These links have involved a fair amount of cosmos appreciation this week, but can I be blamed when there are these sort of jaw-dropping pictures of the Sun out there?
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If you're looking for something a little different for your beach reading, consider NPR's unique and laudable list of 10 Terrific Summer Reads. Any more to add to this?
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Check out some of the bizarre musical instruments behind classic, otherwordly sci-fi movie sounds.
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Keep calm and carry on: be mesmerized but these pendulum waves. Such beauty in the physics!
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Bison were nearly made extinct in the 1800s, as is no surprise given these pictures of mountains of Bison bones from the era. Luckily conservation efforts have lead to their roaming the prairies again in quasi-restored numbers.
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Samuel L. Jackson has taken his considerable talents in an unexpected direction - a children's book. Ok it's not for kids so much as about them, and there is a very large language warning, of course, for his audio-recording of the narrative "Go The [Bleep] to Sleep."
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This was just sort of strange but interesting - "I Only have Eyes for Disney," wherein a girl has recreated some iconic images in the form of eye makeup. I can barely put eyeliner on straight so this kind of art is not for me!
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Speaking of art, here is a handy-dandy color theory cheat sheet for graphic designers as well as anyone wondering if those colors are in fact complimentary before you paint the entire room … (I originally had that as a typo, "pain the other room," which also makes sense if you put the wrong colors together!)
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Enjoy a hike overlooking a cityscape during a full moon from the comforts of your own living room with this interactive 360-degree photo. (I just went crazy with the mouse and swooped around like Iron Man … and now feel dizzy).
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