L.w. moore

Atheist liberal loving the arts, sciences, politics, European history, humor and animal welfare.

My Flickr and a startup photoblog...to be expanded on periodically as my ass rebels against it's lazy nature.

Nov 15
muchtoocynical:

thedailywhat:

Roadkill Craving of the Day: Mom-to-be Alison Brierley says her pregnancy has caused her to develop a strong craving for roadkill meat.
“It’s more gamey than other meat and I love the taste,” she says. “I also don’t have to feel guilty about eating it because I know it’s had a completely free range and natural life.”
A taxidermist who uses roadkill hides to craft jewelry, Brierley has dined on hare, deer, owl, and pigeon. “‘I would like to try fox and badger but they’re never in good enough condition to eat; although I have used them for my artwork,” she said.
Brierley says she has invited friends over to sample her new-found culinary quirk. “They trust me and they know I’m a good cook so I think they love it,” the 42-year-old is quoted as saying. “I get the best meat from friends who ring me up to tell me about a kill they’ve spotted on their way to work.”
Though she was already known to many as the roadkill chef from Channel 4’s Come Dine with Me, Brierley says her cravings have definitely intensified since she became pregnant.
[metro / dlisted.]

muchtoocynical:

thedailywhat:

Roadkill Craving of the Day: Mom-to-be Alison Brierley says her pregnancy has caused her to develop a strong craving for roadkill meat.

“It’s more gamey than other meat and I love the taste,” she says. “I also don’t have to feel guilty about eating it because I know it’s had a completely free range and natural life.”

A taxidermist who uses roadkill hides to craft jewelry, Brierley has dined on hare, deer, owl, and pigeon. “‘I would like to try fox and badger but they’re never in good enough condition to eat; although I have used them for my artwork,” she said.

Brierley says she has invited friends over to sample her new-found culinary quirk. “They trust me and they know I’m a good cook so I think they love it,” the 42-year-old is quoted as saying. “I get the best meat from friends who ring me up to tell me about a kill they’ve spotted on their way to work.”

Though she was already known to many as the roadkill chef from Channel 4’s Come Dine with Me, Brierley says her cravings have definitely intensified since she became pregnant.

[metro / dlisted.]



fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Jesse James, the American outlaw. After seeing this picture of him on a history magazine I was like……HOTTEST GUY IN HISTORY EVER!!!!!!

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Jesse James, the American outlaw. After seeing this picture of him on a history magazine I was like……HOTTEST GUY IN HISTORY EVER!!!!!!


Jul 8
thedailywhat:

Dino Bones In A Bottle of the Day: Tokyo-based architectural model maker Akinobu enjoys building tiny, bottled things in his spare time. His tiny dinosaur skeletons (above) are particularly delightful.
Pick one up from his Etsy shop, Tiny World in a Bottle.
[colossal.]

thedailywhat:

Dino Bones In A Bottle of the Day: Tokyo-based architectural model maker Akinobu enjoys building tiny, bottled things in his spare time. His tiny dinosaur skeletons (above) are particularly delightful.

Pick one up from his Etsy shop, Tiny World in a Bottle.

[colossal.]


ellio86:

Bay View Mono (by Eggles)

ellio86:

Bay View Mono (by Eggles)

(via dendroica)


theanimalblog:

A cub besides dad (by Tambako the Jaguar)

theanimalblog:

A cub besides dad (by Tambako the Jaguar)

(via theanimalblog)




faboomama:

Fossil squiggles (by Anika Malone)

faboomama:

Fossil squiggles (by Anika Malone)

(via dendroica)



insectlove:

chameleonoir: Close-up of a moth’s wing.

insectlove:

chameleonoir: Close-up of a moth’s wing.

(via dendroica)


Jul 6
sciencecenter:

Galactic collisions show where dark matter goes

This new image of super-cluster Abell 2744 captures the wreckage of a collision between four smaller galaxy clusters. New data let astronomers map the positions of three different kinds of matter in the system, which may offer clues to how dark matter behaves when it smacks into ordinary matter.
The cluster, nicknamed “Pandora’s Cluster” for its bizarre complexity, is as massive as 1.8 quadrillion suns and contains trillions of stars. Only about 5 percent of that mass is made up of galaxies that glow in visible light.
The rest of the mass is gas (20 percent, shown here in pink) that’s so hot it’s only observable through the X-rays it emits, and dark matter (75 percent, blue), which is utterly invisible.
To figure out dark matter’s location, astronomers looked for the telltale stretching of galaxies located far behind the cluster. Huge masses warp the shape of space-time in their vicinity and bend the path of light, a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. By carefully plotting how galaxies in the background are distorted, astronomers can map where the invisible mass of dark matter lies.

sciencecenter:

Galactic collisions show where dark matter goes

This new image of super-cluster Abell 2744 captures the wreckage of a collision between four smaller galaxy clusters. New data let astronomers map the positions of three different kinds of matter in the system, which may offer clues to how dark matter behaves when it smacks into ordinary matter.

The cluster, nicknamed “Pandora’s Cluster” for its bizarre complexity, is as massive as 1.8 quadrillion suns and contains trillions of stars. Only about 5 percent of that mass is made up of galaxies that glow in visible light.

The rest of the mass is gas (20 percent, shown here in pink) that’s so hot it’s only observable through the X-rays it emits, and dark matter (75 percent, blue), which is utterly invisible.

To figure out dark matter’s location, astronomers looked for the telltale stretching of galaxies located far behind the cluster. Huge masses warp the shape of space-time in their vicinity and bend the path of light, a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. By carefully plotting how galaxies in the background are distorted, astronomers can map where the invisible mass of dark matter lies.


scienceetfiction:

Cargo Bay Camera view of the Hubble Space Telescope at the moment of release, mission STS-31, shuttle Discovery, 1990
wikipedia

scienceetfiction:

Cargo Bay Camera view of the Hubble Space Telescope at the moment of release, mission STS-31, shuttle Discovery, 1990

wikipedia


newsweek:

thepoliticalpartygirl:

newsweek:

File this one for the history books: President Obama’s tweet.

First thought: The White House DOG is tweeting?
Second thought: He signs it ‘B.O.’ to hide the ‘H for HUSSEIN’ in his name!
Third thought: No more coffee for me today.

Fourth thought: Is it wrong that missing space after the comma bugs me so?

It was announced previously that his tweets would have “BO” indicating they were directly from the Pres.
As for that missing space after the comma…stay away from twitter if perfection’s your bag.  :)  140 mucks things up!  (Or if you’re like me, eventually it becomes freeing after decades of being annoyed by non-perfection in that way.)

newsweek:

thepoliticalpartygirl:

newsweek:

File this one for the history books: President Obama’s tweet.

First thought: The White House DOG is tweeting?

Second thought: He signs it ‘B.O.’ to hide the ‘H for HUSSEIN’ in his name!

Third thought: No more coffee for me today.

Fourth thought: Is it wrong that missing space after the comma bugs me so?

It was announced previously that his tweets would have “BO” indicating they were directly from the Pres.

As for that missing space after the comma…stay away from twitter if perfection’s your bag.  :)  140 mucks things up!  (Or if you’re like me, eventually it becomes freeing after decades of being annoyed by non-perfection in that way.)


fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Poet, courtier, dashing adventurer and - judging from this portrait by Nicholas Hilliard c. 1585 - snappy dresser: is it any wonder that Walter Raleigh became a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I?

You’ve got to love a man whose last words were reportedly an exhortation to his executioner to ‘Strike, man, strike!’ That was ballsy, Walter.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Poet, courtier, dashing adventurer and - judging from this portrait by Nicholas Hilliard c. 1585 - snappy dresser: is it any wonder that Walter Raleigh became a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I?

You’ve got to love a man whose last words were reportedly an exhortation to his executioner to ‘Strike, man, strike!’ That was ballsy, Walter.