rtamerica:

Oregon to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana

Voters in the state of Oregon will decide via a ballot initiative in November whether to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana.

Initiative Petition 53 has gained enough public approval to earn a slot on the November ballot, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office. 

scienceisbeauty:

The wonderful and dreamlike underwater world. Photographer and scientific diver Alexander Semenov takes beautiful underwater images (via BuzzFeed)

'This is Baloo, an American Black Bear- he's 12 years old, and he's been in this wildlife sanctuary here in Atlanta ever since he was a little cub, and all through his life, even into adulthood, he's been keeping company with a couple of animals- well, you just wouldn't expect.'

A Black Bear named Baloo & his best friend Shere-Khan, a 12 year old Bengal Tiger.

touchablyalive:

"you have to reblog that so I can reblog it"

rhamphotheca:

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

by Damian Carrington

Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The heavy impact on the environment of meat production was known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. The popular red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than pork or chicken, 11 times more water and results in five times more climate-warming emissions. When compared to staples like potatoes, wheat, and rice, the impact of beef per calorie is even more extreme, requiring 160 times more land and producing 11 times more greenhouse gases…

(read more: The Guardian UK)

photos: Shutterstock and Alamy

blackpaint20:

Nudes in the Louvre!

Mimesis in the Louvre: 

Mimesis (Ancient Greek: μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), “to imitate,” from μῖμος (mimos), “imitator, actor”) is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, receptivity, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self  - wiki

I’d love to try this

ibrandster:

i think of this whenever i buy anything over $10

#warpaint