Think You’re Cold And Hungry? Try Eating In Antarctica
“If the icy blast of polar air that’s descended upon much of the U.S. over the last couple of days has you reaching for the cookie jar for comfort — and ready to give up on those New Year’s resolutions — then seriously? It’s time to toughen up. Just think: At least you’re not in the Antarctic.
That polar vortex putting the deep freeze on America comes from the Arctic, but the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth — minus 117 Fahrenheit — was actually at the other end of the world. Even so, Antarctica’s vast, frozen, barren landscape has beckoned scholars and adventurers alike for more than a century. And one thing we’ve learned from them is: When life is stripped down to man versus the most brutal elements, bring plenty of snacks.”


Generative design studio Onformative created this wallpaper for German telecommunication company Deutsche Telekom’s flagship store in Berlin based on data from their Facebook page. 

About the project:

Our visualization metaphor was a hybrid generative/organic tree representing major topic branches, or themes, and the individual communications related to them. A set of algorithmic rules generated the primary structure and substructures of the visualization. The leafs were generated based on different features of the posts. For each post we analyzed characteristics like the creation date and time, the number of comments and likes an individual post received as well as the type of the post and its length. Those values were mapped to the features of the leafs enabling the visitors to read and explore that visualization and get an idea of the nature of the communication. For each type of message a special leaf style was created: as the likes increase the leaf turns red, while the message post time defines how much the leaf flourishes. The results produced a very organic effect by which messages posted during night and early morning yielded closed leafs that slowly opened throughout the day. The accruing number of little buds spawned around a leaf indicated the number of comments.

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firestorm-can asked: What do you take me for, an idiot? I find that explanation VERY hard to believe. Where's your proof?

Anonymous asked: is that fucking Dogecoin I can’t fucking believe this I am done with the Internet




dogecoins are going to the moon WOOF

Why is nasa involved with this

the moon is in space duh



Service dogs can do laundry now with this bark operated washing machine.


A golden labrador named Duffy recently became the world’s first dog to do a load of laundry.

Like other service dogs for people with disabilities, Duffy actually already knew how to load and unload a washing machine. But dogs couldn’t start machines until a UK engineer created a voice-activated washer. Bark, and it’s on.


Fli 1:GFP embryo immunolabeled with anti-acetylated tubulin and visualized with GAM-conjugated secondary antibody at 10 times magnification. GFP fluorescence in the vascular epithelium is shown in blue, while GAM labeling is shown in green.
Photo by Josh Brahen and Lisa Krug


chemical reaction








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Polar bears range from Russia to the U.S. (Alaska), from Canada to Greenland, and onto Norway’s Svalbard archipelago—the five polar bear nations.

Biologists estimate there are 20,000 to 25,000 bears. About 60% of those live in Canada.

At the 2009 meeting of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group, scientists reported that of the19 populations of polar bears:

  • 8 are declining
  • 3 are stable
  • 1 is increasing
  • 7 have insufficient data

By comparison, in 2005:

  • 5 were declining
  • 5 were stable
  • 2 were increasing
  • 7 have insufficient data

In May 2008, the U.S listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. In Canada, polar bears are listed as a species of special concern. Russia also considers the polar bear a species of concern.

What’s happening? Today, scientists have concluded that the threat to polar bears is loss of their sea ice habitat in the Arctic from global warming. Polar bears depend on sea ice for hunting, breeding, and in some cases, denning. Summer ice loss in the Arctic now equals an area the size of Alaska, Texas, and the state of Washington combined.

Photos by: Nikolai Zinoviev (1, 5) | Marco Gaiotti (2, 6) | Dmytro Cherkasov (3) | Andy Rouse (4)

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