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The joy is in the details. Above are details found in Dogon architecture. The Dogon people are an ethnic group who live primarily in “Pays Dogon” or “Dogon Country” which is located in the central plateau region of the country of Mali, in the Mopti region of Mali. They also inhabit Burkino Faso. They are renown for their architecture and advanced astronomical knowledge that preceded that of all other astronomers.
Microscopy by Francis Prior
There are thousands of species of shield bugs on Earth (though you probably know them by their more common name of “stink bugs”), but we bet you’ve never looked at one like this. This view shows the insect’s bulging compound eye on the left. Further down, looking almost like a ruby, is its simple eye, which helps it detect light. Also riddling the surface of the bug’s exoskeleton are a number of circular pock-marks, resembling tiny wells of ink. (From io9)
Stemonitis fusca is a rather marvelous species of slime mold that carries its jelly-like spore-forming fruiting bodies on curious stilts
Samantha Bee FTW
Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) - Black Prince (Schwarzer Fürst), 1927
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
A very intricate initial “B” (Bernardus) from Douai, Bibl. mun., ms. 0372, t. II, f. 004v.
Various beasts; a scribe at the bottom, a (naked) man wrestling a creature on top; flowers…
12th century, Bernardus Claraevallensis, Sermones ; Epistulae
THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I DO NOT TRUST OWLS.
awwww, demonic looking cutie
do mess tic ate
Ever since Neanderthals were discovered to have been a separate human race, anthropologists have been asking where they went. Now we know there were a couple other ancient non-Homo sapien human species, and they’re gone as well. So what the hell happened? Did Homo sapiens come out of Africa fighting or did modern Homo sapiens come about as the product of interbreeding between us and other hominid species? Turns out, it was a little of both.
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