quiet-desperati0n:

I am a feminist because
I don’t think this video could be much more relevant.

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house-of-gnar:

Incomplete duplication by Prof. Jas. Mundie on Flickr.
Diprosopus cephalothoracopagus conjoined twins 

"Although not visible in this photograph (obviously), there is a second imperfectly formed face on the back side of the head. This is an extremely rare form of conjunction in humans."

house-of-gnar:

Incomplete duplication by Prof. Jas. Mundie on Flickr.

Diprosopus cephalothoracopagus conjoined twins 

"Although not visible in this photograph (obviously), there is a second imperfectly formed face on the back side of the head. This is an extremely rare form of conjunction in humans."

kqedscience:

Discovery Of ‘Electric Bacteria’ Hints At The Potential For Alien Life
“Microbiologists have learned that certain strains of bacteria are capable of using energy in its purest form by eating and breathing electrons. It’s a discovery that demonstrates an entirely new mode of life on Earth — and possibly beyond.”
Learn more from io9. 

kqedscience:

Discovery Of ‘Electric Bacteria’ Hints At The Potential For Alien Life

Microbiologists have learned that certain strains of bacteria are capable of using energy in its purest form by eating and breathing electrons. It’s a discovery that demonstrates an entirely new mode of life on Earth — and possibly beyond.”

Learn more from io9. 

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kanonierasch:

I had found and posted some of these from ebay.de a while back. I wanted to post this now to credit the artist along with the history behind them. Now you know ;-)

drittenreichkunst:

The original set of six full-color 6 x 8-1/4 inch prints made from watercolors painted in France during World War II by Wehrmacht Gefreiter G. Schmitz and sold to troops of the German occupation in France during the Third Reich are now very rare. The six prints came in a typical European art folio titled Oh-la-la…! published by Europa-Edition of Paris and sold for 1 Reichsmark or 20 French Francs.

The six prints are Oh-la-la! (a German guard leering at a beautiful French maid on her way home from the market with eggs and bread) Sans Ticket (two German soldiers admiring a tiny French bra) Je ne comprends pas (a German soldier making a pass at a sweet young French girl) Grand filou (a German Landser with beer making conversation with a lovely French maid) and two untitled prints - both showing Wehrmacht soldiers in goodbye embraces kissing beautiful French girls.

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earthandanimals:

Master class on fishing by Igor Shilokhvost

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Every star is a sun as big, as bright, as our own. Just imagine, how far away from us you’d have to move the sun to make it appear as small and faint as a star. The light from the stars travels very fast. Faster than anything. But not infinitely fast. It takes time for their light to reach us. For the nearest ones, it takes years. For others, centuries. Some stars are so far away it takes eons for their light to get to Earth.

By the time the light from some stars gets here they are already dead. For those stars, we see only their ghosts. We see their light, but their bodies perished long, long ago.

- Episode 5: A Sky Full Of Ghosts, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

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fortunecookied:

Betty Boop - Bimbo’s Initiation (1931)

Bimbo has to undergo a series of harrowing rituals as part of a secret society initiation before eventually discovering the true identity of the order’s mysterious leader. This surreal short was the last Betty Boop cartoon to be animated by her co-creator Grim Natwick.

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spaceplasma:

The Cassini spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured Saturn’s moon Rhea as it gradually slipped into the planet’s shadow – an event known as “ingress”. 
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

spaceplasma:

The Cassini spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured Saturn’s moon Rhea as it gradually slipped into the planet’s shadow – an event known as “ingress”.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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mudwerks:

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Mug shot of the later Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, following his arrest by Swiss police for lack of identification papers, 19th of June 1903.

mudwerks:

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Mug shot of the later Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, following his arrest by Swiss police for lack of identification papers, 19th of June 1903.

wolfhalden:

A Hare in the Forest, 1585
Nibbling on a leaf pulled from a stalk of Lady’s Mantle, an alert hare sits at the edge of a pine forest. Unlike the darkness one would expect to find in a forest, Hans Hoffmann painted a theatrically illuminated scene. Each plant and insect—snail, cricket, beetle—is seen in vivid detail. The finely wrought leaves of the thistle, the sprawling fronds of a plantain, and the bright blue flowers of the Hare Bell attest to Hoffmann’s meticulous treatment of the subject. In fact, none of these plants could have co-existed in the natural world. Hoffmann imaginatively combined numerous individual nature studies in a single painting. Hoffmann’s golden-brown hare is based on Albrecht Dürer’s famous and influential watercolor which, much like his Stag Beetle, shows a hare against a plain ground. Hoffmann had seen Dürer’s hare while in Nuremburg. Later, when he went to work in the court of Emperor Rudolf II, he helped the Emperor acquire the watercolor for hisKunstkammer. Hoffmann’s hare differs from Dürer’s however, appearing amid a striking arrangement of elegant plants and insects. At the time it was painted, this arrangement of nearly life-size subjects was entirely unique, not only within Hoffmann’s body of work, but also within the tradition of German nature study. 
Hans Hoffmann (b. about 1530 Nuremberg, Germany, d. about 1591 Prague, Czech Republic)

wolfhalden:

A Hare in the Forest, 1585

Nibbling on a leaf pulled from a stalk of Lady’s Mantle, an alert hare sits at the edge of a pine forest. Unlike the darkness one would expect to find in a forest, Hans Hoffmann painted a theatrically illuminated scene. Each plant and insect—snail, cricket, beetle—is seen in vivid detail. The finely wrought leaves of the thistle, the sprawling fronds of a plantain, and the bright blue flowers of the Hare Bell attest to Hoffmann’s meticulous treatment of the subject. In fact, none of these plants could have co-existed in the natural world. Hoffmann imaginatively combined numerous individual nature studies in a single painting. 

Hoffmann’s golden-brown hare is based on Albrecht Dürer’s famous and influential watercolor which, much like his Stag Beetle, shows a hare against a plain ground. Hoffmann had seen Dürer’s hare while in Nuremburg. Later, when he went to work in the court of Emperor Rudolf II, he helped the Emperor acquire the watercolor for hisKunstkammer. Hoffmann’s hare differs from Dürer’s however, appearing amid a striking arrangement of elegant plants and insects. At the time it was painted, this arrangement of nearly life-size subjects was entirely unique, not only within Hoffmann’s body of work, but also within the tradition of German nature study. 

Hans Hoffmann (b. about 1530 Nuremberg, Germany, d. about 1591 Prague, Czech Republic)

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reichsmarschall:

Immelmann in the cockpit of an Eindecker E.I, probably #13/15, in which he scored his first five victories. Powder burns at the top of the cowling indictate the gun has been fired. Of interest are the white/black fuselage stripes denoting FFA 62, the squadron insignia on the airman’s sleeve and, on the prop, the insignia of the manufacturer Garuda.

reichsmarschall:

Immelmann in the cockpit of an Eindecker E.I, probably #13/15, in which he scored his first five victories. Powder burns at the top of the cowling indictate the gun has been fired. Of interest are the white/black fuselage stripes denoting FFA 62, the squadron insignia on the airman’s sleeve and, on the prop, the insignia of the manufacturer Garuda.

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thenewenlightenmentage:

Out of an hours-long explosion, a stand-in for the first stars
Astronomers analyzing a long-lasting blast of high-energy light observed in 2013 report finding features strikingly similar to those expected from an explosion from the universe’s earliest stars. If this interpretation is correct, the outburst validates ideas about a recently identified class of gamma-ray burst and serves as a stand-in for what future observatories may see as the last acts of the first stars.
"One of the great challenges of modern astrophysics has been the quest to identify the first generation of stars to form in the universe, which we refer to as Population III stars," explained lead scientist Luigi Piro, the director of research at the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome, a division of Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). "This important event takes us one step closer."
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Out of an hours-long explosion, a stand-in for the first stars

Astronomers analyzing a long-lasting blast of high-energy light observed in 2013 report finding features strikingly similar to those expected from an explosion from the universe’s earliest stars. If this interpretation is correct, the outburst validates ideas about a recently identified class of gamma-ray burst and serves as a stand-in for what future observatories may see as the last acts of the first stars.

"One of the great challenges of modern astrophysics has been the quest to identify the first generation of stars to form in the universe, which we refer to as Population III stars," explained lead scientist Luigi Piro, the director of research at the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome, a division of Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). "This important event takes us one step closer."

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