Pedology.

Lithology. Wonderment.

gaypocalypse:

Diane Sawyer: So, have you thought, how many women is enough? How many women [on the Supreme Court] would be enough?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Nine, nine. [Applause.]
Sawyer: Oh! Oh. [Laughs.]
Ginsburg: Well, there’ve been nine men there for a long long time, right? So why not nine women?

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earthlydreams:

feminismisatrick:

misanthrpologie:

Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

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emmascheltema:

Maui’s dolphin and calf (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui)- New Zealand native and also the worlds rarest dolphin. Watercolour, 2014. E.Scheltema.

emmascheltema:

Maui’s dolphin and calf (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui)- New Zealand native and also the worlds rarest dolphin. Watercolour, 2014. E.Scheltema.

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showstudio:

"In support of the jailed punk group Pussy Riot, a St. Petersburg artist has sewn his mouth shut, and paraded through the city’s Kazansky Cathedral."

showstudio:

"In support of the jailed punk group Pussy Riot, a St. Petersburg artist has sewn his mouth shut, and paraded through the city’s Kazansky Cathedral."

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teded:

Tsunamis are caused by energy originating underwater from a volcanic eruption, a submarine landslide, or, most commonly, an earthquake on the ocean floor.

1. For example, the tectonic plates of the Earth’s surface slip, releasing a massive amount of energy into the water.
2. This energy travels up to the surface, displacing water and raising it above the normal sea level.

3. Gravity pulls that energy back down.

4. As a result, the energy ripples outwards horizontally.
Thus, the tsunami is born, moving at over 500 miles per hour.
 

From the TED-Ed Lesson How tsunamis work - Alex Gendler

Animation by Augenblick Studios

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Today I got to look at a hydrothermal vent from the Brothers undersea volcano

This fella got sawn off the seafloor robotically and hoisted onto a scientific cruise vessel years ago. They cut it open to expose the minerals and chambers within for display.

They grow though the precipitation of metallic minerals that bubble up through the caldera. All kinds of weird animals live in and on them. Some even get enveloped mineralogically into the chimney as it grows. 

All of this takes place on a chain of submarine volcanic activity off the NE coast of New Zealand, called the Kermadec Arc. It sits on the leading edge Australian Plate where it overrides the Pacific Plate. This subduction zone extends down through all of New Zealand, evident through the volcanoes in the North Island and the massive Alpine Fault in the south.

likeafieldmouse:

Chris McCaw - More from the series Sunburn

Artist’s statement:

"In 2003 an all night exposure of the stars made during a camping trip was lost due to the effects of whiskey. Unable to wake up to close the shutter before sunrise, all the information of the night’s exposure was destroyed. The intense light of the rising sun was so focused and powerful that it physically changed the film, creating a new way for me to think about photography.

In this process the sun burns its path onto the light sensitive negative. After hours of exposure, the sky, as a result of the extremely intense light exposure, reacts in an effect called solarization - a natural reversal of tonality through overexposure. The resulting negative literally has a burnt hole in it with the landscape in complete reversal. The subject of the photograph (the sun) has transcended the idea that a photograph is a simple representation of reality, and has physically come through the lens and put its hand onto the final piece. This is a process of creation and destruction, all happening within the camera.”

virtual-artifacts:

Large chinese celadon jade crane group the fully openwork sculpture depicting nine cranes amid and within a grotto-like pine tree enclosure;

H: 24”, pine and rockery motif lacquered openwork wood stand

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