Etain: the Shining One

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This week I’ve got an offbeat one for you all. For your consideration I present Étaín, heroine of Irish mythology, who: spent her life being shunted around a ludicrous number of suitors; was transformed at various points into a worm, a butterfly, a swan, and a pool of water; and induced one of the strangest pregnancies since Jesus. Onward!

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In honor of Shark Week and the irrational fear of being killed by a shark. It is estimated that 11,417 sharks are killed by humans every hour of every day or about 100,000,000 per year.

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“Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.”
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                                      Ronda Rousey’s Judo Demo 11/13/2011

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How the Sun Sees You: People Discover What They Look like under Ultraviolet Light, and the Startling Power of Sunscreen

I’ve seen this done with still photography before, but never with video. Whaaaaaaa…

People of the paler persuasions, please watch and think about this before you decide to covet and idolize tan skin as the cornerstone of beauty. I shudder to think how many thymine dimers are lurking inside our invisible freckles like ticking neoplastic time bombs.

Also, how adorable is everyone in this video?

If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky.
They’re all out there, we just can’t see them

Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

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Cartoon: Outbreaks in America

Another great political cartoon, this one from Brian McFadden appearing in the Daily Kos, looks at all the other “outbreaks” of concern beyond the one the media is focused on…

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Diavo Voltaggio — who also goes by Dave — showed off his homemade cyborg arm at Lego convention BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia last week.

Move over Hulk Hands….. sagansense:

mashable:

Diavo Voltaggio — who also goes by Dave — showed off his homemade cyborg arm at Lego convention BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia last week.

Move over Hulk Hands….. sagansense:

mashable:

Diavo Voltaggio — who also goes by Dave — showed off his homemade cyborg arm at Lego convention BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia last week.

Move over Hulk Hands….. sagansense:

mashable:

Diavo Voltaggio — who also goes by Dave — showed off his homemade cyborg arm at Lego convention BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia last week.

Move over Hulk Hands….. sagansense:

mashable:

Diavo Voltaggio — who also goes by Dave — showed off his homemade cyborg arm at Lego convention BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia last week.

Move over Hulk Hands…..

sagansense:

mashable:

Diavo Voltaggio — who also goes by Dave — showed off his homemade cyborg arm at Lego convention BrickFair in Chantilly, Virginia last week.

Move over Hulk Hands…..