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Apr 14, 2014 / 2,039 notes

newshour:

Haunting photos of World War I reveal how little Europe has changed in 100 years.

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Apr 14, 2014 / 177,807 notes

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3.6.14

Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.

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dromic:

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Apr 14, 2014 / 5,016 notes
4gifs:

Waterbears can go without food or water for more than a decade. They can survive temperatures from zero to above the boiling point of water, pressure six times stronger than the deepest ocean trench, radiation hundreds of times higher than the fatal dose for a human, and the vacuum of space.
Apr 14, 2014 / 127,137 notes

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Waterbears can go without food or water for more than a decade. They can survive temperatures from zero to above the boiling point of water, pressure six times stronger than the deepest ocean trench, radiation hundreds of times higher than the fatal dose for a human, and the vacuum of space.

Apr 13, 2014 / 982 notes
Sex Workers Can’t Be Raped.
In California, a police officer who ejaculated on a woman he’d detained at a traffic stop -and threatened to arrest her if she took action against him- was let off even after admitting what he’d done. Why? Well, the victim was a stripper on her way home from work. In officer David Alex Park’s 2007 trial, Park’s defense attorney argued that the woman “got what she wanted” and that she was “an overtly sexual person”. The jury (composed of one woman and eleven men) found Park not guilty on all counts.
Similarly, a judge in Philadelphia ruled that a sex worker whom multiple men had raped at gunpoint hadn’t been raped at all -she’d just been robbed. The victim, a twenty-year-old woman, who’d worked for an escort service and obtained clients via Craigslist, had agreed to certain sexual acts with the defendant for a set amount of money. But he lured her to an abandoned piece of property and pulled a gun -then more men started showing up. When a fifth man was invited to assault her, he instead helped her get dressed and leave because he saw that she was crying. But municipal judge Teresa Carr Deni insisted that what happened to this woman wasn’t rape -it was “theft of services”.
“I thought rape was a terrible trauma,” Deni told a Philadelphia Daily News columnist. “[A case like this] minimized true rape cases and demeans women who are really raped.”
Women who are “really” raped. You can’t get much clearer than that -a sex worker just doesn’t classify as one of these victims.

—  Jessica Valenti - The Purity Myth

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Disgusting.

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Wait what?……..This is horrible.

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deathandmysticism:

Matteo di Giovanni, St. Bartholomew holding his own skin, ca. 1480
Apr 13, 2014 / 484 notes

deathandmysticism:

Matteo di Giovanni, St. Bartholomew holding his own skin, ca. 1480

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blackpaint20:

An unusual headstone in the graveyard of St Matthew’s Church, Stretton. The burial place of one Charles Spicer of the 17th Light Dragoons, died 1845, aged 38yrs.
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Apr 12, 2014 / 27,844 notes

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lava-princess:

Illustrated Chinese Characters

by ShaoLan Hsueh and Noma Bar

I’m proud that I can recognize most of these

The character 女 (woman) is actually not the face of a woman, but if you picture a woman sitting on a stool with her legs hanging down and weaving/holding a bowl with her arms extended on each side (I contemplated drawing it but I’m terribly unartistic; this is how my Chinese teacher explained the depiction behind the character to me)

(The water character was also more river-y then became square too? I mean I guess however you can remember it is okay but like the illustrations aren’t all based on their origins)

aaaaand this made me think of snow-blanket ^_^

humanoidhistory:

The islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Kahoolawe, seen from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during its fifth orbit of Earth, October 14, 1968. (NASA)
Apr 12, 2014 / 17 notes

humanoidhistory:

The islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Kahoolawe, seen from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during its fifth orbit of Earth, October 14, 1968. (NASA)

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Apr 12, 2014 / 277 notes
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departurelane:

Game of Space

 

Space need not be static, and time need not always be moving.

Designer: IAO Architecture, Winner of the 2014 Lexus Design Award

biomedical-visuals:

I recently participated in CGSociety and the Idaho Visualization Lab’s Minitexture challenege. The Idaho Visualization lab provided models they have created as reconstructions of the now extinct Helicoprion and their prey the Nautiloid. Our job was to take the models, texture them and throw them in a scene together. Here is my final beauty render of the two, but if you’d like to see details of the textures, please visit my CGPortfolio here.
You can also view the other entries, including the entries from my friend and fellow classmate Caitlin Johnston, here.
This was a really fun texture excersize, and I learned a lot about ZBrush just by participating.
Apr 12, 2014 / 184 notes

biomedical-visuals:

I recently participated in CGSociety and the Idaho Visualization Lab’s Minitexture challenege. The Idaho Visualization lab provided models they have created as reconstructions of the now extinct Helicoprion and their prey the Nautiloid. Our job was to take the models, texture them and throw them in a scene together. Here is my final beauty render of the two, but if you’d like to see details of the textures, please visit my CGPortfolio here.

You can also view the other entries, including the entries from my friend and fellow classmate Caitlin Johnston, here.

This was a really fun texture excersize, and I learned a lot about ZBrush just by participating.

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gigaguess:

This is mildly horrifying.
Apr 11, 2014 / 162,981 notes

gigaguess:

This is mildly horrifying.

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