Science. Music. More languages than are really necessary. Ranting. Also cats. A despicable creature; if there's a hell, I'm burning in there for all eternity.

 

brightestofcentaurus:

M13 
M13, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, is a globular star cluster located about 25,000 light years away towards the constellation Hercules. It is one of the brightest globular star clusters visible.
Despite the cluster stretching only around 150 light years across, the region contains hundreds of thousands of stars. The stars are packed so tight in the core that 100 stars could be found in an area of 3 cubic light years. The nearest star to our Sun, however, is over 4 light years away.
Image from National Geographic, information from NASA.

brightestofcentaurus:

M13 

M13, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, is a globular star cluster located about 25,000 light years away towards the constellation Hercules. It is one of the brightest globular star clusters visible.

Despite the cluster stretching only around 150 light years across, the region contains hundreds of thousands of stars. The stars are packed so tight in the core that 100 stars could be found in an area of 3 cubic light years. The nearest star to our Sun, however, is over 4 light years away.

Image from National Geographic, information from NASA.

elandorum:

aconissa:

I am so sick of people trying to claim 50 Shades of Grey will not be able to have a negative effect on society because it’s “just a book”. The Bible was just a book. The Communist Manifesto was just a book. Mein Kampf, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, The Quran, freaking Harry Potter were all “just books”. If you keep saying literature and media don’t have the potential to change countries, or cultures, or the world, then you’re just deluding yourself.

Yeah but nobody takes 50 Shades seriously do they?

Some people do. I’ve had people walk up to me and say, without a trace of irony in their voices, that they want to be like Anastasia Steele.

wastelord:

my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

THIS IS THE BEST RESPONSE TO ONE OF THESE ICEBERG THINGIES

I laughed. I shouldn’t have. But I did.

wastelord:

my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

THIS IS THE BEST RESPONSE TO ONE OF THESE ICEBERG THINGIES

I laughed. I shouldn’t have. But I did.

(Source: fuckyeahviralpics)

Anonymous asked
I saw that but then on forums and what-have-you people say swimming is fine as the chlorine keeps it clean...

The chlorine’s only a mild disinfectant - it won’t kill everything in the water. Plus hundreds of people carrying all sorts of different microbes on their skin will get in and out of that water every day…I don’t usually freak out about germs that much, but I wouldn’t trust a forum over doctors.

Anonymous asked
do you know how soon after a lobe piercing can you go swimming? I can't seem to get a straight answer!

NHS Choices says this:

earlobes - 6 weeks

top of the ear - 3-4 months

navel - up to a year

nose - 2-3 months

awwww-cute:

The black cat is a stray that was pretty feral and mean until we had him neutered… Now he makes a Yin and Yang with our other cat regularly

awwww-cute:

The black cat is a stray that was pretty feral and mean until we had him neutered… Now he makes a Yin and Yang with our other cat regularly