A comet and star cluster.
For a man who could be forced into jail by the US government, possibly within “a few weeks”, after becoming the only journalist to be subpoenaed by both the Bush and Obama administrations, James Risen sure is busy.
In the past year alone, the New York Times investigative reporter who originally blew the lid on NSA wiretapping has interviewed with Edward Snowden, reported on multiple NSA revelations with Laura Poitras, and uncovered the incredible story of a Blackwater executive who threatened to kill a US state department employee who was investigating corruption – along with the government cover-up that followed. All while keeping mum as The Most Transparent Administration in American HistoryTMattempted to back him into a legal corner for doing his job as a reporter: protecting his sources.
Here’s a weird thing that happened while I was playing with children’s markers. #experimentation
Radical dinosaurus mysticals
Street bench in Portland.
shit, i haven’t seen it. We need more of these things!
Tardigrades may be the toughest animals on earth
The Tardigrade or “Waterbear” is a tiny (0.5 mm or0.020 in) animal that inhabits mosses and ferns. The Tardigrade has existed on earth for half a billion years and it is known as an extremophile, meaning it can survive conditions that would kill nearly any other living creature.
Tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and they can survive the vacuum of outer space.
They can also go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to re-hydrate and come back to life..
The impressive abilities make the Tardigrade one of the most indestructible animals on earth.
Read more: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/19/5-reasons-why-the-tardigrade-is-natures-toughest-animal/
The earth is actually ruled by the Tardigrades and we are just living in it temporarily haha
"The human mind is a vessel for receiving divine inflow. Yet what is divine does not flow beyond our smoothing of the way or our opening of the door."
Tule Boat Construction - 4 Minutes
This video is part of a series called Native America. Your host is Lorenzo, who earned a Master’s degree in American Indian Studies at UCLA. This 18 minute video on constructing a tule boat in California has been compressed into a 4-minute run time. The Coast Miwok and Pomo people lived around today’s Point Reyes National Seashore. Lorenzo tests the tule boat at Tomales Bay, northeast of the Point Reyes.
All this mess the world seems to be in..
all this turmoil..
this disparity between borders that’s so penetrable with a cell phone, yet suppressed by an echoing whisper, and bludgeoned into a complicated fuzzy matter that might, or was or… .
It’s fucking bullshit. People are scared, but it’s not la gente.
It’s not the daily citizens peacefully enjoying the freedoms they have.
I must say it’s the, ( dare i say it ) it’s the 20%! Yes. The companies, the leaders of the companies, the “eh alright I guess you’re kind of important too people”, and the interlinking web of a corporate world power that’s scared.
Shaking in their golden boots.
Well, those guys sitting on my back, your back, our backs. And they are scared as shit.
Because we’re all just fucking geniuses!
People get scared of what they can’t fathom. And it just so happens that these geniuses of such a gifted generation are providing real solutions to antiquated problems. And it’s fucking easy. It’s really easy.
And that’s why these old geezers drinking in their hideaways, shivering in their golden boots, and itching to get rid of us hippie vermin are scared.
Feinstein suggested that the definition comprise only journalists who make salaries, saying it should be applied just to “real reporters.” The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., was against that idea, since there are bloggers and others in the Internet age who don’t necessarily receive salaries.
"The world has changed. We’re very careful in this bill to distinguish journalists from those who shouldn’t be protected, WikiLeaks and all those, and we’ve ensured that," Schumer said. "But there are people who write and do real journalism, in different ways than we’re used to. They should not be excluded from this bill."
Skateboarding. Art. THIS IS JANOSKI. Skateboarding and freedom. Looks fun.
'Ascidiae' plate from 'Art Forms of Nature' 1904 by Ernst Haeckel ( 1834 – 1919).
Two thousand years in one chart
The chart shows a population-weighted history of the past two millennia. By this reckoning, over 28% of all the history made since the birth of Christ was made in the 20th century. Measured in years lived, the present century, which is only ten years old, is already “longer” than the whole of the 17th century. This century has made an even bigger contribution to economic history. Over 23% of all the goods and services made since 1AD were produced from 2001 to 2010, according to an updated version of Angus Maddison’s figures.