• nazerine:






    Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, was born in Namibia. During her childhood she befriended many wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant called Abu and a leopard nicknamed J&B. She was embraced by the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, as well as how to speak their language.

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    in before tumblr screams about cultural appropiation

    This doesn’t even count as cultural appropriation

    This isn’t a person robbing a culture, to hell with the others

    This is a child born right next to that culture

    Who was embraced by the people and taught how to do some of the things they do

    Which is not the same as cultural appropriation

    No cultural appropriation. Just something really beautiful.

    I love the picture where she’s cuddling a frog.

    anyone who is worried about people “screaming about cultural appropriation” has no idea what cultural appropriation even is and needs to go do some homework instead of going ~*~lol tumblr~*~ every time someone suggests we treat other cultures with some modicum of respect

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  • ted:


    Veritasium’s new video has an awesome demonstration featuring acoustics, standing waves, and combustion. It’s a two-dimensional take on the classic Rubens’ tube concept in which flammable gas is introduced into a chamber with a series of holes drilled across the top. Igniting the gas produces an array of flames, which is not especially interesting in itself, until a sound is added. When a note is played in the tube, the gas inside vibrates and, with the right geometry and frequency, can resonate, forming standing waves. The motion of the gas and the shape of the acoustic waves is visible in the flames. Extended into two-dimensions, this creates some very cool effects. (Video credit: Veritasium; via Ryan A.; submitted by jshoer)

    this. is. AWESOME. If only high school science classes had been this cool…

    Reminds us of Fabian Oefner’s science-inspired art.

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