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09 Jul 14 at 8 pm

(Source: slugbox, via olias)

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27 Apr 14 at 12 pm

scientificillustration:

bonedahlia:

hrokr:

Three dog skulls from ‘Secrets of Bones’ hosted by Ben Garrod. The first image shows a regular dog skull; this contains both collagen, an organic compound, and calcium phosphate, a mineral compound.

In the images with the red gloves, another skull has been left in an oven for a few days. This has taken out all of the organic compounds, leaving just the mineral compounds. As you can see, this bone is too brittle to be of structural use.

In the images with the blue gloves, a skull has been soaked in formic acid for over a month. This removed the calcium phosphate from the bone but leaves the collagen. The surprising result is a very flexible skull.

Whaaaat. That is awesome.

If you haven’t seen ‘Secrets of Bones’ I’d highly recommend it. Here are links to the episodes on YouTube:

S01 E01 Size Matters

S01 E02 Down To Earth

S01 E03 Into The Air

S01 E04 Sensing The World

S01E05 Food For Thought

(via howtoskinatiger)

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27 Apr 14 at 12 pm

Norwegian cat chases a fox off its owner’s property [dailymail]

(Source: curious-wiccan, via thefrogman)


Norwegian cat chases a fox off its owner’s property [dailymail]
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09 Apr 14 at 5 pm

blackpaint20:

View in the Catacombs

Nadar 

French, Paris, 1861 

Albumen print

blackpaint20:


View in the Catacombs
Nadar 
French, Paris, 1861 
Albumen print
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09 Apr 14 at 4 pm

illustrationviolation:

Johfra Bosschart

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09 Apr 14 at 4 pm

rolandscapes:

The Journey Home  © Johfra Bosschart

rolandscapes:

The Journey Home  © Johfra Bosschart
 33
09 Apr 14 at 3 pm

greenturtleisland:

Joshua Shaw, 1813, The Deluge Towards Its Close.

greenturtleisland:

Joshua Shaw, 1813, The Deluge Towards Its Close.
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09 Apr 14 at 3 pm

(Source: nivenzen)

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09 Apr 14 at 3 pm

petitmal:

One day, a glazed look in her eyes, my mother said to me: ‘When you are in bed and you hear the barking of the dogs in the countryside, hide beneath your blanket, but do not deride what they do: they have an insatiable thirst for the infinite, as you, and I, and all other pale, long-faced human beings do.’ 

Since that time, I have respected the dead woman’s wish. Like those dogs I feel the need for the infinite. I cannot, cannot satisfy this need. I am the son of a man and a woman, from what I have been told. 

This astonishes me…I believed I was something more.

Comte de Lautréamont | Le Chants de Maldoror

Photo: Frederic Fontenoy | Métamorphose

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26 Mar 14 at 11 am

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

(Source: reddit.com, via jess-smart-smiley)

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.