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Happy birthday to German scientist Petrus Apianus, aka Peter Apian, born in Saxony on April 16, 1495. A mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer, he was a favorite of Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1540, Apian created Astronomicum Caesareum and dedicated it to his imperial benefactor. It was a sumptuous Renaissance instructive manual that explained, in part, how to use an astrolabe to calculate the altitude of the stars and planets. (Bibliotheque Nationale de France)

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This cat looks like it’s discovered the answer to the universe…


I cant help but laugh every time it turns its head

Big Jet Plain - Angus and Julia Stone

Check out the Giant Malaysian Katydid (Macrolyristes corporalis)! This is one of the largest insects in the world, with their bodies growing to 15 cm (6 inches) long with a 25 cm (10 inch) long wingspan. Though the last thing you want to hear is that this giant insect is carnivorous, they pose absolutely no threat to humans (aside from haunting your dreams, of course). Relatively speaking, the males of this species have the largest testes of any known animal at 14% of their body weight. If humans had the same ratio, a 91 kg (200 lb) man would have testes that weighed nearly 13 kgs (28 lbs)!Photo credit: Houston Museum of Natural Science
taken from I fucking love Science

let’s take a moment to appreciate my boyfriends house and this magical room I can’t even

Untitled by Michael Athans on Flickr.

Elsa Mora

(Source: unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream, via babycuts)


Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a 180 ft tall, roughly 1500 year old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as “Luna,” to prevent Pacific Lumber Company loggers from cutting it down.

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