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watershedplus:

In Ma-Adan, Iraq marsh dwellers have populated the Edenic wetlands for almost 5000 years. The wetland allowed for the community to be almost completely self sufficient, providing sturdy reeds as building material for homes and boats, and tender reed shoots provided plentiful forage for water buffalo, who provided milk and dung used to fuel fires.

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Similar communities have been established in Peru, as seen in our previous post.

(via 3iraqiya)

1001-arabian-nights:

Baghdad 1940 - بغداد

1001-arabian-nights:

Baghdad 1940 - بغداد

(via 3iraqiya)

gifpeanutbutter:

gifpeanutbutter: a GIF directory for thousands of tumblr GIFs

gifpeanutbutter:

gifpeanutbuttera GIF directory for thousands of tumblr GIFs

(Source: 4gifs)

magicalnaturetour:

Robbery in progress :)

magicalnaturetour:

Robbery in progress :)

She must be one smart cow. In case you’ve never dealt with cattle, yes, some of them are smarter than others."Yvonne the cow made international headlines last year after running away from the owner who intended to send her to a butcher, and spending 98 days on the lam. She is now under contract with the radio station Bayern 3, and will predict the winners by choosing between two troughs of food with opposing national flags."
By measuring the infrequent transit of Venus across the sun, it was possible to estimate the size of the solar system.
history of global shipping graphics
http://deepseanews.com/2012/04/one-hundred-years-of-shipping-1750-1850/

quantumaniac:

Famous Physicists as Children

From left to right: 

Stephen Hawking (b. 1942) - Most well known for Hawking radiation and theorems involving gravitational singularities. He suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease - and is one of the most well known scientists of our time. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson (b. 1958) - Currently the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, Tyson is one of the leading science advocates in the world - and was one of the men who supported the demotion of Pluto.  

Carl Sagan (1934-1996) - One of the most successful science popularizers of all time, Sagan was also the bestselling author of Cosmos, one of the most popular science books of all time. He was the first to propose that Jupiter’s moons Titan and Europa may hold liquid components of water on them. 

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) - The most well known genius in history, Albert Einstein was a boss. During his career, he revolutionized almost every area of Physics, including quantum mechanics and he effectively founded the study of Cosmology. His theory of general relativity has been wildly successful, despite ‘attacks’ by neutrinos. 

Richard Feynman (1918-1988) - His most important contributions came via his path integral formulation of quantum mechanics and development of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED). Plus, he was a total badass. 

(Source: quantumaniac, via fuckyeahquantummechanics)

cityofbaghdad:

panograph of the victory arch; baghdad, 2008 (via robert birkenes)

cityofbaghdad:

panograph of the victory arch; baghdad, 2008 (via robert birkenes)