This is my fitness, nutrition and general life blog. I work as a geologist / geophysicist and I relocated to Canada from the UK (alone). I live in Quebec. My favourite things are my family, photography, travelling, eating, cooking, sports, reading, writing and music.

 

Friend: I like that picture you posted on Facebook

Me: Then why didn't you "LIKE" that picture I posted on Facebook?!?!

utcjonesobservatory:

Dark Dust
This wide field image shows extensive dust and small clumps of star formation in part of the Taurus star formation region. A faint star at the centre of this picture is the young binary star system HK Tauri. ALMA observations of this system have provided the clearest picture ever of protoplanetary discs in a double star. The new result demonstrates one possible way to explain why so many exoplanets — unlike the planets in the Solar System — came to have strange, eccentric or inclined orbits. This picture was created from images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2

utcjonesobservatory:

Dark Dust

This wide field image shows extensive dust and small clumps of star formation in part of the Taurus star formation region. A faint star at the centre of this picture is the young binary star system HK Tauri. ALMA observations of this system have provided the clearest picture ever of protoplanetary discs in a double star. The new result demonstrates one possible way to explain why so many exoplanets — unlike the planets in the Solar System — came to have strange, eccentric or inclined orbits. This picture was created from images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2

This is such a cool idea! They turned a staircase in Sweden into a giant piano to see if it would encourage people to take the stairs more often (it did).

The Fun Theory website had loads of similar videos about how behaviour can be changed for the better by rewarding people with something fun. Another great video was one with ‘The Lottery Speed Camera’ where drivers were fined as usual for speeding but people below the speed limit would be entered into a lottery to win some of the fine money. The results? The average speed before the Lottery Speed Camera was 32km/h (over the limit) and during the experiment the average speed was 25km/h.

I’ve often thought that adults don’t get to have enough friend. Being honest, how many of you would play on swings or on a climbing frame if adults were ‘allowed’ to? I know I would!

tramampoline:

queergh0st:

how come you can name your kid Lily or Rose and that’s totally acceptable but you trying calling em Baby’s Breath and everyone flips

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Today I had my first ever go at extreme macro photography armed with a Fotodiox reversing kit. It’s extremely difficult but I love a challenge.

So now my two favourite types of photography are astrophotography and macro photography. From one extreme to the other!

I GOT THE JOB!

As of August 18th, I will be employed with a microseismics company and will be a resident of Kingston, Ontario.

I had my interview less than a week ago. My references were only contacted yesterday. Is this a dream?

HAPPY DAYS!!!