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  2. 11:47

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    Reblogged from doctorwhoslostcompanion

     
  3. 10:46

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    Reblogged from ucresearch

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    ucresearch:

Police often provoke protest violence, UC researchers find
Violent protests can often be unintentionally provoked by aggressive law enforcement tactics like approaching demonstrators in riot gear or the use of military-style formations, according to a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.

"Everything starts to turn bad when you see a police officer come out of an SUV and he’s carrying an AR-15," said Nick Adams, a sociologist and fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Data Science who leads the Deciding Force Project. "It just upsets the crowd."

The researchers found that some law enforcement agencies are taking less provocative measures to calm the crowd.

During the Occupy protests, for example, police in some cities deployed officers in small clusters rather than in skirmish lines. Such cities tended to see fewer clashes between demonstrators and police, the researchers said.
"When it’s two or three officers, protesters don’t get intimidated," Adams said. "They may even talk with the police."

Read more about steps some law enforcement agencies are taking to reduce protest violence

    ucresearch:

    Police often provoke protest violence, UC researchers find

    Violent protests can often be unintentionally provoked by aggressive law enforcement tactics like approaching demonstrators in riot gear or the use of military-style formations, according to a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.

    "Everything starts to turn bad when you see a police officer come out of an SUV and he’s carrying an AR-15," said Nick Adams, a sociologist and fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Data Science who leads the Deciding Force Project. "It just upsets the crowd."

    The researchers found that some law enforcement agencies are taking less provocative measures to calm the crowd.

    During the Occupy protests, for example, police in some cities deployed officers in small clusters rather than in skirmish lines. Such cities tended to see fewer clashes between demonstrators and police, the researchers said.

    "When it’s two or three officers, protesters don’t get intimidated," Adams said. "They may even talk with the police."

    Read more about steps some law enforcement agencies are taking to reduce protest violence

     
  4. 10:45

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    Reblogged from ruinedchildhood

    Tags: lmfao

    “Eva is a story of repetition. It is a story where our protagonist faces the same situation many times over and determinedly picks himself back up again. It is a story of the will to move forward, even if only a little. It is a story of the resolve to want to be together, even though it is frightening to have contact with others and endure ambiguous loneliness. I would be most gratified if you found enjoyment in these four parts as it takes the same story and metamorphoses it into something different.” - Hideaki Anno

    (Source: neckbearcl)

     
  5. 10:43

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    Reblogged from thequeenbey

     
  6. 10:43

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    Reblogged from motherof-kittens

    jackanthonyfernandez:

    omg this is messy as fuck

     
  7. 10:32

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    princeowl:

    reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

    one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

     
  8. asapscience:

kqedscience:

Giant stinky Corpse Flower, blossoming
“The Huntington, a wonderful destination here in Los Angeles, has posted GIFs of the rare Corpse Flower blossoming. If you’re in Southern California, you gotta see it in person. The plant’s latin name, Amorphophallus titanum comes from Ancient Greek amorphos, “without form, misshapen” + phallos, “phallus”, and titan, “giant.”
(via BoingBoing)

COOL!!!!! 

    asapscience:

    kqedscience:

    Giant stinky Corpse Flower, blossoming

    The Huntington, a wonderful destination here in Los Angeles, has posted GIFs of the rare Corpse Flower blossoming. If you’re in Southern California, you gotta see it in person. The plant’s latin name, Amorphophallus titanum comes from Ancient Greek amorphos, “without form, misshapen” + phallos, “phallus”, and titan, “giant.”

    (via BoingBoing)

    COOL!!!!! 

     
  9. tetraghostfan:

    *wakes up* what the fuck

     
  10. 09:43

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    Reblogged from m-e-s-t-i-z-a

    j-groffy:

    treat other ladies like leslie knope treats ann perkins 

     
  11. 09:39

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    Reblogged from m-e-s-t-i-z-a

    whiteguiltconfessionals:

Booost.
ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!
Knowledge is power.
-M

    whiteguiltconfessionals:

    Booost.

    ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!

    Knowledge is power.

    -M

     
  12. 09:39

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    Reblogged from yesixicana

    iluvsouthernafrica:

    South Africa:

    Young ladies train in Ballet in Soweto through The Joburg Ballet Development Programme

    Photos by Madelene Cronje.

     
  13. 09:31

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    Reblogged from m-e-s-t-i-z-a

    whiteguiltconfessionals:

Booost.
ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!
Knowledge is power.
-M

    whiteguiltconfessionals:

    Booost.

    ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!

    Knowledge is power.

    -M

     
  14. 09:28

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    Reblogged from sciencenetlinks

    Tags: I love opals

    mineralists:

    Beautiful Ethiopian Fire Opal!

    (Source: treasuremountainmining.com)

     
  15. 09:23

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    Reblogged from im-just-a-girl-who-likes-comedy

    eurotrottest:

    l-ive-a-litt-le:

    Straight up.

    "dick is abundant and low value"

    (Source: kdramawhatareyoudoing)