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explore-blog:

Maira Kalman's My Favorite Things – a wonderful illustrated catalog of unusual objects, memories, and delight, from hats to naps to Marcel Proust’s letters

explore-blog:

Maira Kalman's My Favorite Things – a wonderful illustrated catalog of unusual objects, memories, and delight, from hats to naps to Marcel Proust’s letters

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"The nights disappear like bruises
but nothing is healed."

W.S. Merwin, from “The Asians Dying," The Collected Poems of W.S. Merwin (Library of America, 2013)

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beesandbombs:

standing waves

beesandbombs:

standing waves

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matthen:

Unrolling these circles gives fills a triangle with base 2 π r and height r (where r is the radius of the filled disk). Such a triangle has area π r2. This does not serve as a complete proof for why this is the area of a circle, but can give you some intuition for why it should be. [code]

matthen:

Unrolling these circles gives fills a triangle with base 2 π r and height r (where r is the radius of the filled disk). Such a triangle has area π r2. This does not serve as a complete proof for why this is the area of a circle, but can give you some intuition for why it should be. [code]

(via geometric-aesthetic)

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"How do you kill one million zombies? Kill one zombie, then kill the rest of the zombies."

— Explaining Induction (via mathprofessorquotes)

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hyrodium:

The curvature of curves.

  1. sin(x)
  2. exp(x)
  3. Normal distribution (y=exp(-x²/2))
  4. Ellipse
  5. r=5/2+cos(3τθ)
  6. x=(t-1)(t+1), y=t(t-1)(t+1)
  7. Archimedes’ Spiral
  8. Logarithmic spiral

If you want to try your own curve, try on Desmos graphing calculator!

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/lpm3igzbhy

(via visualizingmath)

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"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control."

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love  (via larmoyante)

(via backwardinduction)

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colliderblog:

How our solar system really moves through space.

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koriblr:

Basically, wizards.
feraoh:

fw1991:

Russian Orthodox Clerical Vestments

koriblr:

Basically, wizards.

feraoh:

fw1991:

Russian Orthodox Clerical Vestments

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