neuromorphogenesis:

Language and Your Brain

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages.

By Voxy.

environmentalillnessnetwork:

The April 15, 2014 Reuters article “French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize" reports that:
France’s lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.

environmentalillnessnetwork:

The April 15, 2014 Reuters article “French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize" reports that:

France’s lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.

dichotomization:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

dichotomization:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

(Source: dancetothebeats)

newsweek:

Women who have been elected or appointed head of state around the globe. 
  Female head of government (yellow) 
  Female head of state (light blue) 
  Female head of state/government (combined) (light green)
  Female head of state and female head of government (dark green) (via) 

newsweek:

Women who have been elected or appointed head of state around the globe. 

  Female head of government (yellow) 

  Female head of state (light blue) 

  Female head of state/government (combined) (light green)

  Female head of state and female head of government (dark green) 

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A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. 2014

A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. 2014

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But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun, and light, and of that proportion of life and time they had been born into the world to enjoy.

Plutarch of Chaeronea, Greek biographer ca. 100 C.E.

*ahem* 100 C.E. 

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engagedelectorate:

This map shows how the world has been hurt by climate change so far