Friday, March 29, 2013

A Panorama of Mars!

Mars Gigapixel Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149 in The World

This is mind blowing! A panorama of MARS. A crystal clear picture from another freaking planet! My head just exploded. (Hint: definitely go to full screen)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Today is World Water Day

"A precious drink: A mother offers water to her child at the Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons in El-Fasher, Sudan. Water at the camp is scarce, forcing refugees to walk miles to collect it and haul it back."

Today is World Water Day. Water is a basic human right. Every day, 800 million people around the world live without access to safe, clean drinking water. It particularly effects women and children (watch Why Water). Visit charity:water to learn more and see how you can help. It's only right.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring, Portland Style

It was a typical Portland first-day-of-spring. This means we had all four seasons in one day. It was cold, it was warm, it rained, was sunny, the wind blew and we had periods of hail - all today. You can tell it's spring in Portland because the weather gets all schizophrenic. As I came out of a store this afternoon, I turned around to see this gorgeous rainbow; beautiful bright colors that arced across the whole sky. By the time I got my phone out to take the picture, it was already starting to diminish. Another minute later it was almost gone. It made me happy that I was able to catch it in all its glory. As you can see in the picture, it was sunny where I was. Pulling out of the parking lot, it started to rain... again. Ah, it's spring in Portland!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school

 In honor of International Women's Day, a TED talk that moved me to tears.