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Sep 14, 2013 / 296,255 notes

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tastefullyoffensive:

The Potoo bird always looks like it just saw something horrifying. [via]

need more potoo on my blawg

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Sep 14, 2013 / 4,067 notes

latimes:

Voyager 1 has officially left the solar system

It may have taken 36 years of coasting through space, but the Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered interstellar space, becoming the first man-made probe to reach that far-off realm.

The scientific community has been debating whether Voyager had already left for some time now, but it wasn’t until today that NASA was confident enough to made the estimate official.

Lead author Don Gurnett, an Iowa State plasma physicist and a Voyager project scientist, said the data showed conclusively that Voyager 1 had exited the heliopause — the bubble of hot, energetic particles that surrounds our sun and planets — and entered into a region of cold, dark space called the interstellar medium. 

Read more over at Science Now.

Photos: NASA

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vurton:

Catastrophic Disasters Recreated as Layered Sculptures

Eyal Gever explores catastrophic events through his art. In his pieces known simply as Nuclear Bomb and Large Scale Smoke, he fabricates the fiery mushroom cloud that forms from an atomic explosion and the suffocating carbon and debris that billows from a volcanic eruption, respectively. Gever explains his fascination with disaster by saying, “My work captures and freezes catastrophic situations as cathartic experiences.”

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Sep 8, 2013 / 1,186 notes
As beautiful as  6 Pm sun
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As beautiful as 6 Pm sun

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Jul 29, 2013 / 54 notes

reginasworld:

Created in 2009 by Japanese artist Aki Inomata, these fantastic little cityscapes atop hermit crab shells were part of a body of work titled “Why not hand over a shelter to hermit crabs?.” Keeping the welfare of the animal in mind, Inomata studied the needs of the hermit crab to select a compatible shell and used a CT scanner to image the interior of sea shells so she could adapt her own miniature sculptures into suitable homes.


habitosnotivagos:
“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” 
― Frida Kahlo
Jul 29, 2013 / 48,926 notes

habitosnotivagos:

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”

Frida Kahlo

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Jul 29, 2013 / 1,694 notes
Jul 22, 2013

C’est très beau!

Jul 22, 2013

Another upbeat song by this great artist

unicef:

Today, we launch a new report about female genital mutilation/cutting that looks at data from 29 countries over the past 20 years. Our main finding? Overall, support for the practice is declining - even in countries where FGM/C is widespread, such as Egypt and Sudan. But there is still work to be done! In a few countries, the proportion of girls and women who want FGM/C to continue has remained constant.
Learn more: Video: http://youtu.be/Pjy8jRRGHcUStory: http://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_69881.htmlDocument: http://www.scribd.com/doc/155341977/Female-Genital-Mutilation-Cutting-A-statistical-overview-and-exploration-of-the-dynamics-of-change
Jul 22, 2013 / 430 notes

unicef:

Today, we launch a new report about female genital mutilation/cutting that looks at data from 29 countries over the past 20 years. Our main finding? Overall, support for the practice is declining - even in countries where FGM/C is widespread, such as Egypt and Sudan.

But there is still work to be done! In a few countries, the proportion of girls and women who want FGM/C to continue has remained constant.

Learn more:
Video: http://youtu.be/Pjy8jRRGHcU
Story: http://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_69881.html
Document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/155341977/Female-Genital-Mutilation-Cutting-A-statistical-overview-and-exploration-of-the-dynamics-of-change

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