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If you want to see the Earth move, check out GPlates.org—the new and massively detailed suite of virtual globes and interactive maps that visualize how Earth and its continents evolved geologically. Developed by an international team led by University of Sydney researchers, the site offers interactive exploration of supercontinents, including the breakup and dispersal of Pangaea—the supercontinent from which our current topography developed over the last 200 million years.
What does it mean to swim like a Viking? Danish viking swimming clubs are places for the practice of year round nude swimming and sauna rituals. Water temperatures range from 34.5F (January) to 66.6F (July). The Jomsborg “VikingeKlubben,” a club for all season swimming in Aarhus, Denmark was founded in 1933. Each year the club has only accepted 9500 members.
Jacob Bundsgaard, mayor of Aarhus and a member of this club explains, “There is a very integrated symbiosis between the city and the sea. This is also a way of connecting to your roots and to nature. In Denmark, it’s called Viking Swimming. So, it’s also a connection to our history.”
Yesterday, UK Twitter-user Sabrina Golonka received a GAP Kids ad in the mail which she found glaringly sexist. The ad shows a young boy wearing a shirt featuring Albert Einstein who’s labeled the “Little Scholar” and a little girl wearning a sweater and kitty ears who’s called the “The Social Butterfly.” Some believe the ad promotes sexist stereotypes at a time when people in the the UK and the U.S. are trying to close the science-and-math-score gender gap.
If you’ve ever thought about pursuing a lifelong dream, but haven’t tried because you told yourself you’re too old, here’s a story that’ll kill that excuse in an instant. On August 7th, 41-year-old Uzbek Olympic gymnast Oksana Chusovitina earned a score of 14.999 on the vault, successfully qualifying for the finals at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio. This is an amazing accomplishment in a sport where most of her competition is half her age.
Yesterday, on the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama stole the show with a poignant speech that spurned Donald Trump’s pessimistic view of America. The emotional high point came when Obama spoke of the unique perspective she’s gained from being part of the first black family to live in the White House. “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” Obama said. “And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.”