You’re right, that’s just a rendering up there. But the designer of this tree, artist Sam Van Aken, is hoping to see the real things produce a similar sherbet rainbow when his “Trees of 40 Fruit” mature. Consider this the Frankenstein (or Mr. Stitch, if you saw that one) of grafting experiments.
Not a genetic experiment so much as a patient grafting of 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single trunk, this tree is designed to not only produce fruits of all sorts throughout the year, but create a stunning palette in the process. And according to Van Aken, it’s also about preserving uncommon local stone fruit varieties, some of which he stuffs into each tree he creates.
So far there are 16 young trees planted around the country. We’ll see what comes of them. Head through for the full story. —MN
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
These are some fun fucking facts
At 4pm PT (7pm ET) today, Discovery News and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will team up to bring you the latest news from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory by the scientists and engineers who drive and care for the Curiosity rover.
Joining DNews’ Trace Dominguez and Ian O’Neill will be:
- Ashwin Vasavada, MSL deputy project scientist (at JPL Mission Control).
- Nagin Cox, MSL tactical uplink lead (JPL Mars Yard). Twitter: @nasa_nagin
- Matt Heverly, MSL rover driver (JPL Mars Yard). Twitter: @Matt_Heverly
- Amy Shira Teitel, space historian and DNews space guest host. Twitter: @astVintageSpace
The Google+ Hangout will also feature live video from the Mars Yard at JPL. We’ll get the low down on Curiosity’s health, the team’s hopes for the future and a look back over it’s biggest discoveries from its first Mars year on the red planet. We will also be taking live questions from our viewers via the G+ event page and on Twitter. Make sure you also keep an eye on @DNews, @NASAJPL and @MarsCuriosity for updates and use the #SpaceOut hashtag if you have any questions for the JPL team.
"Among the poor, marginalized women are found, and among marginalized women, prostitutes are found. Through the teachings of Jesus, we are led to the conclusion that the poor person is Jesus. The prostitute is Jesus. Whoever does not help the prostitute does not help Jesus. Whoever claims to love the God who cannot be seen and does not love the prostitute who can be seen is a liar."
-Dom Antonio Fragoso, Brazilian bishop
seattlejew said: So I saw that you have a very beautiful bush as well as full hairy armpits and I was wondering if people treat you differently and people ostracize you for this?
Thanks for the compliments! I appreciate them and it encourages me to take more photos!!
Sometimes having hair gives the impression I think it should be the preferred form of body expression for all women. We all express ourselves within different contexts. I do not judge the choices of individual women to shave or not. I want women to have safety, healthcare, economic, and social equality and not a particular hairstyle or look. The reaction that makes me the saddest is that I judge other women for not shaving. I don’t. My hustle is for my life and my rent and directed at parties interested in the sensory experience if hair.
That said, it does provoke some reactions more extreme than other things I’ve done with my hair. I’ve had mohawks, a shaved head, and every shade under the sun except green. Watching jaded hardcore pornographers physically react in shocked revulsion to my bush & pubes after they grew in was delightful and I knew what I was getting into because it shows how unexpected hair can be in certain social spheres. My preferred mode of dating is inside my friend circle, I’m not on any dating/hookup sites so I don’t have the acute, immediate experience of being rejected for my hair. People with MRA assumptions about feminism or dudes who think I’m hot except my hair and feel entitled to harass me or reveal their perspective that chicks should dress for their desires in totally casual settings like bars or pools can put me in a bad mood but the internet makes it a bigger deal than meat world. In the meat world it’s much more subtle.
I have never experienced the racist jokes that often intersect with sexist beauty standards. Hairiness is more acceptable on my body in ways that it isn’t for everyone for these reasons and more because of where I live and the privileges afforded to me. Out here, I might have hairy pits under my halter top but it’s San Francisco and the person next to me is probably doing something more eye catching involving the elements shiny, technicolor, and naked. Having been pedantic enough, the body hair experience is multi variable and highly non-linear in nature.
The number one write-off: I’m a castrating feminist with purely reactionary politics. If there’s anything I lost, it’s doing bdsm/fetish porn which I enjoyed, especially bondage. The bondage world is still resistant to hair. I am jonesing for bondage with my body hair but it’s just not a thing right now it seems.
Really loving this book so far!