plattyragphotography:

These photos are part of my first series for RVAnews. Video Fan is on of the oldest continually running video rental stores in the country, and now, one of the only ones left in Richmond. 

For the complete set of photos go here: http://rvanews.com/entertainment/photos-richmonds-blue-valentine/46588

And for the whole article go here:http://rvanews.com/entertainment/richmonds-blue-valentine/46415



Situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with.

And once you see it, you too will agree that a sippy straw may be in order over a boat.

Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water.

If the color weren’t enough to make you smile, it should be known that Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. In fact, Lake Retba has an almost one and a half times higher salt content than the Dead Sea.

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James Mollison - Where Children Sleep



delucazade:

Rosa
Rosa, b. 1929, Saumlaki, Tanimbar, South Moluccas. During the war, Rosa deliberately had gotten pregnant because her friend wanted to marry her rather than the girl arranged for him. The village chief, who had arranged the marriage partner for Rosa’s friend, sent Rosa to a Japanese brothel in the city. There she was forced into prostitution while she already was several months pregnant. At the end of her pregnancy, she returned to her village, where the baby died soon after birth. Her friend blew off his arranged marriage and married her after all. That saved her honor. After the war, the village kept quiet about the whole affair. “That is our secret. They felt compassion for me because they knew I had been forced. We never told the children anything - I am too ashamed for that. Even though there’s nothing I could do about it.”
Jan Banning

delucazade:

Rosa

Rosa, b. 1929, Saumlaki, Tanimbar, South Moluccas. During the war, Rosa deliberately had gotten pregnant because her friend wanted to marry her rather than the girl arranged for him. The village chief, who had arranged the marriage partner for Rosa’s friend, sent Rosa to a Japanese brothel in the city. There she was forced into prostitution while she already was several months pregnant. At the end of her pregnancy, she returned to her village, where the baby died soon after birth. Her friend blew off his arranged marriage and married her after all. That saved her honor. After the war, the village kept quiet about the whole affair. “That is our secret. They felt compassion for me because they knew I had been forced. We never told the children anything - I am too ashamed for that. Even though there’s nothing I could do about it.”

Jan Banning

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Durham (1965)Sunday Times Magazine, wrote: "Coal Mine Board of Directors carefully respond to criticism from conservationists to ensure that the pony get good care … conditions to improve the well that underground now little to do with Horse protection associations, only urges the coal mine board of directors each year to every pony arrangements once the floor of the holidays, thus speeding up the mechanization for the total liberation of these ponies.”

Durham (1965)

Sunday Times Magazine, wrote: "Coal Mine Board of Directors carefully respond to criticism from conservationists to ensure that the pony get good care conditions to improve the well that underground now little to do with Horse protection associations, only urges the coal mine board of directors each year to every pony arrangements once the floor of the holidays, thus speeding up the mechanization for the total liberation of these ponies.”



When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming. Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage in cephalopods—squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They are masters of optical illusion. These are some of Hanlon’s top video picks of sea creatures going in and out of hiding.

Source: Science Friday (http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10397 )

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The BP spill in the Gulf: One year later
“It’s been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history,  and rightfully so, if for no other reason than because, one year later,  the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is like the nightmare gift that  keeps on giving, some experts are saying.”

The BP spill in the Gulf: One year later

“It’s been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, and rightfully so, if for no other reason than because, one year later, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is like the nightmare gift that keeps on giving, some experts are saying.”



euryphaesso:

cwnl:

One of life’s greatest questions finally answered: What came first, the chicken or the egg?
“It had long been suspected that the egg came first but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first.”
It turns out there’s a protein, ovocledidin-17 (OC-17), that’s only found in the ovaries of chickens that is crucial to the formation of an egg’s shell.
OC-17 coverts calcium carbonate into calcite crystals, which in turn form the shell. No OC-17, no shell, and since OC-17 is only found in chicken ovaries, the chicken had to have come first.

Real Talk. Yes everyone, I just said “Real Talk”. :|

euryphaesso:

cwnl:

One of life’s greatest questions finally answered: What came first, the chicken or the egg?

“It had long been suspected that the egg came first but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first.”

It turns out there’s a protein, ovocledidin-17 (OC-17), that’s only found in the ovaries of chickens that is crucial to the formation of an egg’s shell.

OC-17 coverts calcium carbonate into calcite crystals, which in turn form the shell. No OC-17, no shell, and since OC-17 is only found in chicken ovaries, the chicken had to have come first.

Real Talk. Yes everyone, I just said “Real Talk”. :|

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Kris Martin 100 Years 2004 mixed media Ø 20 cm / Ø 7 3/4 in
The sculpture “100 Years” is a golden steelball, which will explode and  destroy itself in exactly onehundred years activated by a mecanism  inside. Insecurity, beauty, destruction and time characterize the works of  Kris Martin.

Kris Martin
100 Years
2004
mixed media
Ø 20 cm / Ø 7 3/4 in

The sculpture “100 Years” is a golden steelball, which will explode and
destroy itself in exactly onehundred years activated by a mecanism
inside. Insecurity, beauty, destruction and time characterize the works of
Kris Martin.

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referenceartgallery:

Manuel Palou
5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte, 2011
1 TB hard drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded  files.A full list of the included files along with their download url  can be found here.

referenceartgallery:

Manuel Palou

5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte, 2011

1 TB hard drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files.
A full list of the included files along with their download url can be found here.