oldbookillustrations:

Towards the close of day—Act I.
Professor Herkomer, from The magazine of art vol. 12, London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, 1889.
(Source: archive.org)

Looks like a town in my fantasy world.

oldbookillustrations:

Towards the close of day—Act I.

Professor Herkomer, from The magazine of art vol. 12, London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, 1889.

(Source: archive.org)

Looks like a town in my fantasy world.

mucholderthen:

NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY EMBRACES IPCC REPORTActual implementation of any of the IPCC recommendationslooks like it’s going to depend on self-interest (enlightened or otherwise).How’s that working for us so far? I wonder …
From the World Nuclear Association blog:

The conclusions of the full IPCC report are clear, the energy supply system is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and more action in this sector is required now.
The IPCC report says around 80% of our electricity must be supplied by low carbon sources such as nuclear, renewables and CCS by 2050 and to eliminate polluting coal, oil and gas generation by the end of the century.
The IPCC concludes that no single mitigation option in the energy supply sector will be sufficient to hold the increase in global average temperature change below 2°C above pre‐industrial levels. Embracing all options will give us the greatest chance of avoiding the harmful effects of climate change in the most cost-effective way.

SOURCE:  World Nuclear Association

mucholderthen:

NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY EMBRACES IPCC REPORT
Actual implementation of any of the IPCC recommendations
looks like it’s going to depend on self-interest (enlightened or otherwise).
How’s that working for us so far? I wonder …

From the World Nuclear Association blog:

The conclusions of the full IPCC report are clear, the energy supply system is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and more action in this sector is required now.

The IPCC report says around 80% of our electricity must be supplied by low carbon sources such as nuclear, renewables and CCS by 2050 and to eliminate polluting coal, oil and gas generation by the end of the century.

The IPCC concludes that no single mitigation option in the energy supply sector will be sufficient to hold the increase in global average temperature change below 2°C above pre‐industrial levels. Embracing all options will give us the greatest chance of avoiding the harmful effects of climate change in the most cost-effective way.

SOURCE:  World Nuclear Association

oldbookillustrations:

Study of a head. 
E. J. Pointer, From The magazine of art vol. 12, London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, 1889.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Study of a head.

E. J. Pointer, From The magazine of art vol. 12, London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, 1889.

(Source: archive.org)

sunsalabim:

The Kerry Way walking path between Sneem and Kenmare in Ireland

sunsalabim:

The Kerry Way walking path between Sneem and Kenmare in Ireland

(via lunarstony)

fyodorpavlov:

It’s been so long since I got to play in my sketchbook.

I like this one… awesome colors.

fyodorpavlov:

It’s been so long since I got to play in my sketchbook.

I like this one… awesome colors.

lostsplendor:

Students in Harvard Radcliffe Program in Business Administration lecture, 1953-1954” via Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America - Flickr Commons

lostsplendor:

Students in Harvard Radcliffe Program in Business Administration lecture, 1953-1954” via Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America - Flickr Commons

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons) 
Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons) 
Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons) 
Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons) 
Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons) 
Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

(via mucholderthen)

lostsplendor:

All Steel: London Shop Window, c. 1946 via Stockholm Transport Museum

lostsplendor:

All Steel: London Shop Window, c. 1946 via Stockholm Transport Museum

oldbookillustrations:

Pandora opened the lid.
Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.
(Source: archive.org)

And the rest is history…

oldbookillustrations:

Pandora opened the lid.

Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.

(Source: archive.org)

And the rest is history…

oldbookillustrations:

A stroke shivered the sword.
Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

A stroke shivered the sword.

Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Gods and men rejoiced at the bringing back of Proserpine.
Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Gods and men rejoiced at the bringing back of Proserpine.

Helen Stratton, from A book of myths, by Jeanie Lang, New York, 1915.

(Source: archive.org)

stonerthings:

Four piece metal grinder giveaway!
To enter: -must be following me (I will check) -reblog this photo, likes don’t count
I’ll be announcing the winner at 4:20 central time on Sunday!
Good luck and stay high 😎

stonerthings:

Four piece metal grinder giveaway!

To enter:
-must be following me (I will check)
-reblog this photo, likes don’t count

I’ll be announcing the winner at 4:20 central time on Sunday!

Good luck and stay high 😎

(via stonerthings)

historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 
lived from around 1157 to 1247
fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
was “a warrior worth a thousand”
she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!

historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 

  • lived from around 1157 to 1247
  • fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
  • the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
  • however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
  • Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
  • a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
  • was “a warrior worth a thousand”
  • she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!
phototoartguy:

Wildlife photographer Hank Perry had his patience rewarded when he captured this candid shot of a grizzly bear sow and her triplet cubs - after a four hour stand-off to win her trust.
Picture: Hank Perry/Solent News

Grizzly bears are amazing.

phototoartguy:

Wildlife photographer Hank Perry had his patience rewarded when he captured this candid shot of a grizzly bear sow and her triplet cubs - after a four hour stand-off to win her trust.

Picture: Hank Perry/Solent News

Grizzly bears are amazing.

(via mucholderthen)

stonerthings:

Four piece metal grinder giveaway!
To enter: -must be following me (I will check) -reblog this photo, likes don’t count
I’ll be announcing the winner at 4:20 central time on Wednesday
Good luck and stay high 😎

Gotta stay high :P *w*

stonerthings:

Four piece metal grinder giveaway!

To enter:
-must be following me (I will check)
-reblog this photo, likes don’t count

I’ll be announcing the winner at 4:20 central time on Wednesday

Good luck and stay high 😎

Gotta stay high :P *w*