overheard conversations over coffee

16ish year old girl: “she’s like dating an illusion”

instead of editing my proposal I’ve spent the subsequent 27 minutes imagining what that would be like. I mean, is she being metaphorical or is he an actual specter (most logical choice)? and if the latter, is he like a billowy, white clothed translucent kind of ghost, or like a 1st season of American Horror Story kind of ghost. 

…I have a lot of questions and I’m not sure how much longer I can refrain from making my way over and asking her to clarify

Storms over Southern California, with lightning and city lights visible through the clouds. Courtesy of the crew of Expedition 36 aboard the International Space Station. 

(Reblogged from spocksbeard)

Cosmic inflation: ‘Spectacular’ discovery hailed

Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.

Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by the super-rapid expansion of space that must have occurred just fractions of a second after everything came into being. It takes the form of a distinctive twist in the oldest light detectable with telescopes. read more

elegantbuffalo:

that dinosaur looks so carefree.
working a 70 hour week has made me a little cahraAaaAzy!  you feel me, athankyou?

elegantbuffalo:

that dinosaur looks so carefree.

working a 70 hour week has made me a little cahraAaaAzy!  you feel me, athankyou?

(Reblogged from elegantbuffalo)

Polar Bears on Hudson Bay, Canada

my sleepy kit 

another late night: view of the Museum’s solar roof and the sun setting on the Great Salt Lake

comedycentral:

In case you missed it, click here to watch Stephen Colbert’s outstanding interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Science. the ultimate trump card. 

(Reblogged from comedycentral)

The only benefit to working late

(Source: beastsbane)

(Reblogged from wilwheaton)

life lessons about trophic hierarchies

"But…why aren’t there all lions, nothing but lions?"
- distraught 4th grader

Axtell, Utah

Settled in 1870 under the name of Willowcreek, it was later renamed for Utah’s territorial governor Samuel Beach Axtell in 1891. Population 274 (As of 2012)

day 1 working off-site