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i didn’t know how badly i needed this until today.


Happy Easter.


Is it? I so needed to hear this.

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

Each time we don’t say
what we want to say
we’re dying.

Make a list of how many times
you died this week.

Dying is a necessary act
for living.

Just like inhaling is necessary
in order to exhale.
LIFE PIECE VI by Yoko Ono (via oldfilmsflicker)
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - April in Paris


my favorite flavor of cake is more


The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) pissing on western iconography!

Xing Junqin (邢俊勤, *1960) made a nice career in the early 2000’s with his artworks reflecting on the relationships between Chinese and Western culture. His paintings often parody iconic images: soldiers using Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain as it was meant to be - by urinating in itMilitary No. 1 and Military No. 2 play on the celebrated photograph by Joe Rosenthal of Marines raising the flag during the battle for Iwo Jima island in 1945.

Xing spent much of his career in the Chinese Army, as a designated military artist. His works continue to include military imagery - weapons, camouflage, and uniforms - as such a limited vocabuly which he still needs to find a way out of if he wants to more than an iconoclast.



Lady Snowblood // 1973


If you don’t strategically eat your food so that the last bites to go in your mouth are the tastiest look at your choices

stuff accomplished this weekend:

  • sent out applications for doktorarbeit, stab in the dark really
  • arranged visa application
  • prepared shit for next sem
  • cleaned out my hard disk
  • finished “colourless tazaki” (in german!) by haruki murakami
  • cleaned out closet
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Over You | Ingrid Michaelson feat. A Great Big World