13 março 2017

earth, today: photographed by suomi npp weather satellite, 13th...

earth, today: photographed by suomi npp weather satellite, 13th march 2017.

catch hold while you can.

image credit: noaa. treatment: ageofdestruction.

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This is one of the metal artifacts found by archaeologists at...

This is one of the metal artifacts found by archaeologists at a house site on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska. This unassuming bit of metal is part of the first evidence of trade between the Thule, ancestors of today’s Inuit, and Asia. The house where the metal artifacts were found is between 700 and 900 years old, constructed centuries before sustained trade with Europeans or Russians. The Thule did not smelt their own metals. And X-ray fluorescence shows that the artifacts, including a buckle and a bead, had been smelted. The material resembles metals made in Asia at the time, so archaeologists are theorizing that the Thule traded long-distance, via boat, long before Europeans or Russians made the trip.

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March 13th 1881: Alexander II assassinatedOn this day in 1881,...

March 13th 1881: Alexander II assassinated

On this day in 1881, the Russian Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in St. Petersburg aged 62. He had ascended to the Russian throne in 1855 after the death of his father Tsar Nicholas I during the Crimean War.  Decades before the Bolshevik communist revolution would successfully overthrow the Russian monarchy under Alexander’s grandson Nicholas II, there was already a significant anti-tsarist movement in Russia. While Alexander had initiated some liberal and modernising reforms - including the abolition of serfdom in 1861 and the expansion of the nation’s railroads - he had brutally repressed political dissidents. In 1879, a group called the People’s Will was organised and began their attempts to violently overthrow the Tsar. After waging a prolonged campaign in which they assassinated government officials and made attempts on the Tsar’s life, the movement was finally successful in killing Alexander in 1881. The Tsar was killed in St. Petersburg after two bombs were thrown at his carriage by Nikolai Rysakov and Ignacy Hryniewiecki, who were members of the People’s Will. He was succeeded by his son Tsar Alexander III, who punished the people and group behind his father’s assassination. In 1883, work began on the Church of the Savior on Blood, which was built on the spot of Alexander’s assassination and dedicated to his memory.

“Amid the smoke and snowy fog, I heard His Majesty’s weak voice cry, ‘Help!’ Gathering what strength I had, I jumped up and rushed to the emperor. His Majesty was half-lying, half-sitting, leaning on his right arm. Thinking he was merely wounded heavily, I tried to lift him but the czar’s legs were shattered, and the blood poured out of them“
- Police chief Dvorzhitsky’s account of the assassination

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Michel Temer deixa a residência oficial por causa de más vibrações e fantasmas

O presidente do Brasil saiu de sua residência oficial, alegando “más vibrações” e até mesmo os fantasmas pela perturbação.

Michel Temer, de 76 anos, e sua esposa, Marcela, 33, deixaram o Palácio da Alvorada em Brasília e se mudaram novamente para a tradicional residência do vice-presidente.

O presidente Temer disse que achou o edifício da presidência assustador e que seu filho de sete anos de idade foi o único que gostou da casa.

“Eu senti algo estranho lá. Não consegui dormir na primeira noite. A energia não era boa. Marcela sentiu a mesma coisa. Somente Michelzinho, que foi correndo de uma ponta a outra, gostou”, disse Temer.

“Até começamos a pensar: seriam fantasmas?”, disse ao jornal brasileiro Veja.

O palácio da Alvorada, projetado pelo arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer, possui uma piscina, campo de futebol, capela, centro médico e gramado.

De acordo com um relatório no jornal Globo, Marcela Temer trouxe um padre para tentar expulsar qualquer espírito maligno, mas sem sucesso.

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Two women dressed in chic cotton dresses and hats. New York...

Two women dressed in chic cotton dresses and hats. New York City, 1940s. Photographed by Nina Leen for LIFE Magazine.

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(Cartoon by Nik Papageorgiou: upmic.wordpress.com)

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The Big One

Mimas' gigantic crater Herschel lies near the moon's limb in this Cassini view.

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