April 18, 2014
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]

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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April 16, 2014

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April 2, 2014

miwakosher:

highlife

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April 2, 2014

cumberbatchweb:

For anyone without an ipad (or a handy upcoming BA flight!) here is Benedict Cumberbatch’s article in High Life magazine.

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If you do have an ipad you can download it free from Itunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/british-airways-high-life/id553850483?mt=8

March 28, 2014

"… so when he was arrested for blowing someone’s head off, it was quite a relief, to be honest."

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March 24, 2014

vulcanoblivion:

jim working out in the gym

jim eating a big burger and ketchup falls on his shirt

jim walking on the bridge and suddenly tripping

jim having 100 pairs of sunglasses in his quarters and modeling with them

jim getting cold at night and pulling the tribble closer to him and it purrs

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March 24, 2014

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britishmenarehot:

janiespinkteapot:

I need a Cumber~hug !!!!

jealous of every single one of these men!

You and me both.

*sigh*

Can I have a hug? Pwease?

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March 24, 2014

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March 24, 2014
nyxtarr:


Benedict Cumberbatch at the Oscar

to those who think BC is very ugly
JUST LOOK AT HIM I MEAN COME OOOOON

nyxtarr:

Benedict Cumberbatch at the Oscar

to those who think BC is very ugly

JUST LOOK AT HIM I MEAN COME OOOOON

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March 24, 2014

deareje:

Sherlock: The Sign of Three

production stills.

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