Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan erupted on Sunday afternoon, leaving the nearby city of Kagoshima covered in ash. (Aug. 19) AP In this photo released by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, volcanic ... by the Japanese volcano Kyodo ... 08/19/2013 - 8:32 am | View Link
Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash TOKYO (AP) -- Residents in a southern Japanese city were busy ... and several huge volcanic rocks rolled down the mountainside. Though the eruption was more massive than usual, residents of the city of about 600,000 are used to hearing from their 1,117 ... 08/19/2013 - 8:04 am | View Link
Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash TOKYO (AP) — Residents in a southern Japanese city were busy washing ash off the streets Monday after a nearby volcano spewed a ... and several huge volcanic rocks rolled down the mountainside. Though the eruption was more massive than usual, residents ... 08/19/2013 - 6:10 am | View Link
Volcanic Eruption Coats Japanese City With Ash TOKYO (AP) — Residents in a southern Japanese city were busy washing ash off the streets Monday after a nearby volcano spewed a record-high smoke plume into the sky. Ash wafted as high as 5 kilometers (3 miles) above the Sakurajima volcano in the ... 08/19/2013 - 2:57 am | View Link
Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash People in Kagoshima city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon. Drivers turned on their headlights, and local media described the ash like driving through snow at ... 08/19/2013 - 1:20 am | View Link
Smithsonian Institution Seeks better understanding of all volcanoes through documenting their eruptions during the past 10,000 years. A program of the National Museum of Natural History. 05/21/2015 - 8:34 pm | View Website
Volcano World | Your World is Erupting | Oregon State ... Under water volcanoes, both shallow and deep, erupt more often than we think. When an exceptionally large underwater volcano erupts, the lava that is produced cools ... 05/21/2015 - 8:05 pm | View Website
Mount Pinatubo The volcano is 87 km (54 mi) northwest of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Near Mount Pinatubo, the United States maintained two large military bases in the ... 05/20/2015 - 3:13 pm | View Website
Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. 05/20/2015 - 12:57 pm | View Website
Japan volcano eruption filmed One of Japan's most active volcanoes has erupted, spewing out lava and debris as far as 2kms away. The Sakurajima volcano, near the southern city of ... 05/19/2015 - 11:13 pm | View Website
We’ve seen Daenerys Targaryen spend time in tropical climates, but this is ridiculous. Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke sang a reggae song about being a “Rastafarian Targaryen” as part of NBC’s “Red Nose Day” telethon to raise money for children’s charities.
The clip is a one of several songs penned by Coldplay for a Game of Thrones-themed musical, with other sketches including a song by Peter Dinklage celebrating his character’s longevity on the show.
Some of our most powerful and lasting ideas about the world around us are learned at school. Hard work pays off. Success comes from working together. Girls’ bodies are dangerous and harassment is inevitable.
This might sound inflammatory, but it is not an exaggeration. It is the overriding message being sent to thousands of students around the world by sexist school dress codes and the way in which they are enforced.
In the past month alone a Canadian teen says she was given detention for wearing a full length maxi dress because it violated her school dress code by showing her shoulders and back and a UK school announced plans to ban skirts altogether.
These are just the most recent cases in an ever-growing list that has seen shoulders and knees become a battleground, leggings and yoga pants banned and girls in some cases reportedly told to flap their arms up and down while their attire was inspected, or asked to leave their proms because chaperones considered their dresses too ‘sexual’ or ‘provocative’.
Many schools respond to criticism of dress codes by citing the importance of maintaining a ‘distraction free’ learning environment, or of teaching young people about the importance of dressing appropriately for different occasions.
But at the Everyday Sexism Project, where people from around the world share their experiences of gender inequality, we have received over a hundred testimonies from girls and young women who are affected by the dress codes and feel a strong sense of injustice.
One such project entry read:
“I got dress coded at my school for wearing shorts.
Nina Leen—LIFE Magazine
On Memorial Day, swimming pools and beaches open for the season. It’s an occasion for sun-worshipers to assess their beachwear, digging it out from the depths of dresser drawers. That desire to make a style splash at the shore is nothing new. To celebrate the arrival of beach season in 1950, LIFE’s Nina Leen photographed that season’s trends for women: strapless and halter-top swimsuits, “pirate pants” drawn from fashions of the French Riviera and island-inspired straw hats.
We’ve come a long way from the days when certain silent movie actors couldn’t keep their careers alive after the arrival of talkies because their voices just didn’t work. But is it possible that some of our favorite actors really do have awful voices and are simply dubbed over to sound more appealing?
That’s the premise of one of NBC’s “Red Nose Day” comedy sketches, featuring Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and Liam Neeson admitting that their voices are very different from what moviegoers have come to expect.
A Chinese App used for connecting to the country’s ubiquitous Wifi hotspots without a login or password just raised substantial money in a series A venture funding round, according to a source at Northern Light Venture Capital, one of its investors.
Wifi Master Key shares login data with all the users of hotspots run by China Mobile, one of the country’s big three telecom giants, which offers blanket coverage in all China’s major cities.
China cynics might think that a business model that looks like brazen theft is a pretty good summary of the country’s whole business model in the tech sphere.