Earth Day was this past weekend. Lets keep the party going for a bit, shall we?
350.org is building a global climate movement and their website has all sorts of great information about climate change and what we can do to stem the tide. Well worth checking out. NRDC.org is another great resource for info. And you can go straight to The People’s Climate March to find out how to join one of the thousands of Climate Marches and Demonstrations going on worldwide this Saturday (April 29).
To celebrate Earth Day, Instagram asked people to spend the weekend taking photographs of the natural beauty of our planet. The images were all tagged #whpnaturalbeauty (where WHP stands for weekend hashtag project) and the results are really breathtaking. It’s a great feed to check out when you’re feeling bleak about what’s going on in the political world…
Who doesn’t want to know how to take a picture of a black hole?
And while we’re in the land of the TED talk, take the command Know Thyself to heart and check out this playlist of 14 talks about the inner workings of our brains.
If you’re just jonesing for a short podcast about some kind of scientific topic, but don’t have anything specific in mind, check out San Francisco’s KQED’s Science. You won’t be disappointed.
Just now, at Pioneer Works, Amanda Palmer read a breathtakingly beautiful and profoundly feminist poem (written just this weekend by her husband Neil Gaiman) about how the first scientists were almost certainly women. The poem is called The Mushroom Hunters and the introduction and preamble are almost as insightful and interesting as the poem itself.