October skywatchers are in for a treat (not a trick) this week. For details on how to see it go here.
(Gif via reddit.com)
Published on Oct 19, 2014
Cameras aren’t allowed in the Supreme Court, so most coverage of our most important cases looks like garbage.
We fixed that problem with real animals and fake paws. Feel free to take our footage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tug71…) and reenact cases on your own.
The Midnight Planétarium watch not only tells time, but follows the orbit of our solar system’s planets.
*breathes heavily into a paperbag*
This may just be the best thing since cats learned to play piano.
The Supreme Court doesn’t allow cameras during oral arguments, and Justice Antonin Scalia says that’s because short segments that don’t properly portray the arguments would be presented to the public.
Well, John Oliver finally has a solution.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein
We are kicking off the work week with the Trona Pinnacles, one of the most unique landscapes in the California Desert.
The area consists of more than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) pinnacles rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin. These tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, were formed underwater 10,000 to 100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley.
When visiting this area you will understand why more than 30 movies and commercials are filmed here every year. Ideally suited for science fiction backdrops Star Trek V, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Battlestar Galactica were all shot here.
Visit the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office to #DiscoverTheDesert yourself.
Photos by Bob Wick, BLM
Read more from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s scathing dissent on Texas’ voter ID law here.
We’re bombarded on a daily basis withimages of ideal beauty. These images show up so often in our daily lives that it’s easy to forget how new they are; that 150 years ago most women didn’t see anyphotographs of other women — much less a daily barrage of Photoshopped advertisements.