DOCTOR WHO IN A NUTSHELL
Leafy Sea Dragons
These stunning sea dragon pictures illuminate their mysterious beauty and extraordinary adaptations. The near-invisibility of their fins gives the sea dragons the appearance of floating seaweed that is drifting with the currents. Instead of scales, they have protective armor to ward off predators. The row of spines along their backs can also wound attackers. At other times they will curl into balls like porcupines in self defense. Truly extraordinary creatures.
Today’s running companions: Canada goose and goslings
My ponderosa lemon is blooming. I wish I could send smells by internet.
Most adorable kittens. Break glass in case of emergency.
Yes, kit kats… I will take all of you home. I will teach you tricks and make your food and take you for walks and you can sit on my shoulders when I work and sleep on me while I read books ….
Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.
This is science fiction stuff! :-)
Laurie Penny’s Saudade, from Fifty Shades of Feminism (via mollycrabapple)
So good.(via neil-gaiman)
The night the SF Squeecast won the Hugo. I’m delighted to be the comedy relief of this superteam.
I thought I was the comedy relief!
Post no selfies. Except when showing off new eye glasses. My script is so high even the cheap online frames run to over a hundred bucks.
This is a lobelia, ‘Riviera Midnight Blue,’ which may actually be the most beatiful color I have ever seen. Photos do not do it justice. It shimmers, and changes, and makes me imagine that I can see in the ultraviolet.