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marcowerman:

A few moments from the recent abundance of African music in Boston

from top, descending:

Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, Tony Allen

Bombino

Tony Allen, Bombino

globalvoices:

Mainstream perceptions often paint “Muslims” with one broad brushstroke, inevitably peppered with violence. In this irreverent satirical piece, Pakistani stand-up comedian Sami Shah breaks down the different types of “Muslim”.

Run! The Muslims Are Coming!

Is ‘sparklemuffin’ one word?
Overheard at the SciFri Offices. (Yes, of course it is)

wnyc:

The hills are alive with available Sundays. 

—sean, sideshow

globalvoices:

A photo series offers a glimpse of Fiji’s “Pacific climate warriors” as they prepare to fight for their very existence against climate change.

Fiji’s Pacific Climate Warriors Are Ready to Stand Up for Climate Change Action

sciencefriday:

Are you ready to shake your silk-maker? Meet ‘Sparklemuffin’ the peacock spider (yes, that’s what scientists call him), one of the lords of arachnid dance.
Peacock spiders are already known for their elaborate mating dances, but recent research shows that they also ‘sing’.

sciencefriday:

Are you ready to shake your silk-maker? Meet ‘Sparklemuffin’ the peacock spider (yes, that’s what scientists call him), one of the lords of arachnid dance.

Peacock spiders are already known for their elaborate mating dances, but recent research shows that they also ‘sing’.

globalvoices:

Will the people of Scotland vote to stay or to go? The results of the referendum are to be announced by 7am tomorrow morning.

Twitter and Facebook have been flooded with heated discussions, with the #indyref hashtag mentioned over 2.6 million times just in the past 30 days.

To Go or Not to Go? Scotland Votes on Independence from UK

pritheworld:

Scots hold the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands today. A few cartoon observations….