Jul 28, 2014
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mothernaturenetwork:

Australian town built underground so residents can escape extreme heat, dust storms
Faced with frequent dust storms and daily temperatures in excess of 110 degrees, the Australian town of Coober Pedy has had to move underground.

Jul 28, 2014
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al-bidayah:

Sana’a | Yemen

al-bidayah:

Sana’a | Yemen

(via hijabiqueenofhearts)

Jul 27, 2014
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Jul 27, 2014
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http://whysosyrian.tumblr.com/post/92959166352/brothers-ramadan-is-not-an-excuse-to-sit-on-your

whysosyrian:

Brothers,

Ramadan is not an excuse to sit on your butt all day and expect your mothers and sisters to clean up after your messes. Be accountable, for once. Clean up after yourself, flush the freaking toilet, stop splattering water when you make wudu and use the excuse “It’s just water.”

You…

Jul 26, 2014
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tastefullyoffensive:

The big question of the Commonwealth Games. [x]

tastefullyoffensive:

The big question of the Commonwealth Games. [x]

Jul 26, 2014
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Jun 11, 2014
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Jun 11, 2014
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emergentfutures:

Sleep’s memory role discovered



The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.
Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could not make up for lost sleep.
Experts said it was an elegant and significant study, which uncovered the mechanisms of memory.
It is well known that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning. But what actually happens inside the brain has been a source of considerable debate.
Researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School trained mice in a new skill - walking on top of a rotating rod.
They then looked inside the living brain with a microscope to see what happened when the animals were either sleeping or sleep deprived.
Their study showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons - they were learning more


Full Story : BBC

emergentfutures:

Sleep’s memory role discovered

The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.

Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could not make up for lost sleep.

Experts said it was an elegant and significant study, which uncovered the mechanisms of memory.

It is well known that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning. But what actually happens inside the brain has been a source of considerable debate.

Researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School trained mice in a new skill - walking on top of a rotating rod.

They then looked inside the living brain with a microscope to see what happened when the animals were either sleeping or sleep deprived.

Their study showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons - they were learning more

Full Story : BBC

Jun 11, 2014
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thewescoast:

pmon3y69:

captainspensaurus:

immortal-lord-godsmoke:

answeringmysister:

blkmartian:

saintwerewolf:

bankuei:


losthopesandfadeddreams:

be-blackstar:

"their chicken is really spicy" "beware, the injera is spicy""the water is spicy" 

"the air was spicy"


"The staff was very rude"
"The dim sum restaurant didn’t have a menu"
"They gave me chopsticks"

"They asked me to wash my hands before I sat down to eat, something about traditions? I was humiliated"
"The staff didn’t speak English"

"The chair was spicy""The ice was spicy"

"Service was great. Food was great. Couldn’t find parking" - 1 star

'my napkins were only one ply. no free breadsticks”- 1/2 star

"the staff was spicy"

"spicy"


"the chinese food didnt feel authentic""they didnt have orange chicken""the dumplings were spicy"

thewescoast:

pmon3y69:

captainspensaurus:

immortal-lord-godsmoke:

answeringmysister:

blkmartian:

saintwerewolf:

bankuei:

losthopesandfadeddreams:

be-blackstar:

"their chicken is really spicy" 
"beware, the injera is spicy"
"the water is spicy" 

"the air was spicy"

"The staff was very rude"

"The dim sum restaurant didn’t have a menu"

"They gave me chopsticks"

"They asked me to wash my hands before I sat down to eat, something about traditions? I was humiliated"

"The staff didn’t speak English"

"The chair was spicy"
"The ice was spicy"

"Service was great. Food was great. Couldn’t find parking" - 1 star

'my napkins were only one ply. no free breadsticks”- 1/2 star

"the staff was spicy"

"spicy"

"the chinese food didnt feel authentic"
"they didnt have orange chicken"
"the dumplings were spicy"

(via fartsofhappy)

Jun 11, 2014
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http://sange-saboor.tumblr.com/post/88464618236/i-always-thought-it-would-be-impossible-for-me-to

sange-saboor:

I always thought it would be impossible for me to fall in love. I am not satisfied by merely anyone and I don’t need love as a source of self validation, so the person I would fall in love with must have such extraordinary qualities and strengths for me to allow myself to feel a weakness for them.

I always wanted an extraordinary love, which is why I had no hopes of finding love in this world since majority of humans are mundane and contradictory and hurt you without even realizing it. in my mind’s eye, an extraordinary love would be someone overtly passionate who pursued all his wildest dreams. someone who could keep his identity but still be able to merge my soul with his. someone who could make me laugh, and cry, and support me every step of the way. someone who would read with me and argue with me and and love me, all with a fiery passion. 

for me, an extraordinary love was someone who could challenge my convincing theories and beliefs and cause me to question everything around me. someone who protected me from my darkness and dismissed my fears and never, ever gave up on me.

I knew no such love was possible in this world, no human could wholly support another human in that manner all their life. all humans get weak and let you down and hurt you. that was when I realized that I will never fall in love. and that’s also when it dawned on me that must be my own extraordinary lover.

I must be the one who wakes up day after day and decides not to give up on myself. I must be the one who makes myself laugh and who wipes my own tears. I must be the one who dismisses my own fears and protects myself from my own darkness. I must be the one who teaches myself to question everything and doubt everything and I must be the one who comes to my own conclusions. I must be the one to be passionately, extraordinarily, illogically in love with myself day after day, because it is only by doing so that I can grow and take responsibility for my own soul instead of waiting for someone to come around and inspire me to do so.

once I started loving myself extraordinarily, my eyes opened to the wonders of ordinary love. the love that doesn’t know how to help but stays. the love that doesn’t know you’re breaking down inside but still makes you laugh. the love that loves themselves extraordinarily and loves you ordinarily. the love that calms your heart instead of setting fire to it. the love that gives you peace instead of causing you to doubt. the love that does not question all you major beliefs, but rather questions the little daily things which is what truly defines us as people, contrary to popular belief. the love that wills you to keep loving yourself extraordinarily so that you can love each other ordinarily. the love that will not have all the answers but is willing to search for them with you. the love that will hurt you without realizing, that won’t always be there when you need them, that will sometimes say something wrong. but that’s okay, because we’re merely human and there will be times when you will do the same. but the love that always forgives and always apologizes and continues supporting you whether it be by a single word or simple comforting silence. 

because extraordinary love that fills your whole being and is your drive and motivation in life belongs only to your God and your own soul. by investing all your love and being into another mere human being, you are creating your own downfall. but ordinary, flawed love in this world is what strengthens us and allows us to grow. ordinary love is, in fact, extraordinary. it is so simple and so pure that it leaves one in awe of it’s existence. love doesn’t need to enter your life in a storm and turn your whole world around, making you wonder how it was ever possible for you to live without such a person. maybe love is the person who’s been there all along, quietly and extraordinarily loving themselves so when the time was right, they could ordinarily, beautifully, and humbly love you.

Jun 11, 2014
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jynxwrites:

lauriehalseanderson:

My bizarre linguistics addiction wants to lick this poster to suck up the wordnerd goodness.

yesssssssssssssssssssss

(Source: languageek, via urdulanguage)

Jun 4, 2014
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geekygeekweek:

Early E.T. Alien Concept Art

These are a couple shots of early E.T. concept art by special effects artist Rick Baker

(Source: geekologie.com)

Jun 3, 2014
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planeis:

Tyrion gives a lot of good advice, but this might be the best

:’(

planeis:

Tyrion gives a lot of good advice, but this might be the best

:’(

(via bookshopmemories)

Jun 2, 2014
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been a few hours since I’ve watched it but I can’t get over how frustrating I found this week’s GoT episode

still, one of the best/most beautiful deaths I’ve seen in a tv show or film, ever

Jun 2, 2014
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