Suzanna. In love with a schnauzer named Mimzy. Instagram
Science adjusts its views based on what’s observed. Faith is the denial of observation, so that belief can be preserved.
Tim Minchin on science and religion. (via in-her-hips-theres-revolutions)

(Source: sluteverxxx)

#quote   #tim minchin  
mothernaturenetwork:

Why is it so hard to travel to Mars?NASA is confident its huge, complex Curiosity Mars rover will make it the Red Planet.

mothernaturenetwork:

Why is it so hard to travel to Mars?
NASA is confident its huge, complex Curiosity Mars rover will make it the Red Planet.

#astronomy   #mars   #planet   #science  
musevault:

grand canyon

musevault:

grand canyon

#rainbow   #geology   #grand canyon   #arizona  

in-her-hips-theres-revolutions:

coffintramp:

newsflick:

PLASTIC BOTTLES: 20 TIMES STRONGER THAN BRICKS

Life in Africa has many challenges: from disease to poverty and war. The continent also has a reputation for extreme difficulties that are fixable, but a lack of resources often prevents the problems from being solved.This is where resourcefulness comes into play: if you don’t have what you need make do with what you already have. A surplus of empty plastic bottles is something that not only affects Africa, but the entire planet. (Read More)

This makes a strong argument for the ‘reuse’ option…

wow!

(Source: newsflick, via sluteverxxx)

Life consists of rare, isolated moments of the greatest significance, and of innumerably many intervals, during which at best the silhouettes of those moments hover about us. Love, springtime, every beautiful melody, mountains, the moon, the sea – all these speak completely to the heart but once, if in fact they ever do get a chance to speak completely. For many men do not have those moments at all, and are themselves intervals and intermissions in the symphony of real life.

Friedrich Nietzsche (via livingmorbid)

My job is turning me into an interval.

(via sinkingswimming)

(via handfu1ofdust-deactivated201201)

shortformblog:

thepoliticalnotebook:

“Kim Jong-Il’s economic legacy, in one chart.”

“Each year the dollar value of South Korea’s GDP expansion equals the entire North Korean economy.”

 -Peter Beck of the Atlantic Council
[via]

Wow, never before has a graph told such a compelling story of the costs and dangers of totalitarianism. 

shortformblog:

thepoliticalnotebook:

Kim Jong-Il’s economic legacy, in one chart.”

“Each year the dollar value of South Korea’s GDP expansion equals the entire North Korean economy.”

-Peter Beck of the Atlantic Council

[via]

Wow, never before has a graph told such a compelling story of the costs and dangers of totalitarianism. 

(via cheatsheet)

#kim jong il   #politics   #economy   #north korea  

cheatsheet:

  • Kim Jong-il Died of Heart Attack: After 17 years in power, the North Korean dictator died while riding a train on Saturday. 
  • Kim Jong-un Takes Over N. Korea: Kim Jong-il’s third son now has his finger on North Korea’s nuclear trigger. The first two sons were “too unpredictable.”
  • House to Vote Down Payroll Tax: After enjoying bi-partisan support in the Senate, a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut is set to be voted down in the House today. 
  • Paul Leads in New Iowa Poll: After Gingrich’s 13% stumble, libertarian Ron Paul is currently leading in the key primary state. 
  • U.S. Could Transfer Gitmo Inmates: The U.S. is reportedly considering inmates into the custody of the Afghan government as secret discussions with the Taliban “have reached a critical juncture.”

Photo: Hundreds of North Koreans gather to mourn the death of their leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Anonymous)

Read more cheats

#news   #politics  
magicalnaturetour:

Photo by Shibuya Sakura on Flickr.
~ I’ll just lay in the snow & eat my nut. :)

magicalnaturetour:

Photo by Shibuya Sakura on Flickr.

~ I’ll just lay in the snow & eat my nut. :)

#squirrel   #animals   #snow   #winter  

climateadaptation:

Ben Habib, an international politics professor at La Trobe University, is an expert on North Korea’s climate change regime. He wrote that, in recent years, natural disasters and climate impacts on North Korea are occurring at higher rates than ever before. A poor economy, political instability, and declining infrastructure are leading the nation to the brink of collapse. Adding climate change impacts to this equation apparently increases the chances of complete break down of a nation. Of the climate impacts in North Korea, Habib identified the following: 

Rising Average Temperatures

Rising average temperatures are predicted to depress crop yields…The direct impact on the temperature tolerance of crops is compounded by changes to precipitation patterns, length of the growing season, the intensity and timing of extreme weather events, and increased exposure to plant pests, weeds and diseases.

Extreme Weather Events

North Korea is susceptible to torrential rain and flooding, typhoons, drought, and acute cold weather. Since 1991, large-scale flooding events have occurred in 1995, 1996, 2001-02, and 2004-07, punctuated by drought years in 1997 and 2000.

Sea Level Rise

In the longer term, sea level rise will also threaten coastal areas in North Korea, which will jeopardise the agricultural viability of land reclaimed from the sea.

Changing Precipitation Patterns

Annual precipitation on the Korean peninsula has increased…While regular flooding is not a new phenomenon on the Korean peninsula, the magnitude of flooding events appears to be worsening. The North’s water system can handle long periods of consistent steady rain, but cannot cope with bursts of heavy precipitation, which overwhelm ordinary flood defenses.

Deforestation

Deforestation in North Korea is being accelerated by land clearing to increase land
area under cultivation and a growth in collection of forest wood to meet energy
demand in lieu of scarce alternative sources. These denuded landscapes offer a
limited capacity to absorb water when heavy precipitation events occur, which
exacerbates flooding and leads to soil erosion of both marginal and arable land.

Korean Central News Agency reported that floods in August 2007 “left tens of
thousands of hectares of farmland inundated, buried under silt and washed away.””

For more, read, “Climate Change and the Terminal Decay of the North Korean Regime

caraobrien:

Need help choosing a candidate to support? Then try the ABC News Presidential Candidate Match-O-Matic!

surprise, surprise, I got Obama

the real surprise is that he looks like a cartoon of Ron Paul….

#da fuck  
…the majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore, is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.
Harold Pinter, 1930-2008, from his acceptance speech for the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature (via therecipe)
#quote   #harold pinter  
crookedindifference:

Ur-Leica (“original Leica”), from 1914

crookedindifference:

Ur-Leica (“original Leica”), from 1914

(via crookedindifference)

#camera   #leica   #photography  

cornersoftheworld:

Typhoon Washi, December 16 2011 in The Philippines.

” The Philippines’ Red Cross put the number of dead at 652 with a further 800 unaccounted for. The deluge that struck when most people were sleeping sent torrents of flood water, mud and uprooted trees cascading down steep hillsides, crashing into towns and sweeping away whole villages. The two worst hit cities were the ports of Cagayan de Oro, where 336 people are known to have perished, and Iligan, where the death toll was 227.”

via The Telegraph & Daily Mail


I was asked by 250wordsmith right in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines to share this story with all of you. Please give what you can to help the victims in The Philippines this holiday season or just spread awareness by reblogging this post. Thank you.

(Source: cornersoftheworld)

lady-lutra:

birdblog:

rickz0r:

Someone told me to draw a bunch of birds.So I drew a ton of stupid ass bords.Wugs are FishTea’s thing

I’m in studio art, and I wish I could draw like this.

Haha! Derp birds. I love it.

hehe indin ranna dak
those are the kind of duckies I had
er, dakies 

lady-lutra:

birdblog:

rickz0r:

Someone told me to draw a bunch of birds.

So I drew a ton of stupid ass bords.

Wugs are FishTea’s thing

I’m in studio art, and I wish I could draw like this.

Haha! Derp birds. I love it.

hehe indin ranna dak

those are the kind of duckies I had

er, dakies 

sinkingswimming:

Reblogging for relevance to my last name.

reblogging because it’s awesome.

sinkingswimming:

Reblogging for relevance to my last name.

reblogging because it’s awesome.

(via handfu1ofdust-deactivated201201)

#shark  
the-star-stuff:

Lets talk about the Nebulae! 
1. What is a Nebula? 
The word “nebula” is derived from the Latin word for “clouds”. Indeed, a nebula is a cosmic cloud of gas and dust floating in space. More than one nebula are called nebulae. Nebulae are the basic building blocks of the universe. They contain the elements from which stars and solar systems are built.
2. What are the different types of Nebulae?
Emission Nebula - An emission nebula is a cloud of high temperature gas. Emission nebulae tend to be red in color because of the abundance of hydrogen. Additional colors, such as blue and green, can be produced by the atoms of other elements, but hydrogen is almost always the most abundant. A fine example of an emission nebula is the Orion Nebula (M42).
Reflection Nebula - A reflection nebula differs from an emission nebula in does not emit radiation of its own. It is a cloud of dust and gas that reflects the light energy from a nearby star or group of stars. Reflection nebulae are frequently the sites of star formation. They usually tend to be blue in color because of the way that the light is scattered. Blue light is scattered more efficiently. The Trifid Nebula (M20) in Sagittarius is a good example of a reflection nebula.
Dark Nebula - A dark nebula is a cloud of dust that blocks the light from objects behind it. They are very similar to reflection nebulae in composition and look different primarily because of the placement of the light source. Dark nebulae are usually seen together with emission and reflection nebulae. The Horsehead Nebula in Orion is probably the most famous example of a dark nebula. It is a dark region of dust in the shape of a horse’s head that blocks the light from a much larger emission nebula behind it.
Planetary Nebula - A planetary nebula is a shell of gas produced by a star as it nears the end of its life cycle. Their name can be a bit misleading. They actually have nothing to do with planets. These nebulae were given this name because they often look like planets due to their round shape. The outer shell of gas is usually illuminated by the remains of the star at its center. The Ring Nebula (M57) in Lyra is one of the best examples of a planetary nebula.
Supernova Remnant - Supernova remnants are created when a star ends it life in a massive explosion known as a supernova. The explosion blows a large amount of the star’s matter out into space. This cloud of matter glows with the remains of the star that created it. One of the best examples of a supernova remnant is the crab Nebula (M1) in Taurus. It is illuminated by a pulsar which was created by the supernova
3. What’s the cause of Nebulae’s color? 
They are also among the most beautiful objects in the universe, glowing with rich colors and swirls of light. Stars inside these clouds of gas cause them to glow with beautiful reds, blues, and greens. These colors are the result of different elements within the nebula. Most nebulae are composed of about 90% hydrogen, 10% helium, and 0.1% heavy elements such as carbon, nitrogen, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron.
4. Can we see the colors of nebulae in our naked eyes? There are a few nebulae that can be seen with the naked eye and many more that can be detected with a good pair of binoculars. A telescope is required to bring out fine details. Unfortunately, the human eye is not sensitive enough to bring out the rich colors of most nebulae. It is the photograph that does the most justice to these incredible objects. Perhaps the most well known nebulae is the Orion Nebula, also known as M42. It is one of the very few that can be seen with the naked eye.
-I hope this will help you to understand more about the Nebulae. This is just the basic information about the Nebulae. =))
(Photo credit: Bob Franke)

thanks for the knowledge!

the-star-stuff:

Lets talk about the Nebulae! 

1. What is a Nebula? 

The word “nebula” is derived from the Latin word for “clouds”. Indeed, a nebula is a cosmic cloud of gas and dust floating in space. More than one nebula are called nebulae. Nebulae are the basic building blocks of the universe. They contain the elements from which stars and solar systems are built.

2. What are the different types of Nebulae?

  • Emission Nebula - An emission nebula is a cloud of high temperature gas. Emission nebulae tend to be red in color because of the abundance of hydrogen. Additional colors, such as blue and green, can be produced by the atoms of other elements, but hydrogen is almost always the most abundant. A fine example of an emission nebula is the Orion Nebula (M42).
  • Reflection Nebula - A reflection nebula differs from an emission nebula in does not emit radiation of its own. It is a cloud of dust and gas that reflects the light energy from a nearby star or group of stars. Reflection nebulae are frequently the sites of star formation. They usually tend to be blue in color because of the way that the light is scattered. Blue light is scattered more efficiently. The Trifid Nebula (M20) in Sagittarius is a good example of a reflection nebula.
  • Dark Nebula - A dark nebula is a cloud of dust that blocks the light from objects behind it. They are very similar to reflection nebulae in composition and look different primarily because of the placement of the light source. Dark nebulae are usually seen together with emission and reflection nebulae. The Horsehead Nebula in Orion is probably the most famous example of a dark nebula. It is a dark region of dust in the shape of a horse’s head that blocks the light from a much larger emission nebula behind it.
  • Planetary Nebula - A planetary nebula is a shell of gas produced by a star as it nears the end of its life cycle. Their name can be a bit misleading. They actually have nothing to do with planets. These nebulae were given this name because they often look like planets due to their round shape. The outer shell of gas is usually illuminated by the remains of the star at its center. The Ring Nebula (M57) in Lyra is one of the best examples of a planetary nebula.
  • Supernova Remnant - Supernova remnants are created when a star ends it life in a massive explosion known as a supernova. The explosion blows a large amount of the star’s matter out into space. This cloud of matter glows with the remains of the star that created it. One of the best examples of a supernova remnant is the crab Nebula (M1) in Taurus. It is illuminated by a pulsar which was created by the supernova

3. What’s the cause of Nebulae’s color? 

They are also among the most beautiful objects in the universe, glowing with rich colors and swirls of light. Stars inside these clouds of gas cause them to glow with beautiful reds, blues, and greens. These colors are the result of different elements within the nebula. Most nebulae are composed of about 90% hydrogen, 10% helium, and 0.1% heavy elements such as carbon, nitrogen, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron.

4. Can we see the colors of nebulae in our naked eyes? There are a few nebulae that can be seen with the naked eye and many more that can be detected with a good pair of binoculars. A telescope is required to bring out fine details. Unfortunately, the human eye is not sensitive enough to bring out the rich colors of most nebulae. It is the photograph that does the most justice to these incredible objects. Perhaps the most well known nebulae is the Orion Nebula, also known as M42. It is one of the very few that can be seen with the naked eye.

-I hope this will help you to understand more about the Nebulae. This is just the basic information about the Nebulae. =))

(Photo credit: Bob Franke)

thanks for the knowledge!

(via uraniaproject)

#nebula   #astronomy   #science  
mabelmoments:

A homeless dog in Tibet. 

Photo and caption by Sean Sinclair
High  up in a small Chinese mountain town I traced the peaceful steps of  locals circling the city’s Chode Gompa.  Half way around the long and  dusty path I ran across this matted guardian lost in his own special  world of domestic bliss.
National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

mabelmoments:

A homeless dog in Tibet.

Photo and caption by Sean Sinclair

High up in a small Chinese mountain town I traced the peaceful steps of locals circling the city’s Chode Gompa. Half way around the long and dusty path I ran across this matted guardian lost in his own special world of domestic bliss.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

(via allcreatures)

#animals   #dog   #tibet  
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

— John F. Kennedy, 35th president of U.S. (1917-1963), Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961

(via think-progress)

(via canisfamiliaris)

#quote   #jfk   #john f kennedy  
jtotheizzoe:

approachingsignificance:


Report: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds

More than 20 percent of American adults took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression in 2010, according to an analysis of prescription data, including more than one in four women.
The report, released Wednesday by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc., found that use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders rose 22 percent from 2001. The medications are most often prescribed to women aged 45 and older, but their use among men and in younger adults climbed sharply. In adults 20 to 44, use of antipsychotic drugs and treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder more than tripled, and use of anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, Valium and Ativan rose 30 percent from a decade ago.



Sadly, the tryptophan-induced serotonin rush (a myth) is not one of them.

jtotheizzoe:

approachingsignificance:

Report: 1 in 5 of US adults on behavioral meds

More than 20 percent of American adults took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression in 2010, according to an analysis of prescription data, including more than one in four women.

The report, released Wednesday by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc., found that use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders rose 22 percent from 2001. The medications are most often prescribed to women aged 45 and older, but their use among men and in younger adults climbed sharply. In adults 20 to 44, use of antipsychotic drugs and treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder more than tripled, and use of anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, Valium and Ativan rose 30 percent from a decade ago.

Sadly, the tryptophan-induced serotonin rush (a myth) is not one of them.

(via jtotheizzoe)

#pills   #medication   #medicine  
ifckinglovevancouver:

Yaletown from Cambie st. bridge (by Kenhall)

ifckinglovevancouver:

Yaletown from Cambie st. bridge (by Kenhall)

(via ohmyvancouver)

#vancouver   #bc   #canada   #travel   #city  
How can you say you’re trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?
Oprah Winfrey (via radicalvegans)
#quote   #oprah winfery  
discoverynews:

Thanksgiving 2050: Feast or Famine?
Depending on how the world uses available crops, there are two possible futures.
Tim Wall breaks down how the future could be…
Sticking with the status quo until 2050 could mean approximately:
1 billion hectares (2.5 billion acres) of land cleared for crops
3 gigatonnes (3.3 billion tons) of greenhouse gas emissions per year
250 megatonnes (276 million tons) of nitrogen fertilizer used per year
Improving productivity could drop those numbers to approximately:
.2 billion hectares (.5 billion acres) of land cleared
1 gigatonnes (1.1 billion tons) of greenhouse gas emissions per year
225 megatonnes (248 million tons) of nitrogen fertilizer used per year
Read more

discoverynews:

Thanksgiving 2050: Feast or Famine?

Depending on how the world uses available crops, there are two possible futures.

Tim Wall breaks down how the future could be…

Sticking with the status quo until 2050 could mean approximately:

  • 1 billion hectares (2.5 billion acres) of land cleared for crops
  • 3 gigatonnes (3.3 billion tons) of greenhouse gas emissions per year
  • 250 megatonnes (276 million tons) of nitrogen fertilizer used per year

Improving productivity could drop those numbers to approximately:

  • .2 billion hectares (.5 billion acres) of land cleared
  • 1 gigatonnes (1.1 billion tons) of greenhouse gas emissions per year
  • 225 megatonnes (248 million tons) of nitrogen fertilizer used per year

Read more

#food   #environment   #sustainabiliy   #hunger  
llbwwb:

High jinks: The two cubs continue their sparring in the upper branches of a pine tree  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038833/Bearing-photographer-spends-nights-forest-mums-cubs.html#ixzz1eLJ1qcp0

llbwwb:

High jinks: The two cubs continue their sparring in the upper branches of a pine tree Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038833/Bearing-photographer-spends-nights-forest-mums-cubs.html#ixzz1eLJ1qcp0

(via e-a-r-t-h)

#bears   #animals   #wildlife  
veganatalie:

Sorry I haven’t been on much, tumblies. here’s a quick hammy hug :3
<3

thank you! been missing you. xo

veganatalie:

Sorry I haven’t been on much, tumblies. here’s a quick hammy hug :3

<3

thank you! been missing you. xo

mohandasgandhi:

alexxblogsite:

R.I.P Carl. December 20, 1996.

Always remember to Hail Sagan, kids.

mohandasgandhi:

alexxblogsite:

R.I.P Carl. December 20, 1996.

Always remember to Hail Sagan, kids.

#carl sagan