skeptv:

"What should we think about death?" Narrated by Stephen Fry - That’s Humanism!

A short Humanist animation about death, afterlife, and living in the here and now.

via British Humanists.

pennyfornasa:

Knowing a fact like that really makes you stop and wonder. Science can make life around you very poetic once you truly understand what you are looking at and try and make sense of it. NASA is an organization that wows us time and time again and sometimes it’s hard to even appreciate the hard work that goes along with it.

For example, landing Curiosity on Mars in 2012 was astounding feat for many people who didn’t know how incredibly difficult it was to accomplish. It’s why NASA plays a significant role in inspiring people to dream again and to dare for greatness. We face a time where NASA needs support from all over and help to communicate why NASA is truly inspiring and great. Think about all the technology we use in everyday life that was made possible by NASA, the heroes that went to the Moon and came back to tell the story, or the International Space Station which is a monument to international cooperation. NASA not only resonates with the American people, but the rest of the world. NASA means something different to everybody.

So let’s all work together, spread the message, and take action today. Visit  penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Also her are some links to the past COSMOS episodes:

Episode 1: http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Ep1

Episode 2: http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Ep2

Episode 3: http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Ep3

Episode 4: http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Ep4

Episode 5: http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Ep5

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“They said I’m innocent until I proven guilty, but I’ll be guilty until I’m proven wealthy.”

This 420 take a moment of silence for all the people who have had lost their freedom because of non-violent drug charges.

4mbr0sial:

Manitou Springs 05-26-13

gallopingtormaunt:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

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Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
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They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

Thank

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darrowclan:

This guy sleeps more than me; makes a good pillow though:)

amnhnyc:

In the Scales of the Universe walkway in the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Hayden Sphere serves as a scale of reference for exploring the relative sizes of objects and our place in space. For example, if the Hayden sphere - 26.5 meters (87 feet) in diameter - were the size of the Sun, then Jupiter would be 2.7 meters (9 feet) across, while earth would would be a mere 24 centimeters (9.5 inches) in diameter! 

Learn more about the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

sunshine-ch3rry:

this is honestly really beautiful!

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sci-universe:

Estonian astrophotographer Raivo Hein captured Moon with Jupiter and its moons!

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