My medieval servant boy has gone missing. I’ll just use Google to see if I can find him.
a street at night ,Shiba
Neon blue lava pours from Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano. The reason it’s blue is because the mountain contains large amounts of pure sulfur, which emits an icy violet colors as it turns. It turns the rocky slopes into a hot, toxic environment. (Article)
Oh wow, I didn’t know Denkigai got an anime. Neato :D
Bought the manga in Japan in 2012 on a whim, nice to see it made it to an adaptation~
Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.
All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.
Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.
In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”
Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.
It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.
With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.
How to handle the language barrier
German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.
What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.
This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.
If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.
I’m just gonna add that even when tuitions were introduced in 2006, they were only introduced in a few states. Which led to students from those states to move to other ones (like Saxony) where there was no tuition. The German education system is by no means perfect, but *that* part is a pretty damn big plus.
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RuroKen Location Site Tour <1> Ninna-ji temple in Kyoto
Dear my followers,
If you ever have a chance to visit Japan, you’ll want to visit the places where Kenshin and all the other characters lived in the live action films.
So I’m going to show you where to visit in this ‘RuroKen Location Site Tour’ series.
Many tourists from abroad will go to Kyoto, so I’ll start with the location sites in Kyoto.
Now, here we go!
It may include spoilers to those who haven’t seen Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends.
Look at the map and go straight to place with the red circle!
This is the place where Kaoru met Kenshin for the first time in Rurouni Kenshin 1.
Please watch the trees closely and find the forked tree.
Kenshin fell to the ground with dango in his hand there LOL
You can’t find the bulletin board where Battosai’s wanted poster was put up because it was set by construction coordinators.
In the Kyoto Inferno, Sanosuke fought Aoshi here.
Well damn, I’ve been at Ninna-ji in 2009 and totally didn’t recognize it in the movie. Nice stuff :D
If you’re tired of celebrity death hoaxes and misreported news bulletins, a rumor-tracking site dedicated to sorting fact from fiction might be your new favorite.
As evolving technologies and expectations force media outlets to report the news as quickly as they can, errors and misreporting happen more often they should (even here at Mic from time to time).
Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne creates stunning landscape and nightscape photography. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions.