underthescopemin:

Calcite
Very uncommon specimen of Mangan bearing Calcite – not one of this boring clusters, which all consists of Calcite without any contrast. The base and the crystals at the base show yellow color – the crystals above appear in intense pink color. 

underthescopemin:

Calcite

Very uncommon specimen of Mangan bearing Calcite – not one of this boring clusters, which all consists of Calcite without any contrast. The base and the crystals at the base show yellow color – the crystals above appear in intense pink color. 

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shadyufo:

mcsprankles:

ohcorny:

deermary:

Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) of southeast Asia.

yo why didnt i know about these

Wow man forget regular peacocks this thing is magical.

Hey that last photo is one of mine! Thank you to the OP for not chopping off my URL!

I adore these beauties. Grey Peacock Pheasants and Impeyans are my fav birds.

birds color

"Color amounts to crime. Derived from the Latin celare, to conceal, color is another word for deceit, says my Webster’s. Benjamin agreed. Sharply distinguishing the child’s view of color from the adult’s, he suggested that adults understood color as a layer superimposed on matter to such a degree that they regard color “as a deceptive cloak.”

How strange, therefore, that my dictionary goes on to say that color also signifies authenticity or at least character and nature, as in the phrase, “he showed us his true colors.” Could this amount to what Benjamin thought of as the child’s view of color? Yet the dichotomy of child versus adult, deceit versus authenticity, unwinds itself and leaves us in a no-space that is, perhaps, the truer home of color, for does not the very phrase, “he showed us his true colors,” venerable with age and usage, also suggest the opposite, that color is both true and untrue precisely because of its claims to authenticity? How can you ever be sure with which variety you are dealing, his true colors or his false ones? Is this why we in the West are drawn to color yet made uneasy, even repelled, as by Mafia types in Hawaiian shirts? Who of you reading this text would even dream of painting the living room wall bright red or green, any color other than off-white? Then, safe in your whiteness, you can hang a wildly colored picture on the wall, secure in its framed being."
- Michael Taussig’s “What Color Is Sacred?” in Critical Inquiry (via reichsstadt)

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piglii:

breakingnews:

Russian space agency regains control of satellite carrying geckos
NBC News: Russia’s space agency said it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments after it stopped responding to commands several days ago.
Among the experiments includes one designed to see how geckos reproduce in zero gravity. In a statement, the agency said the geckos are OK.
Photo: The Foton-M4 satellite sent up five Mauritius ornate day geckos to see how they mated in zero gravity. (Oleg Voloshin / IBMP)

THE GECKOS HAVE BEEN S A V E D

piglii:

breakingnews:

Russian space agency regains control of satellite carrying geckos

NBC News: Russia’s space agency said it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments after it stopped responding to commands several days ago.

Among the experiments includes one designed to see how geckos reproduce in zero gravity. In a statement, the agency said the geckos are OK.

Photo: The Foton-M4 satellite sent up five Mauritius ornate day geckos to see how they mated in zero gravity. (Oleg Voloshin / IBMP)

THE GECKOS HAVE BEEN S A V E D

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