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archiemcphee:

The Department of Microscopic Marvels is in awe of the work by photomicrographer Danny Sanchez, who specifically seeks out and photographs precious gems that have been rejected by jewelers because of imperfections known as inclusions. In gemology an inclusion is a characteristic enclosed within the gemstone, which can effect the clarity of the stone, and whose presence can either decrease or sometimes dramatically increase the stone’s value.

For his project, entitled Gemstone Inclusions, Sanches uses his microphotography skills to capture the beauty of these imperfections and provide a glimpse of the fantastic and alien landscapes that exist inside the gems, much too small for our eyes to see unaided. Each a teeny weeny Fortress of Solitude.

Head over to PetaPixel to learn about how Danny Sanchez stages and creates these marvelous photos. Then be sure to visit his own website to get a look at more of his work at a much higher resolution. He has prints available too.

[via Design Taxi and PetaPixel]

dirtylibrary:


A wonderfully wise tale addressing the downs, but especially the ups, of life.  

dirtylibrary:

A wonderfully wise tale addressing the downs, but especially the ups, of life.  

dirtylibrary:


A wonderfully wise tale addressing the downs, but especially the ups, of life.  

dirtylibrary:

A wonderfully wise tale addressing the downs, but especially the ups, of life.  

dirtylibrary:

Big Bad Wolf got out while he could, 
Cause today, Lil’ Red Be Ridin’ Hood.
"Three Words: Grandma Theft Auto." -Chelsea M, Sunday Book Review

dirtylibrary:

Big Bad Wolf got out while he could,

Cause today, Lil’ Red Be Ridin’ Hood.

"Three Words: Grandma Theft Auto." -Chelsea M, Sunday Book Review

dirtylibrary:

Fed up with the Whos of Whoville’s constant online updates about their newborns and toddlers, the Grinch takes desperate action this Christmas to free up his Facebook and Instagram feeds.

dirtylibrary:

Fed up with the Whos of Whoville’s constant online updates about their newborns and toddlers, the Grinch takes desperate action this Christmas to free up his Facebook and Instagram feeds.

King Kong (New Zealand - USA - Germany, 2005)

Where the Wild Things Are (USA - Australia - Germany, 2009)

Stuff to Blow Your Mind - The Science of H.P. Lovecraft
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stufftoblowyourmind:

stufftoblowyourmind:

Legendary weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft revolutionized our understanding of supernatural horror in the early 20th century, but he was also a science writer and lived in a time of tremendous scientific advancement and global war. Join Robert and Julie as they chat with S.T. Joshi about the science of H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction and how it influenced popular culture. Plus, hear from a few HowStuffWorks podcast personalities on their own favorite Lovecraft tales.

Image: Art by Francesco Francavilla.

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S. T. Joshi’s Web Site

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Chaosium Inc.

Lovecraftian Science Blog

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