1. theatlantic:

    This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

    Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

    NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

    It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

    But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

    Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

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  2. bralpha:

    okay but like could you imagine all the muggle born students coming back to hogwarts after summer break and catching up on what movies they saw, what they thought of season finales, what concerts they went to and off to the side the wizard raised kids are staring at them in confusion and suddenly one of them just whispers

    "what the fuck is a nickelback"

    (via dirkfromstatefarm)


  3. phobias:

    avoiding hate like


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  4. wtfbadromancecovers:


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  5. youtubes5ever:




    PE is 5% exorcise and 95% embarrassment 

    what kind of gym class do you have that exorcises their kids


    I laughed so fucking hard jesus

    (via nastynachos)

  7. manhood:

    This could be us

    (via pizza)

  8. moriarty:



    One time in class we were talking about abortion and most of the girls talking were pro-choice and it was a generally calm discussion then one of the pro-life boys used the phrase

    “if a girl is stupid enough to get herself pregnant in the first place-“

    …he didn’t get to finish the sentence

    im laughing so hard because of that gif.

    u can see its tiny balls dropping

    (Source: stayeduplateagain, via highfunctioning-sassbutt)


  9. giraffescanflytoo:


    so my brother was doing something weird in the front yard in his underwear???


    and the next thing i know……


    Do you live in a Sims game

    (Source: acidtrip-n, via zackisontumblr)


  10. meladoodle:


    if she’s even able to walk after sex you didnt do it right

    yeah you’re supposed to cut her legs off 

    (via shady-as-frick)