Is this the one place that will survive the Mayan apocalypse?
On 21 December 2012, some believe the ancient civilisation expected the end of the world through as many varieties of cataclysm as the internet’s servers can hold. The sun will unleash a deadly storm. Earthquakes will tear the planet asunder. A rogue planet will plough into Earth in a cosmic re-creation of bar billiards. No, no, and no, says our science correspondent Ian Sample.
Cyclone Evan batters Fiji
More than 3,500 people evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji as the biggest cyclone in 20 years swept across the Pacific island nation on Monday, three days after the storm killed 4 people and destroyed thousands of homes in nearby Samoa.
Photo: Local resident Pita Turgagaviti clears away branches from a tree that collapsed on top of a car shelter outside a house near Suva, Fiji, on December 17, 2012, as Cyclone Evan threatened the Pacific nation with ‘catastrophic damage.’ (Joshua Kuku / AFP - Getty Images)
The leggiest animal on Earth lives in the outskirts of Silicon Valley
This is a movie of Illacme plenipes with 662 legs showing live movement.
Credit: Dr. Paul Marek
I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, that I demand for my children. Friday changed everything. It must change everything. We all must begin anew and demand that Washington’s old way of doing business is no longer acceptable. Entertainment moguls don’t have an absolute right to glorify murder while spreading mayhem in young minds across America. And our Bill of Rights does not guarantee gun manufacturers the absolute right to sell military-style, high-caliber, semi-automatic combat assault rifles with high-capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want.
It is time for Congress to put children before deadly dogmas. It’s time for politicians to start focusing more on protecting our schoolyards than putting together their next fundraiser. It’s time for Washington to stop trying to win endless wars overseas when we’re losing the war at home … For the sake of my four children and yours, I choose life and I choose change.
Scarborough, when still in Congress, was notably aligned with the NRA and previously espoused libertarian views on the issue.
I am schizophrenic. Or rather, I have schizophrenia.
I’ve been told many times by mental health professionals and peers in my situation over my years of recovery that I should not identify myself as the illness. I see their point.
I am still a human being; I still contribute to society and…
In response to recent articles on mental illness, Tumblr user thehedrick wrote about his experiences. “Frankly, I’m more than bothered that the only time mental health comes up in public discourse is in the midst of a horrible tragedy,” he writes. A great post. Worth the read.
My heart breaks seeing this. Rest In Peace, angels. <3
they were all so beautiful, this makes my heart hut <3
Such innocence, such a beauty we shall not forget <3
This girl died a true hero. Also, there is a petition to award her the Medal of Freedom. I ask everyone to sign it and make sure this amazing girl forever gets the recognition she deserves for her selfless act.
The petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/award-medal-freedom-victoria-soto/XrsSn2zG (please sign it) God bless.
PLEASE SIGN IT!!