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Keng Lye - Alive without Breath (2013) - Hyperrealistic sea animals created using acrylics and epoxy resin, layer by layer


I will reblog this artist’s works every time it comes on my dash omfg

This is truly awesome!  Especially the octopus.  I didn’t realize that what I initially thought were chopsticks were actually paint brushes.  Had I looked  closer I would have obviously saw what they really were but the paintings looked so real I just assumed my first impression was correct.  Crazy…

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*Yes, there is an art to the perfect insult and Monty Python was the master!  As they were with many things.

P.S.  this blog posts many funny insults but do not follow it if you are easily offended by colorful language.


Ten years of washing machine artifacts found by a mother of 3 boys

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If it’s not already on the curb, your Christmas tree that was fresh a few weeks ago is most likely shedding its needles in droves. 

Gergo Gosztom wrapped those discarded Christmas trees in lights for one last holiday photo. 

Thrown Away Christmas Trees Wrapped In Lights

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Clock Work (by Justin Gershenson-Gates)

whoa. Buggy, you gotta see this. bugs and robots together!!!

The following is an excerpt from the artist’s deviantART page bio:

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at or with any questions you may have.

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sometimes you fly


In my absence I have gotten behind in posting art from one of my favorite artists, Loui Jover.  I’ll have to remedy that soon!


To the place in my dream - Shuichi Nakano


Post-surgery snuggles are puppy’s specialty
When Dominic the pit bull first cuddled up to a dog that had just come out of surgery, clinic staff were stunned. The rest, as they say, is history.


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Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

From intergalactic neutrinos and invisible brains, to the creation of miniature human “organoids”, 2013 was an remarkable year for scientific discovery. Here are some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs, innovations and advances of 2013.

Voyager I Leaves the Solar System

Escaping the solar system is no mean feat. For 36 years, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has putting distance between itself and the Sun at speeds approaching 11 miles per second. At a pace like that, scientists knew Voyager was approaching the fringes of the heliosphere that surrounds and defines our solar neighborhood – but when would it break that barrier? When would it make the leap to interstellar space? After months of uncertaintyNASA finally made the news official this September. "Voyager 1 is the first human-made object to make it into interstellar space" said Don Gurnett, lead author of the paper announcing Voyager’s departure; “we’re actually out there.”

The Milky Way is Brimming with Habitable Worlds

Planet-hunting scientists announced in November that 22% of sunlike stars in the Milky Way are orbited by potentially habitable, Earth-size worlds. This remarkable finding suggests there could be as many as two-billion planets in our galaxy suitable for life — and that the nearest such planet may be only 12 light-years away. Is Earth 2.0 out there? With figures like that, it’s hard to imagine otherwise. Who knows – with all the Kepler data we’ve got to sift through, there’s a chance we’ve already found it. 

Curiosity Confirms Mars Was Once Capable of Harboring Life

In March, NASA scientists released perhaps the most compelling evidence to date that the Red Planet was once capable of harboring life. Earlier this year, Curiosity drilled some samples out of a sedimentary rock near an old river bed in Gale Crater. This geological area used to feature a series of stream channels, leaving behind finely grained bedrock indicative of previously wet conditions. Using the rover’s onboard instrumentation, NASA scientists analyzed these samples to detect some of the critical elements required for life, including sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and carbon. The rover is currently on a trek to its primary scientific target – a three-mile-high peak at the center of Gale Crater named Mount Sharp – where it will attempt to further reinforce its findings.

Researchers Detect Neutrinos from Another Galaxy

By drilling a 1.5 mile hole deep into an Antarctic glacier, physicists working at the IceCube South Pole Observatory this year captured 28 neutrinos, those mysterious and extremely powerful subatomic particles that can pass straight through solid matter. And here’s the real kicker: the particles likely originated from beyond our solar system – and possibly even our galaxy. ”This is a landmark discovery,” said Alexander Kusenko, a UCLA astroparticle physicist who was not involved in the investigation, “possibly a Nobel Prize in the making.”

NASA Discovers “A Previously Unknown Surprise Circling Earth”

NASA’s recently deployed Van Allen probes — a pair of robotic spacecraft launched in August 2012 to investigate Earth’s eponymous pair of radiation belts — turned out out some very unexpected findings in February, when they spotted an ephemeral third ring of radiation, previously unknown to science, surrounding our planet.

Human Cloning Becomes a Reality

A scientific milestone 17 years in the making, researchers announced in May that they had derived stem cells from cloned human embryos.The controversial technology could lead to new treatments for diseases like Parkinson’s and diabetes — while bringing us one step closer to human reproductive cloning.

Giant “Pandoravirus” Could Redefine Life as we Know it

Scientists in July announced the discovery of a pair of viruses that defy classification. Bigger and more genetically complex than any viral genus known to science, these so-called “pandoraviruses” could reignite a longstanding debate over the classification of life itself.

Brain-to-Brain Interfaces Have Arrived

Back in February, researchers announced that they had successfully established an electronic link between the brains of two rats, and demonstrated that signals from the mind of one could help the second solve basic puzzles in real time — even when those animals were separated by thousands of miles. A few months later, a similar connection was established between the brain of a human and a rat. Just one month later, researchers published the results of the first successful human-to-human brain interface. The age of the mind-meld, it seems, is near at hand.

There is Life at the End of the World

There is life in Lake Whillans. For millions of years, the small body of liquid water has lurked hundreds of meters below Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, sealed off from the outside world and the scientists who would explore its subglacial depths. Earlier this year, a team of researchers led by Montana State University glaciologist John Priscu successfully bored a tunnel to Whillans and encountered life, making Priscu and his colleagues the first people in history to discover living organisms in the alien lakes at the bottom of the world.

Doctors Cure HIV in a Baby Born With the Disease

In a monumental first for medicine, doctors announced in March that a baby had been cured of an HIV infection. Dr. Deborah Persaud, who presented the child’s case at the 20th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection, called it “definitely a game-changer.”

Newly Discovered Skulls Could Prune Humans’ Evolutionary Tree

An incredibly well-preserved, 1.8-million-year-old skull from Dmanisi, Georgia suggests the evolutionary tree of the genus Homo may have fewer branches than previously believed. In a report published in October, a team led by Georgian anthropologist David Lordkipanidze writes that it is “the world’s first completely preserved hominid skull.” And what a skull it is. When considered alongside four other skulls discovered nearby, it suggests that the earliest known members of the Homo genus (H. habilisH.rudolfensis and H. erectus) may not have been distinct, coexisting species, at all. Instead, they may have been part of a single, evolving lineage that eventually gave rise to modern humans.

Neuroscientists Turn Brains Invisible

Gaze upon the stunning effects of CLARITY, a new technique that enables scientists to turn brain matter and other tissues completely transparent. It’s been hailed as one of the most important advances for neuroanatomy in decades, and it’s not hard to see why.

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I know this isn’t art but it’s so amazing I had to share it.  I can be very cynical/ jaded at times but reading through all these incredible achievements made me feel very excited about what our future holds.  I think it’s a bright one.

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Lola Dupré (Spain)

Born in Algeria, grew up in Paris and London, Lola Dupré is a collage artist and illustrator currently working in the Alpujarra de la Sierra, Andalucía, Spain. Dupré is a human Photoshop machine, her arresting surreal collages give you a new, hand-crafted perspective on image manipulation. Taking pre-existing imagery from iconic historical and contemporary artists, as well as images of her friends and the people around her, she manipulates and warps familiar canvases to create new, twisted artworks that invoke both memories and new perspectives. She is a master of scissors, glue, and surrealism. (source: Kaltblut Magazine)

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John Green, Looking for Alaska