rhamphotheca:

Happy Birthday Michel Foucault and Friedrich Nietzsche!
(via: Philosophy Matters) rhamphotheca:

Happy Birthday Michel Foucault and Friedrich Nietzsche!
(via: Philosophy Matters)

rhamphotheca:

Happy Birthday Michel Foucault and Friedrich Nietzsche!

(via: Philosophy Matters)

rhamphotheca:

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been producing detailed topographic maps for more than 125 years. Today they are nearly all digitized and free to download through the USGS Map Store, an incredible treasure trove for both map junkies and casual hikers alike…

rhamphotheca:

A Life Spent Chasing Down How Whales Evolved

by Bob Holmes

The intriguing story of how whale evolution was unpicked is told in The Walking Whales, revealing what it’s like to be a globe-trotting palaeontologist

WHALES evolved from cat-sized terrestrial hoofed mammals, evolutionary biologists tell us. How could a tiny, deer-like creature morph into such a radically different leviathan? The notion has often provoked gleeful ridicule from creationists, especially because, until the 1990s, so few intermediate fossils had been discovered.

Little more than a decade later, spectacular finds had bridged that gap so convincingly that whales now stand as one of the best-documented fossil transitions – literally a textbook case of evolution in action.

Much of that change is thanks to Hans Thewissen, a palaeontologist at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, who has made many of the key discoveries. The Walking Whales is his account of his research…

(read more: New Scientist)

image of Pakicetus, via: NHM/SPL

kidmograph:

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kidmograph:

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selfishsteam:

Thanks, 30. I tried not to frown. Here’s 31.

vintagegal:

Gordon Parks - Black Muslim Protest, 1963 (via)

vintagegal:

Gordon Parks - Black Muslim Protest, 1963 (via)

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Christopher Columbus was a genocidal maniac who is celebrated annually for “discovering” a land that was already inhabited by a people he would go on to enslave, torture and kill.

On that basis, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to do a holiday swap.

The second Monday in October will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and it will honor first Americans rather than first conquistadors…

View from Anna’s Aunt Robin’s deck in Berkeley Hills, CA.

leuc:

Pieter Bruegel, The Flatterers, 1592

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h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

ciderandsawdust:

Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.

burns for hours and it looks beautiful.

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The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

They operate in the green glow of night vision in Southwest Asia and stalk through the jungles of South America. They snatch men from their homes in the Maghreb and shoot it out with heavily armed militants in the Horn of Africa. They feel the salty spray while skimming over the tops of waves from the turquoise Caribbean to the deep blue Pacific. They conduct missions in the oppressive heat of Middle Eastern deserts and the deep freeze of Scandinavia.

All over the planet, the Obama administration is waging a secret war whose full extent has never been fully revealed—until now…

guendouglas:

Wraps a little around the lower arm. Super fun Danse Macabre on a lovely fella from Oregon! Thanks for making the trip! @spidermurphystattoo #tattoo #tattoos

Thanks for my awesome new tattoo, Guen! Come to Portland soon! :] guendouglas