Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Tom Eigelsbach
26,573 followers -
✔ Certified Skeptic, Gamer, Philosopher, Sci-fi/Science Geek, Math Tutor
✔ Certified Skeptic, Gamer, Philosopher, Sci-fi/Science Geek, Math Tutor

26,573 followers
About
Tom's posts

Post has attachment
This is what Saturn looks like from inside the rings. Last week, for the first time, NASA directed the Cassini spacecraft to swoop between Saturn and its rings. During the dive, the robotic spacecraft took hundreds of images showing unprecedented detail for structures in Saturn's atmosphere. Looking back out, however, the spacecraft was also able to capture impressive vistas.

In the below image taken a few hours before closest approach, Saturn's unusual northern hexagon is seen surrounding the North Pole. Saturn's C-ring is the closest visible, while the dark Cassini Division separates the inner B-ring from the outer A-ring. A close inspection will find the two small moons that shepherd the F-ring, the farthest ring discernable. This image is raw and will be officially verified, calibrated, and released at a later date. Cassini remains on schedule to end its mission by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere on September 15. >>

from: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170430.html
Photo

Post has attachment
Photo

Post has attachment
Graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka uses his photo manipulation skills to take some of the world’s most iconic paintings and fuse them with the gritty urban environment.

Post has attachment
Bwahahahahahahah

"Mars is an airless, lifeless, freezing shithole." In honor of Earth Day, Bill calls on his fellow humans to save this planet instead of trying to colonize Mars.

Post has attachment
Llamas. With fezzes. For weddings.

Post has attachment
“This product is designed to offer ways to assign work from a large body of standards and content that is vetted, and provide new reporting for teachers,” said Khan. Teachers have always been able to access Khan Academy’s free online tutoring materials. Instructors might send students to the Khan Academy website for additional practice, or have computer stations in class, where students complete online quizzes. Now, the founder explains, the organization is trying to make its offerings a core part of the classroom curriculum through a tool Khan is temporarily referring to as a “teacher aid.”

The product will enable teachers of all subject areas to create and share digital assignments that correlate to Khan Academy videos and other materials, including more than 60,000 Common Core-aligned lessons and interactive exercises. Other elements include a data dashboard that shows teachers how students are interacting with Khan Academy lessons, how long they are taking to complete assignments, as well as where students struggle or succeed.

Teachers using Google for Education will also be able to integrate the Khan Academy platform with their G Suite for Education account. Specifically, teachers using Google Classroom will be able to quickly add their class roster to the Khan Academy platform, which will sync up both Khan Academy assignments and performance data. (Teachers will be able to use the Khan Academy classroom tool without Google, too.)

Post has attachment
The Alt-Truth is out there, Mulder!

Trump's new Alien Hotline has been swamped by sightings of UFOs today as enraged Saturnians respond to "unprovoked aggression by the Cassini Warship deep into Saturn territory."

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Learning that the bumbling beer lover's valiant act hadn't been to save real beer (or even a puppy or kitten) when he emerged from the burning building only with cans of "Bud Ice," the Sioux Falls Police Department slammed Casteel's suds-saving heroics as an instance of 'poor judgment' and arrested him on the spot for two counts of obstruction.

Post has attachment
A priest from Canterbury said, "I think the service itself is a good idea - there isn't anything wrong in praying for a good growing season. But someone dressed up as an asparagus and a bloke in a St. George costume behind him holding a sword - that just looks a bit silly." The bizarre images from the service drew comparisons with Monty Python, and in particular with one scene in the classic comedy group's Holy Grail film in which a knight must source a shrubbery.

But hey, no problem with casting a spell to turn a potion of water and wine into the literal blood of Christ, which will grant eternal life to those who drink it? As long as that's kosher, I say, why not spice things up with St. George and Swamp Thing?
Wait while more posts are being loaded