policymic:

How many Earth twins are out there? Hundreds possibly

NASA’s recent discovery of Kepler-186f, the first habitable Earth-sized planet is big news in humankind’s long search for extraterrestrial life.

A universe full of exoplanets: Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt planets across the universe, we’ve managed to find around 1800 exoplanets so far, many of which have been discovered in just the last year or so.

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tansheer:

"The West is the spectator, the judge and the jury, of every facet of Oriental behaviour."
Orientalism by Edward Said
Free PDF!

tansheer:

"The West is the spectator, the judge and the jury, of every facet of Oriental behaviour."

Orientalism by Edward Said


Free PDF!

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Søren Kierkegaard (via sisyphean-revolt)
theonion:

Man Attempting To Determine Whether Restaurant Closed Without Getting Too Close
washingtonpost:

seanbonner:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

This sounds great and all but doesn’t take into account that at least 40% of the population in Australia is eaten by Crocodiles every year so there aren’t really that many people and more money to spread around.

Good convo, y’all! 

washingtonpost:

seanbonner:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

This sounds great and all but doesn’t take into account that at least 40% of the population in Australia is eaten by Crocodiles every year so there aren’t really that many people and more money to spread around.

Good convo, y’all! 

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seanlintag:

We Can Make It Better - Kanye ft Talib Kweli, Q-tip, Common, Rhymefest

simply-cannabis:

Maryland takes bold step forward by decriminalizing marijuana!

simply-cannabis:

Maryland takes bold step forward by decriminalizing marijuana!

anthrocentric:

Judith Butler Explains How Your Behavior Creates Your Gender in 3 Minutes

We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.

Philosopher Judith Butler on the value of reading and the humanities (via explore-blog)

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radiomebitch:

Boogie Lights | Work Drugs

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Truth cannot be out there—cannot exist independently of the human mind—because sentences cannot so exist, or be out there. The world is out there, but descriptions of the world are not. Only descriptions of the world can be true or false. The world on its own—unaided by the describing activities of humans—cannot.

Richard Rorty, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989)

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mediamattersforamerica:

Who gets to discuss America’s racial issues on Fox News: Five white people.

mediamattersforamerica:

Who gets to discuss America’s racial issues on Fox News: 
Five white people.

ourpresidents:

LBJ Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Fifty years ago, the work of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act.  Passage was not easy and depended on the painstaking efforts of civil rights leaders, cooperation in a resistant Senate, and growth in public support.
When the bill was finally signed on July 2, 1964, it was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.  
This week, The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas honors this historic legislation.  Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and Carter are part of the Summit, joining a full schedule of programs that address the civil rights issues we face today.
Watch the live stream of the Civil Rights Summit here.
Follow the journey of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Google Cultural Institute.
Explore Civil Rights Presidential History here.

ourpresidents:

LBJ Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years ago, the work of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act.  Passage was not easy and depended on the painstaking efforts of civil rights leaders, cooperation in a resistant Senate, and growth in public support.

When the bill was finally signed on July 2, 1964, it was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.  

This week, The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas honors this historic legislation.  Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, and Carter are part of the Summit, joining a full schedule of programs that address the civil rights issues we face today.

Watch the live stream of the Civil Rights Summit here.

Follow the journey of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Google Cultural Institute.

Explore Civil Rights Presidential History here.

mediamattersforamerica:

Fox Nation turns five years old this week. We compiled some of their most insane headlines.