Posts tagged ‘Science’

September 5th, 2013

Really into it.



Really into it.

August 27th, 2013

In popcorn jargon, a popped kernel of corn is known as a “flake”. Two shapes of flakes…

In popcorn jargon, a popped kernel of corn is known as a “flake”. Two shapes of flakes are commercially important. “Butterfly” flakes are irregular in shape and have a number of protruding “wings”. “Mushroom” flakes are largely ball-shaped, with few wings. Butterfly flakes are regarded as having better mouthfeel, with greater tenderness and less noticeable hulls. Mushroom flakes are less fragile than butterfly flakes and are therefore often used for packaged popcorn or confectionery, such as caramel corn.[18] The kernels from a single cob of popcorn may form both butterfly and mushroom flakes; hybrids that produce 100% butterfly flakes or 100% mushroom flakes exist, the latter developed only as recently as 1998.[18] Growing conditions and popping environment can also affect the butterfly-to-mushroom ratio.

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August 25th, 2013

Shifting Stigmas: The Act of Crying in Public | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American

Shifting Stigmas: The Act of Crying in Public | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American
August 24th, 2013

The Woman of the Future



The Woman of the Future

June 22nd, 2013

the end of the internet



the end of the internet

May 21st, 2013

The Sieve of Eratosthenes!

December 8th, 2012

WOT Calling on my sister to explain this.



WOT

Calling on my sister to explain this.

November 6th, 2012

nuditea: nuditea: lana del rey posted a picture of herself and…



nuditea:

nuditea:

lana del rey posted a picture of herself and marilyn monroe hanging out on a beach and i will accept no theories that ruin my image of her opening photoshop at midnight and just sitting there for a couple of hours in the dark meticulously cutting out and colour-co-ordinating

this was just meant like “don’t suggest anyone else made it bc this is funnier” but it sounds kinda like i’m saying “don’t even fuckin tell me she travelled back in time and actually hung out with marilyn monroe because i will NOT believe you”

I appreciate my colleague to the north’s perspective, but let us parse the narrative of the photo for the truth, shall we? Monroe is clearly somewhat tired—she has had a long journey. Perhaps a journey to the future? And look at Lana. She is looking forward, shielding her eyes somewhat. Obviously what has happened is not that Lana went back to meet Monroe, but that Monroe came forward to meet Lana. And now Lana is looking to the horizon, wondering who she might meet on her journey.* 

Or, the photoshop thing.

*All of this only works if Marilyn built the time machine, not Lana. Something I learned about time travel (really!) from a physicist who studies it: People from the future can come back to you, and you can go forward, but no one can go back to before the machine. So if Marilyn built the time machine, Lana could find it in our time, and go back to Marilyn, and bring Marilyn forward to our time. But if Lana built the machine, only people from Lana’s future could appear. SCIENCE.

October 30th, 2012

This is a piddock clam hole.



This is a piddock clam hole.

October 30th, 2012

Sea urchins! See the white spot in the top one? That’s its…







Sea urchins! See the white spot in the top one? That’s its TEETH.