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npsparkclp:

Scotts Bluff National Monument-looking east from Hwy 92 through Mitchell Pass btw Eagle and Sentinel Rocks. #nps #nationalparks #scottsbluff #nebraska #oregontrail #highplains via Instagram

npsparkclp:

Scotts Bluff National Monument-looking east from Hwy 92 through Mitchell Pass btw Eagle and Sentinel Rocks. #nps #nationalparks #scottsbluff #nebraska #oregontrail #highplains via Instagram

(via dendroica)

How scientists turned bubble wrap into test tubes

alexob:

here is a clever idea:

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A team of scientists led by George Whitesides injected liquids into the air-filled pockets of bubble wrap with syringes and sealed the holes with nail hardener. They successfully ran anemia and diabetes tests on the liquids. They also could grow…

(Source: acs.org)

cabinporn:

Kitchen Hut on Cradle Mountain, Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania.
Contributed by Nick Clark.

cabinporn:

Kitchen Hut on Cradle Mountain, Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania.

Contributed by Nick Clark.

rhamphotheca:

New mama: First Utah condor chick at Zion National Park
by Brett Prettyman
The birth announcement is official — biologists from federal and state agencies, as well as a nonprofit group, have finally confirmed that a pair of California condors nesting in Zion National Park have produced a chick.
"This is the first documented occurrence of California condors raising a chick in Utah," Eddie Feltes, condor project manager with The Peregrine Fund, said in a release. "This is great news.This pair of condors — and their newly-hatched chick — could be a major step toward California condors re-establishing themselves in southern Utah." …
(read more: The Salt Lake Tribune)

rhamphotheca:

New mama: First Utah condor chick at Zion National Park

by Brett Prettyman

The birth announcement is official — biologists from federal and state agencies, as well as a nonprofit group, have finally confirmed that a pair of California condors nesting in Zion National Park have produced a chick.

"This is the first documented occurrence of California condors raising a chick in Utah," Eddie Feltes, condor project manager with The Peregrine Fund, said in a release. "This is great news.This pair of condors — and their newly-hatched chick — could be a major step toward California condors re-establishing themselves in southern Utah." …

(read more: The Salt Lake Tribune)

(via mo-mtn-girl)

archiemcphee:

Artist and illustrator Dave DeVries takes children’s drawings of imaginary monsters and superheroes and uses a combination of acrylic paint, color pencils and an airbrush to render them with awesome realism. Part of his process includes interviewing the child artists to get an even better feel for what their creatures really look like. What begin as strange and cute doodles end up as truly terrifying, yet sometimes also hilarious, glimpses of a child’s imagination brought to life.

"It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it… no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life."

This ongoing project is called The Monster Engine. DeVries is currently accepting commissions for new pieces. He also published a book and limited edition poster of his Monster Engine illustrations, both of which are available here.

[via Lost At E Minor and Marvelous]

jacksgap:

Roadtripping around the UK with my two favourite beings and Magic Mike the camper. Thanks to @quirkycampers for an awesome week.

jacksgap:

Roadtripping around the UK with my two favourite beings and Magic Mike the camper. Thanks to @quirkycampers for an awesome week.

(via thatmonstersurfercaptain)