Absurd Drama - Martin Esslin 'The Theatre of the Absurd' has become a catch-phrase, much used and much abused. What does it stand for? And how can such a label be justified? Perhaps it will be best to attempt to answer the second question first. There is no organised movement, no school of artists, who claim the label for themselves. A good many playwrights who have been classed under this label, when asked if they belong to the Theatre of the Absurd, will indigniantly reply that they belong to no such movement - and quite rightly so. World Map Signatory States (183) Ratifying States (162) Non-Signatory States (13) If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth
Endless Fukushima catastrophe: 2020 Olympics under contamination threat — RT Op-Edge Dr Helen Caldicott is one of the most articulate and passionate advocates of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises. Published time: September 15, 2013 11:06 AFP Photo / TEPCO As the escape of radiation at Fukushima seems virtually unstoppable, there are still steps that governments all over the world should take to prevent worst case consequences. One of them would be canceling the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Scientific estimates predict that the radioactive plume travelling east across the Pacific will likely hit the shores of Oregon, Washington State and Canada early next year. This video of Earth and the stuff we put on it is mesmerizing There are many ways to view the wonder of planet Earth: jaw-dropping videos from outer space, scenic “Earth Porn,” gritty “ruin porn” (we love porn). But this video by Rhode Island School of Design student Conner Griffith is something new. A three-minute sensory onslaught,“Ripple” will suck you in with rapid-fire images of microchips, housing developments, vast landscapes, and seemingly everything in between. Griffith’s video makes no distinction between what’s human-made and what’s nature-made, and all the pictures he uses are either extreme closeups or broad overhead views, so sometimes it’s hard to tell what you’re even looking at — is that marble? Are those rivers? How big is that sandbank?
Was Hiroshima Necessary? Was Hiroshima Necessary? Why the Atomic Bombings Could Have Been Avoided By Mark Weber On August 6, 1945, the world dramatically entered the atomic age: without either warning or precedent, an American plane dropped a single nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Medical Geography and Disease Surveillance A Survey has been developed by myself to document and compare GIS utilization in the workplace. This is intended only for sharing at this blogsite (and Medical GIS conferences) –no gimmicks, no advertising. Survey Monkey is used, which is a secured survey site that gathers no private information. Why the survey? There must be others like me trying to deal with the frustrations experienced due the slow progress made when it comes to incorporating high level GIS skills into the workplace. This survey assesses GIS availability and utilization in both academic and non-academic work settings.
Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : Krulwich Wonders... No, this isn't a make-believe place. It's real. They call it "Ball's Pyramid." 35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again Next time you reach for a spicy tuna handroll, you may want to keep the following infographic in mind. Eating fish may seem like the safer choice when it comes to environmental impact, but things aren’t as good as they may appear. Did you know that there are no requirements for the humane slaughter of fish? Or that for every pound of shrimp caught, 26 pounds of other sea creatures were killed and tossed back into the sea?
A Photo-Essay on the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki A Photo-Essay on the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hiroshima Hiroshima, Japanese city, situated some 8M km. (500 mi.) from Tokyo, on which the first operational atomic bomb was dropped at 0815 on 6 August 1945. Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software.
594 - Mind over Map: the World Is What You Make It This is a map that takes some time to get your head around; quite literally, because to appreciate it fully, you need to consider it both with its north side and its south side up . To spare you the risk of neck injury, we're providing both versions below: first with north on top, then south. And what do you know?