Yep. Hard to disagree with this quote. 

Yep. Hard to disagree with this quote. 

Spare 10 minutes to go through the entire thing. Countries just can’t afford to be insular from the world at large in this globalised world. 

asapscience:

A UFO caught on tape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

😃

vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance over the course of a day. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. 



vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance over the course of a day. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. 



vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance over the course of a day. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. 



vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance over the course of a day. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. 



vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance over the course of a day. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. 



vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance over the course of a day. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. 

vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance over the course of a day. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. 

wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits. 

👍 wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits. 

👍 wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits. 

👍 wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits. 

👍 wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits. 

👍 wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits. 

👍 wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits. 

👍

vimeo:

Discover the city of love through a legendary camera, the Pentax 67.

I’m at a loss for words. This is so well done. Creativity at its best. 

(Click on the image to enlarge) 

An article about my cousin, Meghana Sreevatsava appeared recently on India Abroad, a weekly newspaper published in New York City.

This article throws a bit of light on the kind of work she has done, and is still doing in various parts of the world. It takes a special kind of person to do what she does. Not everyone on this planet is working towards improving the lives of total strangers. 

kevinbolk:

Wanted to a trio of famous astrophysicists as an art card set: Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Stephen Hawking.  Might do more later, but I really wanted to have these three to start. :)

These are so well done.  kevinbolk:

Wanted to a trio of famous astrophysicists as an art card set: Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Stephen Hawking.  Might do more later, but I really wanted to have these three to start. :)

These are so well done.  kevinbolk:

Wanted to a trio of famous astrophysicists as an art card set: Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Stephen Hawking.  Might do more later, but I really wanted to have these three to start. :)

These are so well done. 

kevinbolk:

Wanted to a trio of famous astrophysicists as an art card set: Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Stephen Hawking.  Might do more later, but I really wanted to have these three to start. :)

These are so well done. 

(via shychemist)

10 stories to read this weekend - Edition 33 - August 22, 2014

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ― Richard Steele.

Welcome to “10 stories to read this weekend,” a weekly feature that links to some interesting stories.

  • Inside ISIS: The Making of a Radical: He was a bright young Muslim living an idyllic Scandinavian life. What happened to the mind of Abu Tareq?
  • Green Arabia: American tourist Maciej Ceglowski chronicles his trip to Yemen. This piece is Part-2 in the series. You can read the first one here
  • The Interpreters: The interpreters who worked for American forces during the recent Afghanistan war (and the many still working) are among America’s bravest and most loyal allies. So that you don’t have to take my word for it, I asked several U.S. Marines I’d met in Afghanistan — not the easiest people to impress — to share their thoughts.
  • Fear of a Black President: As a candidate, Barack Obama said Americans needed to reckon with race and with America’s original sin, slavery. But as our first black president, he has avoided mention of race almost entirely. In having to be “twice as good” and “half as black,” Obama reveals the false promise and double standard of integration.
  • Did I Drop a Bomb on My Buddy?: An American bomber pilot and German foot soldier become friends years after the fall of Hitler—without realizing how dangerously close their paths had converged.
  • The British Undercover Cop Who Went Too Far: In 1984, Jacqui met Bob Lambert at an animal-rights protest. They fell in love, had a son. Then Bob disappeared. It would take 15 years for Jacqui to learn that he had been working undercover.
  • Paper Boys: Inside the dark, lucrative world of consumer debt collection.
  • How an Extreme Athlete Uncovered Her Own Genetic Flaw: When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help find out why.
  • We Don’t Need No Education: At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set ‘em free.
  • The King of the Islands of Refreshment: Were the Islands of Refreshment a colonial conquest, the first island micronation—or both?

Have a great weekend!

Note:10 stories to read this weekend” is a marquee feature of this blog. New editions are published every friday at 22:00 IST / 16:30 GMT. 

Six life lessons we can learn from trees

chels:

  1. Appreciate your roots
  2. Drink lots of water
  3. Provide sanctuary for others
  4. Grow
  5. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb once in a while
  6. Be productive

From “Canopy Meg” at the California Academy of Sciences

Made my day. 

Judgmental maps

jkottke:

Tumblr of maps of cities with stereotypical labels. For example, NYC, land of Nuclear Industrial Cesspool, Asshole Cops, and Worst Train Station Ever.

Judgmental NYC map

(via subtraction)

These will crack you up. Brilliant! 

“The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.”

Oscar Wilde (via utcjonesobservatory)

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