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He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer’s left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his favorite charioteer losing control of his horses.

In reality, he’s the “Bearded Man, 170-180 A.D.,” a…


Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP

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Baby banana plants. The adopted plant is doing amazingly well in the living room! Seems to like it here @hedvigmurray @zoeoliviajohn


IBreathtaking Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency (ESA) presented a collection of images of the Earth taken from the satellite. More here.

The ESA has an incredible Observing the Earth archive that’s updated every week and each satelitte image is usually accompanied by a brief essay to explain a bit about what you’re looking at. Collected here are some of my favorite images from the last few years taken with too many different satellites to mention, and you can search photos back through 2005.

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Quick Vertical Garden for Strawberries

An old wine case and a waxed paper bag become home to twelve new strawberry cuttings, pruned from runners in the garden.

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This is an urgent call to action. Please read, share and “like to dislike” this important post.

How would you feel if you were a 13 year old girl starting to menstruate - and had only two pairs of underpants?

That is exactly what appears to be happening on Nauru. And we won’t stand for it. It’s time to send tampons to Scott Morrison again, to register our outrage.

Our tampon protest started seven months ago, when reports came from refugee advocates that women asylum were being ritually humiliated as they were forced by needed to ask guards for sanitary products that were doled out one or two at a time. These reports came on top of a woman being separated from her baby, doctors reporting asylum seekers being denied proper medical treatment, a high number of miscarriages and a sick pregnant women asking for medical assistance being told to “lower her expectations”.

Two months ago we paused this successful campaign, as we believed the inhumane treatment of women in refugee camps had largely stopped. Today, however, we learn this doesn’t seem to be the case.

Among other human rights abuses of asylum seekers reported by Save the Children advocates on Nauru was this report: ”A 13-year-old girl who started menstruating on Nauru but had only two pairs of underwear ‘She felt shame because … each day she had to wash her underwear and hang them to dry in front of her father which was not culturally appropriate.’ “

This demeaning of refugee women by our Government must stop. We’re re-activating this campaign. Please send Scott Morrison a sanitary product – just one unused one. Or, you could send clean underwear, if you prefer. Your delivery to his office symbolises the humiliation that occurs in secret for women in our detention centres here and off shore.

Let’s flood him with our disapproval. It’s up to you, Destroyers. This protest has attracted international attention and also sends a message to refugee women in detention that they’re not ignored.

Please send to:
Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
PO Box 6022
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: 02 6277 7860
Fax: 02 6273 4144

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Featured Curator: Justin Ruckman

The artist and painter Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado describes himself as being obsessed with detail, “expressing emotions through the fragmentation of color”. While the human form or elements of human consciousness are often represented in his pieces, he also enjoys starting with more abstract gestures and colors, and letting the narrative unfold organically.

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So waiting on dill, and a few days of rain meant that the pickling cucumbers got a little outta control. Some were under such thick cover they stayed white. These will be used mostly for slicing pickles. Lots of cucumbers yet to come to so we’re safe. 

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The Scavenger of the South

Keas (Nestor notabilis) are an endangered parrot species native to the southern alpine regions of New Zealand. Named by the Maori people for its distinctive kea cry, the parrots are predominantly green and black, with striking orange and yellow underwings. They’re a highly adaptive species and are considered to be one of the most intelligent bird species in the world, with the equivalent intelligence of a three-year-old child. Their lineage is thought to have diverged from other parrots approximately 80 million years ago when Zealandia split from Gondwanaland, and to scout out food to survive in their harsh alpine environment, keas developed a highly inquisitive nature—which today often makes them nuisances to nearby humans, because the parrots are also mischievous and opportunistic, and never turn down the chance to supplement their mostly-vegetarian diet with human food. They eat nearly anything, so no item of food is safe in their territory—keas are smart and daring enough to pluck it clean out of your hands. Their nature caused conflict with humans throughout the twentieth century: a bounty was introduced, and it’s thought that over 150,000 keas were culled, leaving only 1000–5000 in the wild today. They’re listed as an endangered species, also threatened by introduced pests, logging, scavenging harmful foods, and farmers who still illegally kill them to protect livestock.

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