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gaglioffo:

Aladár Kacziány, Dante’s Dream
Apr 23, 2014 / 89 notes

gaglioffo:

Aladár KacziányDante’s Dream

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fleurdulys:

Hero Finding Leander - Ferdinand Keller
Apr 23, 2014 / 2,247 notes

fleurdulys:

Hero Finding Leander - Ferdinand Keller

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artchipel:

Jon Klassen | on Tumblr - Sketch from today
Apr 23, 2014 / 952 notes
streetsick:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Arne Svenson
“Neighbors #5,” 2012
Apr 23, 2014 / 166 notes

streetsick:

la-beaute—de-pandore:

Arne Svenson

“Neighbors #5,” 2012

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Apr 22, 2014 / 204 notes

hypnoticlandscape:

sigismond ivanowski

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sofiazchoice:

Sofiaz Choice(via CASTLES)
Carcassonne, France
Apr 22, 2014 / 59 notes

sofiazchoice:

Sofiaz Choice(via CASTLES)

Carcassonne, France

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chimneyfish:

Ahasuerus at the End of the World, 1888
Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl
Apr 22, 2014 / 110 notes

chimneyfish:

Ahasuerus at the End of the World, 1888

Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl

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meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

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Inside the castle, the Death Monks spend endless hours lost in meditation while slave-girls attend to their physical needs.
Apr 22, 2014 / 98 notes

meanwhilebackinthedungeon:

— sanjulian

Inside the castle, the Death Monks spend endless hours lost in meditation while slave-girls attend to their physical needs.

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Apr 22, 2014 / 7,294 notes
nearlya:

Jean-Luc White.Untitled, 2000
Apr 21, 2014 / 231 notes
design-is-fine:

Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, Illustration of Sobralia ruckeri, from Xenia Orchidacea, 1858. Germany. Source wiki
Apr 21, 2014 / 122 notes

design-is-fine:

Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, Illustration of Sobralia ruckeri, from Xenia Orchidacea, 1858. Germany. Source wiki

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fotojournalismus:

Afghan children weave carpets in a house used as a traditional carpet workshop in the northwestern city of Herat on April 1, 2014. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Apr 21, 2014 / 192 notes

fotojournalismus:

Afghan children weave carpets in a house used as a traditional carpet workshop in the northwestern city of Herat on April 1, 2014. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

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thepoliticalnotebook:

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.
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The UN unanimously approved a 12,000-strong UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic.
It’s now been 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda — here, Tutsi survivors pose with Hutus who victimized them, and with whom they’ve since reconciled.
Colum Lynch reports a three-part series on the UN peacekeeping failure in Darfur: 1, 2, 3.
Doctors Without Borders accused the UN of ignoring horrible living conditions of 21,000 South Sudanese using part of the peacekeeping base in Juba as a refugee camp.
Clashes in Nigeria between Fulani cattle rustlers and Hausa vigilantes left 72 dead last Monday.
Two anti-piracy consultants for the UN were shot and killed in Galkayo, Somalia.  
Abdel-Rahman Shaheen is the latest Al Jazeera journalist to be arrested in Egypt. 
Infighting among Islamic rebel groups in Syria leaves 51 dead.
Drought looms in Syria.
American anti-tank weaponry shows up in Syrian rebel hands.
Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt, who refused to evacuate Syria, where he lived for decades, was assassinated by a gunman outside his home in Homs. 
Netanyahu ordered his cabinet to cut communications with their Palestinian counterparts after Palestine requested to sign on to 15 international conventions. 
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard say they have captured a number of foreign agents entering from Iraq with intentions to carry out bombings and assassinations. 
Iran named Hamid Aboutalebi as its UN envoy — a provocative choice because Aboutalebi was a member of the student group who held Americans hostage in 1979 (although he was not himself directly involved in the event).
As last weekend’s votes in Afghanistan continue to be tallied, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah appear to be competing for the lead. A record number — 7 million people — turned out to vote. 
The Afghan government has begun an investigation into why a security officer, now in custody, killed AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounded reporter Kathy Gannon.
A bomb on a stationary train in western Pakistan killed 14 on Tuesday.
22 were killed in a blast in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Pakistan plans to release 13 Taliban prisoners as part of peace negotiations. 
A new art project in Pakistan gives a face to civilian drone strike victims.
The Pakistani Taliban launched a website (link is to a news report, not to the actual website).
A Marine shot and killed another Marine at Camp Lejeune on Tuesday afternoon at the base’s main gate. 
Mexican self-defense groups refuse to disarm.
Pro-Russian violence leaks into Eastern Ukraine. 
An infographic on Eastern Ukrainian separatist movements.
The Washington Post on the special relationship between special operations and the FBI. 
Britain is increasing exercising its power to strip citizenship from suspected terrorists without prior court involvement — and then, of course, some of them end up getting killed in drone strikes.
The US is three years behind in the reports it is by law supposed to issue on potential sanctions violators. 
FBI investigation shows that Russia failed to provide some critical intelligence to the US about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Lawyers for Guantánamo prisoner Shaker Aamer are seeking his release on the grounds of failing health.
Alan Gross, the US contractor imprisoned in Cuba for the past four years, has gone on hunger strike.
According to further Snowden leaks, the US spied on groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International (not particularly surprising, given historical record here).
Popular Mechanics rounds up a couple of military escalations you haven’t been hearing about. 
Roughly 5% ($500m) of the US defense budget will be spent developing electronic warfare systems. 
A Microsoft researcher makes the case that increased use of encryption inside intelligence agencies could rein in surveillance.
What you need to know about Heartbleed.
Hayden, the former CIA director, gets a bit sexist in his/the agency’s feud with Sen. Feinstein. 
A really awesome new invention for plugging battlefield wounds extra effectively gets FDA approval.
The Secret Service implements some internal clean-up efforts. 
Any NYC veterans reading the round-up: here are some events for free legal assistance at the end of April/beginning of May.
Some of things you shouldn’t say to returning veterans — and some of the things you should. 
Alex Horton eloquently rejects the post-traumatic stress narrative in the second Fort Hood shooting.
Photo: Zawa, Central African Republic. Anti-balaka military patrol. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.
Apr 21, 2014 / 514 notes

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This Week in War
. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

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Photo: Zawa, Central African Republic. Anti-balaka military patrol. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

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Apr 21, 2014 / 130,257 notes

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sixpenceee:

As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.

SOURCE

HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS

WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS

#Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Apr 20, 2014 / 1,445 notes

allthesaintsyoushouldknow:

The Carmelite Monastery of San Ángel

Mexico City, Mexico

I’m currently working on a full piece for Atlas Obscura on theses guys but I couldn’t wait to share the photos I took today. These are naturally occurring mummies on display in the crypt beneath the monastery in San Ángel. The corpses are former parishioners of the neighboring church buried between 1600 and 1800. They were found by accident when troops ransacked the monastery during the Mexican Revolution in 1917.

More to come soon…

All photos by me.