Australian birds of prey are spreading fires ...
#Australian #Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia’s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into their waiting talons.
In Mexican tradition there is the idea of dying 3 deaths: the first when you physically die, the second when your body decays and returns to nature, and the final when there is no one around who remembers you. The fear of the third death is what drives a lot of #historical research and #writing and is at least subconsciously behind the new reprinted of #HalGold's book, "#Japan's Infamous #Unit731," which keeps alive the memory of #humanrights atrocities committed by the Imperial #Japanese Army.
#StudioGhibli has announced that they will release all of their wonderful anime films digitally for the first time ever. Up until now, fans have never been able to buy digital copies of these films, so this is kind of a big deal.
Their entire catalogue of movies will be available to purchase on December 17th, and they will be made available on Apple TV, Amazon VOD, Vudu, Google Play, Sony, Microsoft, andFandangoNOW.
The upper is made from #sustainablysourced, #biodegradable #eucalyptus tree, and the outsole is made from real rubber from rubber trees—versus petroleum-based rubber—that is also sustainably sourced. The midsole, AKA the part of the running shoe that cushions and absorbs shock, is made from sustainably grown castor beans. To round it all out, a bloom algae foam sockliner helps to stave off odor.
#Reebok just announced the arrival of their Forever Floatride GLOW, which comes from plant-based matter.
Reebok set out to create a #sustainable version of their #ForeverFloatride Energy shoe, as part of a larger initiative to create products from natural or #recycled materials. For example, in 2018, the brand launched #vegan #sneakers made of cotton and corn.
#ChristineFeehan is the #author of several bestselling series, including one simply called "Dark" -- in her #trademark application with the #USPTO, she has applied for the exclusive right to use the word "Dark" (in "standard characters without claim to any particular font style, size, or color") in "Series of fiction works, namely, novels and books."
Created by #TanyaCompas (a youth worker and writer who was named one of the UK’s most inspiring women by Amnesty UK in 2018) a new campaign is raising funds to give a proper #Christmas to young #queer #black people who aren’t able to celebrate with their family due to estrangement.
Compas said she was driven to create #QueerBlackChristmas as a “passion project” after personal experience with the difficultly of strained family relationships during Christmas.
#BorisJohnson described the children of single mothers as “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate” in a newly unearthed 1995 article which Labour has claimed shows the prime minister’s “dark-age” attitudes towards #women.
The Tory leader said it was “outrageous that married couples should pay for ‘the single mothers’ desire to procreate independently of men”.
He suggested it was “feeble” for a man to be unable or unwilling to “take control of his woman”.
In a country where asking for, and even offering, help can be culturally difficult, these kindhearted badges aim to make a difference. Called the hoiku (child care) mark, they’re a sign that the bearer is ready and willing to help parents who’re having a hard time while riding the rails with small kids.
A stray dog has been discovered by the side of a road keeping a litter of abandoned kittens warm in Ontario. They wanted to rehome "Serenity" (the dog) and the kittens together but it takes longer for people to adopt older dogs and kittens are easier to rehome. However, black cats are harder to find homes for because "of their association with witches" and "they aren't as photogenic for social media posts."
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