“Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not ‘you’. The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.”
— NASA Lunar Science Institute, We Originated in the Belly of a Star (2012)
(Source: thinksquad, via alexandraimua)
7:10 pm • 16 April 2014 • 64,904 notes
10 Realistic Rules for Good Non-Monogamous-Relationships
I appreciated this. It’s a good read. It poses a lot of really great questions for self-reflection on what you want for yourself in any kind of relationship, honestly. The questions in this article can be for people who are monogamous, single, poly, non-monogs, etc.
Anyway, I’d suggest it! Take it for what it is. Good questions for self-love reflection :)
6:00 pm • 16 April 2014 • 44 notes
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE
The complete short film is on youtube and it’s really good and the end kind of took my breath away.
I must see this
5:55 pm • 16 April 2014 • 35,997 notes