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A black crow attacks one of the Pope’s white doves in my new favourite image of All Time / basically what Lars Von Trier takes two to four hours to capture with every try.

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Lepidoptera Exotica, or Descriptions and Illustrations of Exotic Lepidoptera. 1869-1874 / by Arthur Gardiner Butler. on Flickr.

Publication info London :E.W. Janson,1874.
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

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Paul Delaroche - The Young Martyr (1855)

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" Know that I loved you. Know that it was not enough. "

- Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising (via larmoyante)

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Leon Peltier, 1879

Claude Monet

" Almost anything carried to its logical extreme becomes depressing, if not carcinogenic. "

- Ursula K. Le Guin (via oxymoron0-o)

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Smarter than a first-grader?

Crows can perform as well as 7- to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks.

via: UC - Santa Barbara

In Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the bird drops pebbles into it — one at a time — until the water level rises enough for him to drink his fill. New research demonstrates the birds’ intellectual prowess may be more fact than fiction…

(read more: Science Daily)

photo: New Caledonian crow. Credit: Jolyon Troscianko

Crows are my favorite birds.

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Each dot is only moving in a straight line, but is created by balls moving in circles through 3 dimensional space. 

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