Farm food from the garden for future salsas
On July 17, a fishing boat traveled down China’s Huangpu River piled with 99 distressed stuffed animals. Camels, pandas, polar bears, leopards, and zebras clung helplessly to the dilapidated hull. For most passersby, the scene likely evoked either Noah’s ark or a memory of the 16,000 pig carcasses that floated down the polluted Yangtze tributary — which supplies water to 26 million people in Shanghai — last spring.
Yoga for Flexibility Practice - Level 2 (30 minutes)
This level-2 practice is designed to stretch a lot of everything with some Vinyasa yoga to warm up, followed by hatha yoga poses and longer holding yin-style deep releases.
Even the more advanced poses have modifications offered in screen, so you can develop your flexibility with regular practice.
Check out the (Level 1) Yoga for Flexibility Routine here
~Sarah Beth Yoga
DIY Men’s Shirt to Wrap Crop Top Tutorial and Pattern from The Felted Fox. This is an easy DIY if you sew. Note: The pattern is for size 2-4 but you can easily enlarge it.
There are good reasons to believe that life on Earth is unique, in the sense that we’re unlikely to encounter human being-like creatures anywhere else in the Universe. Hell, it’s unlikely that what we think of as the animal kingdom exists anywhere else in the Universe! But, that doesn’t mean interesting evolutionary accidents — which is what most living things are — aren’t likely to be out there, and aren’t likely to be remarkable in both differences and similarities to terrestrial life.
Given what the Universe gives us to work with, what ought we to think is likely out there? A combination of the simplest tenets of a few different scientific fields can guide us incredibly well.
Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean.
We seem to crave privilege, merited not by our work, but by our birth, by the mere fact that, say, we are humans and born on Earth. We might call it the anthropocentric—the “human-centered”—conceit. This conceit is brought close to culmination in the notion that we are created in God’s image: The Creator and Ruler of the entire Universe looks just like me. My, what a coincidence. How convenient and satisfying! The sixth-century-B.C. Greek philosopher Xenophanes understood the arrogance if this perspective:
The Ethiopians make their gods black and snub-nosed; the Thracians say theirs have blue eyes and red hair… Yes, and if oxen and horses or lions had hands, and could paint with their hands, and produce works of art as men do, horses would paint the forms of the gods like horses, and oxen like oxen…
3 miles into our ride this AM we ran into some interesting Iowa clouds. Strong winds blew it through pretty quickly. We stayed dry… And saw it as an another opportunity to marvel at the beauty of this state.
I enjoy NPR’s annual coverage of RAGBRAI.
How Neanderthal are you? Tracing our genetic ancestry | Natural History Museum
“Scientists examining the evolutionary history recorded within our DNA are uncovering the global human story in greater detail.
Watch the film to discover what DNA analyses taught six well-known figures, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Clive Anderson, Bill Bailey, Kevin Fong, Alice Roberts and Sian Williams about their genetic ancestry.”