"Amelia Pond. Like a name in a fairytale.”

04.20.2014 / +5080 / javerts / arwenundomiell

historicaltimes:

Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi, class in feudal Japan. Late 1800s.

Trainspotting (1996); 

“Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on a couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats that you’ve spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life. But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?” 

feelalltheshades:

Alejandro Guijarro photographs the chalkboards of some of the brightest minds in quantum physics for his continuing series Momentum. He went to research facilities like CERN and many of the top universities in the world to find them.

gatheringbones:

wrathofprawn:

lostsplendor:

stalins-princess:

Nightwitches

Die NachtHexen

Ночные ведьмы

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. to stop germans from hearing them coming and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

04.20.2014 / +351515 / squintyoureyes

clearscience:

The unit circle shows you all the angles from 0° to 360°. You can also refer to angles as segments of the unit circle circumference from 0 to 2π radians. If you imagine sweeping angles around the unit circle like a radar screen, it makes a series of triangles. The hypotenuse is (depending on how you look at it) either the longest side in the triangle or the radius of the unit circle.

A sine wave is what you get if you plot the triangle’s opposite side versus the angle. Sine waves are important in science and engineering, but also in music. When you’re playing a guitar the frets are all placed where they are to make certain sine waves. Light is a sine wave. Waves are sine waves. The motions of springs are sine waves. It goes on and on!

04.20.2014 / +1043 / ahandsomestark / clearscience

rotzloeffel:

Its so fluffy and cute and I think Im gonna diiiieeeee

teamcoco:

"Tonight, I got to live out a dream: Showing Benedict Cumberbatch my cosplay for HolmesCon2013!" -#Conan TBS 11p/10c #Sherlock #TheHobbit (at Warner Bros Stage 15)

04.19.2014 / +1215 / teamcoco
04.19.2014 / +3132 / rubyetc

fjordism:

AARON PAUL JUST POSTED THIS ON TWITTER AND I’M SHITTING

04.19.2014 / +108307 / stupids-c-sters / fjordism