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A boy sleeps amid the rubble of his destroyed house in Gaza Strip on September 1, 2014. (Ahmed Hjazy/Barcoft Media) Tibetan Plateau, July 2015 Photographs by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images micdotcom: Cafe Art, a United Kingdom-based social enterprise, distributed 100 single-use cameras to homeless people in London in July and asked them to take photos with the simple theme, “My London.“ Eighty cameras came back, with more than 2,500 pictures on them. Photographs by Kazuyoshi Nomachi 1- Nuba, Sudan 2- Atbara, Sudan 3- Dallol, Ethiopia 4- Ruwenzori, Uganda 5- Lake Abbe, Djibouti 6- Lake Natron, Tanzania 7- Amhara, Ethiopia 8- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 9- Dallol, Ethiopia 10- Ruwenzori, Uganda The Omo Valley, Ethiopia Photographs by Hans Silvester [+] Uzbek women work in cotton fields in southern Tajikistan, 2010. Photo by Carolyn Drake Young Buddhist novice monks play at a Tibetan nomadic summer grazing area on July 24, 2015 on the Tibetan Plateau in Yushu County, Qinghai. kafkasapartment:

Officials Say the Darndest Things That sentence – that motivation for the report – may show deep, emotional feeling on the part of the senator, but I don’t think it leads you to an objective report. Former CIA and NSA director MIchael Hayden, on Sen. Diane Feinstein’s motivations behind the CIA interrogation report: to “ensure that an un-American, brutal program of detention and interrogation will never again be considered or permitted.” Dumb, dumb, dumb. Sen. I have full access to the recliner. Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, on his “residence" in his home state, a donor’s house that he pays $300 a month to occasionally stay at overnight. Baltimore’s police commissioner, whilst fielding questions about why the city’s homicide rate spiked last year though it fell elsewhere in the country.

I'm Remembering! Eat Noodles Love Noodles Scipsy Although this break from tumblr have had some positive effects on me (I’ve stopped from compulsively sifting through the NASA’s archive like a maniac and I no longer fell the need to stay up all night trying to answer the most absurd questions) I have to admit that I miss all this sciency stuff and I miss a lot the awesome people I’ve known through this silly blog. In the last months this blog has experienced a progressive decline in the number of produced posts. There are several reasons that come to my mind to explain why is that, but probably the better one is about the fact that I lost motivation. Anyway, I always feel a little lost when I follow a blog and it slowly fades away, and then it just stops posting, without saying anything, so I thought to make this post. I’m not going to update scipsy anymore. If someone would like to stay in touch, just send a message or something. If someone is wondering: “Who will fill my dash with science now?" That’s it, I think.

Newspaper Blackout Brazilian ad agency uses blackout poetry to sell soap and deodorant The agency Salve recently did a campaign focused entirely around blackout poetry for their client, Natura. Here’s a bad Google translation of the messaging: Tododia has hidden poetry. Probably no coincidence that I’m headed to Brazil this weekend to talk about what’s stealing like an artist and what’s stealing like an ad agency. —Austin A blackout by David Rogers, a student at VCFA David very kindly let me know about a fun glitch using the TurboScan iPhone app: “Sometimes the transformation from Blackout to ScanOut gives the poem a subtle emphasis that’s transformative.” Funny enough, I already had the same app on my phone, so I started using the effect on some of my own poems. —Austin This tumblr is now four years old!

TechCrunch A Beautiful Mess I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I've grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness. Though, I'm not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give them an extra festive vibe. Check out three simple ways you can give new life to your table linens. And hey! Ribbon Trimmed Napkin This look is so (no sew) simple! Supplies:-ribbon-heat bond in width of ribbon-cloth napkin (buy mine here)-iron-fabric scissors (not shown above) Step One: Trim pieces of your ribbon to be about 1.5 inches longer than the width of your napkins. Step Two: Fold down the edges of each ribbon segment about 1/4" and iron flat. Step Three: Iron the heat bond to the ribbon (pressing with hot iron for two seconds), then peel off the paper backing. Pom-Pom Trimmed Napkin That's all there is to it!

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