my rosie days

My favorite thing in the world is laughing with my loved ones. My second favorite thing in the world is reading a good book on a comfy couch under a cozy blanket. Have I met you? Then I probably like you, I like almost everybody I know. Almost.

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

(via npr)

npr:

explore-blog:

Neurocomic, a graphic novel about how the brain works – exactly as fantastic as it sounds.

Does this remind anyone else of ‘The Magic School Bus?’ I bet Mrs. Frizzle would love this book. — LK 

npr:

explore-blog:

Neurocomic, a graphic novel about how the brain works – exactly as fantastic as it sounds.

Does this remind anyone else of ‘The Magic School Bus?’ I bet Mrs. Frizzle would love this book. — LK 

Social Studies Meets Gamification Part 4

edtechexp:

New additions to the game:

- Occasionally, students will work together with their guild on guild notes. They share a reading together and take notes together. They then get to use these notes for a part of the time during a quiz and earn XP for the guild if they all do well. I’m…

Cool idea!

getacollegelife:

Outside my ANTHRO7 discussion class: capuchin monkey “games”.
Handsniffing: stick a finger way up your friend’s nose and hold it there.
Eyeball Poking: stick a finger BETWEEN the eyelid and the eyeball and hold it there
Finger in the Mouth Game: stick a hand in your friend’s mouth so your friend can bite it.

My daughter has done all of these things to me while I was breastfeeding her.

getacollegelife:

Outside my ANTHRO7 discussion class: capuchin monkey “games”.
Handsniffing: stick a finger way up your friend’s nose and hold it there.
Eyeball Poking: stick a finger BETWEEN the eyelid and the eyeball and hold it there
Finger in the Mouth Game: stick a hand in your friend’s mouth so your friend can bite it.

My daughter has done all of these things to me while I was breastfeeding her.

typeworship:

Type Tiles

A friend of mine was telling me about these ceramic tiles in Liberty’s department store in London. A gun toting octopus, a smoking fish and a Dodo in a bowler hat, these mischievous, anthropomorphic animals that accompanying these decorative letters seem like something from an adult version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The eccentric images have been taken from Rory Dobner’s intricate ink drawings. A continual drawer and doodler, he has a library of old sketchbooks built up over the years. Rory has been commissioned by a long list of individuals (Kate Moss, Robert Downey Jr, are listed), and companies including several fashion houses.

Thanks to Massimo Martinetti for the photo and introducing me to them.

(via morganlevine)