Amazing photos of today’s election in Afghanistan are making their way through Twitter. A great place to start is with @afghansvote, the feed of a crowdsourced, citizen journalism project that’s monitoring the elections and is based out of Kabul.
Images: A man whose finger was severed by the Taliban after a previous election has a different one marked after he votes, via @ToloNews; a group of voters salute “the enemies of #Afghanistan,” via @JavedAzizKhan; women wait to vote outside of Kabul, via @HabibKhanT; and a woman explains to the AFP why she votes, via @dawn_com.
Armed with laptops, pillows and coffee, University of California Berkeley students gathered on a mid-November weekend for one reason: to hack for the Peace Corps. Working through the night, seven teams battled for $2000 in prize money and, after twenty long hours of work, presented their innovations to a panel of judges. But that weekend, winning wasn’t everything.
This year, Peace Corps sponsored UC Berkeley’s School of Information’s annual hackathon. “Normally at hackathons, people are mostly excited about their own ideas and own pet projects. The enthusiasm people showed for the Peace Corps was very special,” said Seema Puthyapurayil, a veteran hackathon attendee and one of the organizers.
Photographer Bobby-Jo Clow found herself face-to-face with a cheetah cub who approached her Landrover while on safari at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. She documented the curious cat’s looks of wonder and trepidation at the vehicle and its passengers.
i think my brain just exploded
science side of tumblr, please explain
Air on bottom go woosh. Air on top go woosh. Air on front go woosh. Little plane stay still.
Thanks science side of tumblr
reblogging only because I’m going to try this at home
Ahh, the joys of science.
Let’s talk about how beautiful this was.
thanks for your shop suggestions, followers!
more of YOUR ideas, in a handy dandy list — check ‘em all out, yo.
- carvedcrayons, suggested by crystalpaints (featured), has ALL KINDS of geekery-associated crayon carvings. from adventure time and dr. who to star wars and game of thrones, you’ll be sure to find something to covet here!!
- lovezutto, suggested by sweetasspring - adorable cat scarves & plushies
- skinlikebutter, suggested anonymously - beachy bath and body
- fromthecoastshop, suggested anonymously - pretty, earthy jewelry including sea glass and upcycled pottery items, plus jaunty pocket squares
- saybonjour, suggested by ramaske - fun patterned jewelry set in circular brass settings. LOVE the kandinsky ones!
- maisjewelry, suggested and run by madebymai - lots of cool wrap bracelets, plus other jewelry items
thanks everyone! :)
Beach date, 1950s