30th of March 2012
 
sisterwolf:

Indira Gandhi.
via

sisterwolf:

Indira Gandhi.

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21st of March 2012
 

35mm Stock Footage at the Internet Archive

wilwheaton:

This is history porn at its finest.

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20th of March 2012
 
thedailywhat:

Looking For Amelia of the Day: The search for Amelia Earhart is back on thanks to the State Department and $500k in private funds.
Kicked off at a State Department event celebrating “Amelia Earhart and the United States’ ties to our Pacific neighbors,” the search for the aviation pioneer, who disappeared 75 years ago over the South Pacific, will focus on the theory that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, landed in the vicinity of the Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro, formerly known as Gardner Island.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is scheduled to meet today with members of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery — the group leading the new search, which will begin in earnest this July to coincide with the anniversary of Earhart and Noonan’s fateful flight.
[msnbc / cbsnews.]

thedailywhat:

Looking For Amelia of the Day: The search for Amelia Earhart is back on thanks to the State Department and $500k in private funds.

Kicked off at a State Department event celebrating “Amelia Earhart and the United States’ ties to our Pacific neighbors,” the search for the aviation pioneer, who disappeared 75 years ago over the South Pacific, will focus on the theory that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, landed in the vicinity of the Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro, formerly known as Gardner Island.

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is scheduled to meet today with members of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery — the group leading the new search, which will begin in earnest this July to coincide with the anniversary of Earhart and Noonan’s fateful flight.

[msnbc / cbsnews.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

15th of March 2012
 
mudwerks:

(via Anonymous Works: Frontispiece)
13th of March 2012
 
oberlin-college:

Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s a photo of the women in the class of 1855 courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives.
What Oberlin women inspire you?

oberlin-college:

Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s a photo of the women in the class of 1855 courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives.

What Oberlin women inspire you?

 
atlantahistorycenter:

1960s photo of Girl Scouts visiting the Juliette Gordon Low house in Savannah, GA.
Browse and order prints from our collection.

atlantahistorycenter:

1960s photo of Girl Scouts visiting the Juliette Gordon Low house in Savannah, GA.

Browse and order prints from our collection.

11th of March 2012
 
mudwerks:

(via adski_kafeteri: think summer)
8th of March 2012
 
 

Gorilla genome analysis reveals new human links

rememo:

“Comparing the sequences of humans, chimpanzees and gorillas has enabled scientists to put a more accurate clock on when the three species split from their last common ancestors. It was traditionally thought that the emergence of new species (known as “speciation”) happens at a relatively localised point in time but emerging evidence suggests that this is not necessarily the case, that species split over an extended period. Studying the gorilla genome suggests that the divergence of gorillas from the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees happened around 10 million years ago. Humans and chimpanzees last shared a common ancestor around 6 million years ago. Eastern and western gorillas split some time in the last million years.”

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6th of March 2012
 
uglyuglyugly:

The Cerne Abbas Giant, or Cerne Giant, and more recently referred to as the Rude Man and the Rude Giant, is a hill figure of a giant naked man on a hillside near the village of Cerne Abbas, to the north of Dorchester, in Dorset, England. The 180 ft (55 m) high, 167 ft (51 m) wide figure is carved into the side of a steep hill, and is best viewed from the opposite side of the valley or from the air. The carving is formed by a trench 12 in (30 cm) wide, and about the same depth, which has been cut through grass and earth into the underlying chalk. In his right hand the giant holds a knobbled club 120 ft (37 m) in length. A 1996 study found that some features of the image have changed over time; notably, the study concluded that the figure originally held a cloak in its left arm and stood over a disembodied head.
The figure’s origin and age is unknown. Early antiquarians associated it with a Saxon deity, though there is little evidence for such a connection. Other scholars sought to identify it with a Celtic British figure or the Roman Hercules, or some syncretization of the two. The 1996 discoveries strengthened the identification with Hercules, who was often depicted wielding a club and carrying a cloak made from the Nemean Lion. However, since the first descriptions of the figure do not appear until the mid-18th century, many scholars conclude that it is not significantly older than that. Regardless of its age, the Cerne Abbas Giant has become an important part of local culture and folklore, which often associates it with fertility.

uglyuglyugly:

The Cerne Abbas Giant, or Cerne Giant, and more recently referred to as the Rude Man and the Rude Giant, is a hill figure of a giant naked man on a hillside near the village of Cerne Abbas, to the north of Dorchester, in Dorset, England. The 180 ft (55 m) high, 167 ft (51 m) wide figure is carved into the side of a steep hill, and is best viewed from the opposite side of the valley or from the air. The carving is formed by a trench 12 in (30 cm) wide, and about the same depth, which has been cut through grass and earth into the underlying chalk. In his right hand the giant holds a knobbled club 120 ft (37 m) in length. A 1996 study found that some features of the image have changed over time; notably, the study concluded that the figure originally held a cloak in its left arm and stood over a disembodied head.

The figure’s origin and age is unknown. Early antiquarians associated it with a Saxon deity, though there is little evidence for such a connection. Other scholars sought to identify it with a Celtic British figure or the Roman Hercules, or some syncretization of the two. The 1996 discoveries strengthened the identification with Hercules, who was often depicted wielding a club and carrying a cloak made from the Nemean Lion. However, since the first descriptions of the figure do not appear until the mid-18th century, many scholars conclude that it is not significantly older than that. Regardless of its age, the Cerne Abbas Giant has become an important part of local culture and folklore, which often associates it with fertility.

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