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Wed
Feb 12 2014 1:00pm

dr-when tumblr doctor who cosplay

Sure, the Doctor’s companions have to be given keys to the blue box kingdom, but we never get an official pass from Doctor to Doctor on account of... well, we assume he just fishes it out of his pocket and puts it in the next pair of trousers. But the dr-when Tumblr used cosplay as a perfect excuse to picture this moment and, what, we’re fine, we cry at cosplay photos all the time...

[From one mad man to the next...]

Fri
Nov 22 2013 5:00pm

Toni Carr Knits for Nerds Joan of Dark Sometimes life is a little surreal. I started knitting several years back and from that, started designing. Now I find myself in Los Angeles, sitting in John Carpenter’s guest house getting ready to shoot pictures of him and his wife for my new knitting book, Geek Knits.

Coming from a rock and roll background I never thought that out of all the ways I could possibly go to L.A. and meet celebrities, knitting would be any part of the equation. It goes to show that if you just roll with the flow, life can take you some pretty awesome places.

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Wed
Oct 2 2013 5:10pm

Chris Hadfield, David Bowie, Aladdin Sane, Christopher Wahl

Remember that awesome video of Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station? You should. It was kind of the best thing ever.

But photographer Christopher Wahl didn’t think his transformation went far enough. When he was asked to do a photoshoot with the returned astronaut, he decided it was time to blend Bowie and Hadfield into one. Check out the transformation in the video below!

[A lad insane...]

Fri
Nov 16 2012 3:00pm

A review of Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu and Patrick Gries

Every so often I come across a gorgeous book of scientific illustration that I just have to own. There is just something that reaches inside of me to the junction of science nerd, book geek, and appreciator of art and twists. When I saw the cover to Evolution, I knew it was going to be one of those books, and once I flipped it open, I was not disappointed. The book is just full of Patrick Gries’ stark black and white photos of articulated skeletons, restored and posed, and it is a real pleasure for the eyes. You can soak in the strange shapes of sea mammals, the hauntingly familiar skulls of monkeys and the weird adaptations that make flight and gliding possible for a strange range of vertebrates. Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu is an evolutionary biologist, and he provides a concise primer on the hows and whys of evolution, using the images to paint the story of adaptation, convergence and divergence.

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Mon
Feb 28 2011 4:38pm

Discovery docking with the ISS by Rob Bullen

The last historic flight of the space shuttle Discovery will forever be preserved by this absolutely fantastic photograph taken by U.K. stargazer Rob Bullen. Using an 8.5” telescope, which he guided by hand, Bullen captured this iconic image of Discovery moving into position to dock with the International Space Station.

Even better, the tip about this amazing photograph hit the internet via Wil Wheaton himself! Good lookin’ out, Ensign Crusher!

[via Discovery Magazine]


Stubby the Rocket is the Mascot of Tor.com and the voice of many of the staff. Stubby is notoriously difficult to photograph.

Wed
Dec 1 2010 7:39pm

The Big Picture 2010 Hubble Space Telescope advent calendar

Boston.com’s The Big Picture is my favourite web site. And so it was much to my delight to wake up this morning to find that they’d launched their 2010 Hubble Space Telescope advent calendar! What is it, you ask? Every day this holiday season, The Big Picture will be posting a gob-smackingly amazing photo taken by the famous Hubble Telescope. If you’re as much a space nut as I am, you can’t miss it!

Can’t wait? You can whet your appetite with the advent calendars from 2008 and 2009.

For fans of wonderful photography (and who isn’t?), The Big Picture is an absolute must-bookmark website. Between photo-journalistic coverage of all the current conflicts and social events going on in the world, to beautiful collections showcasing the wonders of our world and the people, animals and landscapes that define it, The Big Picture is sure to leave you at times cheered and humbled, melancholy and amazed.

 


Aidan Moher is the editor of A Dribble of Ink, a humble little blog that exists in some dusty corner of the web. He hasn’t won any awards, or published any novels. But he’s, uhh... working on that.

He is also a contributor at SF Signal and the lackey for io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

Sat
Sep 11 2010 6:42pm

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced the winners of its Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award for 2010. The vistas captured both in space and about space are stunning in their scope and startling in their contrast. The winners range from the hectic galactic neighborhood of Orion’s belt, to the silent mountains of our moon, to a tranquil snowy plane ripped open by auroras.

Click here for an excellent five minute audio slideshow of the winners, with helpful narration from Dr Marek Kukula, the Royal Observatory’s Public Astronomer. You can see photography from the other entries here.

Image of star trail by Flickr user and Astronomy Photographer of the Year entrant Jonah J.Ingles-Le Nobel

Fri
Feb 19 2010 11:49am

A little while ago, my daughter and I went to a cemetery, as we often do. Cemeteries are great places to take kids. They are spacious, peaceful, meditative and perfect places to play zombie tag.*

It was a lovely dark gray rainy morning at a tiny gem of a graveyard in Westwood, hidden between tall office buildings. Driving past on Wilshire Boulevard, you’d never know that you were mere feet from Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, the final resting place of some Hollywood A-listers. Los Angeles and its surrounding cities boast a great many celebrity graves, especially in Forest Lawn and Hollywood Forever, both of which are great for spotting the dead stars, but the smaller Westwood Village and Woodlawn in Santa Monica are my favorites.

I’ve learned, in my time as a grave-spotter of the famous, that big stars often have small graves. Bing Crosby and Bela Lugosi have modest plaques in the same row at Holy Cross. Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote and Dean Martin are entombed in marble walls, but without any other significant ostentation. Al Jolson’s grave is probably the largest and gaudiest I have ever seen. You can see it from the freeway. Some tombstones are funny. Merv Griffin’s reads “I will not be right back after this message” and Rodney Dangerfield’s says “There goes the neighborhood.”

[meet you at the cemetery gates]

Thu
Jan 29 2009 12:54pm

Construction sign warns of zombies - “This crime is a class C misdemeanor in Texas, and Hartley said it endangers the public.”

Mars Spirit rover disoriented after glitch - When pressed, the Spirit rover admitted it couldn’t recall what it had done last night, and is afraid to see the photos.

Here’s the button - Neil Gaiman pontificates on the completely innocuous household item. I’ll confess, though, that I spent most of the video envying his gorgeous library...

Mikhail Maiofis Illustrations - I’m not entirely sure what these are, but they’re splendid. See also: Symphony of the Absurd.

War Haunted - WWII photos faded into modern ones. Eerie.

Whiskey power - “Recently the Rothes consortium of whisky and scotch distillers announced that they have partnered with Helius Enery to install a power plant fueled by none other than, well, whisky by-products!”

Transformers toys - A peek at the new movie’s merchandising. Now I know at least one good thing will come of this film!

First weather report from exoplanet - HOT. No, really freaking HOT.

Wed
Nov 26 2008 12:35pm

Jeff Bridges' Iron ManCheckout Jeff Bridges’ webdiary “Making Iron Man,”  a series of behind-the-scenes photos—fascinating as both documentry and as photography.

Bridges also maintains a hand-drawn blog that makes it look like he must be a delight to be around.

Via Coudal Partners.