Henna by:Jude Lazaro
Photo by Suzan Kiiko/MSF
“My son was sick with vomiting and diarrhea,” said Margaret Poni, mother of Kenyi, a 1-year-old baby being treated for cholera in MSF’s cholera treatment center in the Gudele 2 area of South Sudan’s capital, Juba. “ I heard this center was open in the community and brought him here for tests to find out what he’s suffering from. They brought us into this room straight away and gave him medicine. He is already a little better.” Read more: http://bit.ly/1tn5mRI
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The Most Intense Color of Any Living Thing on Earth
Also known as the marble berry, Pollia condensata is a wild plant that grows in the forests of several African countries. The berries are not edible, but they have an extremely rare property. They produce the most intense color of any living thing on Earth. Even after the berries have been picked from the plant, they stay the same shiny, vibrant, metallic blue color for many decades.
The vast majority of colors in the biological world are produced by pigments—compounds produced by a living organism that selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light, so that they appear to be the color of whichever wavelengths they reflect.
However, the marble berry’s skin has no pigment. The berries produce their vibrant blue color through nanoscale-sized cellulose strands that scatter light as they interact with one another. Thus the fruit’s color is even visible at the cellular level as pictured above.
This old pic of my uncle and cousin is gr8
Inside a tomb at Tierradentro in Inza, Colombia
"40% of Afghanistan’s skateboarders are female.100 % of those are tough as nails. "
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Nine years ago, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the relationship between her grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat. Miyoko’s grandma Misao found the abandoned cat in a shed on her land and the pair have barely been apart since. Misao named the white cat “Fukumaru” in hope the “God of fuku (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle)”. Fukumaru is always in Misao’s shadow whether she is farming her land, having a bath, eating or sleeping. Now nearly a decade later their friendship and adventures have been documented by Miyoko in a photo book called Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.
from the Telegraph
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