Urban Walls Transformed Into A Window Of Whimsical Creatures

Pantonio, Portuguese street artist, takes his art to urban walls as his latest canvas and transforms them into beautiful works of art depicting magical creatures. The artist from Lisbon is inspired by the creatures of the Tagus river running through Portugal, such as octopus, sardines and even ropes and boats.

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The Beat of Black Feminism: Janelle Monáe and the Radical Politics of Wondaland

“Janelle Monáe is a decidedly political artist. She’s the kind of creative voice we need. Someone whose work helps you make sense of yourself and the times. What sets her apart is not a willingness to speak but an ability to deliver multilayered analysis of complicated social issues. Since her mixtape days, she has, sonically, lyrically, and aesthetically articulated a vision for liberation.
Monáe harnesses the power of marrying popular art and Black feminism. Pop culture and mass media are prime avenues for this exploration, and Monáe continues a long tradition of Black women who have used their platforms to advance a freedom agenda. Her aesthetic harkens back to the zenith of Black feminist creative works: the 1970s.

Her visage is a highly influential one. While the revolutionary potential of women’s aesthetics are often downplayed, Monáe sends messages via how she adorns her body. Her choice to wear black and white, for example, is a nod to her working class parents and low wage workers. And her hair, hair having long been a site of political expression for Black women, remains unstraightened nearly all the time.

We are witnessing the possibilities of Heroic Black female leadership wherein women are in front and not consumed with ego because the mission extends beyond self-interest. Wondaland builds upon it as Janelle Monáe and her squad partake in varied forms of activism that serve as an an ode to the cultural moment and larger movement that made her leadership possible. There is a direct line from the Black woman-led organizing of Black Lives Matter and Wondaland.”

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get to know me meme: [1/10] favorite tv shows >> the x-files (1993-forever)

“rich and layered, deep and alternatively light and tragic, it’s the show that changed, well, everything really, about how television drama was executed. it lives on even today, as we see how the protagonists of fox mulder the believer and dana scully the skeptic continue to influence how characters are shaped, and the way the mythology of the show allowed for prime time television to explore new roads of storytelling. it was beautiful and asked the most human of questions regarding our existence and our beliefs, but more than anything, it was a love story in every possible regard— the love for life, the love for truth, and of course, the love for each other.”- unknown

NASA plans Mars sample-return rover

Agency to narrow down list of landing sites for 2020 mission.

NASA’s Curiosity rover is in the prime of its life, exploring the rocks, soil and air of Mars. But the agency is already planning its successor — and this time, the scientific stakes are higher.

On 14 May, planetary geologists will gather in a hotel near Arlington, Virginia, to begin hammering out where NASA might send its next Mars rover, set to launch in 2020. The plan is to build a machine that is nearly identical to Curiosity, and equip it with fresh instruments to probe the Martian surface.

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Head out on the road by Wil Wardle
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Solarpunk is exactly what we need right now. The immediate future is almost always bleak in mainstream movies and books. If society hasn’t utterly collapsed, the masses are being controlled by some tyrannical government. 

The post-apocalyptic future is infinitely interesting, since there are countless ways to imagine it. Mutants of all kinds, reformed landscapes, the marriage of old and new technology, survivalism–these are fucking fascinating concepts to explore.

But solarpunk offers the same opportunities for imagination in these areas. Androids–humans fused with technology for a myriad of interesting reasons; reformed landscapes–we have a chance to explore what the future could look like if we had direct control over shaping the earth in a way that not only benefits us and our planet, but is also beautiful; the marriage of old and new technology–this is the prime chance to explore the possibilities. “Futuristic” technology exists, but it’s not easily distributed on a mainstream level. Solarpunk offers a chance to imagine what it would be like if we could make these planet-saving technologies widely available, integral pieces of our society. In addition, there are some practices that are simply best when done by human hands and not by a machine. Combining these life-enriching, hands-on simple tools with efficient and seemingly magical new technologies is something I would love to see in my daily life.

Solarpunk is optimistic, innovative, leaves room only for growth and imagination, and directly relates to the problems our planet is going through. By engaging creatively in the solarpunk direction, we can create some real tangible change that could steer us away from the bleak future we all seem to expect. We can live in a green world again, shaped by our imagination and respect for our natural resources, finite and (relatively) infinite. 

Huge Moon Crater’s Water Ice Supply Revealed

A crater on the moon that is a prime target for human exploration may be tantalizingly rich in ice, though researchers warn it could just as well hold none at all.

The scientists investigated Shackleton Crater, which sits almost directly on the moon’s south pole. The crater, named after the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, is more than 12 miles wide (19 kilometers) and 2 miles deep (3 km) — about as deep as Earth’s oceans.

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It's In Your Nature: 7 Summer Vacation Destination for Outdoor Enthusiasts

The weather is hot, the skies are blue, and everything has a warm, welcoming glow. Summer is here, which means it’s prime season for exploration, adventure, and living a life that would make John Muir proud. It’s time to dust off your hiking boots and lose yourself in mountains, forests, and fields. Here are the best summer vacation destinations for lovers of the great outdoors.


20/9/2016: King Abdullah II held several meeting with heads of states and delegations participating in the 71st session United Nations General Assembly.

His Majesty met with King Felipe VI of Spain and discussed with him cooperation between the two countries and ways of developing them in various fields, in addition to the latest developments in the Middle East.

In another meeting, he and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, discussed regional developments and stressed the importance of intensifying international coordination and efforts to deal with crises and resolve them to ensure peace and promote security and stability in the region.

His Majesty the King also met with President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, and discussed with him cooperation between the two countries. The King also met Britain Prime Minister, Theresa May, and discussed a number of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East, especially the Syrian crisis and the future of the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis. Also, His Majesty and Norway Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, explored ways of strengthening Jordanian-Norwegian relations in various fields, especially in light of the partnership relations between Jordan and the European Union. In a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa.

His Majesty met with the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha, and President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, and discussed ways to boost relations between the Kingdom and the international organization. He also met Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and discussed with him the latest developments in Yemen and efforts to resolve the crisis in that Arab country. He then discussed with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cooperation between the Kingdom and Iraq, especially in political and economic spheres.

In another meeting, he held talks with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and discussed with him the latest developments in the Middle East and efforts to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of Syrian refugees. (Source: Petra)