Russian cosmonauts have discovered something remarkable clinging to the outside of the International Space Station: living organisms.
it’s not aliens unfortunately BUT!!!!!!!! we now know that sea plankton and other microorganisms (i couldn’t find a detailed list of what they’ve found smfh) can SURVIVE in SPACE!!! in freezing temperatures and no gravity and cosmic radiation and lack of oxygen they SURVIVED that is so exciting!! they said that they must’ve reached iss in an air current which is wild bc that means they survived a very long trip with lots of change in temperature and gravitational pull and so many other external forces and that’s so exciting
are you sure its not aliens
Over 50 YA and Kidlit Authors are donating:
- Skype visits
- Query crits
- Fiction crits
- Future character names (Your name in the next book!)
…All to benefit kids with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS). Children with CCHS have to fight for every breath they take. Featured in Lydia Kang’s YA novel, CONTROL, CCHS is more than just obstacle in a book. Kids with CCHS need research dollars and help to battle this lifelong syndrome. Please give to the cause, and receive gifts generously donated by some of your favorite authors!
Karen Akins, Rachele Alpine, Lisa Amowitz, Vivi Barnes, Sarah Bromley, Liz Coley, Robin Constantine, Elle Cosimano, Elisabeth Dahl, Skylar Dorset, Peggy Eddleman, Christina Farley, Sarah Fine, Kelly Fiore, Dahlia Adler, Amy Garvey, Julia Gibson, Maurene Goo, I.W. Gregorio, Kit Grindstaff, Bethany Hagen, Polly Holyoke, Jessie Humphries, Justina Ireland, Elana Johnson, Lydia Kang, Kate Karyus Quinn, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, LeighAnn Kopans, Tonya Kuper, Melissa Landers, Sarah B. Larson, Lori Lee, Jen Malone, Mindy McGinnis, Jenn McGowan, Megan Miranda, E.C. Myers, Eric Myers (agent), Amy Nichols, Amy Christine Parker, Emma Pass, Kelly Polark, Sara Polsky, Lissa Price, Kristin Rae, Julie Reece, Beth Revis, Lindsay Ribar, Dianne Salerni, Heidi Schulz, Eve Silver, Jessica Spotswood, Cristin Terrill, April Tucholke, Jennifer Walkup, A.B. Westrick, Tamera Will Wissinger, Susanne Winnacker
Please spread the word! Awareness if half the battle!
Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement.
Thank God the streets are now safe from this menace.
remember when you put your glasses on for the first time and you realized you could see leaves on trees
For me it was realizing that billboards are meant to be read (which should have been a DUH but still tells you how massively my whole conception of the world changed that day.)
OMG look at bb Mark Rylance IN HIS JAMMIES
I remember those pajamas as if it was yesterday. THE BEST HAMLET EVER.
Also probably the best field trip in my school’s history. Who would have known that we’d be seeing the greatest Hamlet of all time. ALL TIME.
Hamlet, Prince of Flail
I will never not be sad I didn’t see this.
So, Mark tells this story that I may butcher about one of his first performances as Hamlet, when he was still really nervous to be tackling this iconic part. Part of the audience was seated on the stage, and when he got to his big soliloquy, he starts:
"To be or not to be…"
And this old woman sitting a few feet from him leaned over to her husband and really loudly whispered, “that is the question.”
On instinct he turned to the woman and said:
"That IS the question!"
And the whole audience laughed, and Mark says he had this epiphany at that moment about the way Shakespeare is MEANT to be performed, about its participatory nature with the audience and how important it is that the architecture foster that because that’s what it was written for. And that’s when he really GOT Shakespeare, in this little spontaneous exchange with an audience member that made this iconic speech that everyone knows new and vital again for him and for that audience.
Which basically is a long way of saying that I really love Mark and Shakespeare and Hamlet and the Globe, and I would do anything to be able to travel back in time to see that moment.
a l l o u r y e s t e r d a y s
there’s always hope for us
Ooh the pretty colors!! Plus that’s TOTALLY what I imagine Finn and Marina’s backs look like. :)
I will be releasing more short stories and a novella, and the truth is I’m not sure exactly when those things will happen!
I’m working on the novella now and anticipate that it will be out sometime in the fall or possibly the winter. It just depends on a lot of factors, but I’ll certainly keep you informed.
Short stories will pop up here on my Tumblr when the mood strikes me (or, you know, for a better reason), so watch this space!
"No woman should ever have to go through that, and no woman strong enough to wear the mantle of ‘vicious bitch’ would ever put up with it."
Did anyone end up having a character arc as dramatic as Cordelia’s?
SeaWorld, as we know it today, is over. It’s only a matter of time. The company is finished. Here’s why.
1. The SeaWorld brand is now tarnished, at best.
Toxic? Likely. The brand represents the torture of whales for an increasing population of concerned citizens. If you love whales (and who doesn’t), you don’t like SeaWorld.
2. Wall Street has turned on SeaWorld.
The stock is down over the last year by 45% and $1.6 billion in market cap has evaporated. You can sometimes fight City Hall, but it’s nearly impossible to fight Wall Street. And Wall Street is done with SeaWorld.
3. Consumers are turning away from SeaWorld.
Attendance has dropped 4.3 percent over the first 6 months of 2014. It takes forever and a day for consumers to return to a company once they have walked away. And they usually never come back.
4. The internet has turned against SeaWorld.
“Blackfish,” The Oceanic Preservation Society, The Dodo, Change.org and many other sites have made it their business to actively campaign against SeaWorld’s mistreatment of animals. SeaWorld can’t survive that, plain and simple.
SeaWorld has proven itself totally inept in dealing with 1, 2, 3 and 4. They haven’t got a clue.
Business as usual is not a solution. SeaWorld can hold on for a few more years, as its stock continues to fall into the single digits and its market cap becomes untenable. Or SeaWorld management and investors can hit the reset button. Begin a program to provide a better life for the whales it has in captivity, be a world-wide leader and symbol of caring for animals, save its brand and save the company. I’m sure they can figure out a better use for those tanks.
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