one guacamole is equal to 6.0221415×10²³ guacas
Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.
I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools.
Note, this GIF has 75 frames. On a personal note, I won’t be able to work on my computer awhile.
if i say “Backstreet’s back” and u do not say “ALRIGHT”
- we’re not friends
- burn in hell you sick fuck
Game of Thrones 90s era by Mike Wrobel
I like how Joffrey is still so punchable
A first-of-its-kind study tracks the health of women who are denied abortions.
[Image via The New York Times.]
“Plenty of research has examined how getting an abortion affects women’s mental health. (In short,it doesn’t, though individual circumstances vary enough that universal statements about women’s reactions can be misleading.)
But what about those who want an abortion, but can’t get one? Like S., a woman the New York Times Magazine interviewed. S. was 24 when she first found she was pregnant and decided to get an abortion. Click the link to read about her attempts to get the procedure, including one unwitting visit to a clinic where a nurse gave her an ultrasound and told her, “Look! Your baby is smiling at you.”
Ultimately, as is the case with most women who are turned away from abortion clinics, S.’s 20-week-old pregnancy was too far along. The opening sequence ends with S. set on a certain road:
She was out of gas money, hadn’t eaten a decent meal in weeks and resigned herself to the fact that, no matter what she wanted or how it would affect her life, she was going to have a baby.
Strangely, researchers have never followed American women who, like S., couldn’t get the abortions they wanted, the New York Times Magazine reported. That’s about to change. The magazine reported on a study, led by Diana Greene Foster, a demographer and professor of ob-gyn at the University of California, San Francisco. Foster’s study is the first to track American women like this over a longer period of time—and the first in the world to compare those women with peers who successfully received abortions.
Although her study is ongoing, Foster already has some answers. Compared to their peers who received abortions, women who can’t get the abortions they want have poorer health and are more likely to live in poverty two years on, even though they qualified for government assistance programs as new moms. Meanwhile, everybody in the study, whether they got abortions or not, generally had the same levels of depression and anxiety.
With time, Foster’s study will be able to assess how well mothers like S. bond with their children, how well those babies fare, and how well their mothers fare financially in the long term.
Whether Foster’s results will budge the beliefs of those on either side of the abortion debate remains to be seen. There’s nothing in the study to address the concerns of people who find abortion immoral—in fact, that’s a question science simply can’t answer.” [via POPSCI.]
Read the full New York Times Magazine article here.
Nicki Minaj casually dismantles sexism while applying her eyeliner
This was, legitimately, my very first impression of Nicki Minaj. And this is the reason why, to this day, I have the utmost respect for her, even though I don’t like all of her music.
I watch this every time it pops up my dash and it never stops being excellent.
This did everything BUT make her look stupid.
Google’s internet balloons launch in New Zealand.
30 balloons were launched from Tekapo, New Zealand this week as part of a larger plan to “connect the 2 out of every 3 people on Earth” who don’t have an internet connection.
The balloons are solar powered, and expand to 15 meters in diameter when fully inflated. At 20km high, the balloons are well above commercial aircraft and most weather activity.
Google chose New Zealand to show how the technology could be deployed in a remote area (and possibly to have a vacation in an awesome spot - I’m going to Tekapo this week too!). The nearby city of Christchurch also suffered power and internet outages after earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, so Google is aiming to show how the system could quickly deploy to provide internet access in a disaster.
Data from 2012 census estimates at the county level.
The 2nd map is the 145 most populated counties.
Tattoo by Bill Foulkrod at Deep Six Tattoos in Philadelphia.
It is written in Circular Galllifreyan, and they are all either quotes or something directly related to one of my top nerd obsessions.
The big one is “Kneel before the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt” from Wheel of Time series.
Then there is “May the force be with you” from Star Wars.
Then “I open at the close” from Harry Potter.
Then “Winter is coming” from ASoIaF/Game of Thrones.
Then we got “Allons-y” from the 10th doctor.
And finally “Kal-El” which is Supermans real name.