kidsneedscience:

Although the concept of fractals had been considered for several hundred years by no less than Leibniz, who called them fractional exponents, it wasn’t until the 1960s when French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot advanced the concept.  The word came into English from French fractal, from Latin fractusmeaning interrupted or irregular, literally broken, past participle of frangeremeaning to break, which also gives the modern word fraction.  Mandelbrot defined fractals in his work Les Objets Fractals:  Many important spatial patterns of Nature are either irregular or fragmented to such an extreme degree that … classical geometry … is hardly of any help in describing their form. … I hope to show that it is possible in many cases to remedy this absence of geometric representation by using a family of shapes I propose to call fractals — or fractal sets.
Image of a fractal in nature in romanesco broccoli courtesy wikimedia commons under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

kidsneedscience:

Although the concept of fractals had been considered for several hundred years by no less than Leibniz, who called them fractional exponents, it wasn’t until the 1960s when French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot advanced the concept.  The word came into English from French fractal, from Latin fractusmeaning interrupted or irregular, literally broken, past participle of frangeremeaning to break, which also gives the modern word fraction.  Mandelbrot defined fractals in his work Les Objets Fractals:  Many important spatial patterns of Nature are either irregular or fragmented to such an extreme degree that … classical geometry … is hardly of any help in describing their form. … I hope to show that it is possible in many cases to remedy this absence of geometric representation by using a family of shapes I propose to call fractals — or fractal sets.

Image of a fractal in nature in romanesco broccoli courtesy wikimedia commons under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

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bass | chard | chickpea rasaam | black rice #sepiachicago

bass | chard | chickpea rasaam | black rice #sepiachicago

👀 👀 👀 #cooksonphonics

👀 👀 👀 #cooksonphonics

thisismyveritas:

thisismyveritas:

Jesus getting ready to “celebrate” Easter.
#BlazeItandPraiseIt #John4:20 #YOLT #PotiusPilot #Kushifixion #JesusMaryJaneandJoseph #TheGoldenRuleisPuffPuffPass #TheLordismyLightintheDankness #Onthe3rdDayheRolledAgain #LetHeWhoisWithoutSinbethe1stToGetStoned #IsThisBitGettingOld? #iCantThinkofAnyMore

wait I forgot one more
#HolySmokes
ahahaha

thisismyveritas:

thisismyveritas:

Jesus getting ready to “celebrate” Easter.

#BlazeItandPraiseIt #John4:20 #YOLT #PotiusPilot #Kushifixion #JesusMaryJaneandJoseph #TheGoldenRuleisPuffPuffPass #TheLordismyLightintheDankness #Onthe3rdDayheRolledAgain #LetHeWhoisWithoutSinbethe1stToGetStoned #IsThisBitGettingOld? #iCantThinkofAnyMore

wait I forgot one more

#HolySmokes

ahahaha

I don’t think anyone will ever love me as much as I need. Ever


Never. Ever

Not me. Not my mom. and not you.

"And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love."

— Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love  (via fawun)

(Source: hello-lolo, via imactuallyuhmermaid)

Tags: thinker

"I will be your
7 AM sleepy kisses
8 AM French toast
9 AM rushed goodbyes
10 AM love calls
11 AM daydreams
12 PM lunch notes
1 PM new email
2 PM coffee break texts
3 PM reminiscent thoughts
4 PM longing
5 PM drained love
6 PM post-work hugs
7 PM dinner companion
8 PM wine bottle
9 PM tango
10 PM readying for bed
11 PM bedtime stories
12 PM Midnight Sonata
1 AM confessions
2 AM heavy snores
3 AM morning sex
4 AM driftless sleep
5 AM frenzied fantasies
6 AM rapturous sleep
I will be your
Clock."

Grace C., Timepiece (via frankie-wolf)

(via imactuallyuhmermaid)

Tags: maybe can be me

what up @salumitown #hellyeahfuckinyum (at Eataly Chicago)

what up @salumitown #hellyeahfuckinyum (at Eataly Chicago)

sweet dreams are made of these (at Eataly Chicago)

sweet dreams are made of these (at Eataly Chicago)

what cooks have for date night dinner:
1. charred broccoli salad with cars caras and pistachios
2. asparagus with lemon and togarashi
3. roasted garlic potatoes
4. pork tenderloin

all washed down with soju and a new episode of GoT

3liza:

be the goth queen you were trying to be when you were 14

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kpoptrollogy:

proper way to eat pizza

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siblings in baltimore, summer 2013

siblings in baltimore, summer 2013

where dreams come tru

where dreams come tru