August 7, 2014

This is hilarious reasoning, coming from a libertarian:

But when sex­ual norms are too per­mis­sive, it cre­ates mat­ing mar­ket collec­tive action prob­lems and harms the peo­ple who are most ill-equipped to han­dle sex­ual anomie.
Pamela J. Stubbart

I wonder what happens when economic regulation is too permissive?

July 24, 2014

Looking at our photos from Catalina Island, I realized that we’ve seen Chromis species in three seas.

  • Blacksmiths (Chromis punctipinnis) in the Pacific off California,
  • Brown Chromis (Chromis multilineata) in the Caribbean off Bonaire, and
  • Chromis chromis in the Aegean off Milos.

July 16, 2014
"The bottom line point is that Looking for Rights is an important work by a talented young scholar that will both change how we talk about American constitutionalism and offer numerous fruitful paths for more creative thinking about the entire American constitutional experience."

Balkinization

"My best friend from summer camp 1994 is a fucking genius and don’t you forget it."

rachelfershleiser

Aww!

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July 11, 2014
americasgreatoutdoors:

How hot is it in Death Valley National Park? So hot that this coyote pup decided to cool off in this bird bath!Photo: National Park Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

How hot is it in Death Valley National Park? So hot that this coyote pup decided to cool off in this bird bath!

Photo: National Park Service

July 4, 2014
Wired: A Cloudless Atlas — How MapBox Aims to Make the World’s ‘Most Beautiful Map’, by Tim Maly

digitalurbanisms:

I really love Tim Maly’s account of Mapbox’s process. It shows us the power of combining computation power with human creativity in the production of perception. Even maps, are socially and mathematically constructed. Here’s a large chunk from his article, which should be read in its…

June 17, 2014

(Source: machistado, via astrodidact)

June 6, 2014
conservationbiologist:

African Wild Dog photographed with #beetlecam in Hwange, Zimbabwe

conservationbiologist:

African Wild Dog photographed with #beetlecam in Hwange, Zimbabwe

June 4, 2014

Fast & Slow

Barley, our greyhound/labrador mutt, was fascinated to encounter two Eastern Box Turtles this morning in Cylburn Arboretum.

May 29, 2014

startorialist:

I first saw these cosmic Converse a couple months ago, but I didn’t think I needed to buy them right away. I’ve had so many pairs, and they wear out so quickly.

I found myself at a mall a couple weeks ago so I thought I’d see them in person, but they were out of stock. Worried that they might be a temporary style, I ordered them online, and they arrived just yesterday.

FELLOW ASTRONISTAS, MY LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED BY A PAIR OF SNEAKERS! Not only are they silky and slightly shiny, as opposed to the typical canvas chucks, the print is a real NASA image of the Small Magellanic Cloud! Specifically the region around NGC 602 and data from Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra space telescopes. The young stars! The dusty filaments! The background galaxy! Everything is there, on my sneakers! I’m going to stock up on extra pairs.

Oh, and neildegrassetieson approves. Too bad they don’t come in his size! (I really buried the lede there, didn’t I?)


—Emily

May 23, 2014

Happy World Turtle Day!

Photos taken while freediving in Bonaire.

May 22, 2014
mayhewbergman:

Stop what you’re doing & cuddle your chicks. Especially if they have head-tufts.

Brings back memories of the polish chicks I tried to raise when I was a kid.

mayhewbergman:

Stop what you’re doing & cuddle your chicks. Especially if they have head-tufts.

Brings back memories of the polish chicks I tried to raise when I was a kid.

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May 22, 2014
npr:

Kyle Dewitt, Ionia, Mich. 
Offense: Caught a fish out of season.
Punishment: Three days in jail.
About this case: Then 19, Dewitt had just lost his job; he says he couldn’t afford the original $155 fine. The court offered him payment plans, but he says he never received the letter.
Court debt: More than $215.
A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Here are just some of the people we found as part of this story. 

npr:

Kyle Dewitt, Ionia, Mich. 

  • Offense: Caught a fish out of season.
  • Punishment: Three days in jail.
  • About this case: Then 19, Dewitt had just lost his job; he says he couldn’t afford the original $155 fine. The court offered him payment plans, but he says he never received the letter.
  • Court debt: More than $215.

A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Here are just some of the people we found as part of this story. 

May 17, 2014
Feet

Feet

May 13, 2014

awkwardsituationist:

photos of 22º radius halos, which occur as the light from the sun or the moon, usually when close to the horizon, pass through thin, hexagonal plate shaped ice crystals high up in cirrus clouds. also shown are parhelia (or sundogs) and paraselenae (or lunar parhelic/snowdogs, as seen in the fourth and seventh images.) the first and second photos also show the 46º halo and tangent arc, with the latter showing the parhelic circle as well, while the eighth photo shows a sun pilar. (learn more)

photos by (click pic) sean daviessebastian saarloos, sverrir thorolfssonsteve nilsennorbert rosing, cheestringer, china news, david cartier and svein nordrum

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April 30, 2014

wearethetay:

jedavu:

Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

by Rebecca Mock 

You can feel each one…

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