“How easy it was to lie to strangers, to create with strangers the versions of our lives we imagined.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Suspended shattered light bulbs - 12ft tall by VENSPACE (Ashley Wallis)
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A sled dog, tied to a whale rib, howls under the midnight sun in Alaska, 1969.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative
Pakistani Teen Malala Yousafzai Shares Nobel Peace Prize (via nprfreshair)
Taj Mahal, India
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We’ve had a great response to the #nprcensus assignment! Here are a couple of our favorites so far.
There’s still time to participate in this #newboom project. Calling all millennials (ages 18-34) — we want your selfies! Write on a mirror or hold up a sign with your Census categories on one side and your preferred categories on the other. Tag it #nprcensus and you might see your submission on NPR.org or NPR social media channels.
Photo credits: @ecila_z, @nadijams, @sscottie, @reveles, @msphillockwood
People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their major league baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced to nest well north of the Mid-Atlantic state.
And the oriole is not alone. A seven-year study published Tuesday by the National Audubon Society warns that the migratory routes and habitats of more than half of the birds in North America are now or soon will be threatened by climate change.
More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change
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GIF credit: National Audubon Society
“If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.”
—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Don’t worry: No puppies were drowned in the making of Underwater Puppies. Photographer Seth Casteel says his shoots actually doubled as pool safety lessons:
So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to … our fur children. … I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater PuppiesI worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.
More photos (and Casteel’s interview on Morning Edition) here!