historical-nonfiction:

Princess Olga of Kiev had a husband, Igor, who was murdered by the Drevlyans, an Eastern Slavic tribe. Olga took over the Kievan Rus as regent for their three-year-old son. The Drevlyans wanted Olga to marry their Prince Mal, making him the ruler of Kievan Rus, but Olga was determined to remain in…

I love history. This woman is insane… what people will do for power.

1:14 My beloved is like a bit of information that flow in the system

fastcompany:

Thirty years ago, if you contracted measles or mumps in America, chances are you were born in a poor inner-city community. These days, you’re more likely to get sick if you come from a middle-class area.

The reason? Stupidity.

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archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


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The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


@___@ archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library
I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!


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archatlas:

The Old Cincinnati Library

I had never seen pictures of this building, it looks amazing, a books lover wet dream!

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historical-nonfiction:

About 7000 BCE, there was probably an hallucinagenic mushroom cult in the Tassili-n-Ajjer Plateau in the Sahara

Niceee

Oh this is lovely
“Of the many inane arguments that are made against taking action on climate change, perhaps the most fatuous is that the projections climate models offer about the future are too uncertain to justify taking steps that might inconvenience us in the present. The implicit assumption here is that the problem will turn out to be less serious than the models predict; thus, any carbon we have chosen to leave in the ground out of fear for the consequences of global warming will have gone uncombusted for nothing.”
Elizabeth Kolbert on the vulnerability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and why counting on uncertainty is such a dangerous idea: http://nyr.kr/1jpf6oF (via newyorker)

Lol true true

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“We [Einstein and Strauss] had finished the preparation of a paper and were looking for a paper clip. After opening a lot of drawers we finally found one which turned out to be too badly bent for use. So we were looking for a tool to straighten it. Opening a lot more drawers we came upon a whole box of unused paper clips. Einstein immediately started to shape one of them into a tool to straighten the bent one. When asked what he was doing, he said ‘Once I am set on a goal, it becomes difficult to deflect me.’”
— Einstein said to an assistant at Princeton that this was the most characteristic anecdote that could be told of him. From Ernst Strauss, “A Memoir” (via historical-nonfiction)

Einsteins character

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shortformblog:

"Wow, you’re super pretty. You wanna go on a date sometime?” Bro’s got his game on lockdown, even in the middle of a wildfire.

"What do you think of it?" …"its pretty cool."