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did-you-kno:

Russia’s State Hermitage Museum hires cats to protect the artwork from rodents. The cats run around the attic and basement by the dozens, but there can’t be more than 60 at a time because they’ll start slacking off at work and getting into cat fights. Source

did-you-kno:

Russia’s State Hermitage Museum hires cats to protect the artwork from rodents. The cats run around the attic and basement by the dozens, but there can’t be more than 60 at a time because they’ll start slacking off at work and getting into cat fights. Source

pennyfornasa:

NASA Captures Spooky ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ Image Of The SunWith Halloween looming just around the corner, NASA has captured a spooky image of our sun sporting what looks like the creepy grin of a jack-o’-lantern.The photo is actually composite of images captured in two different wavelengths by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8. The photo combines images of the sun in two different ultraviolet wavelengths — 171 and 193 angstroms — typically colored yellow and gold, giving the appearance of a jack-o’-lantern.Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2014/10/13/nasa-captures-spooky-jack-o-lantern-image-of-the-sun/

pennyfornasa:

NASA Captures Spooky ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ Image Of The Sun

With Halloween looming just around the corner, NASA has captured a spooky image of our sun sporting what looks like the creepy grin of a jack-o’-lantern.

The photo is actually composite of images captured in two different wavelengths by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8. The photo combines images of the sun in two different ultraviolet wavelengths — 171 and 193 angstroms — typically colored yellow and gold, giving the appearance of a jack-o’-lantern.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2014/10/13/nasa-captures-spooky-jack-o-lantern-image-of-the-sun/

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profeminist:

Finally, Nigeria’s Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Coming Home
Photo: Some of the schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped in mid-April. 
"On Friday, Nigeria’s government announced it had reached a deal with Boko Haram to release the approximately 200 schoolgirls held captive by the Islamist terror group since April.
The agreement, announced by the country’s defense minister, also involves a cease fire between Boko Haram and Nigeria’s military. The government expects the terror group will not back out on the deal. “Commitment among parts of Boko Haram and the military does appear to be genuine,” an official with Nigeria’s security forces told Reuters Friday. “It is worth taking seriously.”
Boko Haram militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls from Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria in mid-April, sparking a worldwide outcry and propelling the group onto to the international stage for the first time. Over fifty of the girls escaped early on. The rest have remained in captivity ever since.”
As reported by Mother Jones 
AWESOME NEWS - this has been such a nightmare to follow, it is so great to hear the girls are being released!

Finally.

tamorapierce:

profeminist:

Finally, Nigeria’s Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Coming Home

Photo: Some of the schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped in mid-April. 

"On Friday, Nigeria’s government announced it had reached a deal with Boko Haram to release the approximately 200 schoolgirls held captive by the Islamist terror group since April.

The agreement, announced by the country’s defense minister, also involves a cease fire between Boko Haram and Nigeria’s military. The government expects the terror group will not back out on the deal. “Commitment among parts of Boko Haram and the military does appear to be genuine,” an official with Nigeria’s security forces told Reuters Friday. “It is worth taking seriously.”

Boko Haram militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls from Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria in mid-April, sparking a worldwide outcry and propelling the group onto to the international stage for the first time. Over fifty of the girls escaped early on. The rest have remained in captivity ever since.”

As reported by Mother Jones 

AWESOME NEWS - this has been such a nightmare to follow, it is so great to hear the girls are being released!

Finally.

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did-you-kno:

Alaa, a Syrian ambulance driver, not only takes care of war victims, he also helps abandoned cats. Every day he spends $4 of his savings to feed the many cats in Aleppo that were left behind when their owners left the city to escape attacks. Source

did-you-kno:

Alaa, a Syrian ambulance driver, not only takes care of war victims, he also helps abandoned cats. Every day he spends $4 of his savings to feed the many cats in Aleppo that were left behind when their owners left the city to escape attacks. Source