Syrian war 

In Mexico, and probably anywhere else, you can find abandoned places with different layers of archaeological evidence of human settlements hundreds of years apart, of people that came and went to an already ancient place.

I never thought i'd see it happening in real time

Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins nytimes.com/2021/04/19/world/m

"Extending lifespan of smartphones [by one year] would cut same CO₂ as eliminating two million cars"

Cool, make it more than just one year then.

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Being autistic, I deeply, deeply appreciate everyone here who CW's eye contact and selfies. Often I'm happy to see humans, and I just need a heads up so I am not taken by surprise.

Thanks all :heart_cyber:

Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.

The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.

Be cool if you signed it!

eci.ec.europa.eu/014/public

i love the idea of emergency 24/7 tarot readings

dog got in bed the other night. i had to stay up late waiting for him to leave

I'm floored, because DuoLingo launched a beta for Navajo!

It's honestly making me a little emotional, because my family never inherited our ancestral language. My grandfather's generation were taken from their families and forced into indian boarding schools where they beat you for practicing your culture.

Seeing an indigenous language preserved in a mainstream tool is incredible.

food, climate change (+) 

Sea grass is a huge carbon sink, more than tropical rain forests. It is a declining ecosystem, but one with huge potential. A Spanish chef has discovered that a type of sea grass has edible seeds, requires no freshwater and no fertilizer and has 50% more protein than rice and helps restore ecosystems. The Seri of Mexico also eat sea grass grain, but it's not a commonly used food item and hasn't been intentionally cultivated before.

theguardian.com/environment/20

Words that are not distinguished in German; food mention 

-Sweet and cute

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procyonidae are underappreciated lil buddies

here is a coati enjoying a snack in the sunshine

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Today is International Romani Day, a day to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people. Here are some (external) posts from Romani people (containing mentions of racism, genocide, deportation, enslavement, slurs, etc.) 

Opre Roma: Worldwide Celebration of International Roma Day
romediafoundation.wordpress.co

"Today however, is also International Romani Day, a day designed to raise awareness of the issues faced by the Roma population, but to also celebrate their culture and heritage."
niedobitek.tumblr.com/post/142
niedobitek.tumblr.com/post/159

"since international romani day is coming to a close i’d like to remind non-romani of a few things"
vorynur.tumblr.com/post/159362

10 Myths About Romani Identity
rrojasandribbons.tumblr.com/po

A few things
dissolutionandcreation.tumblr.

The “G” Word Isn’t for You
now.org/blog/the-g-word-isnt-f

Scholarship Programs (also has donation links)
rotasandribbons.tumblr.com/pos

"Give back to the organizations and people who fight endlessly for Romani rights."
rotasandribbons.tumblr.com/don

celebration, new paper, CNM, polyamory 

Paper accepted!
Cardoso, D., Pascoal, P. M., & Maiochi, F. H. (in press). Defining polyamory: A thematic analysis of lay people’s definitions. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Oh wow, the nyt suggests getting into tarot now

>How to Get Started With Tarot nyti.ms/3dp2QdN

My sister: i think i need glasses now, and it's so annoying because i can't see and i have to pay for the exam and for the glasses and...
Me: 🤓

full offense to car owners but we could save millions of tons of emissions and thousands of lives by just mandating engine control modules with boring acceleration profiles and top speeds of 50 mph

Today is the first #InternationalAsexualityDay and our mascot want's to spread the word and support all asexual people! :asexual_flag:

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