"Ah ! Que ce dernier jour de septembre est donc beau !
Ma tristesse sourit. Elle qu’avril offusque,
se laisse décider par l’automne, moins brusque.

— Edmond Rostand - Cyrano de Bergerac, acte V scène IV (via feuille-d-automne)

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A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

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Guerilla poster art in Austin, Texas, ca. 1982.
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Guerilla poster art in Austin, Texas, ca. 1982.

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Pulp - Common People


Countries bombed by France in the 21st Century. [1364x775]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com


Countries bombed by France in the 21st Century. [1364x775]


Boiling lava in Marum crater

Ambrym is a large basaltic volcano with a 12-km-wide caldera. It is not only one of the most active volcanoes of Vanuatu, but also in the world. Ambrym’s caldera is a wide, impressive moon-like landscape containing an ash plain, cut by innumerable erosion gullies and containing several active craters and recent lava flows.

The caldera is believed to have formed during a major plinian eruption with dacitic pyroclastic flows about 1900 years ago. Activity after the caldera formation was concentrated around two vents that have become large complex craters called Marum and Benbow. Often, both Marum and Benbow (as well as other craters) contain small lava lakes, which occasionally erupt lava flows onto the caldera floor, or even exit the caldera through erosion gaps.

To capture close-up footage of this lava lake on the Pacific island of Vanuatu, Geoff Mackley and his colleagues had to brave excruciating heat and some rather precarious-looking abseiling.

You can see more incredible shots at Mackley’s website.

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Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581

Ilya Repin

This painting depicts the historical 16th century story of Ivan the Terrible mortally wounding his son in Ivan in a fit of rage. By far the most psychologically intense of Repin’s paintings, the Emperor’s face is fraught with terror, as his son lay quietly dying in his arms, blood dripping down the side of his face.

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"Humans just got a step closer to being able to think a message into someone else’s brain on the other side of the world: in a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain transmission of information between humans."

Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time (via weliveinthefuture)

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The endless summer, Morgan Maassen

Surfing the Ends of the Earth

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Polar Bears + GoPro

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