“Listen to what these guys are saying about you — and then don’t believe it.”
Conservative commentators think women are more interested in pretty shoes than politics and voting — and they wonder why they’re having trouble getting women’s support?
Read Jill Filipovic’s powerful rallying call to women voters: On why #CosmoVotes exists, and why reproductive rights supporters can — and should — make the difference this November. (via ppaction)
Cosmo, y’all still have highly suspect sex tips but this is a solid piece of writing
Egyptian Art Helps Study Ecological Collapse
Depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts have helped scientists assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. A new analysis of this record shows that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population in the region, have made the ecosystem progressively less stable.
The study, published in PNAS, found that local extinctions of mammal species led to a steady decline in the stability of the animal communities in the Nile Valley. When there were many species in the community, the loss of any one species had relatively little impact on the functioning of the ecosystem, whereas it is now much more sensitive to perturbations, according to first author Justin Yeakel, who worked on the study as a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/egyptian-art-helps-study-ecological-collapse
"Ukraine has suffered so much. We’ve lost so many people to war and famines and historical events. Almost seven million Ukrainians were killed in World War II, more than any other country. We don’t need much in this country. We’re not an imperialistic people. We aren’t very warlike. Our land is covered with black soil, so we can grow everything we need. We just need peace."
"indurare (endure)" anatomical heart collage art by bedelgeuse
"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." -Julius Caesar
1. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking — A book in which Hawking attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology to the non-specialist reader.
2. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson — The history of science through the stories of the people…
Gallup New Mexico 2014 -Jeremiah Rosethorn
The domino effect: how your local supermarket can change the entire US employment rate
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Came for the GIF, stayed for the fakts
Hello Kitty is not a cat.
But she has a cat.
Huh? Yeah, we were mind blown too. Carolina A. Miranda has more on Kitty White’s back story.
WNYC looked at complaints against the NYPD that were ruled valid by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) and included punishment recommendations. In only 10% of those cases did the NYPD follow the CCRB’s recommendations for punishment, downgrading the vast majority. Click through to the live interactive or listen to the WNYC story.
Back in the fall of 2009, some three-dozen San Diegans were taking in a Sunday church service when they lost everything. These people were homeless, so while they enjoyed food and worship inside the church, they parked their belongings outside. That’s where agents from the city’s Environmental Services Department rounded up these possessions—heirlooms, clothing, sleeping bags, medication—and then crushed them in the back of a garbage truck.
A class-action lawsuit followed, and as a result, the city agreed to provide funding for a better answer to the complaints that follow the homeless wherever they go. Borrowing a page from Los Angeles, San Diego launched its Transitional Storage Center, a secure facility where the homeless can store their possessions as they go about their days.
-Can Cities Ease Homelessness With Storage Units?
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Baby Sculptures by Sabi van Hemert