"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else."

— Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via mylittlebookofwords)

(Source: thebooker, via victoriousvocabulary)

fallenzephyrart:

If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from
If you would like to participate in this challenge, I ask that you DO NOT repost this anywhere else, including deviantART; please REBLOG this instead! I have the challenge uploaded to deviantART as well, so please check it out there if you want to do it on deviantART!

This palette challenge trend is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

fallenzephyrart:

If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from

If you would like to participate in this challenge, I ask that you DO NOT repost this anywhere else, including deviantART; please REBLOG this instead! I have the challenge uploaded to deviantART as well, so please check it out there if you want to do it on deviantART!

This palette challenge trend is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

(via offtide)

faitherinhicks:

HAPPY CANADA DAY! For Canada Day, read this short Superhero Girl comic I made last year for the True Patriot anthology! It was based on a true experience I had when someone asked me “what makes Superhero Girl a Canadian superhero?” and I was like uhhhhh?

The League of Villainous Canadian Stereotypes was my boyfriend Tim’s idea. He is a great idea man! 

Enjoy my Canadian comic and have a great Canada Day! I am celebrating by working a lot. ;)

Happy Canada Day, my friends.

- S.


Minimalist Marvel Movie Posters: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Minimalist Marvel Movie Posters: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

(Source: pvnkbvcky)

designrevolution:

Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.

The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”

Back in the saddle.

Back in the saddle.

jtotheizzoe:

goadthings:

Ernst Haeckel

Not only was Ernst a Haeckel of an artist, he was a brilliant biologist and naturalist as well. 

Side note: I have business cards, for some unknown reason, and there’s a Haeckel illustration on the back of each one.

Always reblog Ernst Haeckel.

compoundchem:

Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap

compoundchem:

Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!

Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap

(via we-are-star-stuff)

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Kate MccGwires Feather sculptures

Kate MccGwire’s feather sculptures are awe inspiring in their detail; they are the type of thing that is marveled. Gathering, peeling, and layering are just a few ways she constructs her work. The materials, vibrant colors, and tactile quality gives them an uncanny feeling.

(via lunar-alpha)

mucholderthen:

Posted by biomedicalephemera:

QUARANTINE!

Though often used as a synonym of “isolation" (where sick people are kept from well people), quarantine is technically defined as “to separate those suspected of exposure to an illness to see if they become ill” - hence the quarantine laws for livestock and pets when moving between countries, especially countries where rabies or hoof-and-mouth disease isn’t endemic.

These signs were posted on houses and farms that had a patient (and, as such, exposed family or herd members) infected with, from top to bottom, hoof-and-mouth disease, scarlet fever, diphtheria, smallpox, and poliomyelitis.

[Images from Quaraintine]

clearscience:

The Natural Logarithm
Many things in nature come from logarithmic relationships. There is another kind of logarithm called the natural logarithm, and its symbol is ln (which stands for “logarithm natural”) instead of log.
The simple equation above results in a trace of a nautilus shell. In the equation r is “distance from center of the spiral” and θ is “revolutions around the center.” So the natural log of the radial distance determines the number of polar revolutions.
In each successive plot above, a new revolution has been added. Yet they maintain their appearance as the scale increases. 

clearscience:

The Natural Logarithm

Many things in nature come from logarithmic relationships. There is another kind of logarithm called the natural logarithm, and its symbol is ln (which stands for “logarithm natural”) instead of log.

The simple equation above results in a trace of a nautilus shell. In the equation r is “distance from center of the spiral” and θ is “revolutions around the center.” So the natural log of the radial distance determines the number of polar revolutions.

In each successive plot above, a new revolution has been added. Yet they maintain their appearance as the scale increases. 

jtotheizzoe:

scientific-women:

We want to create an index of the lady scientists on Tumblr, much like shychemist did for all scientists.  (Have we thanked you lately?!)  However, it’s a bit more challenging as not all of you announce your gender on your blogs.  So, if you identify as a woman/female,* let us know if you want to be included!

Signal boost! 

Numbers and letters are different symbol systems and we have totally been ignoring that in synaesthesia research, you guys.

lolmythesis:

Psychology, University of Sussex

Effects of synaesthetic colour and space on cognition.

I would absolutely read this.

mucholderthen:

 U.S. soldier kicking open a cupboard in a building to search for suspicious items. High rates of mental health disorders are being diagnosed among U.S. military personnel soon after being released from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH
 GRAPH:  U.S. Army - from PDF / Scientific American
 Scientific American
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WHAT’S THE BIGGEST PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM WORLDWIDE?
MILITARISM and it’s aftermath, WAR
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Programs for Troubled Vets Don’t Work
SO HOW ABOUT ENDING WAR?
By John Horgan | February 22, 2014 | 
Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network

There is a shamefully broad gap between the lip service that we Americans give soldiers—or “heroes,” as we love to call them—and our actual treatment of them. 

The $125 million “Comprehensive Soldier Fitness” and other mental-health programs for U.S. troops have not been shown to work.

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► Check out the National Academies of Science report

CUTTING TO THE BOTTOM LINE:

According to a report by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center,

  • more than 6,500 American soldiers have been killed;
  • more than 50,000 wounded since 9/11.
  • More than 1,700 soldiers have lost one or more limbs;
  • more than 250,000 have suffered a brain injury.

Post-9/11 U.S. wars cost as much as $6 trillion so far, money that could have helped improve health care, education and transportation in this country.

And let’s not forget the hundreds of thousands of Afghans and Iraqis killed or maimed under U.S. occupation.

The psychological suffering of U.S. veterans is just one symptom of a terrible disease afflicting our culture, the disease of militarism. The goal of psychologists—and all of us–should be to eradicate this scourge, not merely treat its symptoms.