I am feeling this on a SPIRITUAL level this morning

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by night

"When the night comes, the starry sky reflects on its surface like in a mirror, and you have the feeling of being in space."

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Somewhere on the Washington coast - Medium format 

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“The people who change the world are the people who color outside the lines.”
— Dr. Catherine Mohr, Senior Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, at the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference. Our Ariel Zych and Jennifer Fenwick are there, learning about the future of STEM education. (via sciencefriday)

April 2014. Hanging out with the greatest kids in the world!


Cowboys and Indians ride into US capital to protest Keystone pipeline 

WASHINGTON — For a few days, tepees erected by Native Americans and their cowboy allies will frame the view of the Washington Monument from the National Mall.  

A group of roughly 60 ranchers, farmers, and tribal leaders and members whose land falls near or on the proposed pathway of the contested Keystone XL pipeline, calling themselves the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, rode into the nation’s capital on horseback Tuesday to set up camp and begin four days of demonstrations to register their protest of the project.  

The yet-to-be-approved 1,179-mile pipeline, which would carry crude oil from the tar sands of Canada’s Alberta province to Gulf Coast refineries in Texas, has been mired in controversylegal challenges and delays for five years.

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Radiate Hope, Encouragement, and Positivity!

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Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran ~




Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~



NASA plans a robotic mission to search for life on Europa | io9

It looks like it’s finally going to happen, an actual mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — one of the the solar system’s best candidates for hosting alien life.

Yesterday, NASA announced an injection of $17.5 billion from the federal government (down by $1.2 billion from its 2010 peak). Of this, $15 million will be allocated for “pre-formulation” work on a mission to Europa, with plans to make detailed observations from orbit and possibly sample its interior oceans with a robotic probe. Mission details are sparse, but if all goes well, it could be launched by 2025 and arriving in the early 2030s.

This is incredibly exciting. Recent evidence points to a reasonable chance of habitability. Its massive subsurface ocean contains almost twice as much water as found on Earth. The water is kept in liquid state owing to the gravitational forces exerted by Jupiter and the moon’s turbulent global ocean currents. The good news is that a probe may not have to dig very deep to conduct its search for life; the moon’s massive plumes are ejecting water directly onto the surface.

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Over 7,000 archival photographs, rare book illustrations, drawings, notes, letters, and Museum memorabilia that make up a vast visual record of the Museum’s expeditions, exhibitions, research, and collections are now available online through the new Digital Special Collections.

Take a look around!