sci-universe:

53 years ago today (April 12), Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into space and change history, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.

So on April 12, Gagarin, who became an international celebrity and hero, is being commemorated for paving the way for future space exploration by the International Day of Human Space Flight (Cosmonautics Day).

I really recommend looking him up. There’s so much to know about him and the history-making flight.

My favourite thing is probably the landing to an unplanned site: A farmer and her daughter observed the strange scene of a figure in a bright orange suit with a large white helmet landing near them by parachute. Gagarin later recalled, “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!”

Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!

Favorite new band. Their/They’re/There
Haven’t really been keeping up with new music the last few years…

Come see them w/ me in SF next month: May 21st, 8pm Thee Parkside

Tags: emo

Going Vegan

Well… trying to go vegan, kind of.
Tips, advice, etc?

misandry-mermaid:

girljanitor:

corporationsarepeople:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
You can go ahead and call it slavery. That’s still legal, you know.

Reminder that 95% of the people imprisoned are there on plea-bargain: they never received a trial, and the only record of anything in those cases is usually a police report.

Modern. Day. Slavery.

misandry-mermaid:

girljanitor:

corporationsarepeople:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

You can go ahead and call it slavery. That’s still legal, you know.

Reminder that 95% of the people imprisoned are there on plea-bargain: they never received a trial, and the only record of anything in those cases is usually a police report.

Modern. Day. Slavery.

(Source: questionall)

jtotheizzoe:

kenobi-wan-obi:

bouncingdodecahedrons:

Carl telling us how (not) to science.

"conclusion: dinosaurs" is still my favorite rebuttal to just about anything tbh.

Second perhaps only to “Therefore: aliens”

(via astrotastic)

jtotheizzoe:

Celebrate Cosmos returning to TV by looking back at this lost episode of Carl Sagan’s original.

Cosmos: The Meat Planet

This pork volcano … tell me more. We are all made of star stuff, and bacon.

Dying!

marjoleinhoekendijk:

setbabiesonfire:

castorochiaro:

nerdloveandlolz:

embryhallowed:

boydoicry:

seriously tearing up at 2am over steve irwin

such an incredible person who really cherished animals, his death will always hurt my heart. always

gets bitten on the neck by a snake.

"Can you get a close-in on this?"

I will never not love this man with all my heart.

So gentle. Obviously I didn’t know him in person but the way he didn’t react in anger here seems to show a very kind spirit. I wish people wouldn’t joke about how he died. People wouldn’t joke about a firefighter who died in a fire. Steve was all about showing us that even dangerous animals deserve our admiration, respect, and even a sort of affection, and that was something worth doing, even if he seemed goofy and silly sometimes.

I wanted to BE this man as a kid. I did. The world was so scary and he was always so excited about it all, I wanted to be excited too. I hate jokes about his death and how people talk about him like he was crazy. He was alive. He loved every single day he was on this planet and if that’s something people think is worth ridicule, then that just makes me feel sorry for them.

I love Steve Irwin.

I miss him :(

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sluteverxxx:

jumpingjacktrash:

dharmagun:

archiemcphee:

What happens when two baroque cellists perform a cover of “Thunderstruck" by AC/DC? They shred. Literally. Keep an eye on their bows as the piece progresses.

This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.

[via Geeks are Sexy]

ok that was seriously badass. PLAY, CROATIAN BEAUTIES, PLAY WHILE I SHIP YOU.

i love the way the sound changes as the bows gradually disintegrate, too.

that was AWESOME.

I fucking love these two, this is my fave duet by them:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bVrrvUvozSQ
babymarkers:

the-chocolate-chip-pancake:

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

none pizza with left beef

It should be a rule of Tumblr to always reblog none pizza with left beef

ive missed you

babymarkers:

the-chocolate-chip-pancake:

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

none pizza with left beef

It should be a rule of Tumblr to always reblog none pizza with left beef

ive missed you

(Source: ollielephant, via fishingboatproceeds)

Darwin Day

I just heard a clip about a member of congress, Rush Holt, asking congress to adopt Darwin Day as a ceremonial celebration for what he achieved. Pete Stark has been trying to do this for years, but he’s no longer in congress…

I couldn’t even get the science museum I worked at to adopt a Darwin Day celebration because it would be too controversial.

I can’t stand this country.

tayalldaynyc:

world history in one sentence

tayalldaynyc:

world history in one sentence

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mylife-mylove-mybody:

starsinthegutter:

mrrepzion:

nicevagina:

noquitter:

this won’t get 1% of the women’s version of this post. 

the world we live in, and people in general don’t care about men. we are pretty much robots who aren’t allowed to show emotion. we’re taught from a young age that boys don’t cry. 

fact is women are sexualised, men are idealised. because men can’t be raped because they’re big and strong right? right? yea, pretty much the idiots view of living. 

A reality check for tumblr.

thank you

wanna talk about how most of tumblr thinks men arent treated like shit by society? and the OP was right, i’ve seen similar posts like this for women with triple the notes.

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Why are you making this about women?
I mean, I want to believe you care about equality, but it doesn’t even seem like you care about men.

Is it not clear how hard feminists are fighting to change this perception? We’re on the same side!

(Source: liquidmeth, via thewildonion)

"He’s a fierce Russian nationalist. A lot of the Russian nationalists, they believe homosexuality is a weapon that America is using to try and erode the purity of the Russian soul. And he knows some English but he’ll only speak in Russian. And yet when he talks about this, I keep hearing these phrases pop up like “pro-life”, “traditional values”, “family values”. They use the English for that because they’re borrowing this language directly from America. Right down to the point where the law"

Jeff Sharlet about interview head of right wing Russian nationalist anti-gay group God’s Will, Dmitri Enteo, and America’s direct, visible influence on anti-gay actions and words in Russia.

Listen to the hour-long episode at wearecitizenradio.com or on our tumblr, fuckyeahcitizenradio.tumblr.com

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By “contributed nothing,” do you mean, “he didn’t have a huge play?” He absolutely did his part. He broke up some plays and made tackles. He totally contributed to establishing their game plan. They were happy to give up short plays and forced Denver into a lot of bad situations. Sherman was a big part of that.
Also, if it was Karma, what happened to the 49ers who got carted off a couple weeks ago? Injuries are just part of the game. I mean, how does it feel getting injured in a huge game and losing? Better?

By “contributed nothing,” do you mean, “he didn’t have a huge play?” He absolutely did his part. He broke up some plays and made tackles. He totally contributed to establishing their game plan. They were happy to give up short plays and forced Denver into a lot of bad situations. Sherman was a big part of that.

Also, if it was Karma, what happened to the 49ers who got carted off a couple weeks ago? Injuries are just part of the game. I mean, how does it feel getting injured in a huge game and losing? Better?

(Source: theagonyofdefeat, via absolutebollocks)