This is a re-edit of a photo originally taken/edited with my iPhone. It’s special to me because it was the very first photo that made me realize I love photography…. This photo kind of “started it all” you could say. :)  (Taken with Instagram)

This is a re-edit of a photo originally taken/edited with my iPhone. It’s special to me because it was the very first photo that made me realize I love photography…. This photo kind of “started it all” you could say. :) (Taken with Instagram)

Almost like a painting :) (Taken with instagram)

Almost like a painting :) (Taken with instagram)

YES!! This is sooooooooooo cool! 

YES!! This is sooooooooooo cool! 

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Photo of my computer screen… Sometimes, editing photos doesn’t feel much like work ;) isn’t she amazing?! (Taken with instagram)

Photo of my computer screen… Sometimes, editing photos doesn’t feel much like work ;) isn’t she amazing?! (Taken with instagram)

wildcat2030:

It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. It is hard to know what events will seem important to them, what the narrative of now will look like to the twenty-fifth century mind. We tend to think of our time as one uniquely shaped by the advance of technology, but more and more I suspect that this will be remembered as an age of cosmology—-as the moment when the human mind first internalized the cosmos that gave rise to it. Over the past century, since the discovery that our universe is expanding, science has quietly begun to sketch the structure of the entire cosmos, extending its explanatory powers across a hundred billion galaxies, to the dawn of space and time itself. It is breathtaking to consider how quickly we have come to understand the basics of everything from star formation to galaxy formation to universe formation. And now, equipped with the predictive power of quantum physics, theoretical physicists are beginning to push even further, into new universes and new physics, into controversies once thought to be squarely within the domain of theology or philosophy. (via Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete? - Ross Andersen - Technology - The Atlantic)

wildcat2030:

It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. It is hard to know what events will seem important to them, what the narrative of now will look like to the twenty-fifth century mind. We tend to think of our time as one uniquely shaped by the advance of technology, but more and more I suspect that this will be remembered as an age of cosmology—-as the moment when the human mind first internalized the cosmos that gave rise to it. Over the past century, since the discovery that our universe is expanding, science has quietly begun to sketch the structure of the entire cosmos, extending its explanatory powers across a hundred billion galaxies, to the dawn of space and time itself. It is breathtaking to consider how quickly we have come to understand the basics of everything from star formation to galaxy formation to universe formation. And now, equipped with the predictive power of quantum physics, theoretical physicists are beginning to push even further, into new universes and new physics, into controversies once thought to be squarely within the domain of theology or philosophy. (via Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete? - Ross Andersen - Technology - The Atlantic)

The high levels of intelligence seen in humans, other primates, certain cetaceans and birds remain a major puzzle for evolutionary biologists, anthropologists and psychologists. It has long been held that social interactions provide the selection pressures necessary for the evolution of advanced cognitive abilities (the ‘social intelligence hypothesis’), and in recent years decision-making in the context of cooperative social interactions has been conjectured to be of particular importance. Here we use an artificial neural network model to show that selection for efficient decision-making in cooperative dilemmas can give rise to selection pressures for greater cognitive abilities, and that intelligent strategies can themselves select for greater intelligence, leading to a Machiavellian arms race. Our results provide mechanistic support for the social intelligence hypothesis, highlight the potential importance of cooperative behaviour in the evolution of intelligence and may help us to explain the distribution of cooperation with intelligence across taxa.

Cooperation and the evolution of intelligence — rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org — Readability (via wildcat2030)

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:) (Taken with instagram)

:) (Taken with instagram)

Lovely :) Castaway Island Preserve, one of my favorite places :) (Taken with instagram)

Lovely :) Castaway Island Preserve, one of my favorite places :) (Taken with instagram)

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Omg so cool! dprblog:

Six feet under the stars
Diving under stars 
by Viktor Lyagushkin

Omg so cool! 
dprblog
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Six feet under the stars

Diving under stars 

by Viktor Lyagushkin