Fake Noah's Ark found on Mt. Ararat : Thoughts from Kansas So Fox News breathlessly reported that Chinese researchers had found Noah’s ark. “Has Noah’s Ark been found on Turkish mountaintop?,” they asked, dumbly. “No,” answered slacktivist.Gawker replied at greater length: A group of evangelicals found some 4,800-year-old wood on top of Mount Ararat. Slacktivist didn’t actually just say “no,” he expanded on the point by noting: The expedition seems to have found a wooden structure. Considering the style of argumentation offered by Noah’s Ark Ministries, he continues: If you had these people read Aesop’s story of the Ant and the Grasshopper and then asked them what the story means, they would reply that it means they should start raising money for an entomological expedition to Greece, because holy cow — talking insects! Atrios was just bemused, wondering: Weren’t there like 15 In Search Of documentaries and even a movie around that time about how they so totally found Noah’s Ark? Oh, yeah. You wish. 1. And then the whole thing collapsed.
The power of introverts - Susan Cain According to Cain, anywhere from a third to a half of the population are introverts. Where do you fall on the introvert/extrovert spectrum? Take Cain’s “Quiet Quiz” at (or a slightly extended version on the Psychology Today web site at Does your result surprise you? Can you predict the results of classmates, friends or family members who take the quiz as well? Westside Skydivers - Prices * 18K\24K jumps require in flight oxygen ** 24,000' jumps are offered daily, but RESERVATION IS REQUIRED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE! We are ONE of TWO places in the country to offer jumps from this altitude - compare & see your getting a GREAT price + over 2 MINUTES freefall! *** $100.00 Second Jump Special! Buy your second Tandem adventure the same day as your first. You can jump the same day or save it for another day (Must be redeemed within one year & is non-transferable). Remember all your tandem jumps count towards your license requirements. Add a Video Package - Remember the jump forever! We use GoPro cameras and Sony CX 100's for amazing quality. We DO require a reservation for groups of 5 or more, a $50 deposit per person is required - this money will go TOWARD your skydive. Reservations and credit card information are required for all first time tandem jumps. We ask that you give us at least 48 hours to cancel or change a reservation. Prices subject to change without notice.
Ilya Galochkin Azarkant Огромный космический корабль, затерянный на краю вселенной. Внутри которого всё мертво и кануло в забвение. Люди давно погибли и никто уже никто не расскажет что здесь произошло. Только старый робот, пилот которого тоже давно мёртв, продолжает одиноко патрулировать бесконечные корридоры и выполнять последнюю команду своего пилота. Но однажды, двери старого космического коробля снова открываются...Expand text.. Спасибо всем кто помогал: Арсений Сычев, Артём Новиков, Евгений Кревный, Василий Викторов, Валерий Кряжев - без них эта работа не была бы закончена. Надеюсь вам понравится. Отрендерено на компьютере - i7, 12 гб оперативки, MSI N460GTX Cyclone Written and directed- Andrey Klimov Music composers and sound designers:- Arseniy Sichev- Artem Novikov Character animation in some scenes:- Evgeny Krevnyy- Vasily Viktorov- Valerii Kriazhev
The growing gap between the Eurasia and North American tectonic plates By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 09:40 GMT, 11 May 2011 Swimming through an area of extreme natural beauty, this diver surveys the underwater canyons on his either side. But this British scuba diver is actually between two tectonic plates. Alex Mustard, 36, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland to capture these spectacular photos. Growing gap: Alex Mustard, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland to capture these spectacular photos The area is riddled with faults, valleys, volcanoes and hot springs, caused by the plates pulling apart at about one inch per year. Mr Mustard snapped away as he and his dive partners swam through fresh water canyons Silfra, Nes and Nikulasargja, which are up to 200ft deep. He also took photos of the Arnarnes Strytur chimney, which forms a cloudy plume as 80C water is ejected from Earth's crust and hits the cool 4C seawater. Enlarge
Last Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas Are you invited to a party tonight and in a bind for last minute Halloween ideas? With a few tips and tricks around the eyes, your face can be the focal point for all sorts of creative costumes. Get inspired by these last minute Halloween makeup ideas. A lace overlay is perfect for ethereal, fairytale-inspired characters. Place a lace fabric swatch over the area you wish to cover, then hold the fabric down with your fingers or medical tape while you apply cream or powder shadow over the fabric. Beautylish recommends: Too Faced Matte Eye Palette It's the Halloween standard—in fact, we could wear black all day every day! Beautylish recommends: Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Styletto The spiderweb eye is a full-proof Halloween eye look, but why not take it to the next level with a little DIY? Beautylish recommends: Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eye Liners It's easy to vamp up your face with pale foundation, black eye liner, and red pigment. Beautylish recommends: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 8 Red
Ocean Wilderness (8 photos All photos © Brian Skerry. While on assignment, photojournalist Brian Skerry has lived on the bottom of the sea, spent months aboard fishing boats, and traveled in everything from snowmobiles to canoes to helicopters to get the picture. Skerry, who specializes in underwater and marine-related subjects, pursues stories that will increase awareness about the sea. Above: Aptly called a sea angel, this translucent creature is a snail whose foot has been modified into a pair of swimming wings. In Suruga Bay a strand of whip coral provides habitat for two shrimps, camouflaged among the polyps. Seventy miles southwest of Tokyo, a moray eel slithers through the branches of a soft coral in the cool waters of Suruga Bay. Hunting for morsels of plankton, a school of spadefish hovers near the surface off Japan’s subtropical Bonin Islands. A sand tiger shark off the Bonin Islands will soon give birth.
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PARALLAX Depth of Field I have always found "depth of field" a strange term, why not simply call it Depth of Focus? Anyway, it matters not, what does matter is how it affects your photography and how you can use it to your benefit. Personally, I normally set my camera to Av or "aperture priority" 95% of the time for more control over the sharpness. For the kind of work I do, the depth of field is more important to me than shutter speed. Although, if I need a fast shutter speed, I can just quickly and easily whack the aperture right open. giving me the fastest speed. So how does depth of field work? It's all to do with how much light enters your camera and the type of lens that you use. Focal length of the lens To put it simply, the shorter the focal length, the greater the DOF (or more of the image will be sharp). Distance between camera and subject Aperture setting The aperture setting has the largest factor in determining the depth of field of your images. Lastly, this image shows the other extreme.
Dog Breed Info Center®, DBI Home Facials - Get Natural Skincare Ideas at WomansDay.com Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey. We asked Louisa Macan-Graves, author of Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue, and Elda Argenti, owner of the Plantogen skincare line, for their favorite make-at-home face masks crafted from common household ingredients. For All Skin Types Brighten: Cut a slice of ripe papaya and remove the seeds and pulp (save the pulp for a snack later—it’s great for digestion). Exfoliate: Combine 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. Cleanse: “Believe it or not, I love to cleanse with oil,” says Argenti. For Oil- and Blemish-Prone Skin Lift & Tighten: Combine 2 Tbsp plain yogurt with 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (the juice of one lemon) and apply to your cleansed face and neck. Tone: This toning eye treatment helps to “de-puff, relax, refresh and energize your skin,” says Argenti. For Dry Skin Soothe: Combine 2 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. WD on TV: Make Your Own Beauty Products
Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit. Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. These sites will not only educate you on topics ranging from business and technology to art and design, they’ll motivate you to find your own, original ideas and see them through. TED is short for three incredibly important subjects in our modern world; technology, entertainment and design. Tip: Download TED’s free iPad app to browse through 800 videos by date, popularity or keyword. 2. Brain Pickings started from very humble beginnings. Tip: With over 63K Twitter followers, Brainpicker has a strong audience…and for good reason. Though focused on design, advertising, and technology, PSFK is a must-read for anyone who wants to be on the cusp of new trends and emerging ideas. 4. 5.
Do you come here often? Heart-warming image of gorilla making friends with duckling among wildlife photography award winners By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 11:06 GMT, 9 June 2011 It was a scene that perhaps wouldn't have made the final cut of King Kong. This lowland gorilla shares a moment of quiet reflection with a tiny mallard duckling, who seems fairly nonplussed about being in the presence of one of nature's most powerful beasts. The heart-warming image is among Nature's Best Photography Magazine's wildlife photograph winners for 2010. A stunning image of a frolicking bear in the woods and a dramatic scene of a hummingbird facing down a deadly viper were also among the winners of the competition, which received more than 25,000 entries. The awards began with simple yet dynamic goals: to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography, and to use it as a creative tool for encouraging greater public interest in outdoor enjoyment and conservation. Zoos And Aquariums: Tom Warren Western Lowland Gorilla and Mallard Duck, Bronx Zoo, New York, U.S. Grand Prize: Peter Cairns (above) Ben Hall