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Coal mining In the Punjab

Workers at this mine in Choa Saidan Shah dig coal with crude pick axes, break it up and load it onto donkeys to be transported to the surface. Employed by private contractors, a team of four workers can dig about a ton of coal a day, for which they earn around $10 to be split between them.

The coalmine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the laborers mostly come from the poorer neighboring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (Reuters)

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biomorphosis:

The name Hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek ‘river horse’. They can sleep underwater and will automatically rise and breathe without waking. They are only territorial while in the water and the reproduction and birth occur in the water. 
Hippos bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sunblock that may also provide protection against germs. They are  one of the most aggressive creatures in the world, although they look chubby, they can easily outrun a human.

biomorphosis:

The name Hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek ‘river horse’. They can sleep underwater and will automatically rise and breathe without waking. They are only territorial while in the water and the reproduction and birth occur in the water. 

Hippos bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sunblock that may also provide protection against germs. They are  one of the most aggressive creatures in the world, although they look chubby, they can easily outrun a human.

thegameissomething

Based on the life of Alan Turing - a mathematician, code-breaker and pioneer of computer science.

In 1938, he began working for a secret British organisation called the Government Code and Cipher School. He helped the government decipher the German Enigma machine. He designed a machine - Bombe - that successfully decrypted the German war codes. In 1945 he was given the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services.

Post-war he turned his attention to another sort of machine, and in 1949 he developed a body of work that became the basis of artificial intelligence. In 1951 he was named as a fellow of the Royal Society.

In 1952, he was tried and arrested for being a homosexual (then a criminal offence). To avoid prison, he accepted treatment through injections of estrogen for a year that were meant to neutralize his libido. All his security clearances were also withdrawn.

He died in 1954, he committed suicide.

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Photos of the day - July 31, 2014

The field from The Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes races for the finish line at Goodwood Racecourse, children play in a fountain during a hot and sunny summer day in Nice and a resident sits with her dogs inside her flooded house after heavy monsoon rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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