I took this picture because of the fascinating formation of clouds, which look like to be flowing out from the lower right to the upper left, and from the middle of that movement to the upper right.
From tweets of yesterday (edited by rephrasing, adding words, etc.)
"Our favourite pictures of 2010." 15 images. Some are funny, some instructive and others are just plain beautiful. physicsworld (December 22, 2010).
"Scientific accuracy in art." Scientific American, Guest Blog (December 21, 2010). —Science-art is a way for the science-artist to explore forms: to marry and synthesize separate ideas in to a new idea, because we're human, we're awesome and we can do that. . . .
"Milky Way's galactic neighbourhood puzzles astronomers." It looks as if the Milky Way and its nearest neighbours make up one of the rarest configurations in the local Universe. Now astronomers are wondering why. Technology Review Physics arXiv Blog (December 21, 2010).
[Retweet of The SETI Institute's words] Missed last night's lunar eclipse? Check out this amazing time lapse video of the whole event—gorgeous! "Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse." Vimeo (December 21, 2010).
"The Curies, seen through an artist’s eyes." In 'Radioactive,' Lauren Redniss presents the Curies. New York Times (December 21, 2010). [Retweeted by Karin Fornazier and Fermin Aceves]
[Retweet of The New York Times's words] Debates emerge over Ngrams, Google's Book Database. "Five-million-book Google database gets a workout, and a debate, in Its first days" New York Times (December 23, 2010) (via artsbeat).
Peace and Politics
"新防衛大綱には｢戦略｣がない" 日経ビジネスオンライン (December 20, 2010). —これは国民と近隣国に敵愾心をあおる愚論である。新防衛大綱はすでに平和憲法の精神を逸脱している疑いがある。
Philosophy of Physics
'Science "faction": Is theoretical physics becoming "softer" than anthropology?' by John Horgan, Scientific American, Cross-check (December 21, 2010).
"2010 Review of the year." Nature, Specials. —"2010 Gallery: Images of the year," "News: Reader's choice," etc.
流れ出る (Flowing Out)