The Musical Archaeologist

kqedscience:

Aral Sea’s Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show
"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried."
That’s the word from NASA, which has released images showing the progressive decline of the water levels in the Aral Sea, which straddles the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The space agency captured the striking photographs via its Terra satellite.”
Learn more from NPR.

kqedscience:

Aral Sea’s Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show

"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried."

That’s the word from NASA, which has released images showing the progressive decline of the water levels in the Aral Sea, which straddles the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The space agency captured the striking photographs via its Terra satellite.”

Learn more from NPR.

peaceful-moon:

pondscum-n-bubblegum:

sixpenceee:

27 years of satellite pictures turned into GIFS. 

Google created the original gifs and TIME supported the time-lapse project. NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat program is how the images were collected in the first place. 

I found this via UPWORTHY

It’s like watching a living organism.

or a dying organism

(via aperilousjourney)

Back in Monterey’s sewer trenches tomorrow morning. Missing the woods, but I’ll be back in Yosemite next year.

nativeamericannews:

Chumash Tribe awards $112M contract as part of casino project
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians awarded a $112 million contract to a construction firm as part of its $160 million casino expansion project.Tutor Perini Building Company will preform the bulk of the work at the Chumash Casino Resort, according to a press release. That includes a hotel tower with 215 rooms, a 20,000 square-foot pool deck, a parking garage, expansion of the existing gaming floor, and additional food and beverage venues.

nativeamericannews:

Chumash Tribe awards $112M contract as part of casino project

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians awarded a $112 million contract to a construction firm as part of its $160 million casino expansion project.
Tutor Perini Building Company will preform the bulk of the work at the Chumash Casino Resort, according to a press release. That includes a hotel tower with 215 rooms, a 20,000 square-foot pool deck, a parking garage, expansion of the existing gaming floor, and additional food and beverage venues.

(Source: indianz.com)

nativeamericannews:

Oklahoma Indian museum expected to be big draw
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum could draw millions of tourists and generate millions for the economy in Oklahoma — that’s if it’s ever finished:Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, says there has been a lot of misunderstanding about the museum in the legislature.

nativeamericannews:

Oklahoma Indian museum expected to be big draw

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum could draw millions of tourists and generate millions for the economy in Oklahoma — that’s if it’s ever finished:
Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, says there has been a lot of misunderstanding about the museum in the legislature.


(Source: indianz.com)

jangojips:

alphacaeli:

Suzythered won that one, jangojips! I don’t think there’s any beating the skeleboner. D:

Well…while scary for a *different* reason—I don’t know if much is scarier than a human BACULUM the size of a cow metapodial— but this is the girl version of this costume:

Ungh, gendered marketing!!

Agreed. Creepy on both fronts.

jangojips:

alphacaeli:

Suzythered won that one, jangojips! I don’t think there’s any beating the skeleboner. D:

Well…while scary for a *different* reason—I don’t know if much is scarier than a human BACULUM the size of a cow metapodial— but this is the girl version of this costume:

Sexy Glow Skeleton Costume

Ungh, gendered marketing!!

Agreed. Creepy on both fronts.

(Source: crissynotkristybitches)

givemesomesoma:

Roman Mosaic, House of Menander | Pompeii/Pompei, Italia

givemesomesoma:

Roman Mosaic, House of Menander | Pompeii/Pompei, Italia

(via massarrah)