A naked member of the activist group Liberate Tate lies on the floor of Tate’s classical sculpture exhibit room drenched in an oil-like substance to protest Tate’s ongoing partnership with BP.

The protest, which took place yesterday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, lasted 87 minutes — one for every day oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

BREAKING NEWS: Radiation Spreads throughout the Northern Hemisphere

‘Below is the static map based on real time tabulations of the Norwegian Institute of Air Research pertaining to potential releases of radiation from the Fukushima plant.

For the dynamic version of this map, regional dynamic maps as well as technical information click below.  Jpan and North america static maps are indicated below

You will need to refresh the dynamic map  (Global Research, April 20, 2011)

McMills Construction approached Beausoleil Architects for help installing a garage in the bottom floor of a property on Oak Street in San Francisco’s Upper Haight district in order to maximize the tenant’s rent.

By hiding the space behind a retractable facade indistinguishable from the rest of the historic Victorian apartment house, they were able to avoid running afoul of the city planning department strict appearance codes.

cattle prices down

 Cattle Prices Drop After Abuse Video.

Mercy for Animals’ recent undercover investigation into cattle abuse at E6 Cattle in Texas has led to a Nationwide drop in cattle prices.

A shaky market was affected by scenes of baby calves having their heads split open with pick-axes and hammers causing futures to drop over 1% the day the video was released. In the billion dollar cattle futures market, 1% translates tomillions of dollars in losses.

An increase in negative attention, combined with an increase in grain prices, is seriously hurting the factory farm industry. Investors are starting to realize that betting on the stability of a the livestock markets isn’t as safe a bet as it used to be.

Keep the pressure on. Pass this video around and lets make it drop again.

Toppenish High School student Gaby Rodriguez spent nearly her entire senior year faking a pregnancy for a school project.

Only her mother, her boyfriend, a few friends, and the school’s principal were in on the ruse — her teachers, classmates, and six of her seven siblings were none-the-wiser. The point she was trying to make? “Teenagers tend to live in the shadows of [stereotypes, rumors and statistics],” Gaby told an all-school assembly at Wednesday’s grand reveal of her presentation, aptly titled “stereotypes, rumors and statistics.”

“Many things were said about me. Many things traveled all the way back to me,” she told the room, before asking students and teachers to read aloud statements made during the course of her experiment criticizing her and blaming the pregnancy. “Her attitude is changing, and it might be because of the baby or she was always this annoying and I never realized it,” read one such statement. “I’m fighting against those stereotypes and rumors because the reality is I’m not pregnant,” Gaby said before exposing a baby bump made of wire mesh and cotton quilt batting.

“She sacrificed her senior year to find out what it would be like to be a potential teen mom,” principal Trevor Greene told the Yakima Herald. “I admire her courage. I admire her preparation. I give her mother a lot of credit for backing her up on this.”

Hand-made visualization tool-kit from Jose Duarte

The Maltese tiger, or blue tiger, is a sub species coloration morph of a tiger, reported mostly in the Fujian Province of China. It is said to have bluish fur with dark grey stripes. Most of the Maltese tigers reported have been of the South Chinese subspecies. The South Chinese tiger today is critically endangered, and the “blue” alleles may be wholly extinct. Blue tigers have also been reported in Korea, home of Siberian tigers.

The term “Maltese” comes from domestic cat terminology for blue fur, and refers to the slate grey coloration. Many cats with such colouration are present in Malta, which may have given rise to the use of the adjective in this context.

Kids These Days

MoMA recently released a second batch of “MoMA stories” from kids participating in the museum’s “I went to MoMA and…” project.

Among the more memorable entries was a complaint left behind by a very disappointed little girl named Annabelle who didn’t see a single “dinasour” at this so-called museum.

Guide Goose of the Day: Renata Kursa, a villager from Poland, says she was heartbroken after her dog Baks lost his sight in a recent accident.

But her four-year-old goose Buttons was more than happy to lend her eyes to Baks, leading him with her neck, or directing him with her honks.

“[G]radually Buttons got him up on his feet and starting walking him around,” says Kursa. “They’re inseparable now – they even chase the postman together.”

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