Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained. They don’t know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never realize complete happiness and lasting satisfaction. By evading self-analysis, people go on being robots, conditioned by their environment. True self-analysis is the greatest art of progress. Paramahansa Yogananda (via universoul)

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archiemcphee:

Provided you aren’t nyctophobic, claustrophobic, acrophobic or simply can’t stand caves, it’s time to pack a bag and join us for another Geyser of Awesome Field Trip. This time we’re headed for Wales, specifically an abandoned slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, a mining town in North Wales. There we’ll be climbing, bouncing, jumping and sliding to our hearts’ content on an awesome network of huge trampolines and slides called Bounce Below.

"The tourist attraction features three giant trampolines suspended across the cave, ranging from 20 feet to 180 feet high. Ten foot net walls prevent people from climbing out, while walkways connect the trampolines, and slides offer an easy way to exit. As visitors jump around, the walls of the surrounding cavern are illuminated with glowing blue, green, pink, and purple lights."

Developed by Zip World, Bounce Below is opening to the public on July 4, 2014. Tickets available here. Just watch out for C.H.U.D.s and Morlocks.

[via Colossal and My Modern Metropolis]

laliberty:

Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren’t “Bug Splats”

From where a drone operator’s sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term “bug splat” worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that “bug splat” belongs to an actual human being.

laliberty:

Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren’t “Bug Splats”

From where a drone operator’s sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term “bug splat” worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that “bug splat” belongs to an actual human being.

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girlwithalessonplan:

thescowlingdaedreemha:

To be ‘educated’ is to be indebted 

Relevant.

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spiritualevolution1111:

cleanbodyfreshstart:

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jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

:(

If humans beings were to become extinct, the entire world itself would thrive. We are of no benefit to the earth, land, animals - even water and air. We are destroying the planet.

Ya gotta love how most of the internet will believe pretty much anything.While deforestation is real, this image isn’t about deforestation. Here is what I found after about 5 seconds on google.http://factsfromfiction.blogspot.ca/2012/04/nasa-deforestation-image.html

Reblogging for the linked article.

spiritualevolution1111:

cleanbodyfreshstart:

hevlth:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

:(

If humans beings were to become extinct, the entire world itself would thrive. We are of no benefit to the earth, land, animals - even water and air. We are destroying the planet.

Ya gotta love how most of the internet will believe pretty much anything.
While deforestation is real, this image isn’t about deforestation. 
Here is what I found after about 5 seconds on google.

http://factsfromfiction.blogspot.ca/2012/04/nasa-deforestation-image.html

Reblogging for the linked article.

thatscienceguy:

As children we’re taught the process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, and the story normally goes along the lines of a hungry caterpillar eats and eats until it can eat no longer, then it hangs upside down and forms a chrysalis, from which a beautiful butterfly emerges.
But what actually happens inside the cocoon?
It’s actually quite surprising, the caterpillar does not merely change its body a bit and grow wings, no… It dissolves. Almost entirely. The caterpillar excretes an enzyme which decomposes all the tissues and fibres into basic organic material, leaving only a few ‘cell disks.’
These cell disks comprise all the different types of cells in an adult butterfly - its eyes, legs, wings, etc. The caterpillar is actually born with them but they just remain dormant until metamorphosis. 
Once all the caterpillars cells have been decomposed the adult cell disks then start to grow, using the organic materials left over, eventually forming the butterfly that emerges a few days later.

thatscienceguy:

As children we’re taught the process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, and the story normally goes along the lines of a hungry caterpillar eats and eats until it can eat no longer, then it hangs upside down and forms a chrysalis, from which a beautiful butterfly emerges.

But what actually happens inside the cocoon?

It’s actually quite surprising, the caterpillar does not merely change its body a bit and grow wings, no… It dissolves. Almost entirely. The caterpillar excretes an enzyme which decomposes all the tissues and fibres into basic organic material, leaving only a few ‘cell disks.’

These cell disks comprise all the different types of cells in an adult butterfly - its eyes, legs, wings, etc. The caterpillar is actually born with them but they just remain dormant until metamorphosis. 

Once all the caterpillars cells have been decomposed the adult cell disks then start to grow, using the organic materials left over, eventually forming the butterfly that emerges a few days later.

theadventuresofmichaelpawlak:

If you just had a clear box, you’d know that Schrodinger’s cat is alive and very confused.

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The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms. — Lao Tzu (via observando)

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Got those broke’ down ambulance blues…

Got those broke’ down ambulance blues…