How one Iowa city planted 1,000 acres of wildflowers to bring back the bees

Reports on the disappearance of bees and butterflies, and the threat that poses to our food supply and economy, have prompted many of us to reexamine our use of pesticides. In one Iowa city, park o…

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Mistwood Gallery on Storybrook – desert mice and dreams

If any of my Runes Blog followers want to know what a story looks like in an immersive  360 degree virtual world, I made this short video which was the best I could do using Fraps and Filmora and a…[come visit me]

Source: Mistwood Gallery on Storybrook – desert mice and dreams

Gaia’s snapshot of another galaxy;

MISSION NEWS AS OF THURSDAY 20 APRIL 2017

  • GAIA’S SNAPSHOT OF ANOTHER GALAXY

While compiling an unprecedented census of one billion stars in our Galaxy, ESA’s Gaia mission is also surveying stars beyond our Milky Way. A new image of M33, also known as the Triangulum galaxy, shows tens of thousands of stars detected by Gaia, including a small stellar census in its star-forming region NGC 604. This is a striking example of the mission’s potential to detect and characterise stars in nearby galaxies.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59023

  • TWO MILLION STARS ON THE MOVE

The changing face of our Galaxy is revealed in a new video from ESA’s Gaia mission. The motion of two million stars is traced 5 million years into the future using data from the Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution, one of the products of the first Gaia data release. This provides a preview of the stellar motions that will be revealed in Gaia’s future data releases, which will enable scientists to investigate the formation history of our Galaxy.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59004

  • HUBBLE CELEBRATES 27 YEARS WITH TWO CLOSE FRIENDS [HEIC1709]

This stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. As a perfect demonstration of Hubble’s capabilities, the spectacular view has been released as part of the telescope’s 27th anniversary celebrations.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59018

  • HUBBLE OBSERVES FIRST MULTIPLE IMAGES OF EXPLOSIVE DISTANCE INDICATOR
  • [HEIC1710]

A Swedish-led team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyse the multiple images of a gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova for the first time. The four images of the exploding star will be used to measure the expansion of the Universe.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59029

Ali Wanted To Be…

Ali Wanted To Be…

In Depth Interview with Victor Bockris, Author of ”Muhammad Ali in Fighter’s Heaven”

by Tobe Damit

Muhammad Ali by Andy Warhol

Foreword by Victor Bockris:

The Ali-Warhol Photo Tapestry shown up above as the ”banner” for this article is 60 x 32 inches and comes in various forms ranging from The Ali-Warhol Boxed Set (on 24 separate canvases) to the popular vertical edition on one large print thirty by six four inches, three images across and eight down. It is a beautiful and historic work executed by the Bockris-Schmidlapp team. Copies still available.

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ESA Science & Technology: Enceladus’ south pole is warm under the frost

 

 

Over the past decade, the international Cassini mission has revealed intense activity at the southern pole of Saturn’s icy moon, Enceladus, with warm fractures venting water-rich jets that hint at an underground sea. A new study, based on microwave observations of this region, shows that the moon is warmer than expected just a few metres below its icy surface. This suggests that heat is produced over a broad area in this polar region and transported under the crust, and that Enceladus’ reservoir of liquid water might be lurking only a few kilometres beneath.

 

Source: ESA Science & Technology: Enceladus’ south pole is warm under the frost

Artista que criou icônico pôster de esperança por Obama lança novas imagens: protestando contra Trump | VIVIMETALIUN

Há oito anos, o artista Shepard Fairey criou uma icônica imagem do então novo presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama. O pôster em azul e vermelho junto à palavra Hope (‘esperança’, em inglês) acabou se tornando o símbolo do governo do democrata, primeiro afro-americano a assumir o cargo.Agora, com a mudança da liderança na presidência dos Estados Unidos, o artista criou novas imagens. No entanto, ao invés de homenagear Donald Trump como fez com Obama, Fairey criou cartazes que mostram mulheres de diferentes etnicidades. Uma moça latina aparece junto à frase, “Lutamos pela dignidade“, a muçulmana acompanha a frase “O povo é maior que o medo” e a negra: “Protegemos uns aos outros”.As criações de Fairey fazem parte do movimento “We the People” (Nós, o povo”), iniciativa da ONG Amplifier Foundation e devem ser utilizadas em manifestações contra “ódio, medo e racismo”.Os cartazes representam as minorias existentes nos EUA que devem protestar contra a posse do republicano que acontece nesta sexta-feira (20). No sábado (21), dia seguinte à posse, está prevista a Marcha das Mulheres que vem sendo organizada desde a eleição de Trump e acontecerá em Washington e em várias outras cidades americanas.As imagens de Fairey e dos artistas Ernesto Yerena e Jessica Sabogal estão disponíveis para download gratuito no site da ONG.

Source: Artista que criou icônico pôster de esperança por Obama lança novas imagens: protestando contra Trump | VIVIMETALIUN

Eight years ago, artist Shepard Fairey created an iconic image of then-new US President Barack Obama. The blue and red poster next to the word Hope (hope) became the symbol of the democrat’s first African-American government to take office.

Now, with the change of leadership in the United States presidency, the artist has created new images. However, instead of homage to Donald Trump as he did to Obama, Fairey created posters that show women of different ethnicities. A Latina girl appears next to the phrase, “We fight for dignity”, the Muslim accompanies the phrase “The people are greater than the fear” and the black one: “We protect each other”.

Fairey’s creations are part of the “We the People” movement, an initiative of the NGO Amplifier Foundation and should be used in demonstrations against “hatred, fear and racism.”

The posters represent the minorities in the United States who are expected to protest against the Republican’s inauguration this Friday (20). On Saturday (21), the day after the inauguration, is scheduled the Women’s March that has been organized since the election of Trump and will happen in Washington and several other American cities.

The images of Fairey and the artists Ernesto Yerena and Jessica Sabogal are available for free download on the NGO website.

 

Todas as fotos © Shepard Fairey

One Eternal Day – Art by Rob Goldstein

 

Tonight

and

tomorrow

in one

eternal

day.[ ]

Graphic and Poem (c) Rob Goldstein 2017

Source: One Eternal Day – Art by Rob Goldstein