Pharrell Williams - Happy (WE ARE FROM MUNICH - TUM University Library) (von TUM Library Channel)

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scienceisbeauty:

Strange attractors, take a look in full resolution at this page (by Brian Wissman, The University of Hawai‘i System).

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"Megajournals are drawing an international group of authors who tend to be experienced academics. They are choosing to publish in megajournals for a variety of reasons but most seem to value the quality of the journal and the speed of the review/publication process. Having a broad scope was not a key factor for most authors though being OA was important for PeerJ and SAGE Open authors. Most authors appeared pleased with the experience and indicated they are likely to submit future manuscripts to the same or similar megajournal which seems to suggest these journals will continue to grow in popularity."

A survey of authors publishing in four megajournals [PeerJ]

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Old Riga saec. XIX

Old Riga saec. XIX

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mediumaevum:

This insanely gorgeous home has an amazing story behind it.

Fonthill was the home of the American archeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Built between 1908 and 1912, it is an early example of poured-in-place concrete and features 44 rooms, over 200 windows, 18 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. The interior was originally painted in pastel colors, but age and sunlight have all but eradicated any hint of the former hues. It contains much built-in furniture and is embellished with decorative tiles that Mercer made at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. It is filled with an extensive collection of ceramics embedded in the concrete of the house, as well as other artifacts from his world travels, including cuneiform tablets discovered in Mesopotamia dating back to over 2300 BCE. The home also contains around 1,000 prints from Mercer’s extensive collection, as well as over six thousand books, almost all of which were annotated by Mercer himself.

More images (by Karl Graf)

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fyharps:

Medieval lady playing harp trying to impress man with head on a pike. Is this a Judith and Holofernes scene? She’s handed over the head onna stick and is celebrating with some harp music?

fyharps:

Medieval lady playing harp trying to impress man with head on a pike. Is this a Judith and Holofernes scene? She’s handed over the head onna stick and is celebrating with some harp music?

(via bruno-caplier-musicien)

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sfbgnms:

Bild der Woche: Detail aus dem Garten der Lüste von Hieronymus Bosch. In den zwei letzten Blog-Beiträgen findet ihr musikalische Umsetzungen von den Noten auf dem Hintern des armen Sünders.

sfbgnms:

Bild der Woche: Detail aus dem Garten der Lüste von Hieronymus Bosch. In den zwei letzten Blog-Beiträgen findet ihr musikalische Umsetzungen von den Noten auf dem Hintern des armen Sünders.

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Book of hours saec. XV

Book of hours saec. XV