"No one suspected the seals" is a fairly perfect lede, IMO.
Tracing the spread of tuberculosis to the New World back 6,000 years with seal DNA. 

"No one suspected the seals" is a fairly perfect lede, IMO.

Tracing the spread of tuberculosis to the New World back 6,000 years with seal DNA. 

thattotallybitchinblog:

awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing

i’m feeling like we need more than an ode- these cats shred!

humansofnewyork:

"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

tsparks:

Undulatus Asperatus clouds over Lincoln NE on July 7, 2014
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tsparks:

Undulatus Asperatus clouds over Lincoln NE on July 7, 2014

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(Source: encoreplusqueplus, via heavenrants)

"You have to work hard for yourself…. I mean that you should probably spend a lot of your twenties doing art from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, and turning down a lot of unnecessary commitments in service of that. First, because that’s what you need to do to be good enough so that when you have inspiration, your inspiration will lead to something; and second, because it’s almost fucking impossible to make a living drawing pictures, writing words, or playing music. Just the fact that we think we can do these things for a living is an intense act of hope and arrogance. If you want to be able to do that, if you decide to stake your claim on that path, then oh, my God you have to do such hard work! If you’re the sort of person who fucking whines about being motivated, like some of the art students I lecture, then just fucking stop. I’m not interested in speaking to anyone who wonders how to motivate themselves. If you need to talk about how to get motivated, then go get a normal job in the normal scheme of the world and just do art as a hobby so you still love it. Stop clogging up the field for the people who need this like a drug."

Molly Crabapple being brilliant about doing the work. Just do the work.

fawnvelveteen:

1908

Lingerie from 100 years ago was very complicated.

fawnvelveteen:

1908

Lingerie from 100 years ago was very complicated.

littlelimpstiff14u2:

http://littlelimpstiff14u2.tumblr.com/

cross-connect:

Brian Dettmer- a Decade of turning Book Surgery into Art

The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.

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The physical expression of a book’s three-dimensional world.

(via theremina)

sun-thief-rai:

No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

So.

Yeah.

I’m weary.

(via monaeltahawy)

"We also live in an era where a lot of the old, supporting institutions are either opening up or crumbling, so I suggest that people don’t try to distort who they are to fit notions of what’s professionally viable, because that paradigm is over. I suggest you focus in on your weirdness, your passions, and your fucked-up damage, and be yourself as truly as you can."

Molly Crabapple’s advice to young artists. Well said. (via wendyfitch)

(via mollycrabapple)

(Source: banksystreetart)