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explore-blog:

Flannery O’Connor reads ”A Good Man is Hard to Find” in a Southern accent so delicious you could drink it

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gourmet:

Inside the Tobasco Factory

Miles of sugarcane fields fly by as we drive to Avery Island, a journey punctuated only by glimpses of sagging stilted houses that have seen more than their fair share of hurricane winds and flooding. It is the middle of nowhere, and yet, it just may be the center of the universe for lovers of hot spice. For here, some 30 miles south of Lafayette and 140 west of New Orleans, is where Tabasco sauce is born.

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text and photos by Sara Bonisteel

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kqedscience:

Science fiction travel posters help you pick your next off-planet vacation
via io9

kqedscience:

Science fiction travel posters help you pick your next off-planet vacation

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theatlantic:

Mapping the World’s Most Seductive Shrines to Coffee

T.S. Eliot, quite possibly the greatest English language poet of the 20th century, oh-so eloquently reflected on the passing of time by saying, “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” So have we Thomas, so have we. From the borough of Brooklyn to Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, and every other hub buzzing with creative productivity, we suspect that if they’re not all jump starting their days with Nespresso at the crack of dawn, they’re fueling their weary world with the rich, velvety, caffeinated goodness of some damn good direct trade, shade-grown beans roasted on vintage gear, pulled by an expert hand.

See more. [Images: Paulina Sasinowska/Visua, David Joseph/dezeen, Jelani Memory/Coava, CLUBANTIETAM; Tasting Adventures, Masao Nishikawa/The Design Home]

leviathan8:

Comet SWAN

Pictured above, Comet SWAN showed a bright blue-green coma and an impressive tail. Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) was discovered in June in public images from the Solar Wind Anisotropies (SWAN) instrument of NASA and ESA’s Sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft. Comet SWAN’s unusual orbit appears to be hyperbolic, meaning that it will likely go off into interstellar space, never to return.

Credit: Michael Jäger & Gerald Rhemann

leviathan8:

Comet SWAN

Pictured above, Comet SWAN showed a bright blue-green coma and an impressive tail. Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) was discovered in June in public images from the Solar Wind Anisotropies (SWAN) instrument of NASA and ESA’s Sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft. Comet SWAN’s unusual orbit appears to be hyperbolic, meaning that it will likely go off into interstellar space, never to return.

Credit: Michael Jäger & Gerald Rhemann

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theatlantic:

In Focus: Destruction Comes to Aleppo

Warfare and chaos have come to the ancient streets of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Rebel groups battling Syrian government forces moved into the metropolis in recent weeks, in an effort to liberate it from the control of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Fierce street battles and air attacks followed, leaving behind a shattered city, strewn with charred rubble and bodies in many places. An estimated 30,000 Syrians have already been killed in the past 18 months of civil war, and as many as 700,000 will have fled the country by the end of 2012, according to the United Nations. 

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