We’re welcoming the weekend with sharks! If you want to experience the spectacular world of sharks, look no further than the halls of the Museum. Find sharks in fossils, dioramas, and even in IMAX and 3D.
Here are some cool links from the past week:
- Read part 1 and part 2 of Museum geologist’s expedition to “Ruby Land”
- Did you see the Supermoon? There were actually four super moons in August!
- New research gives insight into the long-puzzling question of scorpion tail development.
- Robert Hooke’s illustration of his own frozen urine, from 1667.
- See a video of Dr. Samuel Wang’s lecture on autism.
- The Aztec Sun Stone was a centerpiece of the original Hayden Planetarium, in 1935.
Have a great weekend!
Reading and walking is a skill all book lovers have mastered.
His little wife
Robert “Giggle Fit” Downey
My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life.John Waters (via detailsdetales)
Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.
Father and daughter. Late 1910s.
Rainbow brite and the star stealer (1985)