the earth program


Hackers just helped NASA save a treasure trove of climate data from an uncertain future

  • Roughly 200 programmers congregated Saturday in the Doe Library at the University of California, Berkeley, to take part in a hackathon focusing on NASA’s earth sciences programs and the Department of Energy.
  • Wired reported the group of coders had the common goal of saving data that could be deleted or otherwise tucked away under Trump.
  • Using web-crawler scripts and patching together data sets, the hackers were able to successfully preserve 8,404 web pages onto the Internet Archive — a digital library with a plethora of screenshots from websites — and download 25GB of data from 101 public datasets. Read more (2/14/17 3:06 PM)

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things that lance has done that are impressive bc im sick of people putting him down for comic relief:

  • is smart enough to get into the best space exploration program on earth.  Did you see how small his class for the simulator his total class is probably like 100 kids Lance is smart
  • Worked to include Pidge in his and Hunk’s friend group even after getting turned down since day 1?? Also he covered for Pidge when she was about to yell at a teacher
  • Was chosen by the blue lion over the others (two geniuses, a great leader and pilot, and the most talented pilot in his class) 
  • Flew alien technology?? The first human besides Shiro + the first to ever pilot a lion he’s so impressive!!!!
  • Realized that “Rover” wasn’t Rover in no time Coran is a grown man and soldier and didn’t even notice okay
  • SAVED CORANS LIFE like he was willing to die for this man he barely knows because he’s the best person ever
  • Fought through his injuries to shoot Sendak and helped in the fight even though he was literally dying like holy shit
  • Lance is level-headed and smart and figured out how to protect the Balmera AND immobilize the ships in no time at all.
  • Figured out a way to take down those Galra sentries? He noticed the overhead posts BEFORE Keith did he’s so smart I’m so proud of him.

Stop hating on Lance for doing what normal kids do he’s only like 16/17 probably stop reducing him to nothing he’s a smart and resourceful guy
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Nothing but love for these kids! Help Earth Guardian’s RYSE (Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth) program possible: 

  • Obi-Wan: Five years ago, The Council said we had to start a recycling program for Earth Day so Anakin took the lead on that and introduced us to a very close friend of his named Recyclops.
  • Anakin (in flashback): Happy Earth Day, everyone. I’m Recyclops. Did you know that an old milk carton can be sawed in half and used as a planter?
  • Obi-Wan: The next year he really stepped things up.
  • Anakin (in flashback): Who has put a number seven plastic in a number four bin?
  • Obi-Wan: A year after that Recylcops really began to take shape.
  • Anakin (in flashback): Recylops will drown you in your over-watered lawns.
  • Obi-Wan: Then tragedy struck Recyclops when his fictional planet was attacked by some other fictitious thing...I can’t remember.
  • Anakin (in flashback): Recyclops will have his revenge.
  • Obi-Wan: I think this was also the year he renounced Earth Day and vowed to the destroy the planet he once loved.
  • *Present Day*
  • Ahsoka: Oh my God, you guys, look. It’s Recyclops.
  • Anakin: Recyclops destroys! [starts tearing through the camp]
  • Cody: Oh, is today Recyclops Day?
  • Anakin: Yes.
  • Cody: I thought you were killed by Polluticorn.
  • Anakin: Polluticorn wishes. [starts spraying the office with something]
  • Rex: That’s aerosol spray. It’s terrible for the environment.
  • Anakin: Humans are terrible for the environment.
What beauty. I saw clouds and their light shadows on the distant dear earth…. The water looked like darkish, slightly gleaming spots…. When I watched the horizon, I saw the abrupt, contrasting transition from the earth’s light-colored surface to the absolutely black sky. I enjoyed the rich color spectrum of the earth. It is surrounded by a light blue aureole that gradually darkens, becoming turquiose, dark blue, violet, and finally coal black.
—  Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (12 April 1961)
Denmark Character Facts

Originally posted by katnel88

🇩🇰He was even more wild, but when he began to live on land he calmed down

🇩🇰He raised Iceland

🇩🇰He blocks out negative things so he can stay positive

🇩🇰He drinks A LOT

🇩🇰Early designs of Denmark:


Five years ago, corporate said we had to start a recycling program for Earth Day, so Dwight took the lead on that, and introduced us to a very close friend of his, named Recyclops.
The next year, he really stepped things up. A year after that, Recyclops really began to take shape. Then tragedy struck Recyclops when his fictional planet was attacked by some other fictitious thing, I can’t remember. I think this was also the year that he renounced the Earth Day and vowed to destroy the planet he once loved.

Humans are weird

So, aliens have to figure out how to deal with us, and how to survive our planet, and they think it’s crazy.
Until they meet an 8 year old, and his 5 year old sister.
After decades of space travel with humans, the aliens are approached by earth’s leaders. The leaders want to start sending out family groups and making small colonies of humans off world. Not to take over, but so other traveling humans have familiar faces when traveling great distances for large stretches of time.
Shortly after Capt Al gets word from command that he will be taking a family to the next star system to start the ‘earth friendly faces’ program.
The family is very excited, the mother is a biologist and is tasked with cataloging and recording as much about the ‘new world’ as possible, the father is an engineer and is trying to ‘build the farm ’. The kids are clean, quiet, and seem relatively harmless. The best way Capt. Al could describe them would be human. Very humanie humans. The Capt gets them shuffled off to the crew quarters in the human section and hardly gives them a thought.
Now on this ship they observe a 30 hour day, and 17hr night. Not hard for most things to adapt to this, but small children are not used to this. The mother didn’t want them wandering the ship alone, but a curious 8 and 5 year old have to see! The had some courses at the colonizing education center and picked up some of the alien speech, but the writing never really sunk in. To them it looked like upside down animals.
After silently sneaking out of bed, They followed the sign with a giant girrafe on it’s back. When they didn’t run across anyone after a few minutes, they figured everyone was in bed.
Everyone was except the first mate.
The kids stepped in front of the door and it slid open revealing the large expanse of the bridge command. The first mate was startled but regained composure quick, he had never seen humans this close and ‘oh my stars they do smell! ’ is all he could think.
The kids however were not struck dumb, they had questions. As soon as they looked away from the giant viewing screen, the 8 year old saw the alien sitting/ perching across the deck from them and walked over.
“Hi! Mom said it would take 2 weeks to get to the colony, why can’t we just make a jump? She said that we can’t because of laws but I don’t know. Do you know why?
As the aliens translator tried to make sense off this child speech, the dialect was called ‘southern’ he would learn later, the other child piped in
“I’m not going to jump anywhere. Mama says I’ll break my head. Did you break your head?” The first mate had no idea humans broke their heads, then realised she was confused by his headpiece, he hit a switch on the consol and starred taking. A few seconds later a computerized voice starred coming out of the speakers. ‘This is my headpiece for my uniform, I have not broken anything. We have rules about jumps and this trip is not allowed to jump. Where are your keepers? ’
This was not satisfactory to the kids. The 8 year old immediately started asking where the rules were located so he could see where they could jump to and from, the 5 year old was just caught sight of the first mates tentical. The tentical he would later find out, looks to an earth child like a cat tail, this is why the little girl reached out and petted it. The first mate was so startled he fell over. This made the small girl laugh. After a moment of squirming around on his back the KluUggö first mate regained his perch. 'Do you have a name?’ The 8 year old asked. The alien responded but the children had no idea what to make of those noises. They looked at each other a moment and then the 8 year old said 'can we call you Meeb for short?’ The poor bewildered alien didn’t know what 'for short’ ment but thought it might be rude to refuse. 'You may address me as Meeb, and your names are? ’ the tinny voice of the translator echoed in the quiet of the bridge. 'I’m kate!’ The little girl boasted 'K-A-T-E and I can write it’ The boy rolled his eyes at his sister, 'my name is Connor. ’ Meeb bowed to them as was tradition for his species but it wasn’t like any bow the children were expecting. Meeb folded himself entirely in half and his extremely long hands stretched across the floor, his tentical went straight up behind him. This sent Kate into another fit of giggles. Meeb stood back at attention and looked at his consol. ’ You should go and begin your sleep cycle now, your keepers will be waking soon.’ Connor and Kate reluctantly left the bridge and started looking for their quarters. They had only one problem, they didn’t know what upside down animal to look for.


Beyond Good and Evil 2

Journey to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! Fight alongside unforgettable characters in a stunning new solar system, as you struggle for freedom and the right to determine your own fate among the stars. Play the adventure by yourself or with friends in a vast and seamless online playground.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is the spiritual successor to the cult classic, a prequel that will transport players into a profoundly multicultural world, capturing the spirit of the original with grandiose decors and intense dramas that play out across a vast universe. Through the Space Monkey Program, Ubisoft Montpellier will be developing the game alongside its community of fans.

System 3 has become the center of interstellar trade and colonization in the Milky Way of the 24th century, thanks to the creation of Hybrid slaves. While private enterprises fight over resources and power, the first colonists weave together the rich and diverse spiritual and cultural heritages of Old Earth to give meaning to their existence. In this new era of piracy, we will rise from lowly pirate to legendary captain at the helm of massive star-faring vessels, adventuring alongside crews 


the Doctor smiled to himself - ‘It was sculpted by someone who knew you pretty well.’

Rose walked around the statue. ‘Is my bum really that -’

‘Yes,’ the Doctor interrupted testily. ‘This statue is accurate in every detail. Bum. Arms. Legs. Nose. Broken fingernail on your right hand.’

(The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner)

the Doctor checking Rose out checking to make sure this is really her body and not a cheap copy ;)

[ requested by @gingergallifreyan ]


Gemini Sun & Venus 
Capricorn Moon
Taurus Mercury
Occult & Earth magic
Requested by: @geminitwininferno