Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has became the first to make the descent into the fiery pit to look for signs of life (x)
"We did find some bacteria living at the bottom that are very comfortable living in those high temperatures, and the most important thing was that they were not found in any of the surrounding soil outside of the crater," he says. "Outside of our solar system, there are planets that do resemble the conditions inside this pit, and [knowing that] can help us expand the number of places where we can confidently start looking for life outside of our solar system."
George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
Day 205: July 26, 2014
July 25 and July 26 felt like the same day since I stayed up all night.
We got a ride back to BART at 7 am from a driver I didn’t trust to be completely sober. But he drove okay and we made it all alive, even if we kept missing the turnoff to the train station. Renee and Charlotte and I went to Denny’s and finally went home and slept.
My parents woke me up in the early afternoon and we visited the beach. Then I came home, had a heartbreaking chat with my dad about where I was going to move in the future, realized I was emotionally unstable and went back to sleep.
Finally, I had a nice dinner with my parents and we watched “Her.” My mom was kind of obnoxious throughout the movie because she is quite closed-minded. She didn’t get the point of the movie, and focused on how weird the relationship with a computer was. The movie made me cry, even seeing it for the second time, since it really sums up my perspective on what a good relationship really is. Samantha and Theodore grow from each other, are patient with each other, argue well, and are grateful to have had each other in their lives. It reminds me of how I always try to act in my own romantic relationship. It’s such a beautiful movie.
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Day 204: July 25, 2014
What a day!
Chilled out with Kari and Josh and their kitties for most of the day, then met up with Jessica in Berkeley! :) I missed her loads, and she’s been right across the bay for the whole summer. We shared pad thai and I picked up a used copy of “Oh, Inverted World” for only 8 bucks at Amoeba!!! Wow!
Then we went off to my friend Jacob’s party in Orinda. We had never been there before. Jessica and I met up with my sister and Renee on the train. What a crazy-ass night. I stayed up all night. It was a good time.
my friend’s geology professor is obsessed with steve buscemi
Forever reblogging this.
And the fact that there’s more than one company means several people called makes it even better.
Fun evening in Berkeley with Jessica! I couldn’t stop myself from buying a used Shins record.. 👍💿🎧🎶🌉
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