I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
This is gorgeous.
This girl is so brave
Strike Anywhere - To the World
another heartbeat lost, another police murder
buried in the public eye, on the back page
heartbeats lost in a new world order
hobbled and bound but still walking away
I pledge allegiance to the world
for nothing more, nothing less
than my humanity
Mary Anne Radmacher (via observando)
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (via observando)
Ernest Hemingway (via observando)
Thomas A. Edison (via observando)
Sometimes nothingness can reveal a whole lot.
While the universe is mostly empty, it contains bubble-like voids that are even emptier, taking up most of the space in the cosmos. And new research shows that these voids all look similar regardless of size — a consistency that may help unravel some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.
If you zoom way out, all the matter in the universe looks like a huge cobweb, consisting of an expansive network of filaments and wall-like structures that crisscross one another.
More than 80 percent of this matter is dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that appears to interact only gravitationally with the regular matter that makes up stars and galaxies. Residing in these filaments and walls of dark matter are galaxies, and the densest regions — where the filaments intersect — are sites of massive clusters of hundreds to thousands of galaxies.