SOCIETEYE

Keeping an eye on society

doctor-pie:

party don’t start til i walk in.

doctor-pie:

party don’t start til i walk in.

(via blueberrynocturne)

penelopegazin:

gif I did for fox adhd

penelopegazin:

gif I did for fox adhd

(Source: foxadhd.com, via thechocolatebrigade)

wearethetay:

jedavu:

Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

by Rebecca Mock 

You can feel each one…

(via synorama)

zooborns:

Giraffe Calf Enters The World With Keepers’ Assistance

On July 7, Sao Paulo Zoo ( Fundação Parque Zoológico de São Paulo ) welcomed a baby that was over six feet (1.85 meters) tall: a giraffe, of course! The calf is a healthy male, born to parents Mel (‘Honey’) and Palito (‘Stick’). The delivery started around midnight, when security staff noticed and called in the vets, biologists and keepers. Because the mother was having difficulties in delivering, the vets decided to assist by tying a rope to Mel’s front legs and pulling.

See the video of this amazing birth on Zooborns.com

(via lightsaurora)

david-tennants-ass:

I THOUGHT THAT WAS ACTUALLY A GIANT CAT IN A HOUSE UNTIL I REALIZED HOW STUPID THAT IS AND HE’S IN A DOLL HOUSE

david-tennants-ass:

I THOUGHT THAT WAS ACTUALLY A GIANT CAT IN A HOUSE UNTIL I REALIZED HOW STUPID THAT IS AND HE’S IN A DOLL HOUSE

(via lightsaurora)

inothernews:

lafuguedantoine:

basilton:

In the early years of space flight, both Russians and Americans used pencils in space. Unfortunately, pencil lead is made of graphite, a highly conductive material. Snapped graphite leads and particles in zero gravity are hugely problematic, as they will get sucked into the air ventilation or electronic equipment, easily causing shorts or fires in the pure oxygen environment of a capsule.

After the fire in Apollo 1 which killed all the astronauts on board, NASA required a writing instrument that wasn’t a fire hazard. Fisher spent over a million dollars (of his own money) creating a pressurized ball point pen, which NASA bought at $2.95 each. The Russian space program also switched over from pencils shortly after.

40 years later snide morons on the internet still snigger about it, because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about.

Bu-huuuuurn!

Aaaaaah, I love this.

(Source: yourresidentginger)

Psychology

tetw:

A Tetw reading list

What Makes Us Happy? by Joshua Wolf Shenk - Is there a formula — some mix of love, work, and psychology — for a good life?

The Possibilian by Burkhard Bilger - How the subtlest shift in perception can create whole a new way of seeing the world.

The Moral Instinct by Steven Pinker - Which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates or Norman Borlaug?

Want to Remember Everything you’ll Ever Learn? by Gary Wolf - Meet the inventor of a program that could revolutionise learning.

The Science of Success by David Dobbs - The double-edged sword of extraordinary mental potential.

Caring for Your Introvert by Jonathan Rauch - Are you getting the best out of the introverts in your life?

Mind vs. Machine by Brian Christian - An intrepid reporter takes on the latest in artificial intelligence in a battle for humanity.

The Naked Face by Malcolm Gladwell - The window to your soul may be easier to unlock than you ever thought possible.

Adventures in My Bed by Bucky McMahon - A journey through the emotionally charged world of the lucid dreamer.

TV Makes You Smarter by Steven Johnson - How increasingly sophisticated TV programming may be driving up our IQs.

Mirrors Don’t Lie. Mislead? Oh, Yes. by Natalie Angier - A short but beautiful mediation about the way we interact with our reflection.

(Source: tetw, via tetw)