mucholderthen:

PLANETS AND STARS by size
By nihokrauss // Jun 13, 2012
via Visual.ly

Wikipedia also has a List of the Largest Known Stars

11 minutes ago with 3,883 notes — via eatos, © visual.ly
#outer space #infographic



jkateel:

funkysafari:

Scarlet Macaw  by marboed


This is a green-winged macaw, actually, a close cousin!

jkateel:

funkysafari:

Scarlet Macaw  by marboed

This is a green-winged macaw, actually, a close cousin!

3 days ago with 1,014 notes — via jkateel, © funkysafari
#birds



The People’s Republic of China: provinces + other regions (part i)

4 days ago with 1,192 notes — via urania-reva, © tanaquil
#china #travel



ART HISTORY MEME || [6/9] paintings: The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault (1818–1819) +

4 days ago with 510 notes — via dundermiffled, © daanielasm
#art history



vincentvillella:

As an art student, you’re hit over the head repeatedly with Renaissance art, so I’ve gotten a little tired of it, but something I’m not tired of is the seemingly impossible naturalistic detail attained from stone and a chisel back then.

6 days ago with 101,272 notes — via grrantaire, © vasilisablue
#sculpture #art history



lostinhistory:

qichi:

minutemanworld:

Tea leaves collected from Boston harbor the morning after the Boston Tea Party. 
Label reads:
“Tea that was gathered up on the Shore of Dorchester Neck on the morning after the destruction of the three Cargos at Boston December 17, 1773.”

i’m so pleased that this means someone during the event was like “yeah this is probably gonna be historically interesting” and just ran out there with, like, what, a net? some cloth? fishing around in the fucking bay to collect tea to put in a bottle? you go, buddy

Good job, anonymous 18th century person.  Your commitment to historic preservation pleases me.

lostinhistory:

qichi:

minutemanworld:

Tea leaves collected from Boston harbor the morning after the Boston Tea Party. 

Label reads:

Tea that was gathered up on the Shore of Dorchester Neck on the morning after the destruction of the three Cargos at Boston December 17, 1773.”

i’m so pleased that this means someone during the event was like “yeah this is probably gonna be historically interesting” and just ran out there with, like, what, a net? some cloth? fishing around in the fucking bay to collect tea to put in a bottle? you go, buddy

Good job, anonymous 18th century person.  Your commitment to historic preservation pleases me.

1 week ago with 42,046 notes — via sherlockscotts, © hoover.archives.gov
#history



disciplesofmalcolm:

rtamerica:

Segregation is back in US schools
Sixty years after the Supreme Curt ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, a new university report has found many of the gains of integration have been reversed.
In a report published Thursday by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, researchers found that while schools aren’t as segregated as they were before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954, much of the progress that had been made after 1967 has been lost. 

It never went away, and the law failed long ago.

disciplesofmalcolm:

rtamerica:

Segregation is back in US schools

Sixty years after the Supreme Curt ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, a new university report has found many of the gains of integration have been reversed.

In a report published Thursday by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, researchers found that while schools aren’t as segregated as they were before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954, much of the progress that had been made after 1967 has been lost. 

It never went away, and the law failed long ago.

1 week ago with 1,602 notes — via pussy-cat-riot, © rtamerica
#current events #racism



buonfresco:

19th & 20th century tiaras

1 month ago with 106,188 notes — via grrantaire, © buonfresco
#history



ladybrun:

theweekmagazine:

SAT scores by family income, in one revealing chart

I hope what people take away from this is that rich people have access to better schools, tutors, educated parents. As well as money for sat prep courses. Whereas poorer people lack these resources and also are juggling work with school to help out their parents, and have poorer nutrition and more stress due to low income family problems.
Rather than thinking rich ppl.are smarter than poor ppl which is a popular belief and stereotype.

ladybrun:

theweekmagazine:

SAT scores by family income, in one revealing chart

I hope what people take away from this is that rich people have access to better schools, tutors, educated parents. As well as money for sat prep courses. Whereas poorer people lack these resources and also are juggling work with school to help out their parents, and have poorer nutrition and more stress due to low income family problems.

Rather than thinking rich ppl.are smarter than poor ppl which is a popular belief and stereotype.

1 month ago with 13,773 notes — via theobombastus, © theweekmagazine
#education



maptitude1:

This world map in coins is made by Bedow; each continent is represented by coins from its own countries.

1 month ago with 64,522 notes — via lilacblossoms, © radandhungry
#art #geography