July202012
newsweek:

Wish Aurora had a real-life Batman last night.

newsweek:

Wish Aurora had a real-life Batman last night.

May312012
discoverynews:

Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

Love the earth and sun and the animals,despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,stand up for the stupid and crazy,devote your income and labor to others,hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,have patience and indulgence toward the people,take off your hat to nothing known or unknown,or to any man or number of men,go freely with powerful uneducated persons,and with the young, and with the mothers or families,re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,and dismiss whatever insults your own soul;and your very flesh shall be a great poem….  ~ Walt Whitman ~  (from the Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855 edition)

discoverynews:

Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others,
hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take off your hat to nothing known or unknown,
or to any man or number of men,
go freely with powerful uneducated persons,
and with the young, and with the mothers or families,
re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,
and dismiss whatever insults your own soul;
and your very flesh shall be a great poem….
 
 
~ Walt Whitman ~
 
 (from the Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855 edition)

May92012
discoverynews:

Early Man Shared Florida With Mammoths
The discovery adds Florida to the list of places in North America where humans coexisted with massive, now extinct, creatures.
keep reading

discoverynews:

Early Man Shared Florida With Mammoths

The discovery adds Florida to the list of places in North America where humans coexisted with massive, now extinct, creatures.

keep reading

April62012
April52012
discoverynews:

Is That an Elephant on Mars?
Or a lava flow on the Red Planet? Actually, it’s both — a Martian example of a psychological phenomenon called “pareidolia.”
keep reading

discoverynews:

Is That an Elephant on Mars?

Or a lava flow on the Red Planet? Actually, it’s both — a Martian example of a psychological phenomenon called “pareidolia.”

keep reading

April42012
discoverynews:

Young Mammoth Likely Butchered by Humans
The frozen carcass of the juvenile “Yuka” shows signs of being cut up, eaten and then buried by ancient people.
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This is ridiculously cool.

discoverynews:

Young Mammoth Likely Butchered by Humans

The frozen carcass of the juvenile “Yuka” shows signs of being cut up, eaten and then buried by ancient people.

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This is ridiculously cool.


March152012

discoverynews:

The Faces of Our Ancestors

To put a human face on our ancestors, scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute used sophisticated methods to form 27 model heads based on tiny bone fragments, teeth and skulls collected from across the globe.

The heads were on display for the first time together at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, Germany in 2010.

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(ed note: Your Tumblr is fairly new at DiscoveryNews and this slideshow, which was linked in this story this week, is a new discovery. So, it’s a bit of an indulgence..But it’s fascinating and too good not to share.)


God damnit I love this stuff! It’s so fascinating to see where we’ve come from or what potential ancestors we descended from. Ugh I can’t really get it into words. Just fucking love it.

March142012
discoverynews:

New Stone Age People Discovered
A newly found Stone Age people featured darker skin, an unusual mix of primitive and modern features and had a strong taste for venison.
Fossils of the so-called “Red Deer Cave People” were unearthed in southwest China and may represent a new species of human.
The fossils from two caves, date to just 14,500 to 11,500 years ago. Until now, no hominid remains younger than 100,000 years old have been found in mainland East Asia resembling any other species than our own.
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discoverynews:

New Stone Age People Discovered

A newly found Stone Age people featured darker skin, an unusual mix of primitive and modern features and had a strong taste for venison.

Fossils of the so-called “Red Deer Cave People” were unearthed in southwest China and may represent a new species of human.

The fossils from two caves, date to just 14,500 to 11,500 years ago. Until now, no hominid remains younger than 100,000 years old have been found in mainland East Asia resembling any other species than our own.

keep reading

(Source: news.discovery..com)

March132012
mothernaturenetwork:

South Korean, Russian scientists bid to clone mammothThe scientists have signed a deal on joint research intended to re-create a woolly mammoth, an animal which last walked the earth 10,000 years ago.

mothernaturenetwork:

South Korean, Russian scientists bid to clone mammoth
The scientists have signed a deal on joint research intended to re-create a woolly mammoth, an animal which last walked the earth 10,000 years ago.

March112012
discoverynews:

Jónína Óskarsdóttir’s flickr page has a crop of amazing pics of the aurora borealis from last night as well as from earlier in the year and later last year.
Also, here’s a fantastic explainer with some more pretty images: What is the Aurora Borealis?

discoverynews:

Jónína Óskarsdóttir’s flickr page has a crop of amazing pics of the aurora borealis from last night as well as from earlier in the year and later last year.

Also, here’s a fantastic explainer with some more pretty images: What is the Aurora Borealis?

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