Nuggets from the brain of an artistic thinker whose true calling is really something more scientific. 21. Volunteer for Penny4NASA. Lover of Craft Beer. Engineering Student. Exercise Fiend. Lover of wayyy too many things to list here.

My interests really vary, so expect a jumble of different stuffs. It's across the board.
Reblogged from stateofdrought  17 notes
stateofdrought:

This January, after the driest calendar year in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. He called on residents to reduce their water intake by 20 percent.
But downtown Los Angeles doesn’t look like a city devastated by the state’s worst drought in decades. The city is green with landscaping, and fountains are running.
People still water their lawns, wash their cars and fill their pools. Earlier this week, Gov. Brown announced that, compared to last year, water use this May actually went up in some parts of the state — including in coastal Southern California, the region including LA, where water use rose 8 percent.
The state has responded by voting to fine water-wasters up to $500.Read the full story: Despite California’s Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

stateofdrought:

This January, after the driest calendar year in California history, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. He called on residents to reduce their water intake by 20 percent.

But downtown Los Angeles doesn’t look like a city devastated by the state’s worst drought in decades. The city is green with landscaping, and fountains are running.

People still water their lawns, wash their cars and fill their pools. Earlier this week, Gov. Brown announced that, compared to last year, water use this May actually went up in some parts of the state — including in coastal Southern California, the region including LA, where water use rose 8 percent.

The state has responded by voting to fine water-wasters up to $500.

Read the full story: Despite California’s Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

Reblogged from jtotheizzoe  2,805 notes

jtotheizzoe:

Forty-five years ago today, two human beings first set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, and forever changed how we view our place in the universe. When I think about the fact that four and a half decades ago, at the very moment I am writing this, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the freakin’ moon, I am humbled and inspired.

I’ve combined some of my favorite photos from Apollo 11 with some of the actual words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

If you’d like to relive the historic mission moment by moment, word by word, and photo by photo, head over to SpaceLog

Reblogged from acrylicalchemy  644 notes

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. By Nelson Mandela (via acrylicalchemy)

christinetheastrophysicist:

This month is the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing and NASA will celebrate with many events to mark the occasion during the next two weeks.
During the event, NASA will share photos and video footage of the moon landing, both on their website and on NASA TV. In addition, NASA TV will broadcast some panel discussions with scientists and astronauts about the future of space exploration and other interesting topics.
There are also two NASA Social events, one in Virginia and one in Florida, for those interested in signing up to attend. The deadline to register is July 15th at 5 PM EDT.
For the whole lineup of events, visit this NASA press release and follow the hashtags #NextGiantLeap and #Apollo45.

christinetheastrophysicist:

This month is the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing and NASA will celebrate with many events to mark the occasion during the next two weeks.

During the event, NASA will share photos and video footage of the moon landing, both on their website and on NASA TV. In addition, NASA TV will broadcast some panel discussions with scientists and astronauts about the future of space exploration and other interesting topics.

There are also two NASA Social events, one in Virginia and one in Florida, for those interested in signing up to attend. The deadline to register is July 15th at 5 PM EDT.

For the whole lineup of events, visit this NASA press release and follow the hashtags #NextGiantLeap and #Apollo45.