Human, born on earth planet, Solar System

Study Study Study.

archiemcphee:

We see clouds so often that it’s easy to forget how amazing they are. Thankfully German astronaut and geophysicist Alexander Gerst is currently aboard the International Space Station where he often spends his free time taking countless extraordinary photos of the Earth as it’s whizzing by 205 miles below.

Gerst is particularly fond of photographing dramatic shadows cast by cloud formations - something that we cannot see down here on Earth. These stunning photos remind how awesome clouds are as they cast shadows that stretch for thousands of miles across the planet’s surface. Shadows so long that they eventually disappear into the black horizon.

Follow Alexander Gerst’s Twitter feed for new photos shared daily.

[via Colossal]

tacanderson:

More millennials read a book last year than older Americans, proving the Internet hasn’t ruined everything

According to a new Pew study, knowledge and the written word can’t be so easily defeated. Despite embracing technology more than their elders, the study found that millennials were more likely to have read a book, either in digital form or on dead trees, in the past year than Americans over 30. Even more surprising is the fact that more young people believe there is important information that can’t be found on the Internet than their forebears.

Alright all you slacker Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers - pick up a book! You’re making us look bad! 

tacanderson:

More millennials read a book last year than older Americans, proving the Internet hasn’t ruined everything

According to a new Pew study, knowledge and the written word can’t be so easily defeated. Despite embracing technology more than their elders, the study found that millennials were more likely to have read a book, either in digital form or on dead trees, in the past year than Americans over 30. Even more surprising is the fact that more young people believe there is important information that can’t be found on the Internet than their forebears.

Alright all you slacker Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers - pick up a book! You’re making us look bad! 

(via emergentfutures)

rmbrninetyfour:

P   O   L   D   E   R        C   U   P 

a project by maider lópez

"Polder Cup is a one-day football championship in the polders. The fields are displaced in a way that water channels intersect them, encouraging players to seek and invent new strategies for this game with new rules. A banner in the façade of Witte de Witt functions as an open call."

POLDER CUP FILM

Pour davantage de Maider López, vous pouvez visiter son site et ses divers projets, ICI.

Polder football… Para los recios..

Raw Power: How Iggy Pop Transcends Rock's Ageist Mythology

flavorpill:

Others who’ve managed to maintain a similar level of respect are similarly old souls who’ve always inhabited their own world — Tom Waits, Kate Bush, and Bob Dylan, for instance — or former hellraisers who’ve mellowed somewhat in their old age, give or take the occasional blowout and/or questionable facial-hair episode ([Nick] Cave, David Bowie, John Cale — and also Brian Eno, who somehow seems to be very respectable and establishment indeed these days, despite still being as delightfully mad as a box of monkeys, bless him). 

latimes:

John Lennon’s artwork returns to Los Angeles

Lennon’s playful drawings will finally be returning to the West Coast this weekend, sitting on display Friday through Sunday at Westfield Century City Mall.

Some background on Lennon’s (non-musical) artistic history:

Early in 1970, he made his gallery debut with “Bag One,” a collection of 15 lithographs — a handwritten poem and 14 drawings, eight of them sexually explicit — that celebrated his love for Ono and were drawn around the time of their nuptials in 1969.

Find out more at Culture Monster.

Photos: John Lennon / Pacific Edge Gallery

arkitekcher:

Torcuato House  |  Besonias Almeida Arquitectos
Location: Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

"We always face each new assignment as an opportunity to research in the field of theoretical and practical architecture. this time it seemed appropriate to continue deepening on the inclusion of a water courtyard in the project. it was a very interesting result achieved in the opportunity, because the courtyard was added to the adjoining rooms providing them a feeling of spaciousness, a changing atmosphere by the effects of light coming through them, and also the water gives them freshness, reflections, and visions of a moving surface."