Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.
Winter SUPER Olympics by Francesco Francvilla ! The whole series here.
A new comet was seen in the NASA STEREO images! A non-sungrazer, this comet, named C/2014 C2, is moving quickly in the upper-right of the image, just above the solar wind outflow.
First world problems
Jeff Victor’s pop culture alphabet is simply awesome ! The whole alphabet here.
Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.
The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.
Official trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie, in theaters August 1, 2014, courtesy of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live
GET HYPED, MARVELITES.
Things have gotten very bad in Ukraine today. The government sent in tanks to deal with the continued protests and are using rubber bullets. The protesters have set water cannons and tanks on fire in response. Several people died as a result of the violence yesterday. Some are claiming that more people are watching the livestream in Kiev than the Olympics today…
A live feed is streaming here. (215,600 people are watching this particular feed, including myself.)
The People Behind the Masks
Protestors took control of Ukrainian House in the early morning of January 26. Now it’s used as a place of rest, as a library, as a place where people can watch movies and take part in talks. To view a piece I made for CTV’s Kevin Newman Live on the life that is now happening in Ukrainian House CLICK HERE.
It’s called the ‘Lykoi’. Due to a genetic mutation in a domestic shorthair cat, the Lykoi has no hair around its eyes, nose, ears and muzzle, giving it a werewolfish appearance.
Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
Fallon went all out with the cameos.
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