No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
kīlauea, one of hawaii’s youngest and most active volcanoes, has been spewing lava continuously for over thirty years, making it the longest rift zone eruption of the last two hundred years.
despite a melted tripod and shoes, toxic gases (which can become lethal should the winds change direction), and scolding ocean steam, miles morgan captured these shots of the volcano’s crater and of the lava which spews from it for a six mile, four hour journey to the sea. (also captured by chance was a meteor seen in the first photo)
said miles, “when you are within about two hundred yards of the ocean’s edge, you are standing on nothing but cooled lava of questionable thickness, called the bench, which is massively unstable. if you happen to be on the bench when it collapses [which happens often, in chunks measured in acres], there is no chance for survival.”
Female privilege is getting to claim a headache to avoid sex.
Female oppression is having to claim physical illness to avoid sex because men won’t take a simple fucking “no” for an answer.
Female oppression is men being so entitled that they think being denied sex is oppressive.
TSA Turtle Tuesday: Asian Mountain Tortoise
Did you know the Asian mountain tortoise (Manouria emys) is one of the only turtle species that provides maternal protection for its eggs?
After making a nest on the surface of the ground, the female will cover the eggs with vegetation and stand guard! If a potential threat approaches, she will push and bite to ward off the predator. If this doesn’t work, the protective tortoise will place herself over the eggs and hunker down! Both surface nests and nest protection are unique characteristics among chelonians.
You can read more about this critically endangered species and our ongoing conservation efforts on our website…
Professional sculptor Stefanie Rocknak beat out 265 other artists from 42 states and 13 countries to create a sculpture honoring author and poet Edgar Allan Poe that will be displayed in Boston, Poe’s birthplace. A five-member artist selection committee decided on Rocknak’s stunning work that shows Poe with a suitcase in hand and a raven in front of him.
No wonder she won, holy butts, look at that majestic creature.
That’s the most badass dead poet I’ve ever seen in my life.