1. mythologyofblue:

Emmy Andriesse, White Fish and Arm, Netherland, c. 1950. +

    mythologyofblue:

    Emmy Andriesse, White Fish and Arm, Netherland, c. 1950. +

     
  2. On the investment by Tesla in charging stations across the US for its electric cars.

     
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    Reblogged from steepravine

    Tags: LakesMichiganOntonagonsteepravine

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    steepravine:

Endless Summer - Stand Up  Paddle Board Reprise
Sometimes nature outdoes herself.
(Ontonagon, Michigan - 8/2014)

Enjoying this Tumblrer’s photos.

    steepravine:

    Endless Summer - Stand Up  Paddle Board Reprise

    Sometimes nature outdoes herself.

    (Ontonagon, Michigan - 8/2014)

    Enjoying this Tumblrer’s photos.

     
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    atlasobscura:

PLACES OF PAUSE IN A CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS: NYC’S HIDDEN MEDITATION SPOTS
BY SHANNON MOORE SHEPHERD / 20 AUG 2014
Visit atlas obscura for your guide to soliitude

Note especially the shot of the white peacock in the garden.
     
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    Reblogged from cabinporn

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    cabinporn:

Cabin 800 miles from the North Pole on Isfjorden, Svalbard, Norway.
Contributed by Gabor Kovacs.

    cabinporn:

    Cabin 800 miles from the North Pole on Isfjorden, Svalbard, Norway.

    Contributed by Gabor Kovacs.

     
  7. lindahall:

    Francois Péron - Scientist of the Day

    Francois Péron, a French zoologist, was born Aug. 22, 1775. In 1800, Péron signed on with Le Geographe and Le Naturaliste, two ships that were headed for Australia, commanded by Nicolaus Baudin, with a full complement of 24 scientists on board. Péron was the junior naturalist, but as others succumbed to scurvy and dysentery, he gradually rose to become the senior man (which is to say, the sole survivor). The voyage gathered some hundred thousand specimens, quite a number of them still living, which—animals and plants alike—would be farmed out to such artificial Edens as the gardens of Malmaison, the estate of Josephine, Napoleon’s wife. Baudin himself died in 1803, before the ships returned, and so it fell to Péron’s lot to write the narrative of the voyage. The curse of Baudin eventually spread to Péron, who died in 1810, when he was only 35 years old, and the narrative had to be finished by yet another. We displayed Péron’s Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes (1807-16) in our Grandeur of Life exhibition in 2009; on the web version you can see the plates of two banded wallabies and two black emus. The images above, from the same work, show two platypi (Ornithorhynchus), a family of Tasmanian aborigines with their reed canoes, and a pair of quoll (Dasyrus), which are small carnivorous marsupials.

    Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library and Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City

     
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    chloefrancillon:

Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolaas Rubens Wearing a Coral Necklace, 1619.

    chloefrancillon:

    Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolaas Rubens Wearing a Coral Necklace, 1619.

    (Source: herzogtum-sachsen-weissenfels)

     
  9. "The daily business of running my small part of a library and serving its patrons tends to keep my mind from drifting into flights of fancy about the utopian potential of libraries. For this reason, I found The Library Beyond the Book by Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles to be refreshing, and at times, confounding. Transcending the tired debate of print vs. electronic, analog vs. digital, the authors take a long view of library history and attempt to envision possible scenarios for libraries of the future…"

     
  10. We live in exciting times. I have been trying to catch up on older research in this area just last week. Very, very happy for it to whoosh past me :-)