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27 Jul 18:24

Antibiotic Found in Noses—Here’s What You Need to Know

by Michael Greshko
30 Jul 09:16

Belgium charges man with planned terror attack

Rtersieva

Mons?!

One of two brothers arrested in Belgium in an anti-terror operation is charged with attempting to commit "terrorist murder".
31 Jul 16:34

France churches host Muslims for Mass in show of solidarity

Muslims across France have attended Catholic Mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of a priest on Tuesday.
06 Jul 16:00

Son of a Beach

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Tagged: FAIL , kids , beach , parenting
18 Jul 05:32

Задържаха GUNS N' ROSES на канадската граница за притежание на оръжие

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   На 15 юли GUNS N' ROSES, които продължават голямото си реюниън турне с Axl Rose и Slash, са били задържани ...
26 May 00:00

Johann von Neumann

"In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them."
08 Jun 00:00

Douglas Adams

"Anything that is in the world when you�re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that�s invented between when you�re fifteen and thirty- five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you�re thirty-five is against the natural order of things."
14 Jul 00:00

Unknown

"Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege."
21 Jul 18:00

First Proof That Wild Animals Really Can Communicate With Us

by Traci Watson
A long-known relationship between African men who harvest honey and a bird called a honeyguide allows both species to get the delectable treat.
05 Jul 13:36

The Chemistry of Bell Peppers – Colour and Aroma

by Compound Interest
Bell peppers come in a range of hues, from fresh greens to vibrant reds. Chemical pigments are behind these, but what changes to cause peppers to travel through this spectrum of colours? Here we take a look at the compounds behind the colours (as well as some pepper aroma chemistry) – and find that peppers […]
22 Jun 23:27

Riot!

13 Jul 12:29

Island dwellers map their country with Sheep View 360

by Mariella Moon
Google has captured all kinds of places on cam for Street View, from the Batcave to Mt. Everest, but it hasn't had the chance to visit the Faroe Islands yet. The tiny and remote archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean has almost twice a...
08 Mar 23:45

dailygiffing: Video: Cyclists Barely Outrun Huge Ostrich in...





dailygiffing:

Video: Cyclists Barely Outrun Huge Ostrich in South Africa

Welcome… to Jurostrich Park.

21 Mar 09:51

British plane spotters fined in Kenya

Four British plane spotters in Kenya are ordered to pay £1,400 ($2,000) or face a year in jail for trespassing at an airport in Nairobi.
22 Mar 01:20

Ancient scrolls give up their secrets

Metallic ink was used to write the Herculaneum scrolls, say scientists.
29 Feb 14:26

Гледайте новото видео на AMORPHIS "The Four Wise Ones"

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   По-долу може да гледате онлайн новия видеоклип на AMORPHIS "The Four Wise Ones". Песента е от издадения през септември 2015-а. актуален ...
07 Mar 00:00

Joe Ancis

"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well."
21 Mar 07:27

Ехо през зимата

by Evgeni

Още една възможност да преоткрия любимата ми Стара Планина, е като подходя до някое вече познато място по различен маршрут. В случая избрах да стигна до хижа Ехо от село Розино, вместо през Рибарица или Беклемето.

Почти цяла зима в балкана липсваше снежна покривка и ето, че едва през март понатрупа малко сняг, колкото да побелее тук-там. Мръкна се, а гъстата облачност не предвещава ясно време за следващия ден.

Но да планираш времето в планината, е като да играеш на зарове - никога не знаеш какво ще се падне. Ето че на зазоряване няма пукнат облак.

Светлината променя облика на околността и по изгрев каменният параклис се озарява в златисто.

Негостоприемната довчера планина, днес разкри за кратко своята неописуема красота, в зимното мартенско утро.

17 Feb 12:12

ROYAL HUNT: 'Half Past Loneliness' Performance Clip From 'Cargo' Live Album

Frontiers Music Srl will release ROYAL HUNT's new live album, titled "Cargo", on March 18. A performance clip of the song "Half Past Loneliness", taken from "Cargo", can be seen below. Following the release of their latest studio album, "Devil's Dozen", ROYAL HUNT participated in three widely known festivals around the globe in the fall of 2015: ProgPower USA, Loud Park (Japan) and Rockingham (U.K.). They performed their energetic brand of symphonic/progressive yet highly melodic and instantly accessible "royal rock" for thousands of appreciative fans. While ROYAL HUNT's next tour — set to the spring of 2016 — is being announced, the band found the time to gather in the studio and pick out the best performances recorded during their festival trek: an hour and a half of ROYAL HUNT's trademark sonic assault, skillfully captured on tape. Why live album and why now? "Well, mostly because we haven't released any live recordings for roughly ten years or so," says keyboard maestro and principal songwriter André Andersen. "'2006' was great and many fans consider it to be our best (some will pick '1996' or 'Closing The Chapter' as their favorite) but anyway — it's been awhile, so we assumed that it might be interesting for you to check out our 'new swing' at this live set. Just think about it: last time we recorded 'Paradox' live was almost 20 years ago! Add a few new songs, the excitement of the festival performance, a couple of new faces to the lineup and — all of a sudden — things are sounding quite a bit different. We'd say it sounds fresh but let's see what your opinion on this matter will be." "Cargo" includes a complete rendition of ROYAL HUNT's signature concept album "Paradox". ROYAL HUNT has released 13 studio albums and the band's name stands for quality symphonic/progressive metal. "Cargo" track listing: CD1 01. The Mission 02. Half Past Loneliness 03. River Of Pain 04. Tearing Down The World 05. Message To G-D 06. Long Way Home CD2 01. Time Will Tell 02. Silent Scream 03. It's Over 04. May You Never 05. A Life To Die For ROYAL HUNT is: André Andersen - keyboards DC Cooper - vocals Andreas Passmark - bass Jonas Larsen - guitar Andreas Johansson - drums
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09 Feb 21:30

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15 Dec 00:00

Rodney Dangerfield

"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet."
24 Jan 00:00

Doug Larson

"Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog."
25 Jan 00:00

Tom Robbins

"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
01 Feb 05:00

xkcd: Salt Mine

Rtersieva

yesss, my dream place too!:)

This one is a little bland. Pass the saltshaker?
27 Oct 14:26

The Exquisite Detail of Traditional Chinese Dongyang Wood Carving

by Christopher Jobson

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Leifeng Pagoda / Photo courtesy Michael Lai

With origins that date back as far as the Tang Dynasty (around the year ~700), the Chinese craft of Dongyang wood carving is regarded by many to be one of the most elegant forms of relief carving in the world. The craft is still practiced in a few workshops in the region of Dongyang, China, and most commonly appears as ornate decoration on ‘everyday’ objects such as cases, cabinets, stools, desks and tables.

Perhaps the most ambitious manifestation of Dongyang wood carving is seen on enormous mural-like panels intended to be hung as artwork as seen here. You can see a few more examples via Lustik, Orientally Yours, Michael Lai, and XDYMD.COM

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Leifeng Pagoda / Photo courtesy Michael Lai

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Leifeng Pagoda / Photo courtesy Michael Lai

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Green Lake Hotel, Kunming

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Green Lake Hotel, Kunming

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Green Lake Hotel, Kunming

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29 Oct 12:25

Евгени Динев: Амбарица

Всяка година, по едно и също време, Стара Планина е неотменна част от есенните ми обиколки, и по-специално централната и част, в която за да излезеш на голото било, минаваш през вековни гори.

По пътеката за хижа Амбарица, след като надморската височина надхвърли хиляда метра, гората става все по-пъстра и живописна.

Неусетно сред обширна поляна се появява самата хижа. Това не е крайната цел, тя тепърва предстои.

Освен, че бе огромно удоволствие да бродя сам по пътеките из необятния гръбнак на Балкана в този слънчев есенен ден, беше още по-голямо удоволствие да забележа един малко известен скален феномен, носещ името Кралимарковата дупка. Чувствам се като последния глупак, като се сетя що път бях извървял до него и как замръкнах там. Гледайки го оттук, ми се струва доста по-близо.

Винаги е интересно в Стара Планина. Времето така бързо се мени, че както напича, след малко налазват черни облаци и започва да гърми и трещи. За разлика от последното ми посещение до Пеещите скали, този път не се притеснявах, че ще стане така. Освен, че връх Марагидик приличаше на вулкан с този облак над него, засега нямаше нищо тревожно.

След като преодолях някой друг метър денивелация се откри гледка на запад, към връх Вежен, който стърчеше като висок бряг насред бял океан.

На седлото, между върховете Купена и Малка Амбарица вече нямаше какво да спре вятърът, тук беше в свои владения. На височина над 2000 метра духаше с такова настървение, че ми трябваше сериозна екипировка, за която въобще не бях помислил. Единственото, с което разполагах беше тънка ветровка, от която нямаше особен ефект. За радост, след като взех да наближавам връх Амбарица, се появи нещо наподобяващо заслон. В началото ми се струваше голям, даже ми се привидя, че от комина излиза дим. Представях си как ме посрещат с чай и топло одеялце... Илюзията се изпари мигом щом наближих. С размерите на палатка, само че от ламарина, без врата, без дървен нар, ме очакваше подслонът-фризер на върха.

Като за добре дошъл, слънцето мигом се скри, от север дотърча облак, който стръвно залази по земята и след малко всичко беше само мъгла и вятър.

Крих се известно време в тенекиения заслон, докато зъбите ми не започнаха да тракат от студ. За да се сгрея, излизах да подскачам и тичам навън, и така докато наглият облак се премести от върха.

Едва сега можех да видя какво се случва наоколо. От южната страна, до към 1400 метра височина, всичко беше потънало в море от облаци.

Билото задържаше тази ниска облачност и от север беше слънчево.

От връх Ботев се виждаше само антената. Изглежда, че същият този облак допреди малко беше на моя връх.

С наближаването на залеза вятърът утихна, а гледките наоколо доказаха, че си струваха мръзненето и чакането.

Между върховете Амбарица и Ботев се намира най-изразената част от старопланинското било. С нетипично заострена форма са върховете Купена и Кръстец.

Имах усещането, че не съм в планина, а на остров сред море от облаци.

В посока на залеза, като малка светла точка, някъде в далечината, блести хижа Дерменка.

Неочакван спектакъл със светлина, вятър и облаци в главните роли, бе това кратко есенно приключение в Стара Планина.

29 Oct 14:47

Landscapes Painted on the Surfaces of Cut Logs by Alison Moritsugu

by Christopher Jobson

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When European settlers arrived throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and rapidly expanded their territory across North America, the prevalent belief was that of Manifest Destiny. Specifically, that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent by any means necessary regardless of cost, environmental impact, or the devastating harm to Native American populations. The artwork of the period, primarily sweeping landscapes influenced by the European pastoral tradition, did well to capture the pristine beauty of the previously undocumented continent, but completely glossed over the reality of what was really happening.

In her log paintings, artist Alison Moritsugu faces that strange juxtaposition head-on by choosing a literal meataphor—the remains of downed trees—as a canvas for her bucolic oil paintings of the countryside where that very tree may have once originated. A fantastic collision of art history and environmental awareness. The rough edges of the cut branches and trunks appear like windows into the past, telling a story that the tree’s rings alone cannot. She shares via her artist statement:

Painters throughout art history from the Northern Song, Baroque, Rococo and Hudson River School tailored their depictions of nature to serve an artistic narrative. Today, photoshopped images of verdant forests and unspoiled beaches invite us to vacation and sightsee, providing a false sense of assurance that the wilderness will always exist. By exploring idealized views of nature, my work acknowledges our more complex and precarious relationship with the environment.

It should be noted that Moritsugu uses salvaged log segments from naturally fallen trees, or trees that would otherwise be turned into mulch. You can see a collection of new work starting November 12th at Littlejohn Contemporary in New York. (via My Modern Met)

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19 Oct 17:57

blazes-of-glory: tabbydragon: I love that everyone looked at...



blazes-of-glory:

tabbydragon:

I love that everyone looked at the turkey and asked themselves “who is responsible for this thing?” And then everyone pointed at everyone else.

22 Oct 14:42

Avoiding Procrastination

by Grant

21 Oct 03:41

Fencing Senior World Championships Moscow 2015 got a twist