tippi & her friends

Yes, things like this are happening in the world (!)

Tippi’s story will give you heart explosions. (Thank you to Kate for sending!) Original link with lots of photos here. And be sure to watch the doc trailer…

the lion ranger


earth bag homes in haiti

Just read about Konbit Shelter’s successful kickstarter campaign to go back to rural Haiti and teach people how to build solid, sustainable earth bag structures. Not only fascinating and brilliant, but also some of the loveliest hand-made houses I’ve ever seen.

limitation as inspiration

Brilliant revelation or reminder.

les twins

RIVETING. (This performance has 13.5 million views… about 3.5 of those views were mine.)

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the first 70

My sister-in-law sent this to me. Looks like a gorgeous and important documentary.

grimes love

Not crazy about the video (though it is appropriately Halloween-y), but the synths make me high.

creepy cool

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before midnight

CĂ©line and Jesse… the saga continues!

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junk dna apparently not “junk”

Breakthrough study overturns theory of ‘junk DNA’ in genome

“Long stretches of DNA previously dismissed as “junk” are in fact crucial to the way our genome works, an international team of researchers said on Wednesday. It is the most significant shift in scientists’ understanding of the way our DNA operates since the sequencing of the human genome in 2000, when it was discovered that our bodies are built and controlled by far fewer genes than expected. Now the next generation of geneticists have updated that picture.”

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