Caturday’s Astronomy Pix for July 22-28, 2012


Hubble telescope image known as Pillars of Cre...

M16: Pillars of Creation

Lightning Captured at 7,207 Images per Second

South Polar Vortex Discovered on Titan

Pink Aurora Over Crater Lake

The Tulip in the Swan

High Energy Stereoscopic System II

Trails in the Morning Sky

Happy Caturday!

Happy Caturday! (Photo credit: Dave77459)

Caturday’s Astronomy Pix is a weekly installment, published each weekend with links to each daily entry on NASA’s website Astronomy Picture of the Day. I hope you enjoy looking at these often breathtaking images as much as I do.

Fractals of the Week: Going Retroviral + Bone Blossom


All images in this post are original works by the author, and generated via Mandelbulber.

Images copyright 2012 by Troy Loy

Troythulu’s Weekly Gnuz Roundup for July 27, 2012


English: Charles Babbage

English: Charles Babbage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

G’day, peeps, and a good Friga’s Day for those of you living anywhere in Scandinavia! This week has been…interesting. Sunday, we had a game, which was a good thing, with a new player getting involved in the GURPS campaign — Welcome, Thomas. I’m still on a break from formal studying, and just reading for fun. If I learn something, cool, and if all I get out of it is entertainment, that’s good too, since it encourages me to read more. I’ve a problem with zoning out too soon when reading something, but I’m making progress in working on that — I’m often too easily distracted by minutia, or distracted by fear of distraction — NOT good!

Also this Sunday I posted a video, Azureus Rising on my blogspot site, and on the same, Fun With Fractals for the Weekend.

Over on the Books, Craft’s and Pretty Things blog there’s Picaso to Warhol at the Art Gallery of WA and Cat Thursday — with Poppy.

On Left Hemispheres, there’s The Double Bind of Christian Faith in God, A List of Companies that Support Marriage Equality, and Aurora Theater Shooting Victims Charities — Check them out, and on that last, donate if you can!

Earlier this Monday, I posted on Demythologizing Reason, the greatest machine that never was, on Charles Babbage‘s Analytical Engine for a little steampunk goodness (and I’ll be checking out The Witches of Chiswick too!), and Misogyny — Not a Laughing Matter, which, not surprisingly,  got some critical commentary.

This Wednesday, I posted my review to The Art of Scientific Investigation, a TED talk by Vinay Venkatraman, and the Fractals of the Midweek.

Kriss’s blog had a good post Let’s Divide and Conquer THEM, not the Other Way Around.

For us godless types, there’s How to Suck at Your Religion on the Oatmeal. I recommend going all the way to the last part on that one.

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