The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.

—Henri Poincaré, Science and Method (via observando)

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sixpenceee:

Cabinet of Monstrosities by Hajime Emoto. They are supposed to represent the 7 deadly sins. 

These were all made from paper and bamboo. Here is his website, although it’s in Japanese. (Website)

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sixpenceee:

Ludovic Levasseur’s "Flesh Dolls"

A disturbing collection of dolls made from an unknown source. I couldn’t find much on this artist but here is his flicker page that hosts all images of the dolls in his collection.

FLICKR PAGE

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thatscienceguy:

Plankton Found on the Exterior of the International Space Station!

While examining samples taken from the exterior surface of the ISS, scientists discovered something completely unexpected - Marine Plankton living on the surface, despite the harsh condition (Vacuum, temperature, and radiation.)

There was evidence that the plankton had been living there for years, and possibly even developing, too.

This gives more plausibility to the panspermia theory - that life all over the solar system/galaxy/universe is all related thanks to bacteria catching rides on asteroids and comets. We already know it is possible for rocks to be thrown away from a planet by something like an asteroid impact or large volcanic eruption - some meteorites have had their lineage traced back to mars.

So do you believe the panspermia theory to be plausible? what about alien life in general?

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cactus-breath:


Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

The blade reads: “Che la mia ferita sia mortale" - or roughly: "may all your wounds be mortal".

cactus-breath:

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

The blade reads: Che la mia ferita sia mortale" - or roughly: "may all your wounds be mortal".

(Source: anti-romanticismo, via cultcult)

frodo’s journey to destroy the one ring

(Source: celaborn, via le-moon)

Benh Zeitlin

"Once There Was A Hushpuppy"

ancestral-twine:

Once There Was A Hushpuppy- Benh Zeitlin

I love those mornings when you wake to darkness and no one is asking anything of you. You’re under no pressure to exist. This is something of which I am in constant need.

—C.R.  (via the-banshee)

(via androyd5)

David Lynch

"And Light Shines"

The dawn came like warriors with sounds filling all the sky
And a roar deep as the bottom of hell
And darkness was torn away
So the angels came with the swimming light of heaven
And there was pain no more
Only a soaring of the heart
And a living memory of totality

And light shines, light shines

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