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I keep hearing that we have more Metal bands than pretty much anywhere else yet I hardly ever find anything interesting to listen. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Maybe I'm getting old.
 

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The Observable Universe, left click for options to get larger view.



Explanation: How far can you see? Everything you can see, and everything you could possibly see, right now, assuming your eyes could detect all types of radiations around you -- is the observable universe. In light, the farthest we can see comes from the cosmic microwave background, a time 13.8 billion years ago when the universe was opaque like thick fog. Some neutrinos and gravitational waves that surround us come from even farther out, but humanity does not yet have the technology to detect them. The featured image illustrates the observable universe on an increasingly compact scale, with the Earth and Sun at the center surrounded by our Solar System, nearby stars, nearby galaxies, distant galaxies, filaments of early matter, and the cosmic microwave background. Cosmologists typically assume that our observable universe is just the nearby part of a greater entity known as "the universe" where the same physics applies. However, there are several lines of popular but speculative reasoning that assert that even our universe is part of a greater multiverse where either different physical constants occur, different physical laws apply, higher dimensions operate, or slightly different-by-chance versions of our standard universe exist.
 

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On the other side of the same coin, Brazil has been getting extremely cold and rainy days in a seemingly random pattern since the heat blows polar wind masses in our direction. And winter hasn't even begun yet... This picture was taken in Rio de Janeiro:

 

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One doesn't think of cold weather and Brazil together, but you are in the Southern Hemisphere. Plus, the earth has undergone many climate
changes. Greenland, for example, really was green when discovered by the Vikings 1000 years ago.
 

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One doesn't think of cold weather and Brazil together, but you are in the Southern Hemisphere. Plus, the earth has undergone many climate
changes. Greenland, for example, really was green when discovered by the Vikings 1000 years ago.
IDK, father, my scientific insights on anthropogenic climate change aren't deep enough to refute deniers, but they're enough to quiet my general distrust on mainstream institutions.
 

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Cartel war in Brazil, between Comando Vermelho and Primeiro Comando da Capital. This map seems to take proxy wars fought by their respective allies into account. In this sense I think Espírito Santo, the light blue state on the coast, might be light red nowadays, since their major cartel switched sides.

 
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Nice to be popular. :)
 

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Even Turkey? Geez.
Poland had most of today's Western Ukraine and the Ottomans had most of today's Romania, in very stable terms. Even before both had to worry about a unified Russian power.

Poland was a huge deal before WW2. Apart from the general human and economic trauma, the Katyn massacre was an effective decapitation, that is, a huge part of the intellectual elite was exterminated by the Soviets. The Ottomans also did it to the Armenians before resorting to full-blown genocide, the Janissary rebels did it to the Serbs.

These things can be irreversibly destructive. Without a native intelligentsia there is little hope. This is why the brain drain is such a huge worry for developing countries and Eastern Europe, too.
 
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Huh. See I would have thought eastern TX would have been the exact opposite... but now that I look on google maps I can see my mistake (ie. it's much more heavily forested than I realised)
 

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The countries in blue have a smaller population than Uttar Pradesh (in red, a state in India)


 

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Percentage of vegetarians in every state of India

 
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