9 Cats Taking Selfies
BAHAHAHAHA. Kitty snapchattin’.
This Saturday, the live-animal exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors opens at the Museum. With more than 200 live frogs from around the world, the exhibition hints at the remarkable diversity that exists among more than 6,200 frog species around the globe.
Vote for your favorite frog here and enter to win to tickets to Frogs: A Chorus of Colors!
Blue dart poison frog<3
TrA installation by Jose di Gregorio
About the project:
[TrA] holds the essence of a planetarium and a mandala. This fall, Di Gregorio took his young children to the planetarium at the Lawrence Hall Of Science in Berkeley, CA. While constellations may seem like nothing more than memory aids to distinguish particular stars, they also remind us how small we are in the universe and that this is part of what makes us important to each other. One constellation in particular caught DiGregorio’s attention, the small Triangulum Australe (TrA) in the southern sky.
To create a mandala with the constellation, TrA uses the principles of the Net of Indra. It stretches out infinitely in all directions and is associated with the motionless timeless center of the universe. To illustrate theses concepts of emptiness, as well as interpenetration, ten circles that form a density in its design. TrA serves as the equilateral triangle increasingly obscured within the circles.
Speaking of fossilized doom, see those chop marks on that skull up there? It’s likely proof that Jamestown colonists resorted to cannibalism to survive the harsh winter of 1609. Their supply ships had been destroyed by a hurricane and their fort was under siege by the Powhatan tribe.
After they ran out of dogs, rats and snakes to eat, these preserved remains suggest they turned to each other. Looks like this teenage girl, who researchers are calling “Jane”, drew the short straw.
Using advanced facial reconstruction technology, AMNH scientists were able to not only reconstruct her butchering, but also her face.
Eventually, the flesh was cut away from Jane’s cheeks and facial muscles, her tongue was removed, and her brain was extracted through the hole in her skull. English diets in the 17th century often included the cheek, tongue, and brain of animals, so it’s not surprising to [researchers] that the same parts of Jane’s head would have been removed for consumption.
Observation Tower on the River Mur designed by terrain:loenhart&mayr
Hey, at least he got a D for effort.