kqedscience:

Souls Tumbling In The Light

When it gets dark, New York City turns on 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs to produce two powerful beams that shoot up, side by side, to remind us that once upon a time, two towers stood here, and then didn’t, and this is how we remember the day they came down — by looking up.

They are beautiful, these beams. Fragile. Elegant. Heaven bound, but they have an unfortunate side effect. They attract migrating birds. The light pulls warblers and thrushes and orioles and tanagers off course, beckoning. And once they enter the columns, many of them stay, swirling round and round, apparently unable to leave.”

Read more from NPR’s Robert Krulwich on how ornithologists worked to help protect these migrating birds.

bofransson:

Albert Müller (Swiss, 1897-1926), Bergwald, 1925

bofransson:

Albert Müller (Swiss, 1897-1926), Bergwald, 1925

juxtapozmag:

Wink Space: A Kaleidoscope in a Shipping Container by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki http://bit.ly/WxRomI

(Source: capnswalls)

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mikekinsellaismylordandsavior:

Never Meant | American Football

treeporn:

Blacka Moor, the Peak District by Tree Porn

treeporn:

Blacka Moor, the Peak District by Tree Porn

red-lipstick:

Auntika Tar aka Auntika Panvilai aka Taranti.P - Unbound, 2013      Drawings

red-lipstick:

Auntika Tar aka Auntika Panvilai aka Taranti.P - Unbound, 2013      Drawings

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humanoidhistory:

A pre-winter storm off the coast of southwestern Australia, photographed from the International Space Station on March 29, 2014. (NASA/Flickr)

humanoidhistory:

A pre-winter storm off the coast of southwestern Australia, photographed from the International Space Station on March 29, 2014. (NASA/Flickr)

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Beware Our Nubile Miscreants

I don’t know
What it is that you want from me
But you
You cannot have me
If you could read my mind
Know what I really feel
I wonder would we still be friends?

(Source: tintinlontoc)

biologylair:

The human central and peripheral nervous systems.

biologylair:

The human central and peripheral nervous systems.


takahikohayashi: 状なき状-湧き起こるものたち. The Unformed Figure-Sprang up. copperplate print with chine colle’ / etching. 林孝彦 HAYASHI Takahiko 2010

takahikohayashi: 状なき状-湧き起こるものたち. The Unformed Figure-Sprang up. copperplate print with chine colle’ / etching. 林孝彦 HAYASHI Takahiko 2010

(Source: lechedemipalo)