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skunkbear:

The National Zoo has teamed up with the band Portugal. The Manto create an “endangered song" - a song "manufactured to go extinct unless it’s reproduced."

It currently exists on just 400 polycarbonate records — symbolizing the ~400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.  Those records will degrade every time they are played until the song can no longer be heard.

"The song will go extinct unless it’s digitally produced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action."

400 people have received records, and they plan to digitize and share the song (and their conservation message).  It’s a clever awareness campaign - and I’m looking forward to hearing the song!

(via npr)

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1. Set right yourself before seeking to set right the world.

2. Explore everything but cling to nothing.

3. Hold truth above personal preferences.

4. Realize that you are not seeking to get away or change but rather to no longer need to get away or change. The path is here and now, wherever you are.

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nprbooks:

Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable.

KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.

(via npr)

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newyorker:

An Earth Day-inspired daily cartoon by Mick Stevens: http://nyr.kr/1iFKAuT

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polkadotaurora:

Bold & Brash 
Tentacles, 2001

polkadotaurora:

Bold & Brash

Tentacles, 2001

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