Peter Morwood
mererecorder:

[x]

Also this…

…or more correctly the poster version for the National Hall of Fame of Science Fiction and Fantasy - we have one on the wall looking just like this (signatures and all)…

mererecorder:

[x]

Also this…

…or more correctly the poster version for the National Hall of Fame of Science Fiction and Fantasy - we have one on the wall looking just like this (signatures and all)…

masterofthemountain:

A mural from Pompeii.

Lucy meets Mr Tumnus - an illustration from the rejected adult version  of “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”…

masterofthemountain:

A mural from Pompeii.

Lucy meets Mr Tumnus - an illustration from the rejected adult version  of “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”…

anachoretique:

Reconstructions of the gords (fortified settlements) of Mieszko I in Gniezno, Poznań and Kłecko.

Culture: Slavic (West Slavs - early Polish state)

Timeline: 10th century

Source: Witold Hensel in “Z Otchłani Wieków”, 1939.

Yup, those are treetrunks. Lots and lots and lots of treetrunks.

(Artist/writer note - a different style of fortification to the usual crenellated stone walls and cylindrical towers.)

And then there’s red brick -Malbork (Marienburg) castle, also in Poland….

…or Herstmonceaux in England.

gifak-net:

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pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

ultrafacts:

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Dogs are very smart

discardingimages:

unicorn vs. monkeyPontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390.
Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 232r

discardingimages:

unicorn vs. monkey

Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390.

Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 232r

bluesigma:

sosungjackskellington:

dragon-of-the-stars:

grinningmoonlight:

did-you-kno:

Where there are wolves, there are ravens. Ravens follow wolves around a lot, mostly because they just seem to like them. They aren’t known to follow other predators and they prefer to eat with the wolves instead of alone. Source

wait are you telling me that wolves keep ravens as petscause this is the most goth thing ever since My Immortal

It would be an easier way for the raven’s to get food. And I bet the wolf doesn’t mind the companionship either.

it’s mutualism! Ravens circle ungulate herds and wolf packs, wolves see them, find the animal faster, kill the animal and open up the carcass(which ravens can’t peck through), and then the ravens eat and the nice juicy bits.
oh, and the pet anology is back-assward. ravens play with wolves. and more importantly, wolf pups. you know how animals raised together from a young age are super tolerant of one another? ravens exploit that to get better access to carcasses. 

yeah i was gonna say it sounds more like the ravens are keeping the wolves as pets

bluesigma:

sosungjackskellington:

dragon-of-the-stars:

grinningmoonlight:

did-you-kno:

Where there are wolves, there are ravens. Ravens follow wolves around a lot, mostly because they just seem to like them. They aren’t known to follow other predators and they prefer to eat with the wolves instead of alone. Source

wait are you telling me that wolves keep ravens as pets

cause this is the most goth thing ever since My Immortal

It would be an easier way for the raven’s to get food. And I bet the wolf doesn’t mind the companionship either.

it’s mutualism! Ravens circle ungulate herds and wolf packs, wolves see them, find the animal faster, kill the animal and open up the carcass(which ravens can’t peck through), and then the ravens eat and the nice juicy bits.

oh, and the pet anology is back-assward. ravens play with wolves. and more importantly, wolf pups. you know how animals raised together from a young age are super tolerant of one another? ravens exploit that to get better access to carcasses. 

yeah i was gonna say it sounds more like the ravens are keeping the wolves as pets

art-of-swords:

Broadsword

  • Dated: unknown
  • Culture: European
  • Medium: steel, leather, gold

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK


Another not-really-a-broadsword. This is more likely a Pallasch - central European cavalry sword - of the 17th-18th century.

lmangueart:

thejunglenook:

scienceyoucanlove:

As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
read more from A Mighty Girl

Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:
She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)

Fantastic! <3

“Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos…" 
I bet it’s not so much the fear of needles (Aichmophobia) as the fear of being jabbed with them (Trypanophobia) - something that makes me twitch even when done in a movie. As for the real thing done to me…
No. Just no.

lmangueart:

thejunglenook:

scienceyoucanlove:

As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.

As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”

read more from A Mighty Girl

Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:

  • She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
  • Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
  • She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
  • Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)

Fantastic! <3

Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos…"

I bet it’s not so much the fear of needles (Aichmophobia) as the fear of being jabbed with them (Trypanophobia) - something that makes me twitch even when done in a movie. As for the real thing done to me…

No. Just no.