The Known Universe

This is the universe.
"That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam."
- Carl Sagan

The Winter Stalker by Stephen Reedy & Alex Pardee



Africa Scares Me

Between the Bond-style dictator and General Butt Naked (aka Joshua Milton Blahyi) it seems wild animals would be the least of your worries.
Consider this another post in the end of the world-themed posts I failed to do.



Images from the launch if STS-129:

STS-129 Ascent Video Highlights from mike interbartolo on Vimeo.

It's not that interesting at the start, but gets better.

Michael Shermers TED-talk:
And here's a concept reel for the potential show Slingers:

SLINGERS from Mike Sizemore on Vimeo.

Looks interesting. Hopefully it turns out good if it gets made.



In Peru gangs kill you to steal your fat so they can sell it to western countries as anti-wrinkle cream.

About the homeless in Ulaabaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

Invest in piracy today!

Big houses full of plants in China. Or vertical farms, as they're also called.

An interview with Jeff Bridges.

You can now feel things with a robotic hand.

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