Those two comments made my day.
Comics, kendo, autism advocacy, women's rights. If you're not down with those, I don't have anything for you.
A toast to these great astronomers!
Wine and honoring women in science.
Cosmos doing science education right.
I keep meaning to add, because no one seems to mention it: both Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt were both Deaf.
I feel like it’s important to acknowledge that part of their histories, because I don’t often see folks talking about disability history wrt science stuffs (without having to look for it), and it’s even more rare to see it wrt women in science.
trying to figure out someone else’s shower
The place wedgex lived when I moved here had one of those bastard pull-down aerators to start the fucking shower and *every single houseguest* imploded on contact with it, most notably one of our pals from Australia.
Skulls ornately carved by Jason Border
“Through personal subliminal exploration, my work reveals the blurred line between imagination and reality, animal and human, life and death.”
Using a Dremel, Portland-based artist Jason Borders ornately carves each of these skulls by hand. Many of the characters that appear on his work are often repeated, fluctuating in style, motif, meaning and execution. The artists work “reveals the blurred line between imagination and reality, animal and human, life and death.”
The Pied Falconet, scientifically named Microhierax melanoleucos (Falconidae), is a species native to Bangladesh, China, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam.
Members of the genus Microhierax are the smallest of falcons. M. melanoleucos is only 18-20 cm in size.
Pied Falconets feed mostly on insects, but also on small birds to the size of a thrush, and small ground mammals and reptiles. Insects and birds are taken in flight.
Photo credit: ©Looking@Nature
Oh my god, look at these little guys!