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18 Apr 14 at 1 pm

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

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theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]
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18 Apr 14 at 1 pm

ambientheif:

jackthemother:

So this happened on facebook today….

BOOM

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18 Apr 14 at 1 pm

blue-voids:

1970’s interiors, Verner Panton

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tags: crying 
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18 Apr 14 at 1 pm

perksofbeingagoat:

thetiredgames:

Dachshund U.N.

For three weekends, 47 Dachshunds, more commonly known as Sausage Dogs, will attempt to solve the world’s Human Rights issues.”

Oh my god

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 5283
17 Apr 14 at 9 pm

not-kris-guins-personal-blog:

Posted this comment on Autism Speaks’ Facebook status. 

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17 Apr 14 at 12 pm

fohk:

the netherlands are renowned connoisseurs of the tulip world, amongst other things of course, and belgian photographer bruxelles5 has captured 
the polychromatic beauty of the vast tulip fields that bloom every year between march and may. annually in spring, the dutch countryside morphs 
into a sea of color, these particular images taken in the former municipality of anna paulowna in north holland from a small prop plane.
the images corroborate the sheer magnificence of nature through photography.

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fohk:

the netherlands are renowned connoisseurs of the tulip world, amongst other things of course, and belgian photographer bruxelles5 has captured the polychromatic beauty of the vast tulip fields that bloom every year between march and may. annually in spring, the dutch countryside morphs into a sea of color, these particular images taken in the former municipality of anna paulowna in north holland from a small prop plane.the images corroborate the sheer magnificence of nature through photography.
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17 Apr 14 at 11 am

5582db:

Bonsoir Paris & Adrien Coroller - Handmade Wooden Sculpture, Duramen 2200/600

Bonsoir Paris’s Tumblr

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17 Apr 14 at 11 am

passionqueller:

blackfeminism:

weedeeonetime:

ultrafacts:

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interesting.

Social justice is not that implausible or outrageous. America wants to act like it is.

hello, this doesn’t really work out in reality. please don’t talk about random countries when you don’t know and use it as an example.


"The procedure to take menstrual leave in Nike’s subcontracted factories is plagued with a degree of fear and humiliation that is so severe; most women would rather suffer than take the days off. The reality of the situation is as follows. First, the worker approaches her line chief. If the line chief gives permission, she can approach the foreman. If the foreman gives permission, she can approach the management. After making her way through this management hierarchy, the worker must go to the factory clinic and prove that she is menstruating. She must do this by pulling down her pants and showing blood to the clinic staff. She cannot take the menstrual leave that she is entitled to by law without going through this degrading process. As you can imagine, not many workers ask for the days off. With workers not taking days off, the assembly line is fully staffed, quotas are reached more quickly, and the factory provides for its contractor most efficiently."
http://archive.cleanclothes.org/newslist/252-labour-rights-in-indonesia-what-is-menstruation-leave

I lived in Japan and i have known many people who have worked there too, and neither did i or them ever encounter such a law. It was never even written in any contract and no one i knew, certainly made any use of it. In fact, it is sometimes quite frowned upon, to even leave for one single sick day.

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passionqueller:

blackfeminism:

weedeeonetime:

ultrafacts:

For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts (Source)

interesting.

Social justice is not that implausible or outrageous. America wants to act like it is.

hello, this doesn’t really work out in reality. please don’t talk about random countries when you don’t know and use it as an example."The procedure to take menstrual leave in Nike’s subcontracted factories is plagued with a degree of fear and humiliation that is so severe; most women would rather suffer than take the days off. The reality of the situation is as follows. First, the worker approaches her line chief. If the line chief gives permission, she can approach the foreman. If the foreman gives permission, she can approach the management. After making her way through this management hierarchy, the worker must go to the factory clinic and prove that she is menstruating. She must do this by pulling down her pants and showing blood to the clinic staff. She cannot take the menstrual leave that she is entitled to by law without going through this degrading process. As you can imagine, not many workers ask for the days off. With workers not taking days off, the assembly line is fully staffed, quotas are reached more quickly, and the factory provides for its contractor most efficiently."http://archive.cleanclothes.org/newslist/252-labour-rights-in-indonesia-what-is-menstruation-leave


I lived in Japan and i have known many people who have worked there too, and neither did i or them ever encounter such a law. It was never even written in any contract and no one i knew, certainly made any use of it. In fact, it is sometimes quite frowned upon, to even leave for one single sick day.

fenrir-kin:

brigwife:

kidouyuuto:

how did they learn to translate languages into other languages how did they know which words meant what HOW DID TH

English Person: *Points at an apple* Apple

French Person: Non c’est une fucking pomme 

*800 years of war*

"C’est une fucking pomme" is now my favourite phrase

right up there with Viva la pluto

apple falls to the ground “à partir de maintenent, c’est une fucking pomme de terre”

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17 Apr 14 at 2 am

stylinglikeitsthe90s:

Liv Tyler

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tags: love 
stylinglikeitsthe90s:


Liv Tyler
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17 Apr 14 at 2 am

radtracks:

comfortably numb // pink floyd

there is no pain, you are receding
a distant ship smoke on the horizon
you are only coming through in waves
your lips move but i can’t hear what you’re saying

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17 Apr 14 at 2 am
tags: personal 

apparently i’m in such a desperate state that no one knows what to say to me anymore

neither do i