The formation of cosmic strings is somewhat analogous to the imperfections that form between crystal grains in solidifying liquids, or the cracks that form when water freezes into ice. The phase transitions leading to the production of cosmic strings are likely to have occurred during the earliest moments of the universe’s evolution, just after cosmological inflation, and are a fairly generic prediction in both Quantum field theory and String theory models of the Early universe.
why hasn’t the scientific side of tumblr responded to this yet guys we are waiting here
When your hair soaks up water, the overall density of your hair increases. This increase in density causes your hair fibers to be arranged more tightly, which allows less light to shine through your hair fibers.
Here’s the scenario: when the boss sees co-workers having a quiet conversation, he wants to know what is being said (it’s mostly work related). He has his designated “snitches” and expects them to keep him apprised of all the office gossip – even calling them at home and expecting a run-down! This puts the “designees” in a really awkward position; plus, we’re all afraid any offhand comment or anything said in confidence might be either repeated or misrepresented.
Needless to say, this creates a certain amount of tension between team members who normally would get along well, and adds stress in an already stressful atmosphere. There is also an unspoken belief that he will move people to different desks to break up what he perceives as people becoming too “chummy.” (It’s been done under the guise of “creating teams.”)
NSA agents feel queasy about their bosses spying on them.
I keep seeing all these posts about Pluto’s former status as a planet, and I never see any posts about Eris, the dwarf planet that’s estimated to be a whopping 27% larger than Pluto and has an even wilder orbit.
Eris even has it’s own moon, Dysnomia. Pluto and Eris are part of the super amazing solar system dwarf planet quintet along with Ceres, Haumea, and Makemake. Our solar system is a happening place, and we’re still finding more awesome in it every year.
And did you know there was a time when Eris was known as Xena, as in Xena:Warrior Princess? How can anyone not love Eris?
“Let’s just say that if complete and utter chaos was lightning, he’d be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting ‘All gods are bastards’.”—Rincewind, The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1)
Agrippa (a book of the dead) is a work of art created by speculative fiction novelist William Gibson, artist Dennis Ashbaugh and publisher Kevin Begos Jr. in 1992. The work consists of a 300-line semi-autobiographical electronic poem by Gibson, embedded in an artist’s book by Ashbaugh. Gibson’s text focused on the ethereal nature of memories (the title is taken from a photo album). Its principal notoriety arose from the fact that the poem, stored on a 3.5” floppy disk, was programmed to encrypt itself after a single use; similarly, the pages of the artist’s book were treated with photosensitive chemicals, effecting the gradual fading of the words and images from the book’s first exposure to light.