Saturday, 17 January 2015

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Thoughtfully Answers A Six-Year-Old Boy’s Question About The Meaning of Life

“So — what is the meaning of life? I think people ask that question on the assumption that ‘meaning’ is something you can look for and go, ‘Here it is, I found it. Here’s the meaning. I’ve been looking for.’ That scenario, however, doesn’t consider the possibility that ‘meaning’ is something you create. You manufacture it for yourself and for others.
So when I think of ‘meaning’ in life, I ask, ‘Did I learn something today that I didn’t know yesterday, bringing me a little closer to knowing all that can be known in the universe?’ If I live a day and I don’t know a little more than I did the day before, I think I wasted that day. So the people who, at the end of the school year, say ‘The summer! I don’t have to think anymore!’ — I just don’t know. To think brings you closer to nature. To learn how things work gives you power to influence events. Gives you power to help people who may need it — to help yourself and your trajectory.
So when I think of the meaning of life, that’s not an eternal and unanswerable question — to me, that’s in arm’s reach of me everyday. So to you, at age six-and-three-quarters, may I suggest that you explore nature as much as you possibly can. And occasionally that means getting your clothes dirty because you might want to jump into puddles and your parents don’t want you to do that. You tell them that I gave you permission.” (Via)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

NASA Just Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken – And It’s Mind-Blowing

What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

24 Rare Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless

These photos from the past are a quick and interesting glimpse at the times the pictures were taken. This completely random, yet somehow still interesting, list of photos will bring you your dose of fun facts and intriguing things for the day. Like, I had no idea that Alfred Hitchcock pretty much enjoyed a nice, warm cup of tea with the MGM lion. I kid you not.

1. Alfred Hitchcock and the MGM Lion Leo having tea together.

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via Twitter / @HistoricalPics

2. Wooden bathing suits made in 1929 that were supposed to make you more buoyant.

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via Vintag

3. A fugitive being dragged by border patrol so that he doesn't escape the USA and enter Mexico.

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via imgur | reddit /u/ jaycrew

4. The Dynasphere, which is a monowheel built in 1932 that can go up to 25 miles an hour.

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via BBC / Getty Images

5. A portable TV concept created in 1967.

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via Arts Electronic

6. The participants of the Miss Lovely Eyes competition in Florida held in 1930.

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via FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

7. Sound finders were used in World War I to figure out which way enemy planes were coming from.

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via imgur / SirBrunno

8. Salvador Dali walking his pet anteater in 1969.

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via imgur | reddit /u/ Tsukamori

9. Babies, orphaned after the loss of their parents during the Vietnam war, are transported to the United States in 1975 in Operation Babylift.

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via imgur | reddit /u/ kirbyfood

10. Women in 1942 would paint their legs to look like they were wearing stockings.

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via Rare Historical Photos

11. In 1930, a policeman judges an ankle contest.

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via imgur | reddit /u/ sacredserenity

12. A brewery delivers kegs on a spitfire to troops fighting in Normandy.

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via imgur | reddit /u/ maxrdt

13. Women boxing on a roof in the 1930s.

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via reddit /u/ chl59

14. Everyone in New York in 1939 wore a hat.

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via Artsy / Margaret Bourke-White

15. People in Paris avoid getting wet in the flood by stepping on a series of chairs in 1924.

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via Facie Populi / Henri Manuel

16. A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be finished in a London dress shop in 1860.

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via imgur | reddit /u/ DaHitcha
Photo Source: imgur | reddit /u/ maxrdt

17. The real-life Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh.

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via Twitter / @History_Pics

18. During the Prague Spring in 1968, a Soviet soldier chases a young Czech man who was throwing rocks at a tank.

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via Magnum Photos / Ian Berry

19. Steven Spielberg taking photos of some of the set pieces that were made as miniatures for the first Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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via Publimetro

20. A lone man refusing to do the Nazi Salut, 1936.

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via Rare Historical Photos

21. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara fishing in 1960.

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via Kizaz

22. The aftermath of D-Day as two boys watch from a tree while American soldiers drive through Saint Lo in France.

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via The Atlantic / AP

23. A black police officer protects a member of the KKK during a rally in 1983. 

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via imgur | reddit /u/ eamantite

24. Test pilot George Aird flying the English Electronic Lightning F-1. He had to eject himself out of the plane after losing control of it.

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via Fear Of Landing
Photo Source:  Beatlesource / Dick Matthews

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Bill Gates Raises A Glass Of Water That Used To Be Poop

Bill Gates takes a sip of water that came out of the new Janicki Omniprocessor, which turns human waste into clean drinking water in minutes.

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water?

Easy — get the water from poop.

Bill Gates Drinks Poo
What Happened: Really, we’re not sure what that headline leaves to the imagination. Oh, alright: In his secret identity as billionaire philanthropist, the Microsoft founder visited a factory that burns human waste to produce water and electricity and he sampled the output.
Where It Blew Up: Blogs, media think pieces
What Really Happened: Gates wrote about his visit to the Omniprocessor, a facility that turns crap into … well, not gold, but something better: water and electricity, which is more useful in certain parts of the world. As part of the blog post, he included a video that saw him sampling the water produced by the processor (see above).
The Takeaway: Our love for seeing celebrities do disgusting things—even if, as in this case, it’s not actually disgusting at all—is strong. Nonetheless, if this is what it takes to draw attention to worthy causes, then we should at least be glad that it’s not as obnoxious as the Ice Bucket Challenge became. Hey, maybe we can get morecelebrities necking down feces in the name of positivity!

Sources : npr , wired

Smart Cat Uses Sign Language To Interact With Its Deaf Owner

Deaf people rely on sign language in order to be able to communicate with others. But, what happens when they need to communicate with their pet? This man did not let his disability stop him from being able to talk to his beloved cat. Somehow, he managed to teach him ​​sign language and now they can have a conversation. Watching them interact is amazing!

via whydontyoutrythis

Friday, 9 January 2015

How to Always Be True to Yourself and Others

To be true to yourself and others is the most difficult thing to achieve, but the only way to be truly fulfilled.
But how to be always true to yourself and others? Here is a little guide:

1. Don’t follow others. Always follow your inner voice. Nobody knows what is good for you better than yourself.

2. Listen to others, but never obey them. People’s suggestions might help, but always use critical thinking to find out what is right or not.

3. Always think for yourself. If you don’t, someone else will do the thinking for for you.

4. Create your own path of life and walk on it. Each person is different, so don’t walk on ready-made paths that were meant for others.

5. Be honest with others, but first be honest with yourself.

6. Don’t try to make others happy if you don’t feel happy doing it. Helping is one thing, sacrificing is another.

7. Say “no” when necessary. Never be afraid to express your opinion, even if it opposes that of others.

8. Never imitate others. You can only be yourself, everyone else is taken.

9. Don’t be afraid to be different. Everyone is unique, so never compromise your true self.

10. If you have a dream, pursue it.

11. Admit your mistakes. Only in this way can you learn and grow.

12. Take risks when needed. Being a coward prevents you from growing.

13. Seek the truth, no matter how painful it can be.

14. Speak the truth, regardless of the consequences. Remember that no matter how many lies may fight truth, in the end truth always triumphs.

15. Doubt all beliefs that have been placed upon you since childhood.

16. Don’t be afraid. What you fear controls you.

17. Take responsibility for your life. Don’t blame others for your misfortunes. You have the choice to create your reality the way you wish.

18. Have Belief in yourself.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

24 Beautiful Ice Formations That Appear as Art.

From frozen ponds to icicle-laden flowers, you'd never guess Mother Nature was the artist behind some of these works.
A reflection and aspect of the holism which is, it is expected that man’s inspired drive to create results in brilliant art. But in comparison to some of the masterpieces formed through effect of mother nature’s flurry, certain achievements from a human standard fall short.
From snow drifts to swinging icicles, art capturing the perfection and intricacy that exists follows. Scroll through the captured pieces and choose your favorite! Then share this collection so others may benefit from the beauty that abounds on planet Earth.
We’ve also recently created an article featuring the diversity of the human race, reminding us that we live on a planet where sad and happy coexist. Some of the images are beautiful while others are touching.

#1 Baikal Ice Emerald

Credit: Alexey Trofimov

#2 Frozen Bubbles

Credit: Bored Panda
Credit: Bored Panda

#3 Frozen Lighthouses on Lake Michigan Shore

Credit: Thomas Zakowski
Credit: Thomas Zakowski

#4 Folded Snow

Credit: Bored Panda
Credit: Bored Panda

#5 Frozen Flower Buds

Credit: Joao Paglione
Credit: Joao Paglione

#6 Frozen Lakes

Credit: Phillips Chip
Credit: Phillips Chip

#7 Ice Blossoms

Credit: Imgur
Credit: Imgur

#8 Frosted Lace

Credit: Robert Felton
Credit: Robert Felton

#9 Flower After Ice Storm

Credit: Norman A Buldoc
Credit: Norman A Buldoc

#10 Frozen Tree

Credit: Svetlana Shupenko
Credit: Svetlana Shupenko

#11 After Freezing Rain in China


Credit: Bored Panda
Credit: Bored Panda

#12 Frost on the Fence

Credit: Bored Panda
Credit: Bored Panda

#13 Frozen Pond

Credit: Adam Rifkin
Credit: Adam Rifkin

#14 Frozen Berries

Credit: Matt Stearns
Credit: Matt Stearns

#15 Frost Flowers in the Arctic Ocean


#16 Frosted Pine

Credit: Cindi Girard
Credit: Cindi Girard

#17 Frozen Grass

Credit: Luca Biolcati Rinaldi
Credit: Luca Biolcati Rinaldi

#18 Icicles on a Blooming Apple Tree

Credit: Thomas Zagler
Credit: Thomas Zagler

#19 Fudgesicles

Credit: Mihai Siraru
Credit: Mihai Siraru

#20 Grass After Freezing Rain

Credit: Bored Panda
Credit: Bored Panda

#21 Rabbit or Frost Flowers

Credit: Mark Adams
Credit: Mark Adams

#22 Icicle Bush

Credit: Alex Lau

#23 Leaf After Freezing Rain

Credit: Imgur
Credit: Imgur

#24 Snow Roller

Credit: Miranda Granche
Credit: Miranda Granche

Source : 
trueactivist by Amanda Froelich 

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