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28th April 2014

Photo reblogged from The Prophet Lilith with 168,789 notes

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thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

That’s a folk etymology, at best:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_numerals#Folk_etymologies

audscratprophetlilith:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,

The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.

It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…

It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

That’s a folk etymology, at best:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_numerals#Folk_etymologies

14th November 2013

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11th November 2013

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11th November 2013

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kenobi-wan-obi:

IC 410: Stellar Tadpoles by Steve Coates

IC 410 an emission nebula about 12,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga.
Near the center of the nebulous region is a star cluster ( NGC 1893) and just to the bottom right of this cluster lies two structures that resemble tadpoles.
These structures are made of leftover hydrogen and dust from the formation of the star cluster and the “tails” are from the solar wind coming from the stars of NGC 1893.

kenobi-wan-obi:

IC 410: Stellar Tadpoles by Steve Coates

IC 410 an emission nebula about 12,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga.

Near the center of the nebulous region is a star cluster ( NGC 1893) and just to the bottom right of this cluster lies two structures that resemble tadpoles.

These structures are made of leftover hydrogen and dust from the formation of the star cluster and the “tails” are from the solar wind coming from the stars of NGC 1893.

Source: afro-dominicano

11th November 2013

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n-a-s-a:


 Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning    Image Credit & Copyright: 
Antti Kemppainen

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Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning
Image Credit & Copyright: Antti Kemppainen

11th November 2013

Photo reblogged from Earth First! Journal with 6 notes

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Mayor Calvin Tillman Leaves Dish, Texas Fearing ‘Fracking’ Effects On Family’s Healthby Joanna Zelman / Huffington Post
Fearing for his children’s health, Mayor Calvin Tillman is…View Post

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Mayor Calvin Tillman Leaves Dish, Texas Fearing ‘Fracking’ Effects On Family’s Health

by Joanna Zelman / Huffington Post

Fearing for his children’s health, Mayor Calvin Tillman is…

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11th November 2013

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FAI Destroys ATMs and Gas Pumps in Canada in Solidarity Against Tar Sands Pipelinesfrom Vancouver Media Co-op
Alberta tar sands
Early morning, on Wednesday November 6th a Royal Bank…View Post

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FAI Destroys ATMs and Gas Pumps in Canada in Solidarity Against Tar Sands Pipelines

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Alberta tar sands

Early morning, on Wednesday November 6th a Royal Bank…

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11th November 2013

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Support of Black Bloc Rising in Brazilby Bradley Brooks / Autonomous Resistance

Demonstrators in Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro, overturn…View Post

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Support of Black Bloc Rising in Brazil

by Bradley Brooks / Autonomous Resistance

Demonstrators in Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro, overturn…

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11th November 2013

Photo reblogged from muffintop with 83 notes

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11th November 2013

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engineeringhistory:

Tanks on parade in London at the end of World War I, 1918

engineeringhistory:

Tanks on parade in London at the end of World War I, 1918

Source: engineeringhistory

11th November 2013

Photo reblogged from Al Jazeera America with 68 notes

aljazeeraamerica:

Rescuers struggle to provide aid in devastated Philippines

About 80 U.S. Marines are in the Philippines working with officials and international relief agencies to provide humanitarian assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan — a daunting task amid massive infrastructure damage and widespread looting. 
The Marines arrived Sunday on two KC-130J Hercules aircraft at Villamor Air Base near Manila, according to the U.S. Defense Department, at a time when officials say they are having a difficult time distributing disaster-relief items. Emergency teams from Doctors Without Borders also arrived in the Southeast Asian nation this weekend, and the international organization plans to send 200 metric tons of relief material in the next few days. 
Philippine Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras told journalists that relief goods are still lacking and that it has been difficult to coordinate efforts with local officials — many who whom have themselves become victims of the typhoon. Local officials’ assistance in disbursing relief materials is crucial, Almendras said, because they have more knowledge about conditions on the ground in their respective areas. 

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Photo: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

aljazeeraamerica:

Rescuers struggle to provide aid in devastated Philippines

About 80 U.S. Marines are in the Philippines working with officials and international relief agencies to provide humanitarian assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan — a daunting task amid massive infrastructure damage and widespread looting. 

The Marines arrived Sunday on two KC-130J Hercules aircraft at Villamor Air Base near Manila, according to the U.S. Defense Department, at a time when officials say they are having a difficult time distributing disaster-relief items. Emergency teams from Doctors Without Borders also arrived in the Southeast Asian nation this weekend, and the international organization plans to send 200 metric tons of relief material in the next few days. 

Philippine Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras told journalists that relief goods are still lacking and that it has been difficult to coordinate efforts with local officials — many who whom have themselves become victims of the typhoon. Local officials’ assistance in disbursing relief materials is crucial, Almendras said, because they have more knowledge about conditions on the ground in their respective areas. 

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Photo: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

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