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Aug 28
happy birthday Ai Weiwei

happy birthday Ai Weiwei


Aug 19
A 14 year-old Yezidi girl carries an assault rife to protect her family in northern Iraq.

A 14 year-old Yezidi girl carries an assault rife to protect her family in northern Iraq.

(Source: themorningpinch)


Aug 13

This visualization shows early test renderings of a global computational model of Earth’s atmosphere based on data from NASA’s Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5). This particular run, called Nature Run 2, was run on a supercomputer, spanned 2 years of simulation time at 30 minute intervals, and produced Petabytes of output.

The visualization spans a little more than 7 days of simulation time which is 354 time steps. The time period was chosen because a simulated category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China.

Normally the thickness of the atmosphere might be compared to spreading cellophane over a basketball.


Jun 11
Members of the Brazilian Army, Navy, and Air Force attend a presentation of defense and security personnel and equipment that will be used during the 2014 World Cup in Brasilia on June 8, 2014.

Members of the Brazilian Army, Navy, and Air Force attend a presentation of defense and security personnel and equipment that will be used during the 2014 World Cup in Brasilia on June 8, 2014.


Jun 8
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope.
Researchers say the image, in new study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, provides the missing link in star formation. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 image is a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3.
Each patch of light is a galaxy of hundreds of millions of stars, some like our own.

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope.

Researchers say the image, in new study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, provides the missing link in star formation. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 image is a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3.

Each patch of light is a galaxy of hundreds of millions of stars, some like our own.


diplomatic handshake
by Pete Souza

diplomatic handshake

by Pete Souza


Jun 4
Tienanmen Square, twenty-five years ago today

Tienanmen Square, twenty-five years ago today


Jun 2
Björk
how i’m feeling about now

Björk

how i’m feeling about now


May 28
Here on the pulse of this new dayYou may have the grace to look up and out And into your sister’s eyes, into Your brother’s face, your countryAnd say simply Very simply With hope Good morning.
R.I.P. Maya Angelou

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes, into
Your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning.

R.I.P. Maya Angelou


Apr 29

wearedmx:

DMX Krew – Paradise Grove

..from the upcoming Shape Shifting Shaman

read an interview Ed did about the record:

The press release says you feel the tracks “have a stronger feeling of your personality” – what is that personality exactly? And how do you think it comes through specifically on this record compared to others?

I take different approaches to making music at different times. Sometimes the starting point is liking something by someone else, sometimes it’s a sound or a piece of equipment, but these tracks were all started off inside my mind with a musical idea that spontaneously came from me. So that’s the reason they feel more personal to me. Rather than trying to make disco or trying to make electro or something, it was just a free expression of my own ideas and sometimes even a conscious attempt to make something very original. Also, they are nearly all tracks that I spent a bit longer on than usual.


Apr 17
R.I.P Gabriel Garcia Marquez

R.I.P Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Mar 26
People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China, on March 18, 2014. People believe that stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.

People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China, on March 18, 2014. People believe that stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.


Mar 19
In January and February 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft zoomed toward mighty Jupiter, capturing hundreds of images during its approach. The observations revealed many unique features of the planet that are still being explored to this day.
The gas giant is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined and could swallow a thousand Earths.

In January and February 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft zoomed toward mighty Jupiter, capturing hundreds of images during its approach. The observations revealed many unique features of the planet that are still being explored to this day.

The gas giant is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined and could swallow a thousand Earths.


Mar 4
"Portrait of Strength"
by Zhang Da Zhong

"Portrait of Strength"

by Zhang Da Zhong


Feb 24
Dr Ray Stantz: You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven’t had a successful test of this equipment.
Dr. Egon Spengler: I blame myself.
Dr. Peter Venkman: So do I.
Dr Ray Stantz: Well, no sense in worrying about it now.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.
R.I.P. Egon

Dr Ray Stantz: You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven’t had a successful test of this equipment.

Dr. Egon Spengler: I blame myself.

Dr. Peter Venkman: So do I.

Dr Ray Stantz: Well, no sense in worrying about it now.

Dr. Peter Venkman: Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.

R.I.P. Egon


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