I am a 19 year old cat-lover whose special talent is procrastination. I suppose you could say I dabble in writing as well, and am a role-player. I watch/read: Avatar The Last Airbender (and its sequel, Legend of Korra), Homestuck, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Danny Phantom, One Piece, Black Butler, 07 Ghost I play: Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, Animal Crossing, Pokemon X, Phoenix Wright 3DS code: 0490-5392-7856
Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home.
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered.
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute.
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]
I forgot to cat
Decided to dog.
Actually it’s supposed to mean they’re dehydrated/in need of water? At least that’s what I was taught by someone who has worked with cats for years. ^^; Mine only ever did that once and it was because he was thirsty. He stopped doing that after I gave him water.
It can mean that they’re dehydrated, but it could also mean that they are too hot. And not in a “woah it’s really hot” kind of way but a “I literally can not handle this heat I have fucking fur help” kind of way.
If your cat is doing this but has water, do something to lessen the heat. Seriously.
Cats can get heat stroke too.
oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.
watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.
this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!
guess what America should do
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
i really hate the attitude a lot of men have about how women are so different and mysterious and hard to understand, as if women are some kind of foreign species and not fellow human beings and then complain about women being unapproachable and ‘prude’
you don’t get to put me on a pedestal and then complain about me being out of reach
"you don’t get to put me on a pedestal and then complain about me being out of reach”
I’ve never heard wiser words.
People say “phase” like impermanence means insignificance. Show me a permanent state of the self.
i swear some people on here will just hate literally anything they see is somewhat popular
"i hate flower crowns"
"i hate a harmless book ive never read"
"i hate this word"
"i hate when people use this emoticon"
"i hate when people have fun"
like holy shit go outside and pet a dog and smell a flower or something jfc