October 3, 2011
I’m so tired, so god-darn tired.

I’m so tired, so god-darn tired.

September 10, 2011

(via arpegios)

September 10, 2011

September 10, 2011
"Why did they make bird so delicate and fine as those sea swallows when the ocean can be so cruel?"

— Ernest Hemmingway, The Old Man and the Sea

September 10, 2011

September 10, 2011
First evidence that birds tweet using grammar - life - 26 June 2011 - New Scientist

schubertiade:

“What we found was unexpected,” says Abe. The birds reacted to only one of the four jumbled versions, called SEQ2, as if they noticed it violated some rule of grammar, whereas the other three remixes didn’t. Almost 90 per cent of the birds tested responded in this way. “This indicates the existence of a specific rule in the sequential orderings of syllables in their songs, shared within the social community,” Abe told New Scientist.

In subsequent experiments Abe showed that the rules were not innate – they had to be learned. Birds raised in isolation failed to react to SEQ2 until they had spent two weeks with other birds. He also taught birds unnatural grammatical rules by habituating them to one of his jumbled versions, then gauging their reactions to remixed versions that violated the “artificial” rules.

So cool.

(Source: belacqui, via thingsjeffreylikes)

September 10, 2011

Words cannot describe.

September 10, 2011
How I adore Aivazovsky, always find it troublesome to spell his name though; fatuous.

How I adore Aivazovsky, always find it troublesome to spell his name though; fatuous.

(Source: likblotare)