nospheratusblack666:

nectar by ~GorchakovArtem 

nospheratusblack666:

nectar by ~GorchakovArtem 

valentinemichaelsmith:

sketchbook.

herbbitchkitchen:

Mini skull pizza pockets

herbbitchkitchen:

Mini skull pizza pockets

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#samsquanch

biomorphosis:

Aye-aye is one of the strangest looking primates. They can only be found in the north-eastern parts of Madagascar. They are nocturnal and usually at the altitude above 700 meters of rain forest trees.

It has specifically designed middle finger which is used for extraction of food from trunks, braches and hard shells. Aye-aye taps a branch with its finger and listens if there is any sound of moving insects or larvae inside. If the movement is detected, aye-aye will make a hole with sharp teeth and use its middle digit to scoop the prey.

The ancient legends of Malagasy considered it the symbol of death due to its scary looks and eerie call. They believe that if the long pointed finger is pointed to any person, death befalls him/her. This leads people to kill aye-ayes on sight. Aye-aye is listed as nearly threatened species with 1000 left on the wild  and it is currently under protection.

Oil and gas pollution committee quietly silenced  

allthecanadianpolitics:

resistkxl:

This should surprise nobody.

See if they actually set out regulations to control emissions of the oil sands, that would hurt profits. And we can’t have that. Especially considering how much greenhouse gases this area produces:

While most Canadian industries have reduced their carbon footprints, the oilsands sector has moved in the opposite direction increasing its emissions by 307 per cent between 1990 and 2012, Environment Canada estimated in a report submitted to the United Nations earlier this year.

The federal department is estimating a further increase of annual oilsands emissions by 61 per cent by 2020.

Canada is turning into a petro state.

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#hehe #art
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#hehe #art

Skeletons found in a Portuguese mass grave belonged to African slaves 

Anonymous: The TV show Bones is what got me interested in forensic anthropology. I know it's far fetched and don't base my expectations off of the show, but I still love it. Is this bad?

dead-men-talking:

Wellllllllllllll…you’re allowed to like whatever you want, but you should be aware that some people may judge you based on that.  When I told a very well-known physical anthropologist that I wanted to go into forensic anthro, she told me it’s very “sexy” right now.  And it’s likely because of shows like Bones.  That said, I definitely saw a couple boxed seasons of the show in her office.

I still watch the show, and it gives me a handy reference point for the average non-scientist, which isn’t all bad.  I also follow the blog Powered by Osteons, which is written by the anthropologist Dr. Kristina Killgrove, which reviews Bones episodes.  I actually learn (and unlearn!) a lot from her.  Still, I’d be very cautious telling the average scientist that I watch the show, especially before they know me as a professional.  

valdanderthal:

malformalady:

Removing the dead whose families can no longer afford the luxury of a private crypt in a Guatemalan cemetery. As soon as a lease on a grave expires, the cleaners will come and free up the space for a new paying customer. Bags of broken corpses are tossed into heaps like piles of garbage and transported on forklift trucks with the clothes they were buried in still on their backs. Remains that are claimed by family members are stored in a small box and then deposited at an ossuary at the General Cemetery. 
Full set on my Blogspot


Similar situation in Peru as well. It often occurs when the family cannot pay (as mentioned above) or the grave is too old to have living family members that have direct attachment to the individual.  
This photograph is from a cemetery in San Jeronimo, Peru (2013). The middle grave is marked for exhumation. 

valdanderthal:

malformalady:

Removing the dead whose families can no longer afford the luxury of a private crypt in a Guatemalan cemetery. As soon as a lease on a grave expires, the cleaners will come and free up the space for a new paying customer. Bags of broken corpses are tossed into heaps like piles of garbage and transported on forklift trucks with the clothes they were buried in still on their backs. Remains that are claimed by family members are stored in a small box and then deposited at an ossuary at the General Cemetery.

Full set on my Blogspot

Similar situation in Peru as well. It often occurs when the family cannot pay (as mentioned above) or the grave is too old to have living family members that have direct attachment to the individual.  

This photograph is from a cemetery in San Jeronimo, Peru (2013). The middle grave is marked for exhumation. 

valdanderthal:

malformalady:

Removing the dead whose families can no longer afford the luxury of a private crypt in a Guatemalan cemetery. As soon as a lease on a grave expires, the cleaners will come and free up the space for a new paying customer. Bags of broken corpses are tossed into heaps like piles of garbage and transported on forklift trucks with the clothes they were buried in still on their backs. Remains that are claimed by family members are stored in a small box and then deposited at an ossuary at the General Cemetery. 
Full set on my Blogspot


Similar situation in Peru as well. It often occurs when the family cannot pay (as mentioned above) or the grave is too old to have living family members that have direct attachment to the individual.  
This photograph is from a cemetery in San Jeronimo, Peru (2013). The middle grave is marked for exhumation. 

valdanderthal:

malformalady:

Removing the dead whose families can no longer afford the luxury of a private crypt in a Guatemalan cemetery. As soon as a lease on a grave expires, the cleaners will come and free up the space for a new paying customer. Bags of broken corpses are tossed into heaps like piles of garbage and transported on forklift trucks with the clothes they were buried in still on their backs. Remains that are claimed by family members are stored in a small box and then deposited at an ossuary at the General Cemetery.

Full set on my Blogspot

Similar situation in Peru as well. It often occurs when the family cannot pay (as mentioned above) or the grave is too old to have living family members that have direct attachment to the individual.  

This photograph is from a cemetery in San Jeronimo, Peru (2013). The middle grave is marked for exhumation. 

Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan: Caitlin Doughty (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) 

Check out this excellent podcast featuring an interview with Caitlin Doughty: founder of the Order of the Good Death, Youtuber of Ask A Mortician, author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From The Crematory, mortician extraordinaire. Dr. Christopher Ryan & Doughty discuss the climate of death/dying in contemporary North America, death positivity, kissing corpses, & much more~ 

interview begins at 17:50 [x]