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humansofnewyork:

"I’m saving up money to go to Brazil so I can find my birth mother."
(Jerusalem)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m saving up money to go to Brazil so I can find my birth mother."

(Jerusalem)

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(Source: harrleyquinzel, via insight-jd)

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zolloc:

closer

Just….. ok… sure Tumblr.

zolloc:

closer

Just….. ok… sure Tumblr.

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humansofnewyork:

“When you are a child, and you walk outside, and see that your neighbors house is gone, it puts something in you deep down. All the small children have fear. It’s always with us. Weddings, graduation parties, these are happy events. But something is always missing. We always feel it. Life is very complicated now. There are checkpoints and police harassment. We live like second-class citizens. The Arabs are afraid of the Israelis. The Israelis are afraid of the Arabs. Arab children are afraid of bombs. Israeli children are afraid of rockets. And it’s not like one side can win. The Israelis can never kill all the Palestinians. The Palestinians cannot kill all the Israelis. Only peace can end it. I’d say eighty percent want peace. The rest are crazy religious.”
(Jerusalem)

humansofnewyork:

“When you are a child, and you walk outside, and see that your neighbors house is gone, it puts something in you deep down. All the small children have fear. It’s always with us. Weddings, graduation parties, these are happy events. But something is always missing. We always feel it. Life is very complicated now. There are checkpoints and police harassment. We live like second-class citizens. The Arabs are afraid of the Israelis. The Israelis are afraid of the Arabs. Arab children are afraid of bombs. Israeli children are afraid of rockets. And it’s not like one side can win. The Israelis can never kill all the Palestinians. The Palestinians cannot kill all the Israelis. Only peace can end it. I’d say eighty percent want peace. The rest are crazy religious.”

(Jerusalem)

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ucresearch:

The silly logic that congress has about climate change

You may have already seen the full segment on The Daily Show (you should if you haven’t) where John Stewart critiques a recent hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. It echoes a commencement speech that President Obama gave last spring at UC Irvine:

Today’s Congress is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change.  They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad.  One member of Congress actually says the world is cooling. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving “dinosaur flatulence”—which I won’t get into.

As for the ice in the glass concept, mounting evidence finds large swaths of land ice melting into the ocean.  A recent study that incorporates 40 years of observations from a joint effort with NASA and UC Irvine has found that the West Antarctic glacier will contribute to a 4 foot rise in sea level.  

You can read more about that study here →

…. Just wow.

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Designer Eleanor Lutz used high-speed video of five different flying species to create this graphic illustrating the curves swept out in their wingbeats. The curves are constructed from 15 points per wingbeat and are intended more as art than science, but they’re a fantastic visualization of several important concepts in flapping flight. For example, note the directionality of the curves as a whole. If you imagine a vector perpendicular to the wing curves, you’ll notice that the bat, goose, and dragonfly would all have vectors pointing forward and slightly upward. In contrast, the moth and hummingbird would have vectors pointing almost entirely upward. This is because the moth and hummingbird are hovering, so their wing strokes are oriented so that the force produced balances their weight. The bat, goose, and dragonfly are all engaged in forward flight, so the aerodynamic force they generate is directed to counter their weight and to provide thrust. (Image credit: E. Lutz; via io9)

This is truly wonderful, where science and art melds. 

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Designer Eleanor Lutz used high-speed video of five different flying species to create this graphic illustrating the curves swept out in their wingbeats. The curves are constructed from 15 points per wingbeat and are intended more as art than science, but they’re a fantastic visualization of several important concepts in flapping flight. For example, note the directionality of the curves as a whole. If you imagine a vector perpendicular to the wing curves, you’ll notice that the bat, goose, and dragonfly would all have vectors pointing forward and slightly upward. In contrast, the moth and hummingbird would have vectors pointing almost entirely upward. This is because the moth and hummingbird are hovering, so their wing strokes are oriented so that the force produced balances their weight. The bat, goose, and dragonfly are all engaged in forward flight, so the aerodynamic force they generate is directed to counter their weight and to provide thrust. (Image credit: E. Lutz; via io9)

This is truly wonderful, where science and art melds. 

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Weird things that I love: Subway Trains
There as always been something about taking the train that puts me into a trance. I think it is the noise. As weird as it sounds, it is the cacophony of the train that sends me into this zen state of mind. It becomes a chorus of sound rather than just noise. The squeal as we round that last bend before home. The thak, thak of rails. Many times have these sounds been my industrial lullaby, sending me right to sleep. I don’t know many place where I have felt more relaxed than on a subway. Yeah, I love the subway.

Weird things that I love: Subway Trains

There as always been something about taking the train that puts me into a trance. I think it is the noise. As weird as it sounds, it is the cacophony of the train that sends me into this zen state of mind. It becomes a chorus of sound rather than just noise. The squeal as we round that last bend before home. The thak, thak of rails. Many times have these sounds been my industrial lullaby, sending me right to sleep. I don’t know many place where I have felt more relaxed than on a subway. Yeah, I love the subway.

(Source: mariamyrkur, via insight-jd)

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LIFE MOTTO
srssly…..

LIFE MOTTO

srssly…..

(Source: with-grace-and-guts, via the-buddhist-punk)

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I really like this. I want to think that it exemplifies the contrast between something and nothing and how both are one and the same, or better said it is through nothing that something is allowed to exist.
“I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about”
-Oscar Wilde

I really like this. I want to think that it exemplifies the contrast between something and nothing and how both are one and the same, or better said it is through nothing that something is allowed to exist.

I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about”

-Oscar Wilde

(Source: 31colours, via the-buddhist-punk)