visuealist:

An eerie-looking (Lesser) Sooty Owl.

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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

showslow:

Bloom - 28,000 Potted Flowers Installed at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center by Anna Schuleit 

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swelarpers:

From Verillas

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whatanart:

Artist: Artem Chebokha

Dreamy Digital Paintings of Whales Flying Across the Sky

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The grin that curls Oude Rode Ogen’s lips is ugly, so full of sharp teeth that mirth is left behind. “Funny that,” he says. “Spirits become gods but those gods are just men. Those men become monsters that more men hunt. Then those monsters become spirits.”

Terrible dialogue that I’ve been chewing on for days

mymodernmet:

24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals.

With the traditions typically laying in the hands of the boys and the men, the biggest surprise throughout the journey was Svidensky’s discovery of a young eagle huntress, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter. These stunning photographs symbolize the potential future of the eagle hunting tradition as it expands beyond a male-only practice.

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I may be infatuated with the ascetics of the beautiful past but never doubt how much love I contain for the future where things like Star Trek can exist.

once-upon-a-smile:

Tumblr, you’re doing something right.

This is what happens when you search the tag suicide, depressed, self harm, and eating disorder. To anyone struggling with any of these things, please reach out and seek help.

You are worth it and you deserve it. 

Also, please reblog this so more people can see this. It could save a life. 

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mervley:

"Badassfully, are you sleeping with my sister?"
"Slumber would be difficult due to the energetic nature of our copulation."

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chasingtrophywhitetails:

Does anyone else reply to a text mentally but not physically then forgets to actually reply all together or is that just me

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I’m not convinced that the puppy isn’t a vampire in training.

thefrogman:

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