svalbard global seedvault

Food and water. Yeah it’s something we need. I like to eat breakfast, and you probably do too.

What if something cataclysmic where to happen (nuclear winter, asteroid collision, pole shift) and most agriculture was wiped off the face of the map? Not a pleasant thing to hypothetically brood over, but a tangible architectural […]

stone age temple at gobelki tepe in turkey

One of the T-shaped monoliths in Gobelki Tepe, this one bearing a relief of a fox.

It’s more than twice as old as the Pyramids, or even the written word. When it was built, saber-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths still roamed, and the Ice Age had just ended.

The elaborate temple at Gobelki Tepe […]

no sunspots for first time in 100 years

One thing that is brought to the forefront by this event is the significance of the sun’s effect on our solar system, and the abnormal stall of an 11 year cycle. It is also noted that there is a constant fluctuation between warming and cooling cycles of the sun, which in turn contribute to the […]

cambodian culture and photography

These are some fantastic pictures of Cambodia from National Geographic.

I was always intrigued by this part of the world. The way their temple architecture intertwines surrounding foliage looks like a future civilization where environment has integrated with structure. Cambodia has an interesting political history, with social revolution and many changes fertile in its wake. […]