhereandnow:

Hi all, exciting news. For the next month, I — Rachel Rohr, Here & Now’s digital and social media producer — will be taking over H&N’s Tumblr for a special, month-long reporting trip:

Alternate Routes
A cross-country road trip ahead of the midterm elections,
in search…

I want to go to there. Take me with you!

thenearsightedmonkey

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Making Comics Students,

This is a video I’d like you to watch or listen to while you are doing your coloring pages. You don’t have to look up very often, and I know you heard half of it in class today, already. But I’ve listened to it many times and today I still heard new things and these new things gave me the joyous shivers.

Coloring something by hand will help you listen and help you retain what you heard.

Sincerely,

Prof. Bootsy

drst

drst:

mquester:

I loved this scene so much. The actors play off this pairing as flirty and adorable in a way the characters really weren’t in the novels IMO. 

That said, when she said the line, “Girls see more blood than boys,” my husband was all confused and like, “What, warrior women, she means?”

So I just looked at him and started listing off, “Blood from their periods every month, maybe blood from sex, blood from childbirth, blood from tending and washing the wounded and dead…That’s been true for most of womankind all through history.”

And he got very, very quiet.

Seriously why does anyone think women would faint at the sight of blood. WE SEE BLOOD ALL THE TIME.

thenearsightedmonkey
thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,
Draw this picture in your comp book for extra credit. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when it goes off, you have 5 to 10 minutes to finish it. Remember to draw your frame, draw the cigarette and leave the pants off of the guy on the far left. Sometimes, pants are too much so we just won’t wear them.
Sincerely,
Prof. Bootsy
vintagesportspictures:

Jim Taylor, Vince Lombardi, Paul Hornung  & Bart Starr (1961)

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

Draw this picture in your comp book for extra credit. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when it goes off, you have 5 to 10 minutes to finish it. Remember to draw your frame, draw the cigarette and leave the pants off of the guy on the far left. Sometimes, pants are too much so we just won’t wear them.

Sincerely,

Prof. Bootsy

vintagesportspictures:

Jim Taylor, Vince Lombardi, Paul Hornung  & Bart Starr (1961)

lacigreen

minus18:

For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.




The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.



That’s why we’ve launched a new campaign called Gender is Not Uniform.

I love this.

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out-there-on-the-maroon:

xombiedirge:

The Hug Machine by Scott C. / Tumblr

Celebrate “Hug a Book" week with Scott Campbell’s new book launch at Gallery Nucleus on September 6th, 2014. More info HERE.

Along with the book signing and art exhibition, there are giveaways and a vigorous hug-ercise lesson planned. Check it out HERE.

This makes me want to cry but in a happy way.