neonreef:

Omf

neonreef:

Omf

smithsonianlibraries:

This is Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. She died on September 1, 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoo. Shortly thereafter, her body was packed in ice and sent by railroad to Washington, DC, to become a part of the National Museum of Natural History’s collection as a lasting legacy of the harm that can be done to the natural world by humans. Just decades prior, the Passenger Pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. The disappearance of the species helped ignite the modern conservation movement.
For the Centennial of her death, Martha was recently brought out for display and is currently on view in the exhibition Once There Were Billions, Vanished Birds of North America. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Libraries in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History and the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the exhibition tells the story of the last Passenger Pigeon, a member of a species that once numbered in the billions, along with the disappearance of the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen. These extinctions reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment. 
The Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library will be hosting a Twitter Chat on September 2, 2014 from 2-3 pm Eastern Time. This is your chance to ask questions about the Passenger Pigeon, extinction, and biodiversity literature.
Follow @SILibraries, @NMNH, and @BioDivLibrary and use the hashtag #Martha100 to tweet your questions.

smithsonianlibraries:

This is Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. She died on September 1, 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoo. Shortly thereafter, her body was packed in ice and sent by railroad to Washington, DC, to become a part of the National Museum of Natural History’s collection as a lasting legacy of the harm that can be done to the natural world by humans. Just decades prior, the Passenger Pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. The disappearance of the species helped ignite the modern conservation movement.

For the Centennial of her death, Martha was recently brought out for display and is currently on view in the exhibition Once There Were Billions, Vanished Birds of North America. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Libraries in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History and the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the exhibition tells the story of the last Passenger Pigeon, a member of a species that once numbered in the billions, along with the disappearance of the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen. These extinctions reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment. 

The Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library will be hosting a Twitter Chat on September 2, 2014 from 2-3 pm Eastern Time. This is your chance to ask questions about the Passenger Pigeon, extinction, and biodiversity literature.

Follow @SILibraries, @NMNH, and @BioDivLibrary and use the hashtag #Martha100 to tweet your questions.

thatfunnyblog:

beautiful

thatfunnyblog:

beautiful


AverageExplorer, a new software program that allows users to take the visual average of the hundreds of thousands of images of a place that others have put online. 

Via: Out of Many, One: The Science of Composite Photography
See also: Pictures of the Familiar.

AverageExplorer, a new software program that allows users to take the visual average of the hundreds of thousands of images of a place that others have put online.

Via: Out of Many, One: The Science of Composite Photography

See also: Pictures of the Familiar.

º (by pete gardner)

º (by pete gardner)

Tumbler Dinosaur’s Pen offers “old computers & ancient tech,” daily. 
Via Coudal.

Tumbler Dinosaur’s Pen offers “old computers & ancient tech,” daily.

Via Coudal.

laughingsquid:

A Czech Anti-Public Urination Sign That Threatens Violators With YouTube Shame
haydiroket:

MaxCapacity X Haydiroket Tee
yopablo:

 #EndlessScrolling Generation No. 3, 2012.by Pastiche Lumumba,

yopablo:

 #EndlessScrolling Generation No. 3, 2012.by Pastiche Lumumba,

darklyeuphoric:

Suits Walking on Flickr.
2014, prismacolor pencil/digital

darklyeuphoric:

Suits Walking on Flickr.

2014, prismacolor pencil/digital


Leaning Tower of Pisa lipstick case, ca. 1950. Louis Nichilo

Leaning Tower of Pisa lipstick case, ca. 1950. Louis Nichilo

isabelchiara:

King Kong was a woman

isabelchiara:

King Kong was a woman

(via Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand-Stitched Embroidery | Colossal)