Geek, nerd or just both? This guy has being doing some data analysis and statistics through the streaming and search APIs of Twitter in order to calculate the Pointwise mutual information, a kind of correlation between topics who belong to one or the other of both worlds. Nerdly funny, if you ask me. See more in On “Geek” Versus “Nerd” (Slackpropagation)
Well, maybe this is not precisely beautiful, but it has some kind of internal charm… don’t know, but I think it deserves a place here.
“I unexpectedly found the creatures — all manner of birds and bats — washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron. No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but … the water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds.
I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life,’ as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death.”
What nature can do in a few minutes. On September 24, 2013, a major strike-slip earthquake rattled western Pakistan, killing at least 350 people and leaving more than 100,000 homeless. The 7.7 magnitude quake struck the Baluchistan province of northwestern Pakistan. Amidst the destruction, a new island was created offshore in the Paddi Zirr (West Bay) near Gwadar, Pakistan.
Credit: Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team.
This is a quadruple Saturn moon transit snapped by Hubble in 2009.
The giant orange moon Titan — larger than the planet Mercury — can be seen at upper right. The white icy moons that are much closer to Saturn, hence much closer to the ring plane in this view, are, from left to right: Enceladus, Dione, and Mimas.
(Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team)