Thursday, January 31, 2013

This week’s @tonxcoffee: San Ignacio De Caranavi from Bolivia. Tastes of almond, vanilla,...



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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

(via 500px / Photo “Into the night” by Nagesh...



(via 500px / Photo “Into the night” by Nagesh Mahadev)



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Half frozen pond #centralpark #nyc #newyorkcity #kitcam (at The...



Half frozen pond #centralpark #nyc #newyorkcity #kitcam (at The Pond)



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iPrescribe remains my favorite electronic prescribing app for the iPhone.(Over 2200 scripts written...



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My wife lacks the gene for tasting bitter things. Lucky (?)....



My wife lacks the gene for tasting bitter things. Lucky (?). #genetics



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Sunday, January 27, 2013

colchrishadfield: If you blow on the weightless sphere of water...



colchrishadfield:

If you blow on the weightless sphere of water it distorts, and creates a floating Fun House mirror. 

From space. Really.



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merlin: iTunes - Music - Baby Got Back (In the Style of Glee) -...



merlin:

iTunes - Music - Baby Got Back (In the Style of Glee) - Single by Jonathan Coulton

From Jonathan’s blog post:

I’ve released this track as a single. It’s a cover of Glee’s cover of my cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s song, which is to say it’s EXACTLY THE SAME as my original version. I’m releasing this under the same Harry Fox license I used for the 2005 release, so Mix will get all the royalties due to him. I’ll donate the proceeds from all sales that happen between now and the end of February to two charities: The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, and The It Gets Better Project.

It’d be difficult for me to love Jonathan Coulton more than I already do, but, well, there you go.



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instagram Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog...



instagram Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com), featuring some of our favorite photos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos are featured this week! @mrantooine @beamercola @chloebglad @iiimono @emilycall @genyvb @mikakohan @cdelehanty @lcwb 1h
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iPhone Home Screen



iPhone Home Screen



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Saturday, January 26, 2013

weissesrauschen: Coupes verticales de l’enc├ęphale suivant le...



weissesrauschen:

Coupes verticales de l’encéphale suivant le diamètre transverse by Center for Image in Science and Art _ UL on Flickr.



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iTunes - Music - Baby Got Back (In the Style of...

iTunes - Music - Baby Got Back (In the Style of...:

Style Hatch - http://stylehatch.co | @stylehatch, kungfugrippe.com

I’ve released this track as a sin­gle. It’s a cover of Glee’s cover of my cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s song, which is to say it’s EXACT­LY THE SAME as my orig­i­nal ver­sion. I’m releas­ing this under the same Harry Fox license I used for the 2005…



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kadrey: X-Ray Photographer



kadrey:

X-Ray Photographer



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biocanvas: The vasculature of a mouse retina eight-days after...



biocanvas:

The vasculature of a mouse retina eight-days after birth.

Image by Florian Milde and M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe, UCLA.



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blogborygmi: Had to use the Hudson filter, what with this being...



blogborygmi:

Had to use the Hudson filter, what with this being the Hudson and all.



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Friday, January 25, 2013

“It notifies you to take your meds. 1st is a text. 2nd is louder. 3rd you can’t ignore. 4th goes to...



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"Fingers like goddamn wizards..."

"Fingers like goddamn wizards...":

parislemon:

Warren Ellis:

In the last ten years, we've discovered two previously unknown species of human. We can film eruptions on the surface of the sun, landings on Mars and even landings on Titan. Is all of this very boring to you? Because all this is happening right now, in this moment. Check the time on your phone, because this is the present time and these things are happening. The most basic mobile phone is in fact a communications devices that shames all of science fiction, all the wrist radios and handheld communicators. Captain Kirk had to tune his fucking communicator and it couldn't text or take a photo that he could stick a nice Polaroid filter on. Science fiction didn't see the mobile phone coming. It certainly didn't see the glowing glass windows many of us carry now, where we make amazing things happen by pointing at it with our fingers like goddamn wizards.

Brilliant.

[sorry to whomever sent this my way, Twitter search still sucks, so I can't find you to give you proper attribution]



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"We hold up iPhones and, if we’re relatively conscious of history, we point out that this is an..."

“We hold up iPhones and, if we’re relatively conscious of history, we point out that this is an amazing device that contains a live map of the world and the biggest libraries imaginable and that it’s an absolute paradigm shift in personal communication and empowerment. And then some knob says that it looks like something from Star Trek Next Generation, and then someone else says that it doesn’t even look as cool as Captain Kirk’s communicator in the original and then someone else says no but you can buy a case for it to make it look like one and you’re off to the manufactured normalcy races, where nobody wins because everyone goes to fucking sleep.”

- Warren Ellis » How To See The Future (via neilio)

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“$3200 sofa. $2270 table. $30 Ikea lamp.” C & I argue re:lamp’s inspiration: I...



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Thursday, January 24, 2013

New @tonx coffee this week. Tana Toraja - Sulawesi. Tastes of pear, raspberry, and cane sugar....



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blogborygmi: It’s cold outside, but brightly lit #NYC #sunrise...



blogborygmi:

It’s cold outside, but brightly lit #NYC #sunrise (at 1225 Park Avenue)



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(via Take This Week’s Case Challenge | Now@NEJM)



(via Take This Week’s Case Challenge | Now@NEJM)



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(via 500px / Photo “Ring Around the Moon” by Aaron...



(via 500px / Photo “Ring Around the Moon” by Aaron Mahler)



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anatomyinmotionapp: A Few Kidney Facts1. The kidneys have a...



anatomyinmotionapp:

A Few Kidney Facts

1. The kidneys have a higher blood flow than even the brain, liver or heart.

2. The kidneys reabsorb and redistribute 99% of the blood volume and only 0.1% of the blood filtered becomes urine.

3. Kidney stones are an accumulation of mineral salts and mostly combined with calcium which can lodge anywhere along the course of the urinary tract.

4. Refined carbohydrates and sugar help the body make kidney stones.

5. Sugar will stimulate the pancreas to release insulin. This causes extra calcium to be excreted in the urine… alas, kidney stones.

6. An excess of milk or antacids may cause kidney stones.

7. Each kidney is about 4 ½ inches long.

8. Each kidney weighs approximately 4 to 6 ounces.

9. The kidneys of a newborn baby are about 3X larger in proportion to body weight as in the adult.

10. The volume of urine excreted daily varies from 1000 to 2000 ml (averaging 1500 ml). 1000 ml (millileters) = 1 liter.



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tonxcoffeeinstagram.com



tonxcoffee
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

colchrishadfield: Dry salt lakebeds of Edwards AFB. I landed in...



colchrishadfield:

Dry salt lakebeds of Edwards AFB. I landed in many different types of aircraft here, including Space Shuttle Endeavour.



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scinerds: Green Flash: Sunset Phenomenon A green flash,...



scinerds:

Green Flash: Sunset Phenomenon

A green flash, which occurs more commonly at sunset — but can also occur at sunrise — is a phenomenon in which part of the sun can be observed suddenly and briefly changing color. It usually lasts only a second or two — which is why it is referred a flash — as the sun changes from red or orange at sunset, for example.

The green flash is viewable because refraction bends the light of the sun. The atmosphere acts as a weak prism, which separates light into various colors. When the sun’s disk is fully visible above the horizon, the different colors of light rays overlap to an extent where each individual color can’t be seen by the naked eye.

When the sun starts to dip below the horizon the colors of the spectrum disappear one at a time, starting with those with the longest wavelengths to those with the shortest. At sunrise, the process is reversed, and a green flash may occur as the top of the sun peeks above the horizon.

It is a primarily a green flash because more green light gets through and therefore is more clearly seen. Sometimes, when the air is especially clear, enough of the blue or violet light rays make it through the atmosphere, causing a blue flash to be visible. However, green is the most common hue reported and captured in photos.

Most green flashes fall into two categories: inferior mirage flashes and mock mirage flashes. Inferior mirage flashes, which accounts for about two-thirds of all green flash sightings, are oval and flat and occur close to sea level and when the surface is warmer than the air above.

Mock mirage flashes occur higher up in the sky and when conditions on the surface are colder than the air above. The flashes appear to be thin, pointy strips being sliced from the sun.



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jtotheizzoe: ATTENTION folks, there is currently an astronaut...



jtotheizzoe:

ATTENTION folks, there is currently an astronaut posting to Tumblr from space. I repeat, there is a human being, that is currently in freakin’ SPACE, posting pictures (from said SPACE) to their Tumblr blog.

There are things, called words, that are failing me, about the other things, that I am feeling.

Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield: You sir, are cooler than a polar bear’s toenails.

(He’s also on Twitter)



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