Scenes from "The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace."
(Full disclosure: one of the filmmakers is a former Radiolab intern, and we’re very proud!)
The public only gets to see a carefully curated version of the collections at natural history museums.
Hidden from view, there’s a second museum, sprawling in scope, full of character and occasionally gross.
No place is more hidden than the Whale Warehouse. Go inside in the first installment of AudioVision.
"This blue whale skull has been here since it got hit by a ship in 1985, and it’s still leaking.”
The New York Times Magazine has an extraordinary story about the custom prosthetic limbs being made by Sophie de Oliveira Barata, with beautiful portraits by Nadav Kander. Go look.
Snazzy Google doodle today, honoring “human computer” Shakuntala Devi.
The infographic whiz kids at Pop Chart Lab strike again, this time with a subject near and dear to our hearts: The Advance of Audio Apparatuses.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love, love, love, the Nikon Small World Photomicography Competition? Well I’m mentioning it now. The 2013 winners have been announced.
Interesting line tucked in at the bottom there: “They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along & spoil it.”
FLOWER SCULPTURES PARADE IN ZUNDERT, NETHERLANDS
Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert. Despite the relatively small nature of Zundert (a small town with a population of about 20,000) the variety of and ingenuity of these sculptures seems to know no bounds. [via thisiscolossal]