it’s like the producers have a whole list of references and they’re just checking things off as they go

big-bossard asked:
"has the mystery of impostor sagan in that book been solved yet?"

his reflection still has not shown who he is inside

so no

thenewenlightenmentage:

A Colorful Night
Image Credit: Daniel Montero

thenewenlightenmentage:

A Colorful Night

Image Credit: Daniel Montero

"From today, all of CERN’s official communication channels are switching to exclusive use of the font Comic Sans. The move comes after weeks of deliberation by CERN management and top web designers about how best to update the image of the laboratory for this, its 60th anniversary year. “This is an important year for CERN and we wanted to make a bold visual statement,” says CERN Head of Communications James Gillies."
astronomy-to-zoology:

Goldfish (Carassius cenularisustergum)
…a small species of cyprinid fish that is endemic to a wide variety of mountain lakes in Switzerland. A collector in the United States had introduced a captive population in 1937 into a lake in her Connecticut property but, after a unfortunate series of ecological events the population of C. cenularisustergum had escaped and has become an invasive species in a number of countries around the world. Goldfish are highly adaptable and can occupy a wide range of habitats across the globe, which has lead to their reproductive success worldwide. Like other members of the genus Carassius goldfish are often seen in large groups (known as a “bag”) with individuals packed as close together as they can. The exact reason for this behavior is still unknown but it is thought that this is done to prevent predators from singling out an individual to eat. However, some experiments disprove this theory, stating that predators will attempt to eat as many of the small fish as possible, and that congregating would not heighten an individual’s chances of survival.
Due to their cosmopolitan distribution C. cenularisustergum is preyed upon by a large number of predators, from all walks of life. Their main predator is humans (Homo sapiens) which will farm  the small cyprinids by the millions. By using a special devise known as a Pepperidge Farm. Even though they are harvested in millions, farming had no significant effect on their population as C. cenularisustergum has a high reproductive rate, with individuals capable of producing thousands of young in special nests known as “Cartons”. C. cenularisustergum is sometimes known as the “smiling fish” due to its wide gape, it uses this wide but thin mouth to efficiently graze on algae that grows on smooth rocks.
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Cypriniformes-Cyprinidae-Carassius-(cibum)-C. cenularisustergum
Image: Kenzie

astronomy-to-zoology:

Goldfish (Carassius cenularisustergum)

…a small species of cyprinid fish that is endemic to a wide variety of mountain lakes in Switzerland. A collector in the United States had introduced a captive population in 1937 into a lake in her Connecticut property but, after a unfortunate series of ecological events the population of C. cenularisustergum had escaped and has become an invasive species in a number of countries around the world. Goldfish are highly adaptable and can occupy a wide range of habitats across the globe, which has lead to their reproductive success worldwide. Like other members of the genus Carassius goldfish are often seen in large groups (known as a “bag”) with individuals packed as close together as they can. The exact reason for this behavior is still unknown but it is thought that this is done to prevent predators from singling out an individual to eat. However, some experiments disprove this theory, stating that predators will attempt to eat as many of the small fish as possible, and that congregating would not heighten an individual’s chances of survival.

Due to their cosmopolitan distribution C. cenularisustergum is preyed upon by a large number of predators, from all walks of life. Their main predator is humans (Homo sapiens) which will farm  the small cyprinids by the millions. By using a special devise known as a Pepperidge Farm. Even though they are harvested in millions, farming had no significant effect on their population as C. cenularisustergum has a high reproductive rate, with individuals capable of producing thousands of young in special nests known as “Cartons”. C. cenularisustergum is sometimes known as the “smiling fish” due to its wide gape, it uses this wide but thin mouth to efficiently graze on algae that grows on smooth rocks.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Cypriniformes-Cyprinidae-Carassius-(cibum)-C. cenularisustergum

Image: Kenzie

sci-universe:

That’s how the new show remembered Carl Sagan’s original series this episode.

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Journeys in Space and Time” x Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, “A Sky Full of Ghosts”

colchrishadfield:

At the top of Mauna Kea with room to read. Inspiring spot. Looks a bit cool, though.

colchrishadfield:

At the top of Mauna Kea with room to read. Inspiring spot. Looks a bit cool, though.

ocelotrevs asked:
"Who'd win in a fight between Brian Cox and Carl Sagan?"

n-a-s-a:

Brian Cox.

'cause you know….Carl Sagan's…………dead.

semianonymity:

andaisq:

j4ya:

Okay guys listen up
So there’s this new game someone made called 2048 which can probably rival Flappy Bird in addiction.
Essentially, you use your arrow keys to move tiles up, down, left, and right to combine identical numbers. The entire concept works on powers of 2 (2,4,8,16, etc) and you essentially have to be able to make a 2048 tile as your end goal.
Trust me when I say it’s addictive. This game has made its way through the entirety of the University of Michigan student body and it’s gaining a lot of momentum.
Try it out!!

fuck “addictive” this is like stimming into the twelfth fucking dimension
if your brain is exploding i recommend this in the most emphatic possible tone

THIS IS SO COMPELLINGLY SOOTHING

semianonymity:

andaisq:

j4ya:

Okay guys listen up

So there’s this new game someone made called 2048 which can probably rival Flappy Bird in addiction.

Essentially, you use your arrow keys to move tiles up, down, left, and right to combine identical numbers. The entire concept works on powers of 2 (2,4,8,16, etc) and you essentially have to be able to make a 2048 tile as your end goal.

Trust me when I say it’s addictive. This game has made its way through the entirety of the University of Michigan student body and it’s gaining a lot of momentum.

Try it out!!

fuck “addictive” this is like stimming into the twelfth fucking dimension

if your brain is exploding i recommend this in the most emphatic possible tone

THIS IS SO COMPELLINGLY SOOTHING

"Put up or shut up."
— Edmund Halley apparently (via victyrion)

spacetravelco:

New episode of Cosmos tonight!