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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Makeup test for my upcoming Ludwig cosplay. I think my face fits nicely for the character ! ( it’s not the right wig for the costume but it will do for the sake of the test)

Makeup test for my upcoming Ludwig cosplay. I think my face fits nicely for the character ! ( it’s not the right wig for the costume but it will do for the sake of the test)

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jonwoodbury:

More of this awesome #Mistborn #cosplay with Kannon Servoss.
#5DmkIII #latergram #fantasy #scifi #comiccon @slcomiccon #cosplayphotographer 
The books are by Brandon Sanderson.

jonwoodbury:

More of this awesome #Mistborn #cosplay with Kannon Servoss.
#5DmkIII #latergram #fantasy #scifi #comiccon @slcomiccon #cosplayphotographer
The books are by Brandon Sanderson.

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kanthara:

pettankoprincess:

ask-sky-scratch:

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rosettast0ned:

Ukiyo-e Heroes is a project that recreates classic video games in the form of classical style Japanese paintings.

Haha this is really amazing! 

THAT STARFOX ONE THO

I will always love this.

Ninja turtles, Pokemon, Mario Cart… these are wonderful. I would love to find prints of these.

Got the Mario Kart one last year <3

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rudymora:

leseanthomas:

Asian male apology game = tight.

laughed so fuckin hard at the fuckin breakdancer

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NOODLES because it rhymes with DOODLESHaving fun stepping out of my own style for a change.

NOODLES because it rhymes with DOODLES


Having fun stepping out of my own style for a change.

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jlfblog:

synstudio:

SCOTT ROBERTSON’S MASTERCLASS

Scott Robertson is coming to Montreal in June to give a two days workshop on concept art and design!

Come join us and learn from the greatest! Buy tickets now: http://synstudio.ca/scott-robertson-masterclass/

He doesn’t need to be introduced anymore but here goes!

His art and design experience spans the spectrum, including video games (Rockstar Games, Sony Online Entertainment), feature film (Minority Report), toys (Mattel), cars (BMW, Fiat), Consumers products (Nike) and amusement park rides (Universal Studios), among many others. 

He created the entire Entertainment Design curriculum for world renowned design college: Art Center. And he is one of the most successful instructor in his field, having personally trained some of the top concept artists in the industry such as (drum roll):

- Feng Zhu (Star Wars: Episode III)
- Mike Yamada (Avatar)
- Felix Yoon (Rise of the Guardians)
- Khang Le (Hawken)

Scott has written several critically-acclaimed instructional books on art and design, has instructed nine DVDs for the Gnomon workshop and has given workshop masterclasses at top companies, schools and publicly sold-out audiences worldwide.

(all rights reserved to Scott Robertson)

Scott Robertson is coming to Montreal! I do not usaly do repost, but I’m implicated in this event, so I’ll make an exeption! It will be awesome!

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8bitrevolver:

This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

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