Thursday, December 29, 2011

hipsters ruin everything

Tim Wetherell

Tim Wetherell's Clockwork Universe sculpture at Questacon, Canberra, Australia (September 24, 2009)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

quilted

detail birdie

casserole

and i wanna win

festivus for the rest of us

agent orange


Cam Lo, Quang Tri Province. Phan Thi Hoi bathes her 14-year-old son, Bui Quang Ky. She was exposed to Agent Orange when she was in the North Vietnamese Army during the war. Vietnam, 2004.  
[Credit : James Nachtwey
 In the 1960s, the United States blanketed the Mekong River delta with Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant more devastating than napalm. Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the chemical is still poisoning the water and coursing through the blood of a third generation. From Ho Chi Minh City to the town of Ben Tre—and from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Hackettstown, New Jersey—the photographer James Nachtwey went in search of the ecocide’s cruelest legacy, horribly deformed children in both Vietnam and America. Nachtwey, arguably the most celebrated war photographer of his generation, sees the former conflict in Southeast Asia as a touchstone for his work. “My decision to become a photographer,” he says, “was inspired by photographs from the Vietnam War.” This expanded photo essay from the land of Agent Orange makes clear, according to Nachtwey, that “the effects of war no longer end when the shooting stops.” [Photo Essay in Vanity Fair]

Friday, December 16, 2011

three old men

threesome christmas sweater

Molly Hand

i want a woman who can...

“I want a woman who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on. And if you can do that, I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. I will do your windows. I will care about your feelings. Just have something in there.” - Henry Rollins

Sunday, December 11, 2011

giant squid size comparison

west bank and gaza strip historical budget


*PA is the Palestinian Authority now known as the Palestinian National Authority which is the administrative organization established to govern parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

can't stop the truth

coastal and mountain aquifer


science curiosity


i understand and half way agree. 

Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa

you're going to die


carved wooden box

bottle cap coffee table


work in progress :)

carcinogenic effect and smoking

"We know that the carcinogenic effect is the square of one dose (Higginson, 1988). You double the dose, you square its impact. But we also know that it rises to the fourth power of time; that is to say if you double the time of exposure, that time interval has a fourth power exponential impact. If we take a 60-year-old person who has been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, that person actually has one-tenth the chance of getting lung cancer compared to a 60 year old person smoking one-half pack a day for 40 years."
-Jay H. Lehr, Ph.D. "Toxicological Risk Assessment Distortions"

merry christmas friends


more christmas party pictures on my flickr page

Friday, December 9, 2011

ooids

Coated grains include oolites, pisolites, oncoids, and oncolites. Oolites (figure below) are formed by a series of concentric layers surrounding a nucleus.


global and long term sulfur cycle

homestake

NASA's Mars rover Opportunityhas found "bulletproof" evidence that liquid water—and potentially habitable conditions—once existed on the red planet's surface, scientists say.

The find is a vein of gypsum—a mineral that forms in the presence of liquid water—that's been nicknamed Homestake.

southbounders

worth watching if you ever want to hike the AT! :)

Polistes fuscatus paper wasp faces


Scientists have discovered that Polistes fuscatus paper wasps can recognize and remember each other's faces with sharp accuracy, a new study suggests.

cracked and bleeding

fingers


fight free


clean lungs