did-you-kno:

Every year there are as few as two gun-related homicides in Japan.  Almost all types of guns are illegal for personal use.
Source

did-you-kno:

Every year there are as few as two gun-related homicides in Japan.  Almost all types of guns are illegal for personal use.

Source

3,050 notes

mucholderthen:

Destination Moon: The 350-Year History of Lunar Exploration
Infographic by Karl Tate
July 16, 2014  ||  Space.com

(via startalkradio)

1,722 notes

spaceplasma:

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder and stepping onto the Moon.  Neil Armstrong's “one small step” onto the lunar surface was actually a 3-foot jump down off the lunar module’s ladder to the ground.

Credit: NASA

spaceplasma:

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder and stepping onto the Moon.  Neil Armstrong's “one small step” onto the lunar surface was actually a 3-foot jump down off the lunar module’s ladder to the ground.

Credit: NASA

(via startalkradio)

357 notes

skylorde:

carmanitaknits:

wagrobanite:

think-progress:

Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans

Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!

I want a reality tv show where politicians have to live in poverty for a month. They have to live in Government housing, shop with food stamps, and get only a limited amount of money for clothes. Because here, they still have all their trappings, lilke nice cars and thousand dollar suits. I want them in Walmart jeans trying to determine if they can afford a carton of milk. 

If we had that, just watch how quickly things would change

(via vintagebrooklynryn)

192,400 notes

nprfreshair:

Macro photograph of a hummingbird by Chris Morgan via TIC
More birds

nprfreshair:

Macro photograph of a hummingbird by Chris Morgan via TIC

More birds

1,396 notes

"But the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress."

Nikola Tesla, born July 10, 1856 (via startalkradio)

(Source: billykaplane, via startalkradio)

276 notes

the-actual-universe:

Cassini recently celebrated a decade in orbit around Saturn. We have learned more about the complex ring structure and many moons of the ringed gas giant than ever expected. 

Keep up the great work Cassini! Be on the lookout for more detailed information on these photos as well as the individual moons. 

-ALT 

(via startalkradio)

455 notes

0 notes

0 notes

Liquid Nitrogen Under Vacuum • ChefSteps

At standard sea level pressure, liquid nitrogen has a boiling point of -321 °F / -196 °C. That’s just 77 °C above absolute zero. It’s very cold stuff!

Solid nitrogen is something few people have ever seen. In this lecture, ChefSteps explains why liquid nitrogen goes solid under an extreme vacuum.

0 notes