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We just learned about another awesome artist who makes things that look like other things. Brett Kern is an artist and teacher based in Elkins, West Virginia who created a wonderful series of ceramic sculptures that look exactly like inflatable dinosaurs, astronauts, and balloons.

Visit Brett Kern’s website to view more of his bright and playful artwork.

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6 ancient sites that are tributes to the winter solsticeThe winter solstice used to mark a time of both hardship and celebration for some cultures.

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6 ancient sites that are tributes to the winter solstice
The winter solstice used to mark a time of both hardship and celebration for some cultures.

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Reason’s Greetings

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David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive
Britain’s best-loved broadcaster brings his favourite extinct creatures back to life in David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.
In this ground-breaking film, Sir David takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London in a captivating tale of discovery, adventure, and magic, where 3D technology, state-of-the-art CGI, science, and research combine to bring the museum’s now long-extinct inhabitants to life to discover how these animals once roamed the planet.
 As the doors are locked and night falls, Attenborough stays behind and meets some of the most fascinating extinct creatures which come alive in front of his eyes; dinosaurs, ice age beasts, and giant reptiles.
The film fulfils a lifelong dream of the nation’s favourite naturalist, who said: "I have been coming to the Natural History Museum since I was a boy. It’s one of the great places to come to learn about natural history. In this film we have the technology to bring back to life some of the most romantic and extraordinary extinct creatures that can be conceived; some are relatively recent animals like the dodo, others older like the dinosaurs, and some we only know through fossil evidence. Using our current scientific knowledge, this film brings these creatures alive, allowing me to look at some of the biggest questions surrounding them."
Produced by a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning team, it was shot in stunning 3D by the same team behind recent blockbuster Gravity, with spectacular visual effects produced by a team whose combined credits include work on the successful Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings franchises.
Watch the promo for promo for David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.
Visit the Natural History Museum website for more information about the species from the show, including the moa, dodo and of course the iconic diplodocus.
David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive will be broadcast on Sky 3D and in 2D on Sky 1 HD on New Year’s Day at 6.30pm.
Source: Sky

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David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

Britain’s best-loved broadcaster brings his favourite extinct creatures back to life in David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

In this ground-breaking film, Sir David takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London in a captivating tale of discovery, adventure, and magic, where 3D technology, state-of-the-art CGI, science, and research combine to bring the museum’s now long-extinct inhabitants to life to discover how these animals once roamed the planet.

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As the doors are locked and night falls, Attenborough stays behind and meets some of the most fascinating extinct creatures which come alive in front of his eyes; dinosaurs, ice age beasts, and giant reptiles.

The film fulfils a lifelong dream of the nation’s favourite naturalist, who said: "I have been coming to the Natural History Museum since I was a boy. It’s one of the great places to come to learn about natural history. In this film we have the technology to bring back to life some of the most romantic and extraordinary extinct creatures that can be conceived; some are relatively recent animals like the dodo, others older like the dinosaurs, and some we only know through fossil evidence. Using our current scientific knowledge, this film brings these creatures alive, allowing me to look at some of the biggest questions surrounding them."

Produced by a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning team, it was shot in stunning 3D by the same team behind recent blockbuster Gravity, with spectacular visual effects produced by a team whose combined credits include work on the successful Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings franchises.

imageWatch the promo for promo for David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Visit the Natural History Museum website for more information about the species from the show, including the moa, dodo and of course the iconic diplodocus.

imageDavid Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive will be broadcast on Sky 3D and in 2D on Sky 1 HD on New Year’s Day at 6.30pm.

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Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet

If you want to get a sense of Jesse Willms at his absolute peak—the wealth, the lifestyle, the aura of swaggering invincibility—then the weekend of November 12, 2010, is where we want to begin. That Friday afternoon, resplendent in a lustrous violet button-down, Willms packed half a dozen friends into a private plane on a frosty Edmonton, Alberta, tarmac and jetted off to Las Vegas. En route, Willms uncorked a bottle of Dom Pérignon and passed it around so everyone could take a swig. Then came the shooters: for the men, Jack Daniel’s; for the women—three leggy brunettes and a statuesque blonde—Smirnoff with Red Bull. Soon enough, off came Willms’s shirt, as often happened on festive occasions. After landing in Las Vegas, the group piled into a titanic silver limo and made for the Encore, where they checked into an $8,000-a-night, 5,829-square-foot duplex suite—a favorite haunt of Prince Harry. For the next two days, Willms and his entourage danced atop nightclub tables, shopped at Tiffany, went for thrill rides, and caught an Usher concert, all before flying back to Alberta in time for work on Monday morning.
Of course, for an ascendant young tycoon like Willms, a flashy weekend in Vegas hardly registered as a noteworthy event.
Read more. [Image: Grant Harder]

theatlantic:

Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet

If you want to get a sense of Jesse Willms at his absolute peak—the wealth, the lifestyle, the aura of swaggering invincibility—then the weekend of November 12, 2010, is where we want to begin. That Friday afternoon, resplendent in a lustrous violet button-down, Willms packed half a dozen friends into a private plane on a frosty Edmonton, Alberta, tarmac and jetted off to Las Vegas. En route, Willms uncorked a bottle of Dom Pérignon and passed it around so everyone could take a swig. Then came the shooters: for the men, Jack Daniel’s; for the women—three leggy brunettes and a statuesque blonde—Smirnoff with Red Bull. Soon enough, off came Willms’s shirt, as often happened on festive occasions. After landing in Las Vegas, the group piled into a titanic silver limo and made for the Encore, where they checked into an $8,000-a-night, 5,829-square-foot duplex suite—a favorite haunt of Prince Harry. For the next two days, Willms and his entourage danced atop nightclub tables, shopped at Tiffany, went for thrill rides, and caught an Usher concert, all before flying back to Alberta in time for work on Monday morning.

Of course, for an ascendant young tycoon like Willms, a flashy weekend in Vegas hardly registered as a noteworthy event.

Read more. [Image: Grant Harder]

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Master has given dobby a scarf
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Master has given dobby a scarf

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theculturetrip:

On display from the 21st of September 2013 to the 19th of January 2014, Pearls is an exhibition at London’s Victoria Albert Museum that focuses on the history and design of pearls. Costanza Beltrami investigates this exhibition, revealing the fascinating story these sea-born treasures hold. Continue reading at theculturetrip.com

theculturetrip:

On display from the 21st of September 2013 to the 19th of January 2014, Pearls is an exhibition at London’s Victoria Albert Museum that focuses on the history and design of pearls. Costanza Beltrami investigates this exhibition, revealing the fascinating story these sea-born treasures hold. Continue reading at theculturetrip.com

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mineralists:

Very rare specimen of Realgar included doubly terminated Calcite and Picropharmacolite  sprays with Realgar crystals.Jeipaiyu mine, China

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Very rare specimen of Realgar included doubly terminated Calcite and Picropharmacolite  sprays with Realgar crystals.
Jeipaiyu mine, China

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Roselite and Cobaltaustinite

Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco

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generic—eric:

Eric Drooker

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Eric Drooker

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