Egyptian women fight for equality with graffiti | The Observers

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n Egypt, street art, which has become incredibly popularsince the revolution, is mainly created by men. However, women are now starting to join in, notably via the group “Women on Walls”, which has just launched a nationwide graffiti campaign to educate Egyptians about the difficulties faced by the country’s female population.

 In December 2012, when the collective was launched, it only had 20 artists. Now there are 60, including about a dozen women. For these women, making their mark on public space is crucial: more than 80% of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed in the street, according to the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights.

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Bridges For Animals – Wildlife Overpasses

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Our modern society depends on greater connectivity between places.  Regionalized economies, politics and transportation networks are increasingly integrated with far-flung places now more than ever before.  Our biosphere and natural environments are exceptions to this pattern.  Wilderness areas are ‘islands’ in an ocean of human controlled environments.   We create transportation linkages that unite people economies and cities, but separate herds from there extended habitat. 

 

We’ve all seen road kill on major highways.  Species like deer, elk, and grizzly bears and other large-bodied animals need a wide range for numerous ecological reasons.  These bridges are an attempt to ameliorate some of the problems that our roads pose for the non-human species that still call Earth home.  From a purely economic standpoint, many argue that these bridges save society money given the accidents and property damage that can be avoided. 

 

Tags: biogeography, transportation, environment, land use, sustainability, environment adapt.

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Music For The Mind: The Psychology Of Music

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According to British psychologist Glenn Wilson, music plays a very central role in the lives of people and is ranked highly among pleasures including (RT @Mistor_ME: Music For The Mind: The Psychology Of Music

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Eight New Things We’ve Learned About Music

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It’s right up there with food, sex and drugs when its comes to stirring up pleasure responses in our brains.

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Intelligent plug-and-play energy system charges by sun, wind, hydro, or bicycle

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The ReadySet system provides clean portable power for mobile devices, lights, radios, and more, and can be charged by a variety of sources.

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JagudEye- Drum, BASS And All That JAZZ!

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{Jazz Infused Drum and Bass Production by JagudEye da’ #DigitalBeast} The Only SOUTHERN FEMALE Bass Mechanic On The Planet!!! “YEP Imma Chic AND YEP I MAKE B…

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3D Fractals in Motion: Meet the Animated Mandelbulb

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In the world of fractals, the Mandelbrot Set is a stunning geometrical shape that results when you take a particular equation and apply it to a number, and then to the result, and then to each subsequent result after, ad infinitum. But what happens when you go from two dimensions to three? You get a “Mandelbulb.” And if you want to see how such a shape evolves over time, check out this stunning computer animation of a Mandelbulb modeling the movement of 250,000,000 particles.

Video of the Week #87, April 10th, 2013:

From: Meet the Mandelbulb by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics.

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