photos by satorifoto of russia’s lake baikal. at 25 millions years old, it is the oldest freshwater lake on the planet. it’s also the most voluminous, holding one fifth of the world’s freshwater, and the clearest. from january to may, the lake completely freezes over, allowing trucks to drive across it. (more lake baikal photos)
"It’s illogical to think there was nothing and then it exploded. We use concepts like time and space," he adds, "but we don’t really understand what this means microscopically. That might change. The Big Bang has to do with our understanding of what time should be, and I think we will have a much better understanding of this in the future. I think we will figure out that what we thought was the Big Bang was actually a different kind of event. Or maybe that we should not think that the universe really began at a particular moment and that there’s another way to describe that."
-The Ruins of Bevreast
"A Failed Exorcism"
from Blood Vaults
A graph showing the correlation between Appalachian poverty and dangerous surface mining. Wishing to support American jobs is not a justification for creating an unchecked industry that preys on isolated agrarian communities.
I just wish my own people would believe this. Instead, they desperately cling to Big Coal because they have been told for so long that it is Appalachia’s cash cow and are terrified of losing it when in reality, it is killing them, in so many different ways.
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts have launched a torrent site which allows academics to share papers and datasets. AcademicTorrents provides researchers with a reliable and decentralized platform to share their work with peers, as well as the rest of the world. The site currently indexes over 1.5 petabytes of data, including NASA’s map of Mars.
Americans facing worsening natural disasters are showing signs of increased mental anguish, say psychologists.
"This kind of anticipatory anxiety is especially crippling and is increasingly being seen among climate activists — in some cases rising to the level of a kind of ‘pre-traumatic’ stress disorder,"