27 years of satellite pictures turned into GIFS. 

Google created the original gifs and TIME supported the time-lapse project. NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat program is how the images were collected in the first place. 

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Laverne Cox gets her LIFE when Beyoncé performs Rocket at the 2014 MTV VMAs.


On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!

My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané.

Quvenzhané Wallis (then age 9) correcting an AP Reporter who said she was “just going to call her Annie” instead of learning how to pronounce her name. Never forget.  (via thechanelmuse)


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Cinnamon Ground Dove (Gallicolumba rufigula)

Also known as the golden-heart dove, red throated ground-dove or the golden-heart pigeon, Gallicolumba rufigula is a species of ground dove that is distributed throughout Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and West Papua. Like other ground doves G. rufigula lives most of its live on the ground forages mainly in the leaf litter for fallen fruits and seeds.


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Images: Peter van Zoest and Bernard Van Elegem


The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope


Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner

Image above: Winners of the 2014 Fields Medal in Mathematics, from left: Maryam Mirzakhani, Artur Avila, Manjul Bhargava and Martin Hairer. 

An Iranian mathematician is the first woman ever to receive a Fields Medal, often considered to be mathematics’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

The recipient, Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was one of four scheduled to be honored on Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea.

The Fields Medal is given every four years, and several can be awarded at once. The other recipients this year are: Artur Avila of the National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics in Brazil and the National Center for Scientific Research in France; Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University; and Martin Hairer of the University of Warwick in England.

The 52 medalists from previous years were all men.

"This is a great honor. I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians," Dr. Mirzakhani was quoted as saying in a Stanford news release on Tuesday. "I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming years."

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People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 



That Boy’s Sharp!

Meet Cory Nieves. The most stylish nine year old you’ve ever seen.

Cory Nieves is running a full-fledged cookie business. He’s the founder and CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies, his booming cookie business that he started in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

And his GQ-approved sense of style is nothing to be played with! I see you Mr Nieves.


that’s not even fair lol. He’s too fly 

There’s all these songs about loving a girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful. But what about loving a girl that does? How come liking myself makes me less appealing?
— My 12 year old cousin is actually pretty deep (via imjust-a-girl)

I write and that way rid myself of me and then at last I can rest.
— Clarice Lispector (via writingquotes)

Neuschwanstein Castle Schwangau, Germany

…Khan is not the only male star practised in the art of mistreating women on screen under the guise of humour and romance. In this year’s Holiday, Akshay Kumar’s character Virat aggressively pursues an uninterested Saiba (Sonakshi Sinha). One day, he sees her at a traffic signal, positions his motorbike’s mirror to catch her reflection and kisses it, revelling in her outrage when she spots him. The song Tu hi to hai is filmed on Virat unrelentingly following Saiba, even grabbing the unwilling girl and kissing her. Despite her anger at his behaviour, she is soon shown falling for him.

From roughing up the heroine in Holiday to joking about rape in Tees Maar Khan, from calling the girl “maal” (hot stuff) in Rowdy Rathore to pinching her waist with fingers that act of their own accord, Kumar has done it all. His irrepressible digits in Rowdy Rathore seem designed to assure the male audience that they cannot be held responsible for sexual misdemeanours; a metaphor for boys as helpless testosterone-ridden creatures who cannot help themselves when faced with female beauty. Or as Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav infamously said with reference to rape: “Boys will be boys. Mistakes happen.” […] In a society that echoes this view of a man’s ‘right’ over ‘his woman’, imagine the extreme optimism of anti-rape campaigners who persist in making an issue of marital rape.

Over the years, Bollywood has justified such films by pointing out that they reflect reality. Well, shouldn’t cinema condemn rather than glorify regressive realities? No doubt bad films will not turn good men into molesters overnight, but considering the extent of gender segregation in vast sections of Indian society, this irresponsible portrayal of man-woman relations has the potential to perpetuate existing misconceptions and indoctrinate impressionable youngsters who lack guidance in these matters at home and school. Dear Khans and Kumars, do you hear us?
— Anna M. Vetticad, Molestation as Romance in Bollywood (via sahasi)

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when i find myself in times of trouble
remus lupin comes to me
speaking words of wisdom