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It’s called mass effect because it’s massively effective at making you cry

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Planets of Our Solar System

Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”

Planet facts:


Anatomical illustrations of the torso and upper body, showing musculature, skeletal structure, blood vessels, connective tissue (and so on) by Nicolas-Henri Jacob for Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery, who in 1830

began work on Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine operatoire, a masterpiece on human anatomy that was published in eight volumes.

Bourgery worked on the atlas until his death in 1849, with the last volume being published posthumously. The finished work contained 2108 pages of folio-sized text and 726 hand-colored lithographs. The illustrative work was performed by Nicolas-Henri Jacob (1782–1871), who was a student of famed painter Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825).

"The first five volumes of Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme dealt with descriptive anatomy; volumes six and seven covered surgical anatomy; and the last volume discussed general and philosophical anatomy. It is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical works ever published.”

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Amasya, Turkey | Celal Gönül


Transylvania, Romania | Radu Dumitrescu-Elian


More dogs with their babies.

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With autumn on the horizon, this graphic looks at the chemicals behind the myriad colours of autumn leaves; bigger version & download here:

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Celtic Reflections by Paul Byrne

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Fig. 13. Protozoology. 1909.

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One day long exposure photos by Ken Kitano


Stone Pit Quarry I (by JD Photographie.)