18

    Jan

  1. Plant Hunters »

    NASA’s Kepler spacecraft is one of the most powerful tools in the hunt for extrasolar planets. The Kepler team’s computers are sifting through the data, but we at Planet Hunters are betting that there will be planets which can only be found via the remarkable human ability for pattern recognition.

    This is a gamble, a bet if you will, on the ability of humans to beat machines just occasionally. It may be that no new planets are found or that computers have the job down to a fine art. And yet, it’s just possible that you might be the first to know that a star somewhere out there in the Milky Way has a companion, just as our Sun does. Fancy giving it a try?

  2. 18

    Jan

  3. I saw the gif of the otters chasing the butterfly and wanted the video.  Here it be.

  4. 17

    Jan

  5. artchipel:

Nu Ryu - Forest |  Under the water. Pastels on fabric, 28x44inches (2008)
[Tumblr Monday with artandopinion]

    artchipel:

    Nu Ryu - Forest |  Under the water. Pastels on fabric, 28x44inches (2008)

    [Tumblr Monday with artandopinion]

  6. Source: artchipel
    16

    Jan

  7. Source: vogine
    10

    Jan

  8. mabelmoments:

A green-eyed dragonfly perches on the back of a frog. Picture: Luis Carlos Barriuso/Solent News & Photo Agency

    mabelmoments:

    A green-eyed dragonfly perches on the back of a frog. Picture: Luis Carlos Barriuso/Solent News & Photo Agency

  9. Source: allcreatures
    09

    Jan

  10. This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory »

    Her name is Lana Sator and she snuck into one of NPO Energomash factories outside of Moscow. Her photos are amazing, like sets straight out of Star Wars or Alien. Now the Russian government is harassing her.

    It was easy to get in. She just went there, jumped over the fence and got right into the heart of the complex through a series of tunnels and pipes, which was very surprising. After all, this is an active industrial installation that belongs to one of the top manufacturers of liquid-fuel rockets in the world. Their engines power the modern Soyuz, the Zenit 3SL, and the Angara and Baikal launch vehicles. Heck, their RD-180 engine powers the first stage of the Atlas V, an American rocket. More importantly, they have specially strong ties to the Russian military.

    (Source: lana-sator.livejournal.com)

  11. 08

    Jan

  12. Unda by Faun

    (Source: faune.de)

    08

    Jan

  13. archiemcphee:

Four-week-old Cherub, a baby White Faced Scops Owl, has a furry guardian in Kiera the German Pointer.
Photo by Richard Austin
[via NYDailyNews.com]

Grumpy owl.

    archiemcphee:

    Four-week-old Cherub, a baby White Faced Scops Owl, has a furry guardian in Kiera the German Pointer.

    Photo by Richard Austin

    [via NYDailyNews.com]

    Grumpy owl.

  14. Source: archiemcphee
    08

    Jan

  15. 
De Guzman, 41, took this photo on a night dive at the Anilao Pier in Batangas, Philippines. “I was scanning the seafloor when something shiny glittered in the distance,” he says. He swam over to find a discarded, broken soda bottle with an octopus curled up inside.

    De Guzman, 41, took this photo on a night dive at the Anilao Pier in Batangas, Philippines. “I was scanning the seafloor when something shiny glittered in the distance,” he says. He swam over to find a discarded, broken soda bottle with an octopus curled up inside.

  16. 07

    Jan

  17. A screencap from Golems of Amgarrak showing a ghostly blue dwarf looking down.  Behind him is his brother who is fleshy.
Dwarves really need to drop the whole golem thing.  It never ever ends well for them.  My Warden is a wee bit peeved that this has happened again.

    A screencap from Golems of Amgarrak showing a ghostly blue dwarf looking down.  Behind him is his brother who is fleshy.

    Dwarves really need to drop the whole golem thing.  It never ever ends well for them.  My Warden is a wee bit peeved that this has happened again.

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