Monday, September 1, 2014
scinerds:

Rainbow Fragments on Spider Webs

The entangled pearl necklaces pictured above are actually droplets of dew on a spider web.
The subtle colors displayed here resulted when sunlight illuminated the web, creating a multitude of rainbow fragments. Note that, in general, the smaller dew drops, residing on the thinnest silk strands, are nearly colorless.
With these smaller drop sizes, wave interference acts to diminish coloration because colors tend to overlap one another.

scinerds:

Rainbow Fragments on Spider Webs

The entangled pearl necklaces pictured above are actually droplets of dew on a spider web.

The subtle colors displayed here resulted when sunlight illuminated the web, creating a multitude of rainbow fragments. Note that, in general, the smaller dew drops, residing on the thinnest silk strands, are nearly colorless.

With these smaller drop sizes, wave interference acts to diminish coloration because colors tend to overlap one another.

gyclli:



 Autumn Walk / Bipphy Kath
owls-n-elderberries:

Golden path by Thuyhn on Flickr.

(Source: scarlett-daily)

90377:

WuWei by Maik Nern on Flickr.

90377:

WuWei by Maik Nern on Flickr.

In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.

So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?

[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.

Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)

geekgirlsmash:

Any time someone asks me if “I’m too old for that”, I just direct them to Advanced Style.

hatiskoll:

I told Loki I’d finish the rest of his pic today so… I wanted to draw his fiercer side after reading falconcloaked’s 30 words that remind me of Loki: Ire. It was really good!

hatiskoll:

I told Loki I’d finish the rest of his pic today so… I wanted to draw his fiercer side after reading falconcloaked’s 30 words that remind me of Loki: Ire. It was really good!

bizarrebean:

This never gets old for me. Third time to Gougane Barra this year. Incredible. Enjoi. :)

bizarrebean:

This never gets old for me. Third time to Gougane Barra this year. Incredible. Enjoi. :)

tomfighter:

Photography by Lorenzo Agius for Telegraph Magazine 13’
I hate delete annoying watermarks but I love those two photos so I thought in give a chance to all of you :D

nubbsgalore:

the bioluminescent noctiluca scintillans — an algae known otherwise as sea sparkle — of australia’s jervis bay. photos by (click pic) andy hutchinson, joanne paquette and naomi paquette. see also: more bioluminescence posts)

rusticmeetsvintage:

flood by -Liis Klammer- #flickstackr
Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/oYA2iB

rusticmeetsvintage:

flood by -Liis Klammer- #flickstackr

Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/oYA2iB