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Jul 29
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thenationmagazine:

“We thought the school was safer than our house. The tank shells fell like rain.”

thenationmagazine:

“We thought the school was safer than our house. The tank shells fell like rain.”


PHOTO
Jul 29
11:32 am
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mothernaturenetwork:

11 photos that prove tigers have a softer side
July 29 is International Tiger Day, a holiday that raises awareness of their endangered status and advocates a global system for conserving their natural habitats.
 
While tigers are known for their striking stripes, massive size, barbed tongues, razor sharp teeth and predatory instinct, it’s also important to recognize how cute and lovable they can be. Here are just a few photos demonstrating the gentle side of these beautiful creatures.

See all the photos.


PHOTOSET
Jul 29
11:30 am
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labradork829:

4-week-old Golden Retriever puppies who are all future Leader Dogs for the Blind.

(via thefrogman)


PHOTOSET
Jul 29
11:28 am
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PHOTOSET
Jul 29
11:11 am
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my generation got captain planet and kids today get this

we got owned

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PHOTOSET
Jul 28
7:12 pm
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PHOTO
Jul 28
7:02 pm
tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

(via blueeyedmarilyn)


PHOTO
Jul 28
6:40 pm
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Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

(Source: arpleiadian, via vicforprez)


PHOTO
Jul 27
11:17 pm
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July 16, 1969: The Earth photographed by the Apollo 11 crew on their first day in orbit.
July 16, 1969: The Earth photographed by the Apollo 11 crew on their first day in orbit.

(Source: spaceplasma, via vicforprez)


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Jul 27
11:16 pm
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Jul 27
11:20 am
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lookatthislittlething:

Miniature Terrarium Necklace, Live Moss with Tiny Raku Fired Glow in the Dark Ceramic Mushroom

Etsy artist GypsyRaku makes these beautiful mini terrarium necklaces… that GLOW IN THE DARK! As a self-proclaimed hippie, I love this!! :)


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Jul 27
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Jul 26
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spaceplasma:

Quick Rosetta update:

This is the shape model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. From the images taken on 14 July, the OSIRIS team has begun modelling the comet’s three-dimensional shape. The animated gif presented here covers one full rotation of the nucleus around its spin axis, to emphasise the lobate structure of the comet. This model will be refined as more data becomes available – it is still a preliminary shape model and some features may be artefacts.

More information: here
Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

spaceplasma:

Quick Rosetta update:

This is the shape model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. From the images taken on 14 July, the OSIRIS team has begun modelling the comet’s three-dimensional shape. The animated gif presented here covers one full rotation of the nucleus around its spin axis, to emphasise the lobate structure of the comet. This model will be refined as more data becomes available – it is still a preliminary shape model and some features may be artefacts.

  • More information: here

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

(via crookedindifference)


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Jul 26
7:53 pm
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