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the freckles!

Pretty!

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You Wish Your Neurons Were This Pretty

When Greg Dunn finished his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Penn in 2011, he bought himself a sensory deprivation tank as a graduation present. The gift marked a major life transition, from the world of science to a life of meditation and art.

Now a full-time artist living in Philadelphia, Dunn says he was inspired in his grad-student days by the spare beauty of neurons treated with certain stains. The Golgi stain, for example, will turn one or two neurons black against a golden background. ”It has this Zen quality to it that really appealed to me,” Dunn said.

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25 places that look not normal but are actually real

EARTH YOU ARE DRUNK.

Sorry, but i refuse to believe the first one is real.

since i’ve answered this a million times, i’ve actually bookmarked the website 

“the tinted orange background is produced by a soaring dune shined by the morning sun – a backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park”, also on national geographic 

Reality is a fucking madhouse.

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"Graduate students are rethinking disciplines or moving beyond them, but at the same time they’re under pressure to conform to existing structures. I am very concerned that our way of training graduate students is really not keeping up or doing what it needs to do. One type of writing, one form of communication, is hyperprivileged, and the possibility of different ways of being an intellectual is not being foregrounded…We’re going to need to rethink that. At the same time, it takes a generation; we need to start to change a little bit what people learn as undergraduates."

- Laurent Dubois, from “Telling Histories: A conversation with Laurent Dubois and Greg Grandin,” in Radical History Review (via paleopostmodernism)
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