nubbsgalore:

photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.

in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.

but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.  

volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.

(see also: previous volcanology posts)

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overlypolitebisexual:

hitting your kids does no good for anybody, by smacking them for doing stuff wrong you’re not teaching your kids why what they did is wrong you’re just teaching them to be afraid of you

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sauntervaguelydown:

electrikmoonlight:

the-privateer:

wackiness-ensues:

#YESALLWOMEN

wasn’t this the episode where he dressed up as a woman on a bet because he thought women were overreacting?

This show was progressive beyond it’s years

I got half way through the photoset before I remembered this is the one with Shaun in drag

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fossilbird:

blondeisawesome:

A wave viewed from underwater

waaa

fossilbird:

blondeisawesome:

A wave viewed from underwater

waaa

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saydolly:

Aziz Ansari is like the king of callouts.

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compasswaters:

100% of people who tell you you’re too sensitive are saying it because they don’t want to be held responsible for your reaction when they mistreat you

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To believe in a universe as young as six or seven thousand years old is to extinguish the light from most of the galaxy. Not to mention, the light from all the hundred billion other galaxies in the observable universe.

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stunningpicture:

I took a panoramic photo at a concert and lights changed in the middle of it. This is the result

stunningpicture:

I took a panoramic photo at a concert and lights changed in the middle of it. This is the result

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Fuckyeahkingdomheartsseries 20,000 follower GIVEAWAY!

fuckyeahkingdomheartsseries:

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Well, it’s not really a giveaway, BUT, to celebrate 20,000 lovely followers, I am going to buy one of you a copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Limited Edition (North America)!

RULES:

  • You must be following fuckyeahkingdomheartsseries AS OF AUGUST 4TH, 2014 8:00PM EST (I will know if you have been following me or not). This is a celebration of my first 20,000 followers, after all!
  • You must have a PS3 if you wish to play this game
  • You must be comfortable giving me your address if you are picked as the winner, for I will be pre-ordering from gamestop.com and I will have it shipped to your address. I’m willing to ship overseas.
  • ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is like/reblog this post. Only 1 like and 1 reblog per person, and no giveaway blogs!
  • Do not erase this text upon reblogging.

I will be picking a winner on Friday, August 15th at 8:00pm EST using a random number generator. This is a huge thank you for being the greatest followers ever!

blackalleykat:

urulokid:

freddyskrueger:

toocooltobehipster:

3 year old death grip!

omfg

iM LAUGHING SO HARD BC THE BROTHER IS STARING AT HER LIKE “OMFG” AND SHES STANIDNG BACK THERE HOLDING HER HANDS LIKE “i never knew what i was capable of, my powers are here”

I just reblogged this yesterday but I fucking had to do it again because it gets funnier every single time omg

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spliffsworld420:

letmefeelyoushine:

sagansense:

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” •Carl Sagan

This is one of those images that just makes you go, “woah.”

I’m just gonna stare at this forever.

spliffsworld420:

letmefeelyoushine:

sagansense:

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” •Carl Sagan

This is one of those images that just makes you go, “woah.”

I’m just gonna stare at this forever.

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