Video 6 Jul 15,435 notes

skunkbear:

Here’s an Otocolobus manulnature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.

O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.

You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!

You can see the whole video — posted Scarce Worldwidehere.

via NPR.
Photo 6 Jul 208 notes mediumaevum:

Think we know everything?
Turns out that Rome’s Colosseum was a housing complex during the Middle Ages. Its vast center was used for trade, while 12th century built walls enclosed the cells. Read more on Discovery News.
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mediumaevum:

Think we know everything?

Turns out that Rome’s Colosseum was a housing complex during the Middle Ages. Its vast center was used for trade, while 12th century built walls enclosed the cells. Read more on Discovery News.

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Video 6 Jul 71 notes

museumuesum:

Erik Bulatov

Trade Mark, 1986, Oil on canvas 79 x 79 inches

Sky & Sea, 1984, Oil on canvas, 79 x 79 inches

Seva’s Blue, 1979, Oil on canvas, 79 x 79 inches

Not To Be Leaned On, 1987, Oil on canvas, 94 x 67 inches

Photo 24 Jun 1,360 notes mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.
(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)

mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.

(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)

Photo 24 Jun 834 notes ancientart:

The Lansdowne Bust of Athena of Velletri. 
Roman, 2nd-century copy after a Greek original of circa 430–420 B.C. by Kresilas. 
Courtesy of & currently located at the LACMA, via their online collections, 49.23.1.

ancientart:

The Lansdowne Bust of Athena of Velletri. 

Roman, 2nd-century copy after a Greek original of circa 430–420 B.C. by Kresilas. 

Courtesy of & currently located at the LACMA, via their online collections, 49.23.1.

Video 23 Jun 681 notes

museumuesum:

Frank Stella

Gran Cairo, 1962

Louisiana Lottery Co., 1962

Sunset Beach, Sketch, 1967

Grey Scramble, 1969

Line Up, 1962

Hyena Stomp, 1962

Photo 23 Jun 1,957 notes mediumaevum:

Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror, by Imad al-Din Mahmud al-Kashi, from The Book of the Birth of Iskandar (ca. 1384) – Source: Wellcome Library, London. 

mediumaevum:

Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror, by Imad al-Din Mahmud al-Kashi, from The Book of the Birth of Iskandar (ca. 1384) – Source: Wellcome Library, London. 

Photo 23 Jun 104 notes ucresearch:

At UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, assistant professor Octavio Aburto-Oropeza and his team serve as protectors of the world’s oceans, studying these vast ecosystems up close. #powerofpublic

ucresearch:

At UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, assistant professor Octavio Aburto-Oropeza and his team serve as protectors of the world’s oceans, studying these vast ecosystems up close. #powerofpublic

Video 20 Jun 57 notes

ransomcenter:

The New York Times reviews the exhibition “The World at War, 1914-1918,” the war that changed all wars. Read online or in this Sunday’s paper. 

via .
Link 18 Jun 96 notes Archaeologists Return to Excavate Ancient Jaffa»

archaeologicalnews:

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Teams of archaeologists, students and volunteers will return this month to the site of ancient Jaffa on the central coast of Israel to pick up where they left off in 2013, when they uncovered more of the sensational evidence of a fiery destruction at the site’s ancient Amarna period New…


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