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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) 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.

Oakland Artist Turns Illegally Dumped Garbage Into Homes For Homeless

(Published Monday, Jan. 12, 2015) (This story originally published April 2, 2014) 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.

Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists

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. 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.

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

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. Lithium Mining in Chile - Lithium Mining - The Worldwide Website. Salar de Atacama, Chile.

Lithium Mining in Chile - Lithium Mining - The Worldwide Website

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. Jocko-Homo Heavenbound. Q: Are We Not Men? The origins of DEVO’s theory of De-Evolution! A Practical Guide To Critical Thinking. A Practical Guide To Critical Thinking By Greg R.

A Practical Guide To Critical Thinking

Haskins haskins02@yahoo.com. Benefit Corporation. The lithium triangle. 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.

The lithium triangle

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. 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.

Mind-blowing giant crystals—what can they teach us?

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.

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.

Introducing the Plantains - multi-yielding plants for a permaculture system

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. 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.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. 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. 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. 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. 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. Your contributions helped make Current.com a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people.

We now welcome the on-air and digital presence of Al Jazeera America, a new news network committed to reporting on and investigating real stories affecting the lives of everyday Americans in every corner of the country. West Cook Pro Bono Network. TED. QUOTES AND POETRY. Interesting reads. Thorium Nuclear Power. Planners Network.