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March 14 2017

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People can’t anticipate how much they’ll miss the natural world until they are deprived of it.

I have read about submarine crewmen who haunt the sonar room, listening to whale songs and colonies of snapping shrimp. Submarine captains dispense “periscope liberty” - a chance to gaze at clouds and birds and coastlines - and remind themselves that the natural world still exists. I once met a man who told me that after landing in Christchurch, New Zealand, after a winter at the South Pole research station, he and his companions spent a couple of days just wandering around staring in awe at flowers and trees. At one point, one of them spotted a woman pushing a stroller. “A baby!” he shouted, and they all rushed across the street to see. The woman turned the stroller and ran.

Nothing tops space as a barren, unnatural environment. Astronauts who had no prior interest in gardening spend hours tending experimental greenhouses. “They are our love,” said cosmonaut Vladislav Volkov of the tiny flax plants - with which they shared the confines of Salyut 1, the first Soviet space station. At least in orbit, you can look out the window and see the natural world below.

On a Mars mission, once astronauts lose sight of Earth, they’ll be nothing to see outside the window. “You’ll be bathed in permanent sunlight, so you won’t eve see any stars,” astronaut Andy Thomas explained to me.

“All you’ll see is black.”

Mary Roach. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. 

This is a really interesting read - it’s got a lot of information that I would never have thought to think of (such as - will astronauts eyeballs become different shapes without gravity - weird), but it also has really good chapters about the psychology of space. 

(via inksplattersandearlyhours)

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March 13 2017

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March 12 2017

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March 11 2017

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Conservatives are black-hearted, shitty people. #FOX

Are they not aware that 1- refrigerators are almost always supplied by a landlord, even in the lowest income houses, 2- You can get a working microwave for like $50 (cheaper if you get it used, saw one just the other day at Salvation Army for like $10), 3- Coffeemakers are literally like $15 at Walmart. The level of cluelessness upper class poor-hating Republicans have is appalling. 

even if they were expensive they are BASICS. Conservatives really want poor people to perform poverty and live in squalor.

i literally bought two of these things for a college dorm under $30 do these people actually know anything

You can see some of the problem right in the title: “Definition of poor families not what it used to be.” So you know all those advancements we’ve had in society for the past, I don’t know, 100 years? Not for poor people.

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Different types of color blindness demonstrated

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Herd immunity is the idea that if enough people get immunized against a disease, they’ll create protection for even those who aren’t vaccinated. This is important to protect those who can’t get vaccinated, like immunocompromised children. 

You can see in the image how low levels of vaccination lead to everyone getting infected. Medium levels slow down the progression of the illness, but they don’t offer robust protection to the unvaccinated. But once you reach a high enough level of vaccination, the disease gets effectively road-blocked. It can’t spread fast enough because it encounters too many vaccinated individuals, and so the majority of the population (even the unvaccinated people) are protected.

Find out more here.


The other thing this doesn’t show is that if the virus can take a foothold in enough people it has the opportunity to mutate and then even be able to infect the people that did get vaccinated.

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Even the talking heads at Fox News recognize that Trump is a fascist.

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this is a work of art

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so much to do and so little time
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March 10 2017

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Suddenly his hair makes so much more sense

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You can only reblog this today.

I missed my chance last year. Not gonna let it happen again

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