Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
Congratulations to SpaceX on the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station!
This will be SpaceX’s third cargo resupply mission to the ISS and the first to test the deployment of landing legs for the rocket’s first stage as it attempts a soft landing at sea.
You can follow the SpaceX launch here: http://www.spacex.com/webcast/
Image Credit: SpaceX
Europe’s city lights in 18 years
I feel like I have a million and one problems, but really it’s just one biiiiig problem. Ahhhhh
Things that restore faith in humanity.