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With the new realities of our the blazing changes in society, new mindsets and approaches to deal with issues with common sense, wider scope/long term consequences of action or ideology. Etc. I think you know what I mean.

The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess) Vogel's RVs | LET'S GO CAMPING! Oakland Artist Turns Illegally Dumped Garbage Into Homes For Homeless. Greg Kloehn has the eyes of an artist, the hands of a contractor, and a mind to blend the two in the most interesting, and compassionate of ways. (Published Monday, Jan. 12, 2015) (This story originally published April 2, 2014) Greg Kloehn wonders why it didn’t dawn on him sooner. The West Oakland artist had long been fascinated by the temporary shelters his homeless neighbors created for themselves out of materials they scavenged from the street.

So fascinated, in fact, a couple of years ago, Greg decided to give one a try. One week (and $50) later, he had one: a tiny home on wheels, long enough to lie down in, not tall enough to stand in, roughly the size of a compact car. The first small home Greg built sat in his studio for months before he gave it to a homeless woman. And that was that. Greg had no plans for what to do with it once completed, so the home simply sat in his studio for months. Then, one rainy night, Charlene, a homeless woman in Greg’s neighborhood, knocked on his door. Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists.

For thousands of years, Judean date palm trees were one of the most recognizable and welcome sights for people living in the Middle East -- widely cultivated throughout the region for their sweet fruit, and for the cool shade they offered from the blazing desert sun. From its founding some 3,000 years ago, to the dawn of the Common Era, the trees became a staple crop in the Kingdom of Judea, even garnering several shout-outs in the Old Testament. Judean palm trees would come to serve as one of the kingdom's chief symbols of good fortune; King David named his daughter, Tamar, after the plant's name in Hebrew. By the time the Roman Empire sought to usurp control of the kingdom in 70 AD, broad forests of these trees flourished as a staple crop to the Judean economy -- a fact that made them a prime resource for the invading army to destroy. Sadly, around the year 500 AD, the once plentiful palm had been completely wiped out, driven to extinction for the sake of conquest.

If you are looking for an alternative shelter for your property, there are many options available. I picked some of my favorite alternative housing options for consideration when planning a bug out home, storage unit or improvised shelter. Shipping Containers Shipping containers cost a little bit more than some of the other methods mentioned in this post, however their durability more than makes up for the cost. some amazing homes have been built out of shipping containers. More Straw Bale Building structures using straw bales can be surprisingly affordable, and a lot more comfortable that you might think. (Credit for the last picture) Pallet Home More Earth Berm Earth bag. How to Make a Sports Bra Using a Men's Brief: 7 Steps. The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix.

Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday: We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of. The librarians behind the project freely admit that they don't exactly have a great handle on the images in the collection.

Related Content: Lithium Mining in Chile - Lithium Mining - The Worldwide Website. Salar de Atacama, Chile. Salar de Atacama, located 55 km (34 mi) south of San Pedro de Atacama, is the largest salt flat in Chile. It is surrounded by mountains and has no drainage outlets. To the east is enclosed by the main chain of the Andes, while to the west lies a secondary mountain range of the Andes called Cordillera de Domeyko. The barren lands of Salar de Atacama, a dried bed of the ancient Chilean lake 700 miles north of Santiago is one of the dirtiest places on Earth. Nothing ever grows here. It is a wasteland laid out with sparkling salt-encrusted rocks that resemble cow pies. Annual rainfall on the salar (from Spanish - "salt lake") rarely tops a few millimetres. Humans would keep clear of the Salar de Atacama was it not for the precious brine that lays 130 feet below lake's surface. This yellow greasy solution produces the substance that makes modern life possible: lithium.

Jocko-Homo Heavenbound. Q: Are We Not Men? The origins of DEVO’s theory of De-Evolution! The concept of De-Evolution, the guiding philosophy of DEVO, dates back way past 1972 Ohio. In fact it officially dates back in print to 1924 Ohio when Rev. BH Shadduck (PhD!) Published his wild anti-evolution booklet Jocko-Homo Heavenbound (aka Jocko-Homo Heaven-Bound King of the Zoo).

The book and the many followup books published by his Jocko-Homo Pub. Co. were popular in his lifetime, but then sat dormant for decades waiting to be rediscovered. Gerald Casale was a student at Kent State who’d been using the term “De-Evolution” before he met fellow student Mark Mothersbaugh in 1970. Rev. Brought up in a non religious household. I didn’t know what church or Sunday school was. On February 6, 1888, after four months as a Salvation Army soldier, eighteen-year-old B. The first was the unveiling of The Chrysalis, a sculpture of a man emerging from an ape ‘cocoon’, in West Side Unitarian, a liberal New York City church, in 1924. Ironically, B. Sounds familiar, right? A Practical Guide To Critical Thinking. Benefit Corporation. The lithium triangle | Photographers' Blog. Argentina, Bolivia and Chile hold the planet’s largest reserves of lithium, a key component in batteries used to power a range of technologies from cell phones to laptops to electric cars.

Industrial production from the so-called “lithium triangle” is already high. Chile is the world’s leading source of the metal, turning out around 40 percent of global supply, and Argentina is another significant producer. Output from the Andes may soon rise after Bolivia – the country that holds an estimated 50 percent of the world’s lithium reserves – opened its first lithium pilot plant in January. Reuters photographers recently traveled to the research and production sites in those three countries, all located in high altitude salt flats at around 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) above sea level, and wrote about their experiences. Salar de Atacama, Chile By Ivan Alvarado Nelson sculpts alongside the dirt road that runs by his house. “He was chosen twice as the best worker,” Luz says. “Best worker at what?” Mind-blowing giant crystals—what can they teach us? Giant gypsum crystals—some of which are in excess of 30 feet long and half a million years old—are found deep within the Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico and are renowned for their spectacular beauty.

While large gypsum crystals can also be found at sites around the world, such as Segóbriga and Pulpí in Spain, and the El Teniente mine in Chile, Naica boasts the most exceptional ones. But the beauty of these crystals isn't entirely on their outside. Tiny gases trapped inside the crystals are revealing secrets about crystal growth and morphology under conditions difficult to replicate within a laboratory because of the amount of time required to grow crystals of that enormous size. The lessons of these giant, ancient crystals will be explored at the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Congress and General Assembly meeting next week in Montreal, Canada. Origins of Life on Earth "This means that morphology alone can't be used as the sole criterion for biogenecity," he added.

Introducing the Plantains - multi-yielding plants for a permaculture system. The plantains (Plantago lanceolata / P.major from Plantaginaceae family) are some of Britain's most common and valuable wild plants. When looking for plants that provide multi-yields in our permaculture systems, we need to take note of species that offer us foods, medicines and attract wildlife, while happily growing anywhere! The plantains have many virtues that are generally overlooked, including mushroom flavours for inventive culinary use, as well as their usefulness as medicines, successfully treating a wide number of ailments, internally and externally. Rats tail / greater plantain We concentrate here on the two plantains that are found almost everywhere in Britain. Ribwort (aka narrow-leaved plantain) and rats-tail (aka greater plantain) are both extremely common in town and country, all over the planet, as another common name of P.major - 'white man's footstep' - alludes to.

Where it can, Ribwort will grow upright like this Parts used: Leaves, flower buds, seeds Happy foraging! How to build a cute DIY herb spiral garden step by step tutorial instructions. Field of Science. Sustainability_best_practices_framework_7.0_version_june_2013_final_0.pdf. Flip The Debt. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit.

You should also check out ChartsBin.com. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40. *Bonus* World Map Tattoo with Countries Visited Coloured. The Cycle of Getting the Important Stuff Done. Kevin_cyr. The improvised life. Learn something!! The Debunking Handbook Part 1: The First Myth About Debunking | ThinkProgress.

By Climate Guest Contributor on December 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm "The Debunking Handbook Part 1: The First Myth About Debunking" The Debunking Handbook is a guide to debunking myths, by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, unfortunately there is no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of misinformation. This Handbook boils down the research into a short, simple summary, intended as a guide for communicators in all areas (not just climate) who encounter misinformation This is part one in a five-part series by John Cook originally published at Skeptical Science.

Introduction Debunking myths is problematic. Debunking the first myth about debunking It’s self-evident that democratic societies should base their decisions on accurate information. Refuting misinformation involves dealing with complex cognitive processes. . – John Cook References Jacques, P. Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969. By Maria Popova UPDATE: The best illustrations from 150 years of Alice in Wonderland Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of Alice in Wonderland, circa 1949. But it turns out they might not be the most culturally intriguing. As reader Varvn Aryacetas points out on Twitter, exactly two decades later a collaboration of epic proportion took place as the Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by none other than Salvador Dalí.

(And let’s not forget what a soft spot I have for obscure children’s illustration by famous artists.) Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month, the volume went on to become one of the most sought-after Dalí suites of all time. As you might expect, the book isn’t exactly easy to acquire — Amazon currently spots just a single copy, handsomely priced at $12,900, and there’s even a video tutorial on what to look for when you hunt for this treasure: Halloween Candy Buy Back. Could a third industrial revolution save the economy? To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years.

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