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mapsontheweb:

Homicide rates in Latin America
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"Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process."
Hillary Clinton on how to handle criticism & other advice for young women, The Cut (via thatkindofwoman)
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astronomy-to-zoology:

Lebrunia danae
…is an unusual species of Aliciid sea anemone that occurs in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Like many sea anemones L. danae typically inhabits reef environments at depths ranging from 2-60 m. Unlike other sea anemones L. danae's tentacles are hidden by a ring of six branching pseudotentacles around the oral disc. When L. danae comes in contact with a prey item to pseudotentacles will retract and the true tentacles (which are armed with nematoctsts) will take the prey and move it towards the mouth.
Classification
Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Hexacorallia-Actiniaria-Aliciidae-Lebruina-L. danae
Image: Fernando Herranz Martín
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scientistmary:

Striped icebergs are quite a view. They can form a couple different ways. Blue stripes occur when layers of ice melt and refreeze so fast that no bubbles — which scatter light to give icebergs their white appearance — are created. If the water that freezes is rich in algae, the bands may appear green. Black, brown, and yellow striations are created by sediments picked up by a glacier as it runs down a mountain into the ocean.
scientistmary:

Striped icebergs are quite a view. They can form a couple different ways. Blue stripes occur when layers of ice melt and refreeze so fast that no bubbles — which scatter light to give icebergs their white appearance — are created. If the water that freezes is rich in algae, the bands may appear green. Black, brown, and yellow striations are created by sediments picked up by a glacier as it runs down a mountain into the ocean.
scientistmary:

Striped icebergs are quite a view. They can form a couple different ways. Blue stripes occur when layers of ice melt and refreeze so fast that no bubbles — which scatter light to give icebergs their white appearance — are created. If the water that freezes is rich in algae, the bands may appear green. Black, brown, and yellow striations are created by sediments picked up by a glacier as it runs down a mountain into the ocean.
scientistmary:

Striped icebergs are quite a view. They can form a couple different ways. Blue stripes occur when layers of ice melt and refreeze so fast that no bubbles — which scatter light to give icebergs their white appearance — are created. If the water that freezes is rich in algae, the bands may appear green. Black, brown, and yellow striations are created by sediments picked up by a glacier as it runs down a mountain into the ocean.
scientistmary:

Striped icebergs are quite a view. They can form a couple different ways. Blue stripes occur when layers of ice melt and refreeze so fast that no bubbles — which scatter light to give icebergs their white appearance — are created. If the water that freezes is rich in algae, the bands may appear green. Black, brown, and yellow striations are created by sediments picked up by a glacier as it runs down a mountain into the ocean.
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astronomicalwonders:

A Pillar of Creation within the Eagle Nebula
Eerie, dramatic pictures from the Hubble telescope show newborn stars emerging from “eggs”— not the barnyard variety— but rather, dense, compact pockets of interstellar gas called evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs). Hubble found the “EGGs,” appropriately enough, in the Eagle nebula (M18), a nearby star-forming region 7,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Serpens. (Read More)
Credit: NASA/JPL/Hubble
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terra-mater:


Grand Canyon geology lessons on view







The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world. The steep walls of the Colorado River canyon and its many side canyons make an intricate landscape that contrasts with the dark green, forested plateau to the north and south.
The Colorado River has done all the erosional work of carving away cubic kilometers of rock in a geologically short period of time. Visible as a darker line snaking along the bottom of the canyon, the river lies at an altitude of 715 meters (2,345 feet), thousands of meters below the North and South Rims. Temperatures are furnace-like on the river banks in the summer. But Grand Canyon Village, the classic outlook point for visitors, enjoys a milder climate at an altitude of 2,100 meters (6,890 feet).
The Grand Canyon has become a geologic icon—a place where you can almost sense the invisible tectonic forces within the Earth. The North and South Rims are part of the Kaibab Plateau, a gentle tectonic swell in the landscape. The uplift of the plateau had two pronounced effects on the landscape that show up in this image. First, in drier parts of the world, forests usually indicate higher places; higher altitudes are cooler and wetter, conditions that allow trees to grow. The other geologic lesson on view is the canyon itself. Geologists now know that a river can cut a canyon only if the Earth surface rises vertically. If such uplift is not rapid, a river can maintain its course by eroding huge quantities of rock and forming a canyon.

Image credit: NASA
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laboratoryequipment:

Infant Hair Shed Light on Life in the WombLike rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or an athlete was doping. It can provide information about hormones and expose environmental toxins.And, as a team of Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study of rhesus monkeys, published in the April 2014 edition of the journal Pediatric Research, it can also reveal the womb environment in which an infant formed.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/infant-hair-shed-light-life-womb
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"When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?"
Virginia Woolf (via astrowomyn)
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libutron:

Sylvain azuré (Azuritis reducta) Southern White Admiral | ©Anne Sorbes (Vercors, France)
Azuritis reducta (Nymphalidae) is found in Southern Europe where it is widespread.
The brown upper of this butterfly shows blue sheen, according to the light. The wingspan is about 45 to 53 mm. It is visible in dry areas with rocks and grasses, in wet clearings and forest. Its preferred foodplant is the Honeysuckle.