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theatlantic:

A Bullseye In the Sky Over Texas

When we see patterns in the atmosphere from space, they tend to be in the clouds of powerful storms. These all have roughly the same form: they look like a spiral galaxy with arms spinning out from the core. 
But meteorologists have detected other organizational principles at work. Like, take the fascinating image above. It shows …. well, I wasn’t sure exactly what it showed. A meteorologist’s blog post described them as “convectively-generated mesospheric airglow waves,” but that did not quite explain how they worked or what they were.
So I got in touch with Steven Miller, senior research scientist and deputy director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University. Miller and his colleagues discovered these concentric rings while working with the newish satellite Suomi satellite’s next-generation low-light sensor. (They published a paper on the discovery in PNAS.)
Miller told me I was looking at glowing ripples in the atmosphere itself!
“These are literally ‘ripples of glowing atmosphere’ whose structure is the result of a train of gravity waves that is passing through a thin layer of the atmosphere that produces a very faint veil of light called ‘nightglow,’” he said. “These are not clouds (although they were forced by the thunderstorms below), and they do not occur in the troposphere, where our ‘weather’ is. They are much higher up—at the interface between the mesosphere and the thermosphere—about 90 km [55 miles] above the surface! The glow is revealing important dynamics of our atmosphere that would otherwise be completely invisible to us.”
Read more. [Image: Suomi]

theatlantic:

A Bullseye In the Sky Over Texas

When we see patterns in the atmosphere from space, they tend to be in the clouds of powerful storms. These all have roughly the same form: they look like a spiral galaxy with arms spinning out from the core. 

But meteorologists have detected other organizational principles at work. Like, take the fascinating image above. It shows …. well, I wasn’t sure exactly what it showed. A meteorologist’s blog post described them as “convectively-generated mesospheric airglow waves,” but that did not quite explain how they worked or what they were.

So I got in touch with Steven Miller, senior research scientist and deputy director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University. Miller and his colleagues discovered these concentric rings while working with the newish satellite Suomi satellite’s next-generation low-light sensor. (They published a paper on the discovery in PNAS.)

Miller told me I was looking at glowing ripples in the atmosphere itself!

These are literally ‘ripples of glowing atmosphere’ whose structure is the result of a train of gravity waves that is passing through a thin layer of the atmosphere that produces a very faint veil of light called ‘nightglow,’” he said. “These are not clouds (although they were forced by the thunderstorms below), and they do not occur in the troposphere, where our ‘weather’ is. They are much higher up—at the interface between the mesosphere and the thermosphere—about 90 km [55 miles] above the surface! The glow is revealing important dynamics of our atmosphere that would otherwise be completely invisible to us.”

Read more. [Image: Suomi]

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vintageanchorbooks:

Check out this detailed catalog of the music in the work of Haruki Murakami by book: http://haruki-music.com/

laughterkey:

I had a number of conversations this weekend that involved debating the merits of certain plans based on whether or not they required real pants.

laughterkey:

I had a number of conversations this weekend that involved debating the merits of certain plans based on whether or not they required real pants.

Note to self: Never look at Tumblr unless I’m fully caught up on every show/book/movie/thing that I could possibly care about.

This is the first time that I’ve been upset about being spoiled because, goddamn it, I was so looking forward to that moment and being surprised when it finally happened.

Fuck.

johndarnielle:

dtownsteez:

tehawesome:

I’ll keep doing weather.com clickbait headline rewrites until it no longer brings me joy.

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there’s enough things to be bummed about that I don’t really expend a lot of energy on this one but maaaaaaaan the weather channel was once one of the coolest things in the world it was so boring and awesome and real and now it’s a lure sent to Earth by Satan to try to make you despair well guess what some person I don’t know has turned that Satanic frown upside down. better luck next time, DEVIL

sharkchunks:

metal-rican:

ghostoflalonde:

So uhh, my clothing dye ate through my gloves…..

+3 spellcasting +1 summoning EFF: 2XDAM vs undead

The tattoo makes it more demonic than undead.

sharkchunks:

metal-rican:

ghostoflalonde:

So uhh, my clothing dye ate through my gloves…..

+3 spellcasting +1 summoning EFF: 2XDAM vs undead

The tattoo makes it more demonic than undead.

queefahantas:

I’ve been on a Watsky kick lately and this is the product of my obsession.

queefahantas:

I’ve been on a Watsky kick lately and this is the product of my obsession.

currentsinbiology:

Mizelle, Bayley thread

currentsinbiology:

Mizelle, Bayley
thread

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bookoisseur:

basedinternet:

It takes this foam over 15 minutes to suffocate chickens. It’s an “American invention” by Kifco, a manufacturer of irrigation equipment in Illinois. Note the humans in white suits standing in the windows. This is a “free range” farm, because they are not in individual cages, so the FDA allows the packaging of their dead flesh to be sold as “free range.” Happy chickens, humane farming - all so that one can feel good about their purchase packaging of animals.
More info: http://www.avi-foam.com/why.php

what the fuck

This foam—”Avi-Foam”—is used to control disease outbreaks, not to routinely slaughter chickens for food use. It’s used when a large population is diseased. Any chickens killed this way would be assumed infected and not let anywhere near the food supply chain. 
Yes, it still is an terrible and tragic thing to do. But this is used to protect other chickens from getting sick and to reduce the risk of avian flu spreading to humans.
And, yes, that there is a need for this product is certainly a sign of a screwed up system. 
NBC News article
Avi-Foam website

bookoisseur:

basedinternet:

It takes this foam over 15 minutes to suffocate chickens. It’s an “American invention” by Kifco, a manufacturer of irrigation equipment in Illinois. Note the humans in white suits standing in the windows. This is a “free range” farm, because they are not in individual cages, so the FDA allows the packaging of their dead flesh to be sold as “free range.” Happy chickens, humane farming - all so that one can feel good about their purchase packaging of animals.

More info: http://www.avi-foam.com/why.php

what the fuck

This foam—”Avi-Foam”—is used to control disease outbreaks, not to routinely slaughter chickens for food use. It’s used when a large population is diseased. Any chickens killed this way would be assumed infected and not let anywhere near the food supply chain

Yes, it still is an terrible and tragic thing to do. But this is used to protect other chickens from getting sick and to reduce the risk of avian flu spreading to humans.

And, yes, that there is a need for this product is certainly a sign of a screwed up system. 

NBC News article

Avi-Foam website

merkkultra:

do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression

silvermoon424:

Source

Hey, guys, here’s a list of the major websites that were impacted by the Heartbleed bug and what their current status is (this was created only a few hours ago so it’s up-to-date). Thankfully, the most important site of all (meaning, the site that would really fuck you over if it was hacked into), PayPal, was never vulnerable in the first place, so if you use PayPal, your credit card and bank account information has always been safe.

thelovelyseas:

my dream home

my dream home

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sandandglass:

Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ and white-collar criminals. 

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