Full Moon over the Basilica of Don Bosco by Stefano De Rosa
"It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in today’s Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years."
Read the rest at “Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart”
The impacts of global warming are likely to be “severe, pervasive and irreversible”, a major report by the UN has warned.
Scientists and officials meeting in Japan say the document is the comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world. Members of the UN’s climate panel say it provides overwhelming evidence of the scale of these effects. Natural systems now bear the brunt, but a growing impact on humans is feared. Our health, homes, food and safety are all likely to be threatened by rising temperatures, the summary says. (via BBC News - Climate impacts ‘overwhelming’ - UN)
Scientists have revived a moss plant that was seemingly lifeless and had been frozen beneath the Antarctic ice since the days of Attila the Hun, according to a study report published Monday in the journal Current Biology.
The simple moss was about 1,600 years old, black and looked dead when it was dug up, the scientists said. But when it was thawed in a British lab’s incubator, it grew again.
British Antarctic Survey ecologist Peter Convey said the moss was visibly greening with new shoots after three weeks. He said scientists did not do anything to make it grow, except for squirting it with distilled water.
Convey said this may make scientists rethink definitions of what is “dead” and what’s not. He said this is by far the longest known case of revival of a plant or animal from a frozen limbo.
(Photo: Esme Roads/British Antarctic Survey/AP)
Let’s build up a repertoire of visuals for Metaphorest’s poem “Worlds Within Worlds” - contribute your macro photography or cinematography, image records, and animations.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Take Photos that correspond to each of the lines in THIS SHOT LIST.
GRAPHIC ARTISTS: Remix visuals from the site to go with with each of the lines.
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Shoot Video Footage that corresponds to each of the lines.
ANIMATORS: Take visuals from the site and animate them into Cinemagraphs, etc..
Wendell Berry, from “Goods” (with gratitude to Whiskey River)
He does not see me
He tramples them all
I am the filth who says
'fuck your self'
he tell me, I fall to that filth and he wont stay to hear it
he tells me i fall to filth
when he stands so grand and tall.
These are a few of Einstein’s favourite things.
'On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein', written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky, tells the story of an awkward boy who turned into, well, an awkward genius of modern psychics.
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Minimal Posters - Muslims Scientists Who Changed The World.
Minimal Posters - Six Women Who Changed Science. And The World.