Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Deadly Lake Waters Turn Birds to Stone

Tanzania’s Lake Natron is so alkaline that it kills and eerily preserves whatever it touches.

Deadly Lake Waters Turn Birds to Stone

Tanzania’s Lake Natron is so alkaline that it kills and eerily preserves whatever it touches.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Mummy Pictures: Secrets of Stunning 19th-Century Heads Revealed 
Photograph courtesy Dario Piombino-Mascali, EURAC, and Clinical Anatomy/Wiley
The witchlike appearance of a 19th-century woman’s disembodied head (pictured in a CT scanner) is heightened by fake eye caps and hair long ago added for realism.
Scans revealed that the mummies’ original eyes, though shrunken, had survived behind the prosthetic versions.
Giovan Battista Rini, who made the mummies, “wanted to make them as realistic as possible, and perhaps he used the real eye to support the fake eye that was put on it,” Piombino-Mascali said.

Mummy Pictures: Secrets of Stunning 19th-Century Heads Revealed

Photograph courtesy Dario Piombino-Mascali, EURAC, and Clinical Anatomy/Wiley

The witchlike appearance of a 19th-century woman’s disembodied head (pictured in a CT scanner) is heightened by fake eye caps and hair long ago added for realism.

Scans revealed that the mummies’ original eyes, though shrunken, had survived behind the prosthetic versions.

Giovan Battista Rini, who made the mummies, “wanted to make them as realistic as possible, and perhaps he used the real eye to support the fake eye that was put on it,” Piombino-Mascali said.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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On sale now: “Osama bin Laden Dead—America Winning” yoga mats.

Because one person’s inner-peace is another person’s coordinated assassination.

shortformblog:

nightline:

On sale now: “Osama bin Laden Dead—America Winning” yoga mats.

Because one person’s inner-peace is another person’s coordinated assassination.

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