my dash did a thing.
NASA astronaut Ron Garan: “With my feet strapped to the end of the Canadarm, the Space Station’s robotic arm, I grabbed a 1,500 pound pump from its storage place outside the station, and then, holding this beast …
Estonian astrophotographer Raivo Hein really brings out the beauty of the world we live in.
lower me gently to the floor, then unhand me
Back in 1969, thousands of Long Islanders came to Brookhaven to see a piece of the moon — a 12-gram chunk of a larger rock brought back to Earth by Apollo 11 astronauts. Scientists at the Lab analyzed many samples of lunar rocks and soil, finding that the rocks they examined had been on the moon’s surface for 30 to 50 million years.
The young boy peering into the magnifying glass actually contacted us a few years ago. He remembered the event and having his picture taken even 35 years later. Our Lab has been inspiring young’uns for decades and today we educate nearly 40,000 students every year.
(PS: You don’t have to be a grade-school kid to be floored by the simple fact that we brought back rocks from the moon.)
Is Paul Ryan asshole of the day for saying that kids who get free lunches at school don’t have anyone at home who loves them?
Ryan insisted that liberals were only offering people “a full stomach and an empty soul.”
He then told a story of a…
Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs!
In terms of plausible things I thought I would do in my life, writing a book falls somewhere in between “Winning the Nobel Prize in Baking” and “Sprouting wings and flying to Uranus”. But the good peoples at Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House/Crown Publishing, decided to give me 128 pages to teach people to draw anything I wanted. After the first few pitches failed*, it was decided to do a book on how to draw DINOSAURS! (*A book on How To Draw French Salamanders would have sold a MILION! Stupid focus groups.)
My big motivation in writing this book was A) Dinosaurs are awesome and B) I never had seen the kind “how to draw” book I wanted to read. Most art instruction books, especially when it comes to dinosaurs, are all the same. Doing a step by step copy of a static pose. This book will teach the young artist to draw dinosaurs from the inside out. Starting with the simplest stick figures and posing them however the artist wants, the book will instruct how to draw the dinosaur of their dreams in real terms and dimensions. It’s like figure drawing for prehistoric creatures but using what you see around you as your model.
I’ll have more details in the coming months but the book is available for pre-order now for a September 9 release date. It’s available from…
Thank you so very, very much. With your help I have fixed my computer problems. :D :D !!
Here, a photo of an Ottoman military honour from the First World War. ;)