Equally stressed are terrestrial ecosystems facing sudden and irreversible change: climate “tipping points”. In the Arctic, for example, which is warming faster than any other large environment on earth, new shrubs and plants are invading formerly inhospitable areas. The vast boreal forests or Siberia and Canada are dying back faster than was expected in 2007, and may be more sensitive to warming than was then thought.
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Well done Mr. Stephen Fry.
We define the meaning to our own lives. Not some greater authority. Not archaic dogma.
Apple couldn’t secure enough programming to launch a viable service, sources say, in part because content companies are largely prohibited from making such deals by their existing contracts with pay-TV providers.
At the core here, is relearning how to think outside of market dynamics — products, messages, store shelves — and return to the mindset of an anthropologist: what are people actually doing, and why?
Alex Turner after winning Album of the Year at BRIT Awards
"That rock’n’roll, eh? That rock’n’roll, it just won’t go away. It might hibernate from time to time, and sink back into the swamp. I think the cyclical nature of the universe in which it exists demands it adheres to some of its rules. "But it’s always waiting there, just around the corner. Ready to make its way back through the sludge and smash through the glass ceiling, looking better than ever. "Yeah, that rock’n’roll, it seems like it’s faded away sometimes, but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it."
Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) shares hit an all-time high following a report that Apple’s mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, met Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk last year, sparking speculation that Apple could be interested in buying the electric car maker.
Verdite Canyon, 2013
My first real attempt at Matte Painting something I’ve always been incredibly intrigued by. Little known fact that that some of the most exotic landscapes in cinema aren’t real-world photographs or 3D CG (though there is certainly a lot of that) but good old 2D photo compositing techniques.
As you can tell from the second image above (taken around two summers ago at Riverside Park in Manhattan) its possible to take an uninspiring shot and make something fascinating. Granted it’s not photo-realistic, but happy enough with the lighting and water flow to use it for a future composite.
Be sure to peep the GIF for the transition.
I wish my job consisted of lying around in the grass all day with my #Lion friends.
Good work, GoPro.