23rd July 2014

Photo reblogged from Bear Treadway with 133 notes

beartreadway:

The Narrows at Zion NP

beartreadway:

The Narrows at Zion NP

23rd July 2014

Video reblogged from Je suis perdu with 3,003 notes

jesuisperdu:

Dear White People

official trailer HD; in theaters oct. 17

23rd July 2014

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23rd July 2014

Photo reblogged from not shaking the grass with 1,867 notes

likeafieldmouse:

Vincent van Gogh - Branches with Almond Blossom (1890)

likeafieldmouse:

Vincent van Gogh - Branches with Almond Blossom (1890)

22nd July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Skunk Bear with 14,747 notes

skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

22nd July 2014

Photo reblogged from IT'S COOL WE CAN STILL BE FRIENDS with 1,409 notes

wandrlust:

Fleetwood Mac, 1977 — Annie Leibovitz

wandrlust:

Fleetwood Mac, 1977 — Annie Leibovitz

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21st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from grace in her heart and flowers in her hair with 6,674 notes

dynamicafrica:

Test Shots by Rog Walker.

Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.

Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.

"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker

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Source: dynamicafrica

21st July 2014

Photo reblogged from NPR with 99 notes

npr:

To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them via Leslie Guttman
In 1999, there were fewer than 50 Red Wattle pigs left in the U.S. –– but now the number is back up to about 6,000.
Image courtesy of Hood’s Heritage Hogs

npr:

To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them via Leslie Guttman

In 1999, there were fewer than 50 Red Wattle pigs left in the U.S. –– but now the number is back up to about 6,000.

Image courtesy of Hood’s Heritage Hogs

21st July 2014

Photo reblogged from FAT CATS with 5,208 notes

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15th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Out of Reception with 3,152 notes

outofreception:

Howling at the moon

outofreception:

Howling at the moon