for peace and justice (for sun and shining)

I take myself too seriously sometimes

“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

laboratoryequipment:

Egyptian Art Helps Study Ecological CollapseDepictions 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

laboratoryequipment:

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

humansofnewyork:

"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."
(Baryshivka, Ukraine)

humansofnewyork:

"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."

(Baryshivka, Ukraine)

bedelgeuse:

"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
 

bedelgeuse:

"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

 

datanews:

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. 

datanews:

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