A dirty thunderstorm (also, Volcanic lightning) is a weather phenomenon that occurs when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.
BLACK TEEN FROM FLORIDA CHARGED WITH FELONY AFTER SCIENCE EXPERIMENT GONE WRONG
via Black Girl Dangerous:
CALL TO ACTION: The criminalization of this Black child MUST BE STOPPED. Please read this and then contact the people in charge via the info below! The school-to-prison pipeline is racist and we cannot let it stand.
Update: Riptide spoke to the Polk County School District about why they felt expulsion was a fair punishment for Wilmot. Their response: kids should learn that “there are consequences to their actions.”
We’ve also obtained the police report from the incident. It shows that Wilmot was mixing toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil.
No one got hurt. It just made a noise. Give me a fucking break. Really. This does not deserve a felony charge.
Fascinating and a little creepy, the work of Fernando Vicente Vanitas seems perfect for Halloween.
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is at Portrack House, near Dumfries in South West Scotland. It is a private garden created by Charles Jencks. The garden is inspired by science and mathematics, with sculptures and landscaping on these themes, such as Black Holes and Fractals.
”Illustrator Sammy Hall made this incredible version of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.Scientists have started to believe that just like many other biped dinosaurs, T-Rex had also been covered with feathers. ( click on the image for large version )”
The illlustration is pretty bad ass… not going to lie! But, this is a weird thought. They’re like big monstrous chickens.