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Children At The Anlong Pi Dump Face Horrendous Conditions

Each year, millions of tourists gather in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province to visit the Angkor Wat temple. Built as a spiritual home for the Hindu god Vishnu, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is an archaeological triumph that offers scholars an intimate look at Cambodia’s past. Yet alongside the beautiful temples and flashy tourist magnets, a much darker world exists. Let us introduce you to the Anlong Pi dump, a toxic landfill where poor men, women and children must scavenge for recyclable materials every day:

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Cambodia Kids Work at Dump

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Anglong Pi Dump Cambodia

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Children at Anlong Pi

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Children at Anlong Pi Wasteland

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Evening at Anlong Pi

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Anlong Pi Dump Residents

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Women Work in Cambodian Dump

Source: Omar Havana

Encampment at Anlong Pi

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Kids Scavenge at Anlong Pi

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Anlong Pi Dump Horrific Conditions

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Children Sea of Trash

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Siem Reap Cambodia

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Cambodian Girl and Teddy Bear

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Toxic Conditions at Anlong Pi Dump

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Child Laborers Near Cambodia

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Tourists Gawk at Anlong Pi

A Japanese tourist reels from the stench of the landfill. Source: Daily Mail

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Your Body Under The Microscope

Scar Tissue

Scar tissue. Source: Scar Formula

When Dutch spectacle-maker Zacharias Janssen invented the microscope at the end of the 16th century, he had no idea that he was opening the door to a brand new, tiny–and yet seemingly infinite–world. Since then we have been able to study this microcosm that has provided us with insight into virtually every scientific field ever devised: physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and a host of others.

Over the centuries the technology behind microscopes has improved to an almost unimaginable degree. We were once able to see objects almost invisible to the naked eye, while now the most powerful microscopes can show us nano-objects a billionth of an inch in size. Even our own bodies become realms of fantastically intricate wonder when viewed through a microscopic lens.

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Liver Cell

Microscope Bodies Liver

Although this might look like a child’s painting, it is actually a colored micrograph scan of a liver cell.The liver cell (hepatocyte) is very complex and contains different elements with specialized roles. Source: Discover Magazine

Red Blood Cells

Microscope Bodies Red Blood Cell

These little guys might look like candy or cereal, but they’re actually red blood cells, also known as erythrocytes. They make up most of your blood and carry oxygen throughout your body. Source: Tumblr

Bacteria

micro-bacteria

As you might know, your body is covered in bacteria. Although most bacteria is harmless to humans, that doesn’t make the idea any more pleasant. Here is an up-close image of the bacteria lounging around on your tongue right now. Source: The Telegraph

Epithelial Cells

micro-epithelial

Epithelial cells are among the four basic types of cells that form animal tissue along with nervous, muscle and connective tissue. They usually line the surfaces and cavities of most body structures (in this case, the mouth). Source: Wikimedia

Fallopian Tube

micro-fallopian

The end of a Fallopian tube, which is found in all female mammals. Source: The Telegraph

Mitosis

micro-mitosis

his image shows a human cell in the process of mitosis or cell reproduction. The chromosomes start pairing up and grouping into two different nuclei. Source: UH

Clotted Red Blood Cells

Microscope Bodies Red Dry

Here are those same red blood cells after they have clotted and dried on a piece of gauze wound dressing. Source: National Geographic

Stem Cells

micro-stem

A microscope image of human stem cells. These are pluripotent stem cells, meaning that they can become every other type of cell. Source: Society For Science

The Human Tongue

Tongue Cells

This is a human tongue under a microscope, and each one of those pointy things is a taste bud. A human tongue can have anywhere between 2,000 and 8,000 taste buds. Sorry to ruin the fun, but while we’re on the subject, it’s a myth that the tongue is split into regions where each one is responsible for a particular taste. In fact, each part is capable of detecting all five known elements: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Source: Reddit

The Inner Ear

Microscope Bodies Ear

You can call these stones or crystals, if you like, but you’ll never guess where they come from: your inner ear. About a thousand of these ear rocks are located in the utricle, which is itself part of the vestibular system of your inner ear. They are mainly responsible for your sensation of up and down and, thus, essential to your sense of balance. Source: Pharmacypedia

Brain Cells

Brain Cells

That jumbled mess represents all of your collective knowledge and memories. It is a microscopic look at your brain cells in action. Source: Discover Magazine

Microscope Bodies Lash

An eyelash up-close. Being hair, eyelashes should strictly be a mammalian trait, but other animals didn’t get the memo. Many species of hornbills have lashes made out of feathers. Source: Viral Nova

Scab

Microscope Bodies Scab

Source: Ebaum's World

The Eye

Microscope Bodies Eye

If you ever thought the human eye was beautiful, you might want to reconsider. Source: Bored Panda

Fingerprint Ridge

Microscope Bodies Fingerprint

These are the ridges on a finger that form fingerprints. Other primates also have unique fingerprints like we do and, bizarrely, so do koalas. In fact, koala fingerprints are so similar to ours that it takes an expert using an electron microscope to tell the difference. Source: Ebaum's World

Split Ends

Microscope Bodies Split End

The start to a bad hair day – the split end of a human hair. Our hair is primarily made out of a protein called keratin, which is also a key component in our skin and nails. In other animals, keratin is also responsible for hooves, scales, claws and horns. Source: Viral Nova

White Blood Cell

White Blood Cell

White blood cells or leukocytes only make up around one percent of your total volume of blood. However, they represent your frontline infantry in the war against all foreign invaders, which makes them essential to your good health. In fact, low white cell counts are often indicative of disease. Source: Pop Science

Fat Cells

Microscope Bodies Fat

Here we see fat cells under a microscope. They are among the largest cells in our bodies (as many of us are painfully aware). The red stuff we see is lipids stored within the membrane of each individual cell, ready for use when needed. Source: University Of California, San Francisco

Lung Cells

Microscope Bodies Lung

In this image of lung cells, the blue centers are nuclei and they are surrounded by yellow mitochondria, organelles that do most of the heavy lifting in many eukaryotic cells. Source: Buzzfeed

Skin Cells

Microscope Bodies Skin Cell

As we already know, cells make up every living thing. Here we see a basic eukaryotic (nucleus bound by membrane) cell – a human skin cell. Presuming you are an average-sized human, you have about 1.6 trillion skin cells right now, but you will lose about a million of them by the end of the day. No worries, though. They are constantly being replaced with new cells. Source: Pix Good

Sperm

Microscope Bodies Sperm

No prizes for guessing what these little swimmers are. Source: Pix Shark

Tooth

Tooth Cell

This tooth cross section shows a nerve surrounded by dental pulp. The nerves and blood vessels in your teeth are protected by four different tissue layers: pulp, cementum, dentin and enamel. Source: National Geographic

Skin Blister

Blister Cells

Here is what happens when you stay out in the sun too long – a skin blister. Source: Ebaum's World

Dendritic Cells

Dendritic Cells

Dendritic cells are part of your immune system. They are found in all tissues that come into contact with elements from the outside world – mostly skin, but also the inner linings of the stomach, nose and lungs. Source: Pix Shark

Egg Cell

This is a human egg resting on a pinhead. The honeycomb shape of the outside layer (called zona pellucida) is meant to bind spermatozoa. Source: CDIN

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Young Stephen Hawking Lets Loose With University Rowing Team

University College Boat Club

Before ALS and his ample scientific offerings, Stephen Hawking was a university student who did his fair share of cutting up. Seen above holding the white handkerchief, Hawking joined the Oxford University boat club where he served as a rather daring coxswain whose strategies would result in a number of damaged boats.

Interestingly enough, it was while rowing that Hawking exhibited some early signs of his illness. At age 21, Hawking would be diagnosed with ALS and a life expectancy of two years. Today, Hawking is 73.

Childhood Homelessness, A Hidden American Problem

Childhood Homelessness

Source: 4 Bit News

Homelessness is a national problem in the United States, and one whose victims are often hidden. They aren’t just the haggard Vietnam vet or the disabled man on the corner asking for assistance; they’re the children and families who couch surf, bounce between friends’ homes, live in cars, subsist in tent cities or stay in hotels. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH), as of November 2014 2.5 million homeless children live across the United States. Without intervention, those are 2.5 million people who could become chronically homeless adults.

Childhood Homelessness Siblings

Two brothers play cards in the common area of “Nickelsville,” a tent community in West Seattle. The community has relocated throughout the years. Source: Seattle PI

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