HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE
IT’S LIKE THE WHO’S ON FIRST OF SCIENCE JOKES
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Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption
For his series Intolerable Beauty, photographer Chris Jordan peered into shipping ports and industrial yards around America. Though these sites remain unseen by the majority of the population, they hold the stunningly massive remains of our collective consumption. Jordan’s findings include seemingly boundless troves of cell phones, e-waste, circuit boards, cell phone chargers, cars, spent bullet casings, cigarette butts, and steel shred. Jordan describes the immense scale of our detritus as simultaneously “desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful.” Like Edward Burtynsky’s photographs of our vast industrial landscapes, Jordan’s images portray a staggering complexity that verges on the sublime. The photographs reflect the loss of individual identity that results from actions that occur on such a large scale, but Jordan hopes his work can “serve as portals to a kind of cultural self-inquiry” and inspire people to reestablish a personal stake in issues of energy consumption.
The blood falls of Antarctica
In some remote regions of the antarctic there are glaciers that appear to be bleeding. This makes for a stunning visual on the bright white snow, but what is going on here?
The falls are actually the product of a subglacial lake that is seeping out from a rupture in the glacier. The red color comes from the microbes living in the dark cold lake that use iron to produce energy (think rust). Scientists think that this population of organisms have been able to evolve separately from the rest of the world for over 1.5 million years.
UC Santa Cruz glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk studies these types of environments and says they’re great for theorizing life on other planets:
A place like this would be as close of an analog as we can find on this planet for subpermafrost life habitats on Mars.
Tulaczyk and his team drill into Antarctic ice in the hopes of finding these types of ecosystems deep below the surface.
50% of me: “I love dresses and flowers and pretty things.”
Other 50% of me: “I love tattoos and hardcore music and concerts and skinny jeans.”
Trust is a choice. You know, every day, we’re going to roll out of bed, and send each other into the world, just trusting that we have each other’s backs. And we will slip up, and we will be scared, but I choose to trust and to love you through everything.
Art by Heather Theurer
That amazing LILO one though, with a secret appearance of nemo…
*drinks vodka* *gags* “ugh I hate vodka” *drinks vodka*
Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign