samuraicinema: Ruriko Asaoka in Goyôkin
nypost: Tragedy on the NYC Subway. DOOMED -Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die. RIP. New York Post cover for Tuesday, December 4, 2012
jtotheizzoe: A Visual Timeline of the Future Based on Famous Fiction We may not have hoverboards and self-lacing Nikes by 2015, but what else has sci-fi and other fiction predicted will come to pass in the coming years? The good news is that according to H.G. Wells, the Earth is good for another 800,000 years. Prepare to spend the next hour having a geek freakout with this awesome timeline of the future as predicted by famous fiction. You’ll want to check out the hi-res version here. And if you’re in the mood for something more realistic, check out an actual timeline of the far future as predicted by scientists. (via Brain Pickings)
popchartlab: The Map of Truth and Deception. A visual representation we designed of Pamela Meyer’s TedTalk on the science of lie-spotting. For Pamela’s full talk + her tips on how to spot a liar, go here.
explore-blog: Inspired by depictions of motherhood in Norwegian historical novels, illustrator Carson Ellis hollows out a dream world made of joys and sorrows—familiar territory for many mothers. Between Insomnia and Scandinavia – absolutely beautiful work by Portland-based illustrator Carson Ellis. Complement with Kay Nielsen Scandinavian fairy tale illustrations from the early 20th century.
The 11 species of giant weta (Deinacrida spp.), most significantly larger than other weta, are themselves large by insect standards. They are heavy insects with a body length of up to 100 mm (4 in) excluding their lengthy legs and antennae, and weigh about 20–30 g. A captive giant weta (Deinacrida heteracantha) filled with eggs reached a record 70 g, making it one of the heaviest documented insects in the world  and heavier than a sparrow. The largest species of giant weta is the Little Barrier Island weta, also known as the wetapunga. Giant weta tend to be less social and more passive than other weta. They are classified in the genus Deinacrida, which is Greek for “terrible grasshopper”. They are found primarily on small islands off the coast of the main islands, and are examples of island gigantism by wiki