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A time lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. Beginning over the Pacific Ocean and continuing over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica.
Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon. Also visible is the Earth’s ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite and the stars of our galaxy.
ohmegurd. such a cool photoset. must reblog.
Do you think you’ve been “exposed to art” here on tumblr? I think it should count.
Want your kids to be altruistic, tolerant, and open-minded? Expose them to the arts.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that people who engage in the arts — or even those who are exposed to arts — contribute more to society than those who don’t.
ASIDE: that sun is really happy.
I am a sucker for a cute polar bear. Or is that just too easy?
Loved this one:
iku, a polar bear cub born in captivity in Denmark, has taken the Internet by storm. It’s not a surprise, he’s so cute!
When Siku was born at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park November 22, 2011 his mother had not produced milk for three years.
“Instead of leaving the cub to die we decided to try to bottle feed it,” according to the website for the Park. Siku is comfortable around humans and is feeding from a bottle. The site informs visitors Siku weighs just over seven pounds as of December 22, and is “thriving!!!!!” (the emphasis is theirs).
“Santino,” a male chimpanzee at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden, is devising increasingly complex attacks against zoo visitors.
At first Santino was famous for throwing rocks and other projectiles at visitors who annoyed him. Now he has improved his technique, which requires spontaneous innovation for future deception. Researcher Mathias Osvath, lead author of a paper about Santino in PLoS ONE, explained what the clever chimp did:
“After a visitor group had left the compound area, Santino went inside the enclosure and brought a good-sized heap of hay that he placed near the visitor’s section, and immediately after that he put stones under it,” Osvath said.
also, images of Santino in action here.
Our Tumblr followers from Bahrain to Berkeley sent in spectacular images of the historic event. We included them here in this slideshow as well as a couple from our Space Editor Ian O’Neill.
Do you have any images you want to share? Submit here and we will add more through the day.
Sunday’s annular solar eclipse was a spectacular sight seen from Japan to Idaho. Here’s a look at some dazzling images submitted by our readers.
Tumblr, you sent in some strong images and we included them all here. Thanks for the submissions! If you have more, keep them coming, we will add them to this gallery. Submit here
more images here
Things We Saw from His Cab
What kind of crazy shit does one see being a cab driver on a 24-hour weekend shift? We went on a ridealong with Things I See From My Cab to find out.
Have you all checked out storyboard yet?
The Tumblr dash is so fast that we can all sometimes not really take in the massive creative force we all get to experience every day on this crazy thing.
Storyboard makes you stop and dig it all a bit deeper.
“ The deluge of criticism Komen faced on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr came two weeks after online protests led Congress to suspend an effort to pass anti-piracy legislation that some in the Internet community saw as a threat to online freedoms. It demonstrated again how social media can change the national conversation with head-snapping speed.”