Nelson Mandela has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announces. (via think-progress) - South Africa was the first nation of the continent to recognize GLBT rights in their constitution (via thebacklot)
Rest in peace Madiba, you’ll never be forgotten.
When aliens in galaxies 70 million light years away look through a telescope at Earth, they see dinosaurs.
no fuck you
when science and alcohol meet <3
This bartender gets all of the tips… ever…
HOW DOES THIS WORK
Science side of tumblr please tell us how the hell this is possible
The colored liquids have different densities!
The Red is the most dense so it’s at the bottom, and so forth with the colors.
There is also alternativeley a product called gelling gum, which even in same density drinks will gel the surface of the drink making the layers seperate.
This was employed by Heston Blumenthal for his Victorian feast, by using a special bottle where you drink from the bottom as well as the gelling agent he could have you drink a glass with five seperate flavors amd make you taste them in order.
This allowed him to present to his guests a drink that tasted like Toffee, Hot Butter Toast, Custard, Cherry Tart AND Turkey within a single class while having the drink retain a singular shade of pink. Just like the Drink Me Potion of Alice and Wonderland.
This is called Molecular gastronomy and its crazy shit.
modern day willy wonka
i will reblog this 365 days a year
russia coming 15 minutes late to the 1917 revolution holding a tsarbucks
15 minutes late they clearly weren’t
looks like they were
you guys are putin way too much time into this
Get it because it’s a CELL WALL
oh my god
can we just get this to 100k so i can post the picture i’ve been saving for a while
This is you. This is where all your thoughts are kept. Every other part of your body is used to protect and sustain this.
I want to cry
it’s weirdly comforting to know that all of the meaningless bullshit society judges me on is just a meatsuit made to support the terrifying tentacle beast that is my true form (◡‿◡✿)
THAT LAST COMMENT. BAM.
Dat last comment is EVERYTHING
Hey yeah okay let’s have a giveaway because I’m really excited for Desolation of Smaug and because I buy too much fan merchandise!
- There will be one winner
- Only reblogs will count
- You don’t have to follow me but you totally can *wink wink*
- Have your ask box open
- No giveaway blogs, I’ll be checking
- If you don’t reply to my message in 24 hours I’ll pick someone else
I’m willing to ship outside of the US so don’t worry about that! And the winner will be chosen with a random number generator
Giveaway ends Friday December 13th! Good luck!!!
Google’s Machine Learning Algorithms Outpacing Engineers’ Ability to Understand How they Work
“Google no longer understands how its “deep learning” decision-making computer systems have made themselves so good at recognizing things in photos.
What stunned [Google Software Engineer] Quoc V. Le is that the software has learned to pick out features in things like paper shredders that people can’t easily spot – you’ve seen one shredder, you’ve seen them all, practically. But not so for Google’s monster.
Many of Quoc’s pals had trouble identifying paper shredders when he showed them pictures of the machines, he said. The computer system has a greater success rate, and he isn’t quite sure how he could write a program to do this.
Google researchers can no longer explain exactly how the system has learned to spot certain objects, because the programming appears to think independently from its creators, and its complex cognitive processes are inscrutable. "
WHY WAS THIS NOT IN THE FINAL CUT.
Or even the Special Editions. This is GREAT.
C3PO YOU FUCKER
I have a new favorite Star Wars moment.
look at him run away “jesus christ im gonna be in so much trouble”
And that’s the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn’t always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn’t even something — it’s nothing. And you can’t combat nothing. You can’t fill it up. You can’t cover it. It’s just there, pulling the meaning out of everything. That being the case, all the hopeful, proactive solutions start to sound completely insane in contrast to the scope of the problem.
It would be like having a bunch of dead fish, but no one around you will acknowledge that the fish are dead. Instead, they offer to help you look for the fish or try to help you figure out why they disappeared.
This is actually a really good way to explain it, I think.
I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG THIS
Favorite line will always be “No, see, that solution is for a different problem than the one I have.”
Wow!! I have to show that to my boyfriend!!
I love her cartoons more than life
|—||Quote from my mother, after I expressed concerns that I was purchasing too many books and would shortly be buried under them and die (via booksandhotchocolate)|