January 30th, 2014
summonershowcase:

"Only you can hear me, Summoner. What masterpiece shall we play today?" - Sona, Maven of the Strings. By ASK on PIXIV

summonershowcase:

"Only you can hear me, Summoner. What masterpiece shall we play today?" - Sona, Maven of the Strings. 

By ASK on PIXIV

thepogonipchief:

todancewiththearcturians:

crownqueenray:

make him ruler of the world!

Oh my god this is how a leader should be. This makes me want to sob because America is so incredibly fucked up and this just makes me so hopeful.

Uruguay also leagalized herbicinals for the entire country. Baller.

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December 18th, 2013
December 1st, 2013

ethereo:

Ildiko NeerLost in autumn

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richard shilling makes art using only that which he finds in nature - broken twigs, fallen leaves, mud, torn bark - and returns it in creations he ‘leaves’ for others to find.

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October 30th, 2013

discoverynews:

skeptv:

The Brain Scoop: The Hero Shrew

via thebrainscoop:

We are so lucky to have a wonderful research staff here at The Field Museum. It’s not uncommon for me to ask someone what they’re working on, and for the casual response to be, “oh, we’re describing a new species. Want to see it?!” That is exactly what inspired today’s episode. Bill Stanley showed me this previously undescribed hero shrew anomaly back in April, before it was ever published in a scientific journal. It’s amazing discoveries like Thor’s hero shrew that make me so glad I can use The Brain Scoop to share these fascinating scientific contributions with the rest of the world! 

Check out more photos of all of the shrew examples in these previous posts here!

This is fascinating! Got to love the hero shrew.

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scinerds:

Nazca Lines and Animals

The famous lines and animals carved into the Nazca Desert of Peru were made by hand in the simplest possible way: by systematically moving dark stones aside from the desired shape to reveal the lighter colored desert clay beneath. This process leaves the resulting figures, called geoglyphs, as a slight depression in the ground. Visibility is enhanced by the dark edges of the lines where the rocks are concentrated after removal (inset figures).

Lines were made over vast scales, some being as long as 9 mi (14 km). The animal outlines (biomorphs) are smaller, though still so large that they are best seen from the air. The humming bird is 886 ft (270 m) long and the spider about 164 ft (50 m) across. The geogyphs are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are strictly off limits to visitors, but some can be seen from a tower built especially to view them.

Geoglyphs were constructed by people of the Paracas and Nazca cultures. Modern dating suggests that the figures may have been built in stages over a period of time, perhaps between 200 BC and 700 AD. Composed of Cretaceous-Tertiary volcanics, the rocks were washed down from the Andes Mountains. Their relative darkness is partly the result of a coating of desert varnish formed over thousands of years. The underlying, hard pan, desert floor is tough and resistant to weathering. However, since the lines were first constructed, aeolian sediments have blanketed the area, somewhat altering the original color and contrast of the lines.

The picture at top shows archaeologist Katharina Schreiber inspecting the eye of a pelican. At right Schreiber and Renate Reiche are shown standing on one of the many long, straight lines. Renate and her sister Maria spent decades investigating, documenting and protecting the geoglyphs. - Dave Lynch

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coffeeandcastiel:

freeindie:

Awolnation's Sail on a Tesla Coil. Science is cool.

r u fucking kidding me

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odditiesoflife:

Amazing Leaf Art

Spanish-born artist Lorenzo Duran creates intricately beautiful carvings of animals, landscapes and other amazing images by delicately carving leaves of different shapes and sizes. The idea of creating leaf art came to him when he witnessed a caterpillar eating a leaf. To prevent damaging the leaves while completing his pieces, Duran uses a surgical scalpel to shape the image and a dental pointed devise to remove the unwanted cut pieces. You can find more of his work on his website.

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