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Neil deGrasse Tyson on how unrepresentative our representatives are

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wormhole-eater:

From the Hortus Deliciarum, a 12th century medieval manuscript.  God catches the Leviathan using the Jesse Tree with Christ at the end.

wormhole-eater:

From the Hortus Deliciarum, a 12th century medieval manuscript.  God catches the Leviathan using the Jesse Tree with Christ at the end.

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vwillas8:

Minaret of Ibn Tulun Mosque Cairo, Egypt

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Minaret of Ibn Tulun Mosque
Cairo, Egypt

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ryanpanos:

Cities Reassembled | Mister Mourao | Tumblr | Socks Studio

Mister Mourao (aka Vasco Mourao) is a Portuguese architect turned into a freelance illustrator with (as he explains) “a tendency for obsessive drawing“. His methodical and detailed illustrations represent real or invented structures and buildings always from different perspectives. The buildings are sometimes exploded or distorted, fragmented and reassembled. The simplicity of the black line contrasts with the richness of the compositions.

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nicoleloveswalt:
Founders as seen from the library

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Founders as seen from the library

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erikkwakkel:

Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

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policymic:

Tracking US drone strikes? Now there’s an app for that

Last week, New York-based web developer Josh Begley answered that question with the launch of “MetaData+,” an iPhone app that sends an alert to your phone every time the United States conducts a drone strike.

He created the app in 2012 under the original name Drones+, but Apple rejected the app five times, taking nearly two years for the app to be available to the public.

The App Review Board claimed that Begley’s app was “not useful or entertaining enough” and something that “many audiences would find objectionable.”

Begley even spoke with a representative from Apple on the phone, who said that if the app was about drones, it just wasn’t going to be approved. Finally, after he removed the word “drone” from both the name and the description, the app was accepted.

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