Cognitive Musings of a Carbon Collective

http://fleurishes.tumblr.com/post/19378577873/in-june-of-1945-arline-feynman

fleurishes:

In June of 1945, Arline Feynman — high-school sweetheart and wife of the hugely influential physicist, Richard Feynman — passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. She was 25-years-old. 16 months later, in October of 1946, Richard wrote his late wife the following love letter and sealed it…

fotojournalismus:

A goat is tied to one of the roadside tobacco shops, as owners wait for customers, in New Delhi, India on Sept. 3, 2014. (Manish Swarup/AP)

fotojournalismus:

A goat is tied to one of the roadside tobacco shops, as owners wait for customers, in New Delhi, India on Sept. 3, 2014. (Manish Swarup/AP)

God's Final Message to his Creation

weeklyartchallenges:

By starbot!

From the end of So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish, the fourth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.

Arthur and Fenchurch trek to see God’s Final Message to His Creation, written in fire in letters thirty feet high on…

fotojournalismus:

New York, 1983. Photos by Thomas Hoepker.

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northmagneticpole:

Autoportret z żoną, maj 1954-Andrzej Wróblewski

(Source: andrzejwroblewski.pl, via kleintheman)

sesamestreet:

Cookie Monster.

John Oliver.

The last word on news.

(And we agree: his tie looks a lot like a cookie.)

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crusherccme:


found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

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(Source: skyphoi, via rockitoutlikemozart)

thatscienceguy:

John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

(via physicsphysics)

fotojournalismus:

Residents of the town of Kailahun gather along a river at dusk on August 19, 2014. The Kailahun district in eastern Sierra Leone has been heavily affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak. (Pete Muller/Prime for The Washington Post)

fotojournalismus:

Residents of the town of Kailahun gather along a river at dusk on August 19, 2014. The Kailahun district in eastern Sierra Leone has been heavily affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak. (Pete Muller/Prime for The Washington Post)