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  1. detailsofpaintings:

    Sandro Botticelli, La Primavera



  2. The distance contributed to her beauty. 

    The unknown decorated her beauty. 

    The uncertainty magnified her beauty.

    With the simplicity of controlled, restrained and predictable play it kept in tact her beauty.  

    Once they have broken down the barriers of illusions the handsomeness slowly creeps away. The vivacity of their imperfections become enliven. Trying to keep up with their thoughts as their words escape their lips. The moments of silence are deafening, noticeable, faintly recorded into their memory. To defeat the prospects of an empty tape of records sounds is injected— of interplay of responses to questions and answers. The unknown and uncertainty of one is paired with the certainty of the other. 

    Here’s an idea. Let’s not talk to one another. We can sit, stand or be on our backs and listen to each other’s body— who smokes more? 


  3. Accordingly, we are reinventing the adjustment bureau to meet the specific needs of the individual in the community.

    The individual as part of the community, this is our goal. He does not need to understand that he must choose the community over himself. We must make him a part of the community. Choosing the community is choosing himself. Choosing himself is choosing the community— make him the community. 


  4. A single man sitting below the yellow washed light. 

    The little downtown is busier than usual, but he manages to find a corner to himself. 

    The metallic table shines yellow— hunched over and his sleeves rolled up, tie loosen, and his suit jacket on the floor— munching on his food. 


  5. iheartmyart:

    SPOTLIGHT: Angelica Dass Creates Breathtaking Diverse Index of Human Skin Tones

    Brazilian artist Angelica Dass is attempting to catalog the entire range of human skin tones — to create what she calls a “chromatic inventory” of all humankind. More after the jump:

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    (via wetheurban)

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  6. lovesouthkorea:

    Seoul New City Hall by iArc Architects / Seoul, South Korea (found on


  7. illustratosphere:

    Illustrations by tjsiu

    (via han-nara)


  8. Prisoners ‘could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours’
    By Rhiannon Williams,

    Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim

    Future biotech­nol­o­gy could be used to trick a pris­on­er’s mind into think­ing they have served a 1,000 year…


  9. jtotheizzoe:

    Eat Your Tardigrades or You Don’t Get Dessert!

    You know this little guy, right? It’s the mighty tardigrade, as featured in the new Cosmos. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, also known as FREAKIN’ MOSS PIGLETS, are microscopic eight-legged animals that can withstand temperatures from near absolute zero to boiling water, absorb extreme doses of radiation, go without food or water for ten years, and even survive the vacuum of space. They can even be completely dried out and ride on the wind to a new home, where they rehydrate and go about their tardibusiness. Tardigrade rain, folks.

    In other words, they are BAMFs (bad-ass microfauna).

    Oh, and you’ve probably eaten them. Thanks to Meg Lowman, I found out that these water-dwelling super-critters live not only on wild mosses and wet plants, but on grocery store produce like lettuce and spinach. Do you think that a mere rinse or shake under the faucet (or even cooking) is enough to dislodge a radiation-eating space pig? Ha! Not by a long shot, according to Lowman.

    So yeah… trying to go strictly vegetarian? You’ve almost certainly eaten some tardigrades. Sorry. Don’t worry, though. They’re totally harmless. I like to imagine that when I eat them, I absorb their power, and become a little bit mightier.

    New motto: For strength, eat your vegetables and eat your tardigrades.

    Meg Lowman has more about your local tardigrade friends. Also check out Lowman’s awesome research project that helps wheelchair-bound students climb to the top of the forest canopy where they help study tardigrade biodiversity. Science is for everyone!

    (via catherinebythackeray)


  10. Kylli Sparre, Estonia - Rescue Operation Winner of the open competition - enhanced category Photograph: Kylli Sparre/2014 Sony World Photography Awards
    Chen Li, China - Rain in an ancient town Winner of the open competition - travel category Photograph: Chen Li/2014 Sony World Photography Awards
    Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands - The cold pony Winner of the open competition - nature and wildlife category Photograph: Gert Van Den Bosch/2014 Sony World Photography Awards
    Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh - Life and Line Winner of the youth competition - environment category Photograph: Turjoy Chowdhury/2014 Sony World Photography Awards
    Ivan Pedretti, Italy - Starry lighthouse Winner of the open competition - panoramic category Photograph: Ivan Pedretti/2014 Sony World Photography Awards


    Sony World Photography Awards 2014 youth and open winners – in pictures

    Here are the winners of the youth and open categories in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. See more

    Photos, top to bottom (click for full captions): Kylli Sparre; Chen Li; Gert Van Den Bosch; Turjoy Chowdhury; and Ivan Pedretti. 



  11. theuniversescreams:

    Google and NASA’s quantum computer

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  14. Global arms trade: Who are the winners?
    Inside Story,

    As several countries spend more and more on weapons, we discuss who benefits from the arms business.

    India is the world’s top arms importer, accord­ing to the Stock­holm Inter­na­tion­al Peace Research Insti­tute.

    The SIPRI think-tank says Ind…


  15. Thailand to lift Bangkok state of emergency
    Remi Piet,

    Government announces end of two-month-old emergency state following easing of deadly anti-government protests.

    Thai­land’s gov­ern­ment is set to lift the state of emer­gency in Bangkok and sur­round­ing provinces two months after impos­ing it t…