First Look: COSMOS
TV Spot: "An Amazing Journey"
TV Spot: "Connect"
TV Spot: Buckle Up
World Series Promo: "Journey"
The Cosmic Calendar from Episode 1: “Standing Up In The Milky Way”
History Of Civilization from Episode 1: “Standing Up In The Milky Way”
In Case You Missed It…
Premiere Screening/Live Q&A Event
Today! Can’t wait!
It’s finally here! WHO’S EXCITED!?
It’s COSMOS Daaaaaaaay!!!
Here I stand proudly next to a replica of one of my ancestors. So honored to have Thunder Lizard DNA in me.
Please note that her hat is a small city. It’s just how she do.
Medieval desert-dwelling Arabs in Saudi Arabia ate lizards after the advent of Islam, which generally prohibits eating reptiles, new research suggests.
Though historical and anthropological texts had mentioned the taste for these scaly desert snacks, the find is the first archaeological…
I can’t imagine eating a uromastyx. They’re so cute and fat :(
Flickr set from the collections of the Museum of Photographic Arts
Dramatic chinchilla is dramatic.
I miss having a chinchilla so much. Everything they do is the most adorable thing ever.
Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharoanic princess, dating from approximately 1350 B.C., outside the southern city of Luxor.
Minister of Antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim said in in a statement Friday that…
You go girl. You get that solo statue.
Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.
The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.
cannot stress the horror enough.
Such a shameful moment in US history. I honesty cannot believe anyone thought this was a good idea or a way to solve any sort of real or imagined problem. I drive by Manzanar at least once a year, sometimes more, and am always astounded by the fact that internment camps were allowed to exist in this country. Shame on all the politicians who approved this and the Americans who supported this act.
It is important to be aware of your history and to know things like this occurred so that they never happen again.
The smallrus is tiniest of the seal family, not much larger (and rather similiar in shape) to the garden slug. They prefer damp areas with large amounts of water, like well-watered gardens with fish ponds, and can often be seen sporting in puddles and bird baths, making their typical call (a sort of squeaky bellow.*) Any gardener is generally delighted to see the smallrus appear, as the occasional nibble of a leaf is more than made up for by their ability to keep down the number of mosquito larvae and other small aquatic nuisances.
This is so my ex-husband’s fault.
One day he was wandering around singing “I am the smallrus!”
"How big is a smallrus?" I asked.
"Very, very tiny."
"They’re bred as sock warmers. You can put your socks on the smallri to keep warm."
And just when I was thinking that I had misjudged this man for ten whole years, that he was capable of great depths of adorableness, that his capacity for cuteness was far beyond anything I’d guessed, and he’d merely been hiding it behind a facade of mild pervesion and non-sequitor—
"And they’re great with honey-mustard sauce!"
As my friend Kathy said, “He is capable of great flights of whimsy, you just can’t listen all the way to the end.” -Ursula Vernon
*Inhale a good lungful of helium and yell “GRONK!” and you’ve about got it.
True story: online, I refer to my son as the Smallrus (I called myself a walrus while pregnant, which, logically made him a small walrus, or Smallrus: so). As it happens, the creator of the illustration above follows me on Twitter, and I follow her, and when she saw me use the word Smallrus, she shot me a message asking, had I named my son after her painting? When I said no, she showed me her artwork, I exclaimed over its awesomeness, and she - because she is also awesome - mailed me a print of it, because Smallruses should stick together.
And ever since we moved to our new house, that same framed Smallrus print has sat on the shelf by my son’s bedside: tangible proof that the internet - much like imagination and human kindness - is a weird and wonderful creature.
This is just the cutest omg
Researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians.
Their results—obtained from analysing…
I could get down with that diet.
I am from JCrew Lookin Mofos and I can confirm this is accurate.
Ahead of Purim, 12 relics of 9,000-year-old ancestor worship from Judean Desert to go on display at Israel Museum for first time
Ooooo creepy! Love it.