A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia, photographed by Asher Svidensky.

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia, photographed by Asher Svidensky.

Mountain Goats - Color in Your Cheeks

A red moon over Madison’s capital building.
Photo by astrophysicist Zig Hampel-Arias, via IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

A red moon over Madison’s capital building.

Photo by astrophysicist Zig Hampel-Arias, via IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

theatlantic:

Why Most Brazilian Women Get C-Sections

In many parts of the world, women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. Recent abuses of pregnant women in Brazil have sparked a small, vocal movement of activists who want mothers to have more say in the delivery room.
Read more. [Image: Felipe Dana/AP]



C-sections are schedulable and done after a set amount of time. Brazilian doctors are encouraging unnecessary procedures so that they don’t have to wait around.
This is especially disturbing after the past few years findings about the birth canal’s huge influence on the diversity of bacteria in a kid’s digestive system.

theatlantic:

Why Most Brazilian Women Get C-Sections

In many parts of the world, women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. Recent abuses of pregnant women in Brazil have sparked a small, vocal movement of activists who want mothers to have more say in the delivery room.

Read more. [Image: Felipe Dana/AP]

C-sections are schedulable and done after a set amount of time. Brazilian doctors are encouraging unnecessary procedures so that they don’t have to wait around.

This is especially disturbing after the past few years findings about the birth canal’s huge influence on the diversity of bacteria in a kid’s digestive system.

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Love in the Time of Cholera.


theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.
That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.
That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.
Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]

theatlantic:

What’s Closer To Texas Than Texas Is To Itself?

This map shows (roughly) how large the Lone Star State is. Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.

That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.

That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.

Read more. [Image: mostwrong / Reddit]

Fakus pencil cases.

The Cookie Monster origin story (set to music, of course).

Clip from Jody Shapiro’s documentary, Burt’s Buzz.

Best of the WI Film Fest this year.

Good morning!

This is Paro, the companionate robotic seal from Japan whose personality develops based on your interactions.