virtual-artifacts:

Saber with Scabbard 
Date: 19th century
Culture: Turkish
Medium: Steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

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inneroptics:

Debbi Hunter My Boy, 1970

obscuropedia:

Badab-e Surt (باداب سورت‎) is a natural site in northern Iran. It comprises a range of stepped travertine terrace formations that has been created over thousands of years as flowing water from two mineral hot springs cooled and deposited carbonate minerals on the mountainside.

http://obscuropedia.tumblr.com

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obscuropedia:

Las Pozas, Mexico

Las Pozas dates back to 1947 when Edward James was living in Mexico, in semi-exile. Deep within the rainforests of Mexico, seven hours outside of Mexico City, lies a magical hidden gem that very few have had the pleasure of stumbling across. It’s called Las Pozas and it is a sculpture garden, tucked away from prying eyes and at one with nature. It was created by a man named Edward James, an eccentric man who spent millions to create this magical wonderland that’s comprised of 20 acres of natural waterfalls and mountain springs.

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transpotter:

stop making ancient egyptians white its 2014

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spring-of-mathematics:

Smale’s paradox
In differential topology, Smale’s paradox states that it is possible to turn a sphere inside out in a three-dimensional space with possible self-intersections but without creating any crease, a process more commonly and historically called sphere eversion (eversion means “to turn inside out”). This is surprising, to those who understand regular homotopy, and is hence deemed a veridical paradox.

Images: The award winning computer animation Outside IN explains the amazing discover, made by Steve Smale in 1957, that a sphere can be turned inside out by means of smooth motions and self intersections, without cutting and pasting. It convincingly demonstrates how valuable vizualization can be in the communication of mathematics - Source & full size at Outsite In - geom.uiuc.edu.

Video: Turning A Sphere Insite Out on Youtube.

(via science-isinteresting)

knotshakespeare:

sixpenceee:

SCULPTING HUMAN EVOLUTION 

Paleoartist Elisabeth Daynès is reconstructing human evolution through her sculptures.

The sculptures above are in no particular order. 

You can view more pictures and get more information here

Fucking cool!

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outofthecavern:

malformalady:

Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from  Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.

YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.

behindbobsburgers:

Here’s a supercut of every time Bob says “Oh my god.”

(via Huffington Post)

oh mah gad

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