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HumanaePortraits Match People of Different Ethnicities With Their Pantone Color

Brazilian fine art photographer Angelica Dass‘ series Humanae identifies portrait subjects from around the world using the Pantone color system. Using an 11×11 pixel swatch from her subjects’ faces, Dass matches them to corresponding Pantone colors, creating an abundant and unique catalog of skin tones that reflects the world’s diversity beyond the categorizations we have long been confined to. We recently asked her more about the ongoing project.

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sandflake:

I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…

Veins everywhere?

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gorgeous~

Skin patches? Birthmarks?

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hella rad~

Scars? Stretch marks?

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beautiful~

Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?

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heckie yeah~

Large? Curvy?

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lovely~

Small? Thin?

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charming~

Missing a few pieces?

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handsome as ever~

Feel like you just look weird?

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you’re fantastic looking~

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thingsofthewild:

All organisms pictured above were caught and killed as by-catch by commercial fishermen off the coast of California. These fishermen were using drift gill-nets—mesh nets that can reach one mile in length—to catch sword fish.

As estimated by Geoff Shester, the California Program Director for Oceana, one marine mammal dies for every five swordfish caught. These marine mammals—as well as other marine organisms such as sharks, rays, and turtles—die of either suffocation or intense wounds caused by the nets.

The use of drift gill-nets has been outlawed in California State Waters for over 20 years; however, fishermen who specifically target sword fish are allowed to fish with few restrictions. This basically means that they receive special privileges—one being the fact that they are allowed to use drift nets.

Oceana—an organization promoting marine conservation—supported the legislation to completely ban the use of gill-nets in Californian waters. Unfortunately, those supporting the ban lost their chance to protect marine organisms by one vote.

A friendly tip to those of you who enjoy seafood: please stop eating swordfish—especially if you know that the animal was caught through the use of gill-nets. If you ask a waiter or butcher where they purchase their fish from, they should be able to give an answer (even if they have to ask a manager). If it was caught in California, there may be a good chance that gill-nets were used.

Photos collected from NOAA.
Information from Brian Epstein’s article on PBS.

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thegreenwolf:

Washed up in Britain: Crisp packets, beer cans, sweet packets and other pieces of rubbish we threw away 50 years ago! 

(Yes, I know it’s the Daily Fail, but I’m glad they’re using the opportunity to actually report on something important.)

Please, everyone. Buy stuff with less packaging, or in bulk, or at least make an effort to recycle. This crap literally takes DECADES to… barely even start disintegrating.

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Do butterflies even poop or does it evaporate I mean I spent 2 whole hours in the shower thinking and I dunno man, it's question to think about, like why is Jersey Shore existing

iguanamouth:

wwow i have no idea i can honestly say ive neverr thought about butterfly excrement lets find out

ok the thing about butterflies is, as the last stage in their three part pokemon evolution procress, their bodies have developed in a way that only allows them to digest liquids - mainly flower nectar- which they drink using their ridiculous fucked up hose wheel mouth (called a proboscis)
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here it is rolled up

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and then unfurled wow what the hell

SINCE butterflies subside on essentially a liquid diet, they dont actually produce poop ! almost all of what they consume is turned right into butterfly fuel, and if they do pick up more than they need, they exude a clear liquid or mist thats really close to just plain water

the closest thing to actual butterfly shit would be meconium, which is the reddish brown discharge left behind once a new butterfly emerges from its chrysalis
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another interesting thing about butterfly diets is that more often than not,  they cant get all the minerals they need from just plant nectar, and so they go in search of them in some strange places. mud puddles or flats are pretty popular with many species
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but OTHERS have adopted more proactive methods, including swarming around an animals head, agitating the eyes, and then drinking the resulting tears
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and also scavenging the remains of dead animals

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theyve also been seen gulping blood and drinking from puddles of urine. gotta get that salt from somewhere. butterflies are great

Butterflies are more metal than you think.

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im-dead-and-i-move:

"Hey, I found your blog on Tumblr-"

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adviceforvegans:

Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat. 

If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:

Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada

Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.

Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!

FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair

If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away. 

Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!

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