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10 Maps Show How Different LGBTQ Rights Are Around The World

To understand how LGBTQ rights vary around the world, Business Insider created a set of maps that visualize where gay marriage is legalized and where gay people can still be put to death, among other things.

5 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe on His 210th Birthday

“You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” But how well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities? Let’s take a look at a few things you might not know about the acclaimed author, who was born 210 years ago today.”

Disturbing Before-and-After Images Show What Major US Cities Could Look Like in the Year 2100

What the US might look like if the worst climate change predictions come true. businessinsider.com via msn.com: Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100

Pictures of the Year: Space

Reuters on msn.com: Pictures of the year: Space

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Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

Working from a combination of satellite records and declassified submarine sonar data, NASA scientists have constructed a 60-year record of Arctic sea ice thickness. Right now, Arctic sea ice is the youngest and thinnest its been since we started keeping records. More than 70 percent of…

Bugle Boy “New Wave” Clothing from 1984 aka OMG Thirty-Four!

You can’t be serious!   34 years ago?!  The number itself triggers a wave of anxiety in my ongoing struggle to not freak out!  The panic, the turmoil, the existential crisis…

Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots, Bursts

In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair) lies the impressive Coma Cluster —  a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity. Many of these galaxies are elliptical types, as is the brighter of the two galaxies dominating this image: NGC 4860 (center). -credit: ESA/NASA Hubble

Vivienne Westwood Spring | Summer 2019

    Vivienne Westwood was on the scene during Britain’s early Punk years.  She was part of the “anti-everything” movement the music and the Punks embraced. Fashions she presented during the show were often gender-neutral in the sense that men and women could wear whatever they want without the constricting

Surreal Art from René Magritte

René Magritte (1898-1967) French-Belgian painter known for his surrealist art.  Many biographies refer to his style as “mysterious and full of magic”. Featured image at the top is “The Blank Check”  

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Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wife | Smart News | Smithsonian

Barcelona exhibition draws on 315 artifacts to unravel the myths behind central surrealist figure smithsonianmag.com: Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wife | Smart News | Smithsonian

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