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  3. givemeinternet:

    A strong independent dog who don’t need no man

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  4. "The sea is the cruelest lover."

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  5. waive:

    ufocottoncandy:

    As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.
    — Virginia Woolf

    wow I wish I could take beautiful pictures from plane windows

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  7. tardis-mind-palace:

    The three stages of doing homework

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  8. kramoca:

    I fall in love…

     
  9. peashooter85:

    Ancient Roman Nanotechnology —- The Lycurgus Cup

    In the 1950’s the British Museum acquired one of the most amazing archaeological finds from Ancient Rome.  The Lycurgus Cup is a beautiful 1,600 year old goblet crafted from glass by the Ancient Romans.  The cup depicts the punishment of Lycurgus, a mythical king who was ensnared in vines for committing evil acts against the Greek god Dionysus.  The craftsmanship and artwork of the cup are certainly amazing on their own. During the age of the Roman Empire the Romans were master glassmakers, producing some of the finest pieces of glassware in history.   However the Lycurgus cup has one incredible property that is goes far beyond traditional glassmaking.  When exposed to light, the cup turns from jade green into a bright, glowing red color.  For decades historians, archaeologists, and scientists had no idea why this occurred or how the Romans made the cup with such light changing properties.  Then in 1990 a small fragment of the cup was examined by scientists under a microscope.  What they discovered is truly amazing.

    The Lycurgus cup is not only made of glass, but is impregnated with thousands of small particles of gold and silver.  Each of the gold and silver particles are less than 50 nano-meters in diameter, less than one-one thousandth the size of a grain of table salt.  When the cup is hit with light, electrons belonging to the metal flecks vibrate in ways that alter the color depending on the observer’s position.  What is even more amazing is that the addition of the particles to the glass was no accident or coincidence.  The Romans would have had to have known the exact mixture and density of particles needed to give the cup light changing properties.  This would have been done without the aid of a microscope, without the knowledge of molecular theory, and 1,300 years before Newton’s Theory of Colors.

    Today the Lycurgus Cup has profound affects on modern nanotechnology.  After studying the cup, researchers and engineers are looking to adapt the technology for modern purposes.  A researcher from the University of Illinois named Gong Gang Liu is currently working on a device which uses the same technology to diagnose disease.  Another application of the technology is a possible device which can detect dangerous materials being smuggled onto airplanes by terrorists.  

    The legacy of Ancient Rome continues.  Arena’s, baths, arches, and  nanotechnology. 

    (Source: smithsonianmag.com, via bappletree)

     
  10. corrivate:

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  11. strawberriesgonewild:

    She’s the one with the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun kissed. It’s burnt with multiple tan lines, wounds and bites here and there. But for every flaw on her skin, she has an interesting story to tell.
    Don’t date a girl who…

     

  12. tom-marvolo-dildo:

    madilee23:

    skeletonflight:

    AU The Fault In Our Stars where Hazel Grace succumbs to the cancer and dies and in the last scene all you see is Augustus standing out side with a cigarette between his lips and a hand slowly reaching up to light it.

    HOW ABOUT NO

    WOW I DIDNT KNOW SOMETHING COULD BE WORSE THAN THE ACTUAL ENDING NOPE BYE

    (via not-thefunniestblog)

     
  13. rebelheartscouture:

    Valentino fall 2013, Shanghai, China

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  14. opiumdreamland:

    unexplained-events:

    This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.

    I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

    there is literally nothing sadder to me than little kids being taught prejudice and hate/self-hate.

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