jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo

The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.

Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?

(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

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fuckyeahchinesefashion:

This is a “Family Portrait” of China’s 56 ethnic groups. Chen Haiwen, a photographer, recently lead a team of 14 photographers to create a book entitled, “Harmonious China: A Sketch of China’s 56 Ethnicities.” The team spent one year travelling all over China to complete the project. They ended up taking over 5.7 million photographs.

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"This is not a dollhouse, this is Gaza"

"This is not a dollhouse, this is Gaza"

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What hurts Indians most is that our [regalia] are considered beautiful, but it’s as if the person wearing it didn’t exist.

Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize winner in ‘I, Rigoberta Menchu’ (via nativenews)

I am so happy to see this quote with the word “regalia” replacing “costume.”  I never reblogged this quote before b/c our clothes are not costumes…we are not dressing up as something that we are not.

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We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.

stinelinnemann:

This, quite frankly, utterly spectacular display of hairy costumes is known as Kukeri. The short version is that it’s a Bulgarian tradition to scare away evil spirits. The long version you can find here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukeri

I’m off to Bulgaria to participate in the design week. Unfortunately kukeri usually takes place in January, so I’ll miss out on that! But I will be doing a workshop with my (fabulous) product designer collaborator Marina Dragomirova, so if you happen to be in the area please do pop in! http://edno.bg/en/one-design-week-2014/open-program/1264 

Oh and one of our 3D sketches affectionately goes by the nickname “hairy guy” so I think that ties this post up rather nicely.

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sagansense:

womeninspace:

Dava Newman nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator
According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.
Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.
Read Dava Newman’s MIT bio here
[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]

sagansense:

womeninspace:

Dava Newman nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator

According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.

Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.

Read Dava Newman’s MIT bio here

[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]

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when daleks do housework…

when daleks do housework…

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howtoseewithoutacamera:

by Édouard Boubat
Times Square, New York City, 1953.

howtoseewithoutacamera:

by Édouard Boubat

Times Square, New York City, 1953.

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thehystericalsociety:

Jack o’ lanterns - c. 1900 - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Jack o’ lanterns - c. 1900 - (Via)

lucyvondahlia:

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.

lucyvondahlia:

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.

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