26 março 2015

Orion Spring

As spring comes to planet Earth's northern hemisphere, familiar winter constellation Orion sets in early evening skies and budding trees frame the Hunter's stars. The yellowish hue of cool red supergiant Alpha Orionis, the great star Betelgeuse, mingles with the branches at the top of this colorful skyscape. Orion's alpha star is joined on the far right by Alpha Tauri. Also known as Aldebaran and also a giant star cooler than the Sun, it shines with a yellow light at the head of Taurus, the Bull. Contrasting blue supergiant Rigel, Beta Orionis, is Orion's other dominant star though, and marks the Hunter's foot below center. Of course, the sword of Orion hangs from the Hunter's three blue belt stars near picture center, but the middle star in the sword is not a star at all. A slightly fuzzy pinkish glow hints at its true nature, a nearby stellar nursery visible to the unaided eye known as the Orion Nebula.

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Actually, Natives were in fact enslaved, however a) they tended to die off too quickly b) were too resistant and c) their knowledge of the land allowed them to escape a bit easier than african slaves who a) were unable to communicate very well with others (slaves and whites alike) b) didn't know the land well enough to escape and c) their strong immunity to malaria made them better targets of slavery. Feel free to check me on this, though!

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Just a little info for that anon: The N.A's is they had a good hand for a while. They knew the land, the food to eat, where to get water etc. They were tricked on many occasions into helping, and then once the euros learned their ways they either enslaved/killed them(most chose death). The thing about African slaves is that, a lot of the time, the slaves were sold by their tribe leaders in return for goods and weapons etc. They didn't really just show up and kidnap them, like people often think.

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These real Brazilian mushrooms (N. gardneri) give off an eerie green glow at night. Why? A new study (that employs fake glowing mushrooms) suggests that the light attracts bugs that help spread the fungi’s spores.

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great now i feel million times less safe with a deadbolt

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Guys, deadbolts aren’t totally safe. This is just one of several ways I’ve seen them opened (via YouTube videos). If you really want to be safe, consider investing in a flip-latch.

You can pick them up at ACE hardware (or any other hardware store), and you install them on the inside of the door on the doorframe. They flip and lock really tight (you typically have to lean your weight into the door to secure it) and they can’t be opened from the outside as far as I know.

Another reason I will never sleep easy in a hotel for the rest of my life.

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The telegram Martin Luther King Jr. sent to Malcolm X’s wife after Malcom X was assassinated.

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On This Day in Psychology: A Showcase of Great Pioneers and...

On This Day in Psychology: A Showcase of Great Pioneers and Defining Moments. FREE ON KINDLE! —-> http://ift.tt/19V5cyI (March 26/27)

If you live outside the USA just type the title into the Amazon search box.

Documenting a significant person, event or landmark in the history of psychology every day of the year, the aim of this book is to demonstrate that psychology is a discipline bursting with fascinating topics of investigation and scientific research.

Featuring the life and work of eminent thinkers, revolutionary ideas and groundbreaking publications; you’ll find this a thoroughly engaging read whatever your connection with psychology - student, educator, professional or general interest.

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What historical theory do you follow while analyzing history? I have noticed that most of your posts are, what to me, seem to be "common" narrative based history. What say you?

I wouldn’t say I adhere to any strict historical ‘theory’ per se. In the context of this blog I feel narrative history is most appropriate as it’s better to ‘tell it as it happened’ than to try to impose a Marxist/postcolonial/teleological viewpoint, for example. I have always been a fan of narrative history - though I wouldn’t say so to my professors! - as to me it is the most accessible way of telling the past. I hope that kind of answered your question!

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npr: Problems with alcohol run the gamut from mild to severe....


Problems with alcohol run the gamut from mild to severe. And there are as many kinds of drinkers along the continuum as there are personality types.

People with severe problems, such as those who keep on drinking even after they lose jobs or get DUIs, need treatment to stop drinking completely.

But there are other drinkers, including some who are in the habit of drinking more than one or two drinks a day, who may be able to cut back or moderate their consumption and reduce their risk.

In fact, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the majority of Americans who drink more than 1 or 2 drinks a day are not alcoholics. They don’t report symptoms of dependence.

So what would it take for them to cut back? Increasingly there are researchers and therapists evaluating this question. And they’re finding a host of strategies that may be helpful.

Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Illustration credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR

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March 26th 1892: Walt Whitman diesOn this day in 1892, the...

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

An 1881 edition of 'Leaves of Grass'

March 26th 1892: Walt Whitman dies

On this day in 1892, the American poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, New Jersey, aged 72. Born in New York state in 1819, Whitman came from a modest background of staunch Democrats. He first found work in teaching, before moving to journalism, though his political views proved too divisive for some newspapers. Whitman was especially anti-slavery, increasingly so after visiting Louisiana and witnessing the horrors of human bondage in person. The journalist gradually began to try his hand at creative writing, and in 1855 published a collection of twelve poems in Leaves of Grass. He revised the book and republished it in 1856 with twenty-one new poems; neither were particularly successful - partly because its sexual themes shocked some readers - though he did receive praise from fellow writers including Ralph Waldo Emerson. During the Civil War, Whitman routinely visited and cared for wounded Union soldiers. He retired to New Jersey in the 1870s, continuing to revise Leaves of Grass, until it included around three-hundred poems. Walt Whitman died in 1892, though his legacy lives on in his poetry, which has earned him the distinction of being considered one of America’s greatest writers.

“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done”

- first line of Whitman’s ‘O Captain! My Captain’, 1865

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Soldiers are required to “route step” (or walk out of step) when crossing bridges because, in 1831, the rhythmic march of British soldiers broke a bridge.

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Creepypasta: Verifica a câmara

Esta creepypasta está adaptada de acordo com o português de Portugal:

Eu mudei-me para a minha casa há cinco anos. Nos últimos dois anos têm ocorrido coisas muito estranhas. Tudo começou em Outubro de 2004. Ouvia passos, mas não dei muita importância, porque pensava que eram de Michael, o meu filho de 16 anos. Houve um dia em que ele dormiu no quarto do andar de baixo enquanto que eu e a minha filha dormimos nos nossos quartos no andar de cima. Pela manhã, fui acordada por Michael, que me contou que estava a ouvir barulhos estranhos e de repente, começou a ver sombras estranhas a mover-se por toda a sala. Ele fugiu a correr de lá após ter visto uma ficha de tomada a flutuar. Pensei que ele devia estar a ver coisas. Ele também disse que sentiu algo a passar a mão sobre ele.

Juntei-me com Mike, o meu parceiro, há um ano e ele começou a morar comigo em Abril. Inicialmente, Mike dizia que não conseguia dormir por causa do barulho que ouvia de alguém a subir e a descer as escadas. Ele ia sempre lá para conferir se havia lá alguma coisa. mas nunca havia nada. Ele perguntava-me sempre: "Ouviste aquilo?". Eu já estava habituada a ouvi-lo a dizer isso.

Há quatro meses atrás, Mike estava sentado a usar o computador, atrás da porta do quarto do Michael. Mike deu um salto da cadeira quando sentiu uma forte dor. Ele levantou a camisa para ver o que tinha acontecido e descobriu um corte profundo na região do estômago. Não haviam objetos capazes de fazer aquilo e o que era estranho foi o fato de não haver nenhum vestígio. Comecei a ver sombras enquanto fazia as tarefas domésticas, mas elas eram tão rápidas que quando eu olhava para onde elas deveriam estar, não havia lá nada. Eu dizia para mim mesma: "É só a minha imaginação".

Numa outra ocasião, que ocorreu há duas semanas, eu e Mike estávamos deitados na nossa cama a ver televisão. Eis que vi uma sombra a caminhar para a o quarto da minha filha. Perguntei a Mike se ele também tinha visto a sombra e ele disse que sim. Pela primeira vez, fiquei completamente apavorada. Eu tive que dormir no outro lado da cama.

Tudo foi esquecido, mas há dois dias, Mike estava sentado no computador de novo, a segurar um bocado de papel de desenho no colo. O papel acertou-lhe no olho esquerdo de alguma forma e feriu-o gravemente. Ele foi internado no hospital e ficou numa completa agonia. Ele não conseguiu explicar como é que o papel atingiu o seu olho a partir do ângulo em que ele estava, mas toda a gente sabe que isso é algo impossível de ocorrer!

Inicialmente, pensei que fosse obra de um fantasma travesso, mas agora eu estou a ficar muito preocupada com esta coisa de agredir o Mike. Eu pergunto-me se ele é a sombra que esteve sempre comigo, que eu vejo no canto do olho quando estou a fazer as tarefas domésticas... ou se é algo que já estava em casa.

Há duas semanas atrás, o meu filho saiu a gritar da casa-de-banho, a dizer que tinha visto um rosto sangrento envolvido num lençol sujo. Michael foi encontrado morto na sexta-feira. O corpo dele foi encontrado na casa-de-banho e todos nós ficámos extremamente abalados com o que tinha ocorrido. O estado dele era indescritível. Parecia que tinha arrancado os seus próprios olhos, já que eles estavam nas suas mãos.

A polícia encontrou uma nota no bolso das calças do meu filho. Nela estava escrito: "Eu consegui mãe! Verifica a câmara".

via @notiun

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