Some day, we’ll look up at our moon and see this…
Hubble has spotted an ancient galaxy that shouldn’t exist
This galaxy is so large, so fully-formed, astronomers say it shouldn’t exist at all. It’s called a “grand-design” spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we’ve ever discovered.
“The vast majority of old galaxies look like train wrecks,” said UCLA astrophysicist Alice Shapley in a press release. “Our first thought was, why is this one so different, and so beautiful?”
Read more: here
Read the article, it’s cool!
ramennekko asked: Thoughts on euthanasia?
I don’t like the idea of prolonging life if it will be only to experience physical pain and suffering.
interesting article popped up on my feed the other day: http://news.yahoo.com/vermont-passes-law-allowing-doctor-assisted-suicide-134933128.html
I’ve been mentally prepping for a long long time, so I feel like I’m in a good place when it comes to being ready for my travels. If anything, I’m excited for what the journey will bring. I can’t wait for new experiences.
ORIGINAL ART FOR SALE AT FIRE-SALE PRICES
From now until the end of May, get $10 off any piece of original art ($50 or more) at my etsy store using the coupon code: ITSMYLUCKYDAY
Or even better, get 10% off of your purchase when you buy a piece of art $150 or more. Just use code: GREATCHOICE
The work is very reasonably priced and it’s all designed/hand-drawn/painted by me, Sheamus Burns, aka TheLearningBrain. I’m raising money for my year of self-imposed sabbatical travel through Asia (Starting this July in India). I will also be making new artwork while I’m abroad — hope to be inspired by my travels and experiences.
Visit the etsy store to browse some of the work: Early Works By Sheamus Burns
Oxford Academic (OUP) on Tumblr: GIF: hard AND soft 'g' -
Accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Webbys on Tuesday, the creator of the Graphics Interchange Format, Steve Wilhite, said that GIF was always meant to be said with a soft ‘g’. We checked with John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary:
Both pronunciations are in…
Doing anything amazing turns out to be really hard. Incredibly hard. In the startup world sometimes we thought there were instant successes when people hacked together a website and the next day they had millions of users. There are no instant successes. Good products take time to build. We have to fight for every user. When we see that a user deleted our app it seems like the end of the world. Basically when you’re building something at any moment you can be really close to giving up.
The question is how many times should you really try before you call it quits?
When someone asks me to tell them about tumblr — I’m like:
Happy Graduation, Class of 2013
We’re proud of you all. The world is your oyster, go get ‘em!
except that it’s also the hardest.
Ralph Waldo Emerson knows that “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
While we should learn from history and care for the future, what happens here and now should always take precedence.
Innovative Artificial Forest Converts Solar Energy Into Chemical Fuels - Bit Rebels -
Researchers have created the first artificial photosynthesis nanosystem. It is in the form of a fake forest which converts solar energy into chemical fuels.
Days of classes left: 2
Days until I’m officially done with all my work obligations: 15
Days until I leave for my Year of Travel: 53
It’s all happening so fast :)