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deeodoront:

bespectacledsloth:

all-four-cheekbones:

facts-i-just-made-up:

Genetically Modified Berry compared to Organic Berry:
Note that the modified specimen is bloated to about 3 times the mass of the common berry. Advanced rot has set in prior to maturity and tests revealed 78% more lactic acid in the modified organism.
Upon contact with the modified berry, the picker’s hands exhibited a rash which is clearly visible on the fingers and should not be mistaken for juice stains acquired during picking. While the common berry, of course, has no ill effects on the skin, the modified organism had an effect similar to poison oak and swelling set in shortly after the photo was taken.  The discoloration and pain lasted approximately 12 hours with treatment including Neosporin and Syrup of Ipecac.
At 16 hours the specimen went missing and could not be monitored for decay rates.  While the common berry remained, the modified berry was spotted the next Tuesday at the corner of Wallace and 12th St. Having grown another meter and a half, the genetically modified berry murdered two prostitutes and became the target of a cross country manhunt. It was last seen on February 20th in Boulder, CO where it has joined with several bananas from the Monsanto corporation and stolen at least two shotguns from the Boulder Police Department.
A manifesto was released online suggesting that the berries intend to strike at our nurseries, killing our young and replacing them with further modified organisms which we will raise as our own. They also intend to “free their enslaved brothers” by treating common fruits and possibly vegetables with mutagens.
The head of the FDA could not be reached for comment as he has gone missing. Only a glass of unidentified red fluid was found in his office, labeled “Extra Pulp”.

#I am so glad I kept reading

The number of people that aren’t reading the whole thing and are hailing it as fact make me laugh harder than the actual story.

this is literally the plot of attack of the killer tomatoes, more or less. 

deeodoront:

bespectacledsloth:

all-four-cheekbones:

facts-i-just-made-up:

Genetically Modified Berry compared to Organic Berry:

Note that the modified specimen is bloated to about 3 times the mass of the common berry. Advanced rot has set in prior to maturity and tests revealed 78% more lactic acid in the modified organism.

Upon contact with the modified berry, the picker’s hands exhibited a rash which is clearly visible on the fingers and should not be mistaken for juice stains acquired during picking. While the common berry, of course, has no ill effects on the skin, the modified organism had an effect similar to poison oak and swelling set in shortly after the photo was taken.  The discoloration and pain lasted approximately 12 hours with treatment including Neosporin and Syrup of Ipecac.

At 16 hours the specimen went missing and could not be monitored for decay rates.  While the common berry remained, the modified berry was spotted the next Tuesday at the corner of Wallace and 12th St. Having grown another meter and a half, the genetically modified berry murdered two prostitutes and became the target of a cross country manhunt. It was last seen on February 20th in Boulder, CO where it has joined with several bananas from the Monsanto corporation and stolen at least two shotguns from the Boulder Police Department.

A manifesto was released online suggesting that the berries intend to strike at our nurseries, killing our young and replacing them with further modified organisms which we will raise as our own. They also intend to “free their enslaved brothers” by treating common fruits and possibly vegetables with mutagens.

The head of the FDA could not be reached for comment as he has gone missing. Only a glass of unidentified red fluid was found in his office, labeled “Extra Pulp”.

#I am so glad I kept reading

The number of people that aren’t reading the whole thing and are hailing it as fact make me laugh harder than the actual story.

this is literally the plot of attack of the killer tomatoes, more or less. 

wonderous-world:

Horseshoe Falls, Ontario, Canada by Flash Parker

wonderous-world:

Horseshoe Falls, Ontario, Canada by Flash Parker

justinejoli:

the-actual-universe:

Austria Opens First Permanent Star Walk Installation WorldwideAstronomy enthusiasts all over the world just got a new travel destination. Grossmugl, a small town near Austria’s capital Vienna, recently opened a brandnew astronomical attraction: A permanent star walk installation designated for astronomical observations with the unaided eye. The Grossmugl Star Walk was designed by project nightflight and built in close collaboration with the municipality of Grossmugl.On a 90 minutes’ walk, visitors get an easy introduction to observing the night sky, live and with their own unaided eyes, awesomeness guaranteed. Nine stations with descriptive displays guide the visitors through the starry sky. The 1.5 km long tour is free of charge, open all year round day and night and available without booking or reservation. The ‘Sternenweg Großmugl’ was officially opened on a bright late spring day, on May 24, 2014. A group of enthusiastic visitors from neighboring villages and from Vienna came to celebrate the first walk together. In the light of a magical glowing sunset, the joyful party of star aficionados started their trek. Walking in the falling twilight, they followed the nine stations to Stars Rest, the last stop of the Grossmugl Star Walk. Later in the night, huge storm clouds built up on the horizon. Heavy lightning in all directions provided a spectacular light show and brought the event to a fantastic culmination.For more details about the Grossmugl Star Walk installation and how to get there an illustrated PDF (1.6MB) is available for free download
Credit: project nightflight

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justinejoli:

the-actual-universe:

Austria Opens First Permanent Star Walk Installation Worldwide

Astronomy enthusiasts all over the world just got a new travel destination. Grossmugl, a small town near Austria’s capital Vienna, recently opened a brandnew astronomical attraction: A permanent star walk installation designated for astronomical observations with the unaided eye. The Grossmugl Star Walk was designed by project nightflight and built in close collaboration with the municipality of Grossmugl.

On a 90 minutes’ walk, visitors get an easy introduction to observing the night sky, live and with their own unaided eyes, awesomeness guaranteed. Nine stations with descriptive displays guide the visitors through the starry sky. The 1.5 km long tour is free of charge, open all year round day and night and available without booking or reservation.

The ‘Sternenweg Großmugl’ was officially opened on a bright late spring day, on May 24, 2014. A group of enthusiastic visitors from neighboring villages and from Vienna came to celebrate the first walk together. In the light of a magical glowing sunset, the joyful party of star aficionados started their trek. Walking in the falling twilight, they followed the nine stations to Stars Rest, the last stop of the Grossmugl Star Walk. Later in the night, huge storm clouds built up on the horizon. Heavy lightning in all directions provided a spectacular light show and brought the event to a fantastic culmination.

For more details about the Grossmugl Star Walk installation and how to get there an illustrated PDF (1.6MB) is available for free download

Credit: project nightflight

Im so going

porcvpine:

Breakout | Ted Gore

porcvpine:

Breakout | Ted Gore
0ce4n-g0d:

Peak | Nick Stubbings

0ce4n-g0d:

Peak | 
plasmatics-life:

On the Edge , Trolltunga | (by Lydia Kuniholm)

plasmatics-life:

On the Edge , Trolltunga | (by Lydia Kuniholm)


“A friend of mine who is a pilot took this picture from her cockpit.”

“A friend of mine who is a pilot took this picture from her cockpit.”

(Source: marcelxo)


Monsoon Clouds over Bagladesh || Taneem Aziz
Monsoon Clouds over Bagladesh || 

(Source: Foresity)

lacigreen:

skunkbear:

It seems like the title of an onion article, but it’s actually very serious. A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that hurricanes with feminine names killed significantly more people than hurricanes with masculine names.  The authors looked at several decades of hurricane deaths (excluding extreme outliers like Katrina and Audrey) and posed a question: 

Do people judge hurricane risks in the context of gender-based expectations?

 According to their study, the answer is a big yes.

Laboratory experiments indicate that this is because hurricane names lead to gender-based expectations about severity and this, in turn, guides respondents’ preparedness to take protective action.

In other words, because of some deep-seated perceptions of gender, people are less afraid of hurricanes with feminine names. And that means they are less likely to evacuate.

damn.  looks like mother nature is coming for your sexist ass.

porcvpine:

Starry Night | Jonathan Besler

porcvpine:

Starry Night | Jonathan Besler

vurtual:

The Descent (by outsideshot)

vurtual:

The Descent (by outsideshot)

lifethug:

Wickford, Rhode Island

lifethug:

Wickford, Rhode Island