If the earth/universe is only 5-6000 years old, as some creationists believe… Why can we see further than 5-6000 light-years away? The Milky Way alone is over 100,000 light-years across.
Meanwhile, Blocks Away →
papyromancer: jonprins: ohhleary: And it has a street festival tomorrow to prove it! It’s probably going to be awesome. Just.. don’t click ‘Enter Flash Site.’ I want to curbstomp whoever thought that was a good idea. I think Bushwick Open Studios needs a “Studio Finder” geolocative html5 webapp… Hmmm, that would be super cool to do…..
Apparently, my street corner has a name now. →
ohhleary: And it has a street festival tomorrow to prove it! It’s probably going to be awesome. Just.. don’t click ‘Enter Flash Site.’ I want to curbstomp whoever thought that was a good idea.
I put my brother’s blood all over me and acted like I was dead.– Syrian boy, 11, played dead to survive massacre of his family (via brooklynmutt)
neato pettito: A few things about a few things... →
halley: So, a dear friend of mine, Jon Prins reblogged this piece from over here via here. And I have to say, it hit a nerve with me on a couple levels. It also turns out that he’s a fabulous catalyst for some of my thoughts on this particular article for the following reasons: 1> we met in real…
We grew up with the Internet and on the Internet. This is what makes us...– Piotr Czerski (via azspot)
Kids play T-ball, then baseball; they play games and have practice every week...– Meira Levinson talking about her new book No Citizen Left Behind. (via bostonreview) Wow. Just, wow. Quote of the week. (via motherjones)
Huge Ancient Civilization’s Collapse Explained →
The mysterious fall of the largest of the world’s earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago in what is now India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh now appears to have a key culprit — ancient climate change, researchers say.
USA.gov: Post Office Temporarily Bans Overseas... →
usagov: Starting May 16, 2012, the U.S. Post Office will stop international shipping of lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries because they are a fire hazard. Many electronic devices, such as cell phones and cameras, use these types of batteries. The ban includes international… What is this idiocy, holy crap.
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
politicalprof: From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State, And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze. Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life, I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters. When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose. Randall Jarrell (1945)