The Deadliest Jobs In America, In One Graphic
From NPR’s Planet Money:
“Here’s a look at the rate of work-related, on-the-job deaths in 2011 for U.S. workers. We included the three deadliest occupations, along with a handful of other jobs. (Here’s the complete list, which comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)”
Photographers look for beauty in unexpected places. And in parts of Tanzania — a society that gravely mistreats albinos — photojournalist Jacquelyn Martin set out to show how beautiful she thinks they are.
Tanzanians with albinism endure a particularly cruel fate. Not only do they suffer from sun sensitivity and vision problems, but they are also hunted by witch doctors who believe their body parts can be used for magic.
Martin collaborated with the Asante Mariamu organization, a northern Virginia group dedicated to raising awareness of people with albinism in Tanzania.
Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Martin
NPR’s John Burnett has more on this story: http://n.pr/TxfERw — rachel
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro put all his ideas for `Pan’s Labyrinth’ in a notebook — then lost it.
The heavyset man ran down the London street, panting, chasing the taxi. When it didn’t stop, he hopped into another cab. “Follow that cab!” he yelled. Guillermo del Toro wasn’t directing this movie. He was living it. And it was turning into a horror tale.
The Mexican filmmaker keeps all of his ideas in leather notebooks. And Del Toro had just left four years of work in the back seat of a British cab. Unlike in the movies, though, Del Toro couldn’t catch the taxi. Visits to the police and the taxi company proved equally fruitless.
Del Toro’s films — “Chronos,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Blade II,” “Hellboy” — typically feature magical realism. Fate was about to return the storytelling favor.
The cabbie spotted the misplaced journal. Working from a scrap of stationery that didn’t even have the name of Del Toro’s hotel (just its logo), the driver returned the book two days later. An overwhelmed Del Toro promptly gave him an approximately $900 tip.
The sketches and the ideas in that misplaced journal — four years of notes on character design, ruminations about plot — were the foundation of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a child’s fantasy set in the wake of the Spanish Civil War.
The director, who at the time wasn’t even sure he’d actually make “Pan’s Labyrinth,” took the cabbie’s act as a sign, and plunged himself into the movie.
wow, that movie was visually incredible for an amazing reason.
as an aside, i’d like to see a tablet computer that can help create something so incredible.
Jellyfish (Cotylorhiza sp) and young Jack (Carangid sp) Jacks are immune to the Jellyfish’s sting and often hide among the tentacles for protection, Truk Lagoon, Micronesia by Chris Newbert
Papuan Jellyfish or Mangrove Jellyfish (Mastigias papua) 20 feet deep, Solomon Islands by Chris Newbert
128,000 feet above Earth’s surface. With nothing in between.
Want your bad sciiiiience…
how about a little Lady Gaga to start the day?
we should have waited until Halloween to tell you that these things live in, on and all around you.
File this under “AAAAAGGGGHHH!!!’”
These creepy creatures may look like sci-fi monsters, but they’re actually tiny, everyday insects found in our homes, gardens and our own bodies.