Early dawn is the best time to capture her spirit. It’s the magic hour, the briefest of moments just before sunlight when she is most gentle, most vulnerable, still deep in slumber and blanketed by low-hanging clouds. Bromo, seats of the gods in the island of Java, is one of 400 volcanoes –the ring of fire– scattered throughout the Indonesian archipelago. These were formed and are still forming by the encounter of three tectonic plates: the Eurasian, Pacific and the Indo-Australian. Restful and benevolent in sleep, their ashes provides fertile grounds and place of spiritual beauty for the country’s now nearly 250 million inhabitants. Awoken, they wrought havoc and destruction. The last eruption of the supervolcano Mount Toba in the island of Sumatra, nearly 80,000 years ago, created a watery crater 100 km by 80 km wide complete with its own island, today respectively known as Lake Toba and Samosir island. On the archipelago’s easter island, Mount Tambora’s eruption in 1815 became the “largest volcanic eruption in history”. It caused wide spread harvest failures in Northern Europe, the Northeastern United States, and eastern Canada in 1816 –a time known as the Year Without a Summer. Krakatau’s four explosions in 1883, a volcanic island formed by lava in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatera, became the biggest bang in history. The explosions were heard as far as Australia and the island of Rodrigues off Mauritius, over 3,000 miles away, and killed an estimated 120,000 people in the archipelago. It caused global temperatures to fall by as much as 1.2 degree Celcius over the next 5 years.
One of the scariest threats facing our world are people failing to recycle, or fail to recycle properly. Recycling is done by just half of Americans daily, and 13 percent don’t recycle at all. Even though they understand the benefits to our environment and economy, their ineptitude of what can and can’t be recycled, doubled with their finding the process inconvenient and time-consuming; is becoming a major hinderance to recycling efforts all across America. See what everyone’s problem is with this infographic created by GOOD.
Seems today’s photography section is presenting human, well let’s be specific, female beauty only. There are some hot artworks such as the Color of Beats by Chinese Yanzhou Bao, Destiny by David Terrazas or Marianna by Joanna Kustra. Of course there are several more, not less creative than the ones presented above. From today’s illustrations I like the retro Volkswagen illustration / poster by Marcelo Schultz called Volkswagen “Bubble”. The ones into traditional art, make sure to check the brilliant sketches by Tomasz Usyk. So far my overall favorite today! Hmm, just found another hot piece in the typography section by Marcelo Schultz called Nike – Just Do It! That’s called creativity. And now something for all the web site developers. This one is a must … the quality is there, plus it’s free! Get the Premium Web Sliders by Agneva from our freebie section. Make sure to scroll the inspirations from the very top to the bottom … it’s utterly worth it! Enjoy!
Paisaxe Suspendida by Carla Andrade in thisispaper.com
Documentary and experimental project about mountains. Mountain conceived from a primary and basic level, even naïf. Search for a coherence between feeling and appearance of nature. It tries to focus the emotions in specific locations, in this case in mountains; sacred subjects throughout history. Stone giants. Icons of spiritual elevation…
Getting warmer around here … that’s what we like. Each season has something to offer, but to speak for myself I like the spring the most. Why? Simply because we can feel everything waking up. It’s about the colors and scents too. While speaking about it .. had to open my window to get some fresh air in. Love hearing the birds singing. Ok, let’s calm down and get back to our daily set of creative inspirations. There are some cool pieces I would like to highlight today. From the very first section my pick is the Lighthouse by Spencer Brown and probably the playing cats photo. That one is pretty funny actually. From today’s illustrations my favorite one is the last called Mr. Spray goes empty by Yvo Hählen. For all the guys our there, well at least the 96%, there are two hot artworks available in the art / digital art section. Make sure to check the In a car artwork by Matariil and Rabeta of the day by LAMBUJA! How hot is that?! If you guys like typography make sure not to miss the SALVAJEANIMAL HEADLESS III by SALVAJEANIMAL and Popular Mechanics 110th Edition by Jordan Metcalf. There is a nice corporate portfolio web site template at the bottom in the freebie section. Make sure to download it right away, as it’s free this month only! Keep coming back .) Enjoy!
The world’s best-preserved baby mammoth is going on show in a premier shopping mall in Hong Kong. Lyuba, a female baby mammoth, was discovered in Siberian mountains by reindeer herder and hunter Yuri Khudi in May 2007. Researchers claimed that Lyuba could have drowned 40,000 years ago when she was just a month old. Lyuba weighs 50kg (110lb), stands 85cm (30in) high and measures 130cm from trunk to tail, roughly the same size as a large dog.
Scientists believe that Lyuba could have died from suffocation when her herd was crossing a river. They think she got stuck in deep mud in the riverbed. The researchers claim that the clay-like substance preserved the mammoth’s body in a near pristine state. Zoologists found undamaged skin and organs, milk from her mother in her stomach, and fecal matter in her intestine.
“She was doing great, very healthy. She just had this terrible misfortune,” Dan Fisher, palaeontologist at the University of Michigan, told the Daily Mail.
Researchers believe that by examining Lyuba body they can gain more insight about the Ice Age and what led to the extinction of mammals. Recently, researchers had discovered another baby woolly mammoth in Siberia, named Yuka.
The carcass of a well-preserved baby mammoth, named Lyuba, is seen during a media preview in Hong Kong April 10, 2012. (Reuters)
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