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Keshi. Brazilian.
Historian and Teacher.
Music, literature, pets, Brazil; History. Movies, random posts about my daily life...

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talesofalife:

rhamphotheca:

Japan’s cherry blossom stone is a natural wonder
Meet the cherry blossom stone from Japan - one of the most striking natural rock formations in the world.
by Bec Crew
So-called because when you crack them open, their internal cross-sections look like tiny golden-pink flowers, cherry blossom stones (sakura ishi in Japanese) get their beautiful patterns from mica, which is a commonly found silicate mineral known for its shiny, light-reflecting surface. 
These flower patterns weren’t always made of mica. They started their existence as a complex matrix of six prism-shaped crystal deposits of a magnesium-iron-aluminium composite called cordierite, radiating out from a single dumbbell-shaped crystal made from a magnesium-aluminium-silicate composite called indialite in the centre. 
Hosted inside a fine-grained type of rock called a hornfels - formed underground around 100 million years ago by the intense heat of molten lava - cherry blossom stones underwent a second significant metamorphosis in their geological lifespan when they were exposed to a type of hot water called hydrothermal fluids…
(read more: ScienceAlert! - Australia/NZ)
images: John Rakovan et al.


Animal crossing is real and you will never convince me otherwise

talesofalife:

rhamphotheca:

Japan’s cherry blossom stone is a natural wonder

Meet the cherry blossom stone from Japan - one of the most striking natural rock formations in the world.

by Bec Crew

So-called because when you crack them open, their internal cross-sections look like tiny golden-pink flowers, cherry blossom stones (sakura ishi in Japanese) get their beautiful patterns from mica, which is a commonly found silicate mineral known for its shiny, light-reflecting surface. 

These flower patterns weren’t always made of mica. They started their existence as a complex matrix of six prism-shaped crystal deposits of a magnesium-iron-aluminium composite called cordierite, radiating out from a single dumbbell-shaped crystal made from a magnesium-aluminium-silicate composite called indialite in the centre. 

Hosted inside a fine-grained type of rock called a hornfels - formed underground around 100 million years ago by the intense heat of molten lava - cherry blossom stones underwent a second significant metamorphosis in their geological lifespan when they were exposed to a type of hot water called hydrothermal fluids

(read more: ScienceAlert! - Australia/NZ)

images: John Rakovan et al.

Animal crossing is real and you will never convince me otherwise

way-harsh-tai:

Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

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thebestpersonherelovesbucky:

flamingmuse:

nph-burtka:

Neil Patrick Harris Challenge Ice-cepted! X

I AM LAUGHING SO HARD.  Also, all four of them are THE CUTEST.

omg my heart is MELTING!

NPH and David, and babies. And family. And love. AAW.

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I am alone.

The world which shook at my feet, and the trees, and the sky, have gone, and I am alone now, alone.

The wind bites now, and the world is grey, and I am alone. Can’t see me. Doesn’t see me.

Can’t. See me.

—   

Doctor Who S08E01, Deep Breath

The moment I fell in love with twelve (again).

(via doctorwho)

I CRIED.
THAT FREAKING ALONE POOR BABY DINOSAUR, T-REX BAE, I CRIED MY EYES OUT BECAUSE THEY FREAKING KILLED THAT FREAKING POOR DINOSAUR THAT HAPPENED TO BE IN THE WAY OF THE TARDIS. SHE WAS INNOCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENT, POOR BABY DINOSAUR.

FEELS. MY FEELS.

I’m crying because of a CGI dinosaur, that’s what doctor who did to me

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lovelylovelyruthie:

A typical day on London Underground…

lovelylovelyruthie:

A typical day on London Underground…

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“Never try to control a control freak”

—   The Doctor about Clara (via tomhiddleeston)

swearslikecapaldi:

petition to have vastra, jenny and strax have their own spin-off

Clara:

Nothing is more important than my egomania!

Doctor:

Did you actually say that...

“SHUSH!”

—    12th Doctor (via capaldikidneys)