Words and Pictures and Stuff

frauluther:

A young goat jumps over a meadow during warm and sunny weather at Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf in the Austrian province of Salzburg earlier this week. Gut Aiderbichl is a place of mercy for rescued animals. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

frauluther:

A young goat jumps over a meadow during warm and sunny weather at Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf in the Austrian province of Salzburg earlier this week. Gut Aiderbichl is a place of mercy for rescued animals. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

skunkbear:

The National Zoo has teamed up with the band Portugal. The Manto create an “endangered song" - a song "manufactured to go extinct unless it’s reproduced."

It currently exists on just 400 polycarbonate records — symbolizing the ~400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.  Those records will degrade every time they are played until the song can no longer be heard.

"The song will go extinct unless it’s digitally produced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action."

400 people have received records, and they plan to digitize and share the song (and their conservation message).  It’s a clever awareness campaign - and I’m looking forward to hearing the song!

“Sometimes she wonders if her father would have been better off had he received the death penalty. She feels selfish to hope nothing happens to him. It would be easier for him if something did. She would grieve and then the healing would begin. There’s no healing with a life sentence, only limbo and constant worry.

He did what he did and April is glad he was caught and punished and has learned that what he did was wrong. But he wasn’t there to walk her down the aisle, see the birth of her children. Does the punishment fit the crime? She doesn’t think so and feels cheated by the years without him.

You can be dead set against something like drugs until something happens to you, she says, and then it’s hard to know how you’d react or where you’d turn for help.

Maybe she’d have a different outlook if she wasn’t in this situation. But she is.”

The Life Sentence of Dicky Joe Jackson and His Family by J. Malcolm Garcia - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)

ninewhitebanners:

A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.

ninewhitebanners:

A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.

shawnali:



medicalschool:

The Human Brain



The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

shawnali:

medicalschool:

The Human Brain

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands.