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Would you believe me that none of these people are from the continent of Africa? If I were to tell you that these people are not any African tribe, you would probably think I was telling you a lie. Actually, there are many different tribes of the African diaspora located in all different parts of the world. The people photographed above, in particular, are of the Fiji tribe and Batek tribe located in Southern Asia and are New Guinean natives of Australia. When I came across this myself, I was surprised, but then thought why isn’t this displayed by the mass media on television? When one commonly thinks of Asia, this would be the last possible image of Asian people one would think of. If African people are located all over the world, why are we the least represented in the media?


The Melanesians

Genocide  in West Papua?


Carbon Eaters on the Black Sea

This brilliant cyan pattern scattered across the surface of the Black Sea is a bloom of microscopic phytoplankton. The multitude of single-celled algae in this image are most likely coccolithophores, one of Earth’s champions of carbon pumping. Coccolithophores constantly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and slowly send it down to the seafloor, an action that helps to stabilize the Earth’s climate.

This image of this swirling blue bloom was captured on July 15, 2012, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Note that the image is rotated so that north is to the right. Ocean scientist Norman Kuring of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center suggested the bloom was likely Emiliania huxleyi, though it is impossible to know the species for sure without direct sampling of the water.

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