The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin has been in question for centuries and scientific investigations over the last few decades have only seemed to muddle the debate. Is the revered cloth a miracle or an elaborate hoax?
Now, a study claims neutron emissions from an ancient earthquake that rocked Jerusalem could have created the iconic image, as well as messed up the radiocarbon levels that later suggested the shroud was a medieval forgery. But other scientists say this newly proposed premise leaves some major questions unanswered.
Phantogram plays spiky, dense and danceable pop-rock songs with an electronic pulse. Voices is the sound of a band at ease and assured in its moment, as it seizes every scrap of momentum it’s created for itself.
California’s calamitous drought drags on
It’s dry in California - historically dry. Water is in short supply, the air is noticeably without moisture, farms are parched and just look at the photo above of the state’s dwindling snow cover. It pretty much speaks for itself.
Meanwhile, various interests are turning to the political realm to try and ensure they get theirs when it comes to H2O.
And the drought has been particularly harsh on agriculture:
Ranchers have begun liquidating herds. Growers are considering tearing out thirsty tree crops such as nut orchards and citrus groves. And tens of thousands of additional acres of prime California soil could go unplanted if farmers don’t get enough water to irrigate them.
Read more on the drought’s effect on California here.
Photos: David McNew / Getty Images, Frederic J. Brown / Associated Press, NOAA, Randall Benton / Los Angeles Times
At our Edmonton chapter, designer, urbanist, and geographer Carmen Douville spoke on December’s theme of Make. Along with three partners, Carmen founded Loyal Loot Collective, which creates lovely wood products such as these Caramel Log Bowl made from repurposed wood. Watch her talk . →
He Who Searches is divided into five times, places, or fields - Page Zero, The Discovery, The Loss, The Journey, and The Encounter - that consitute a mapping of an exploration and the strategic maneuvers of a war.
A. F. Gordon, Ghostly Matters, p. 68
The 75th Hunger Games, also known as the third Quarter Quell, was the final Hunger Games ever held in Panem. Since this was a Quarter Quell, an extra twist was introduced.
#NO BUT#YOU DON’T REALIZE #IF I WERE HEAD GAMEMAKER I’D DO DINOSAURS EVERY YEAR #like everyone would be like ‘well they did dinosaurs last year so SURELY’ #and then BAM dinosaurs #and then the year after that i’d assure everyone in all my interviews that this year we wouldn’t do any dinosaurs #and then - right at the end - DINOSAURS #the next year i’d make all the tributes take care of baby dinosaurs while in the arena #like the baby had to live through the games with you or you’d lose #but then it would grow into an adult dinosaur all at once and they’d have to ride a raptor around for the rest of the games #very important very very important to me #everything is dinosaurs [x]
Income inequality will get a full airing in President Obama’s fifth State of the Union speech.
Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young on ‘Good Morning America’ (2013)
Emma Watson for Wonderland Magazine Feb./March issue
Beco do Batman: Where Street Becomes Art
For more photos and videos from the graffiti murals in Vila Madalena, explore the Beco do Batman location page.
Tucked away in one of São Paulo’s most bohemian neighborhoods, Vila Madalena, you’ll find a discrete alleyway known to locals as “Beco do Batman.” The passage is home to some of the city’s most respected graffiti artists’ work and murals cover the walls in explosions of color, capturing the city’s vibrant graffiti scene and overall creative energy. Artist Speto (@speto) considers Beco do Batman “a peaceful and playful manifestation of street art in the city.” He painted his first mural at Beco do Batman in 2006 when he was given a wall by Boleta, a fellow artist he deeply admired. Speto’s mural, a beautiful large bird, is still there today and has deep significance for him as an artist.
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