durtybeard

nubbsgalore:

photos from dubaiโ€™s 828 meter tall burj khalifa (save the first and last photos, which show the building) by (click pic)ย daniel cheong,ย karim nafatni,ย bjoern lauenย and dave alexander. duabai only experiences this in september and march, when seasonal changes in temperature creates an abundance of early morning fog.ย (see also: fog over new york, london and chicago)

So beyond gorgeous.

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goodcharlotteofficial:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.



There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.

goodcharlotteofficial:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued โ€œcompetingโ€ charities, becauseย (paraphrasing)ย their โ€œmessage or branding was infringing.โ€

You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

Thereโ€™s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyoneโ€™s interested.

durtybeard
rhamphotheca:

What Causes Brazil’s ‘Meeting of the Waters’?
by Bec Crew
This is what it looks like when the Solimões River meets the Rio Negro in Brazil.
Almost 10 kilometres from the inland city of Manaus in northern Brazil, ‘the Meeting of the Waters’ is the point where two of Amazon River’s largest tributaries - a smaller river that flows into a bigger ‘parent’ river - converge but never mix.
The Solimões River forms the lighter half, its ‘cafe au lait’ colouring owed to the rich sediment that runs down from the Andes Mountains, including sand, mud and silt. Known as a ‘white water river’, the Solimões River stretches over a 1600 km distance. 
The darker side is the Rio Negro, and it gets its ‘black tea’ hue from leaf and plant matter that has decayed and dissolved in the water. It might look dark and murky, but the Rio Negro carries little or no sediment, and according to the European Space Agency website, is considered one of the cleanest natural waters in the world. On really clear days, water visibility in this black water river can exceed nine metres. ..
(read more: Science Alert - Australia)
Image: Danocoo1/Reddit.com

rhamphotheca:

What Causes Brazilโ€™s โ€˜Meeting of the Watersโ€™?

by Bec Crew

This is what it looks like when the Solimรตes River meets the Rio Negro in Brazil.

Almost 10 kilometres from the inland city of Manaus in northern Brazil, โ€˜the Meeting of the Watersโ€™ is the point where two of Amazon Riverโ€™s largest tributaries - a smaller river that flows into a bigger โ€˜parentโ€™ river - converge but never mix.

The Solimรตes River forms the lighter half, its โ€˜cafe au laitโ€™ colouring owed to the rich sediment that runs down from the Andes Mountains, including sand, mud and silt. Known as a โ€˜white water riverโ€™, the Solimรตes River stretches over a 1600ย km distance.ย 

The darker side is the Rio Negro, and it gets its โ€˜black teaโ€™ hue from leaf and plant matter that has decayed and dissolved in the water. It might look dark and murky, but the Rio Negro carries little or no sediment, and according to the European Space Agency website, is considered one of the cleanest natural waters in the world. On really clear days, water visibility in this black water river can exceed nine metres. ..

(read more: Science Alert - Australia)

Image: Danocoo1/Reddit.com