Greek cavalry during the battle of Farsala, by Georgios Roilos.
George Inness (American, 1825-1894), A June Day, 1881. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in.
More Creatures Discovered in the Deep Sea of the Antarctic
by Liz Langley
A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s bottom dwellers.
The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on the decaying beaks of squid, octopi, and their relatives, according to study leader Katrin Linse of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
Linse and a team of marine biologists from BAS and other institutions hauled up 5,469 specimens belonging to 275 species from the depths of the little-explored sea of the Southern Ocean during a 2008 research cruise.
That year, scientists on the RSS James Clark Ross took advantage of the thin summer ice to get close to the edge of the ice shelf and bring up the thousands of specimens, including some newly discovered in Antarctic waters. At least 10 percent of all the species collected are new to science, and the figure is likely to rise, Linse said.
It’s taken a global team years to identify and categorize only a small fraction of the species, which are described October 1 in the journal Continental Shelf Research…
(read more: National Geo)
photos by British Antarctic Survey - A young king crab, Neolithodes yaldwyni, Common Heart Urchin, Antarctic octopus, Pareledone turqueti, Bristle Cage Worm
WE MUST END GLOBAL WARMING BEFORE WE REVEAL THE ANCIENT RUINS OF THE OLD ONES
Get ready for the Disney movies, people.
So I’m reading the article and then this:
For example, there is the tale of a maiden who escapes a witch by transforming herself into a pond. The witch then lies on her stomach and drinks all the water, swallowing the young girl, who uses a knife to cut her way out of the witch.
German fairytales are so brutal. (I love that)
don’t tell kitsis&horowitz
And Henry is related to every protagonist…
I call on God Almighty to have mercy on the German people. More than two million German soldiers went to their death for the fatherland before me. I follow now my sons - all for Germany.
the majestic flapflaps…
Wait, are those breaching mantas?
no they are the majestic flapflaps
Agostino Arrivabene .Study for aphoteosis 2013 egg tempera on fine linen on Wood cm 50 x60
girls can’t love girls, girls can’t love girls
GIRLS CAN’T LOVE GIRLS!
Rare gold inlaid and relief engraved Russian pinfire revolver. Crafted by Johann Norman of the Tula Arsenal, mid 19th century.
Sold at Auction: $57,500
Gottfried Böhm, Neviges Pilgrimage Church, (1962)
When a miraculous engraving in copperplate of the Immaculata was brought to Neviges in the seventeenth century, it became a pilgrimage center for the religious. Around 1960, the church decided that they wanted to construct a new building, starting a competition which would result in a new church amidst a Franciscan monastery and other late-baroque architecture. This led to a series of competitions, eventually won by architect Gottfried Bohm, although initially his design was not accepted as the judges thought it to be exaggerated and manneristic.
Bohm’s design incorporated extensive interior caves in both the main and lower churches, the chapel niches were formed by jointless folds of concrete, the piers were either free-standing or formed by the edges of the walls, and the folded sections were illuminated only by small roof lights that peak just above the altar.
As is the case with many structures built with innovative materials or designs, the maintenance of this church has proved to be somewhat of an issue. The sand-blasted and site-poured concrete did not have any insulation or damp-proofing upon installation as it was intended originally for summer purposes only. The members of the town decided to make it comfortable and enjoyable year round, so they furnished the church with a heater which changed the thermal behavior of the structure. It was suggested that the roof of the church be covered with lead or slate, but eventually it was painted with a light-colored paint sealant that unfortunately separates the roof from the walls visually. All of the money and time that went into making the church a perfect pilgrimage destination has taken its toll on the little town, as the streams of pilgrims started to dry up even during the planning and building period.
“Today the pilgrimage church is like a memory of another epoch… disturbing and magnificent.”
Jesus fucking Cristo, anti-Cthulhu lives here